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Old February 17, 2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Custom .45 Flintlock - New To Me

Yesterday a new to me custom flintlock was delivered. The rifle has a fine walnut stock, brass furniture, Chambers lock, Davis trigger and Greene Mountain barrel in .45. Into the butt stock is cut a nice wooden patch box. Simple elegance IMO. I understand it is "custom" built. Into the top of the barrel is struck "LANGE." I take it that this is Mike Lange, the custom builder who has a web site -- from the southern Indiana area.

Can anyone fill me in on their experience with these flintlocks. I like the quality of the build. But, I have not shot the rifle as yet.

Thanks.

.02 David
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Old February 17, 2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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I don't have any personal experience with Lange guns, but have read many glowing reports of his work. Good luck and a range report is in order.
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Old February 17, 2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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Mike does good work. I dunno about now but as of a few years ago most of his rifles weren't actually built on any particular style rifle but more on generic appearances. He also does a lot of the iron work himself. He would do an authentic version on request if he could get original dimensions. He built my Hawken off blueprints from an original.
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Old February 21, 2013, 04:26 AM   #5
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Yep - w/o pics, it didn't happen. . .



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Old February 21, 2013, 09:10 AM   #6
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Rifle? I don't see no rifle.
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Old February 21, 2013, 11:32 AM   #7
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Daughter took the photo capability off to college -- sorry. My cell phone is an old simpleton.

David

ps - She certainly is pretty -- the daughter as well as the new flintlock!!
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Old February 23, 2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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Wow, what a bunch of fun. Just returned from the club/range having put 10 .440 balls thru the new flintlock. I have not previously shot a flintlock - my main BP mainstays are a .50 Browning Mountain Hawken and a .44 Colt/Walker. Well my shots were all on a paper plate at 25 meters. Now I need to work on the sights to get them just right for me. The first couple shots were a little lower than I had expected-- then we moved it up.

This .45 Lancaster is really a delicate rifle. Not much kick by comparison to my .50 Hawken.

Pics when daughter comes home for spring break.

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