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Old April 23, 2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Not really all that old.

I thought you might be interested in these, an old Adams and a Wogdon & Barton, except when I say old I mean 1970's when I made them.

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Old April 23, 2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Nice guns, especially the Adams. What's the history behind that particular gun?
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Old April 23, 2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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What can be said other that WOW!!!!! Beautiful . . . simply beautiful!!!!
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Old April 23, 2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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What can be said other than WOW!!!! Beautiful . . . . simply beautiful!!!
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Old April 23, 2010, 06:50 PM   #5
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Nice, very nice, especially the Adams.
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Old April 23, 2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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Groovy

The first one is really kind of groovy looking. Really.

The flintlock is absolutely fantastic.

I wusht I had me a flintlock!
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Old April 23, 2010, 11:26 PM   #7
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Both of those are works of art. Thats the kind of gun i would be proud to own.
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Old April 24, 2010, 02:15 AM   #8
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Nice guns, especially the Adams. What's the history behind that particular gun?
Back in the 70's I had a passion for flintlock and precussion guns, at that time I could'nt afford to buy them so I taught myself how to make them.
I had limited access to machines, in fact the only one I used was a small lathe.
All the major work was cut out with a hacksaw and filed up.

I borrowed the two originals from a guy I knew, drew up the plans and went from there.

On each gun I made, and there has been a few, there is engraving, in those days there was no forums and books where one could learn this art, so I spent many months making tools until I eventually go one to work.
The engraving took over from the gunmaking, it is easier and I have been a full time gun engraver for the past thirty years, you can probably see some of my work if you type my name in Google, if not, I would be happy to post some pictures here.
I also have an antique flinter collection, again if anyone is interested i'll post some pics.
Thanks for the interest.

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Old April 24, 2010, 03:06 AM   #9
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Nice....very nice...by all means post some more.
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Old April 24, 2010, 06:58 AM   #10
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Very nice work, I like the Adams.
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Old April 24, 2010, 07:28 AM   #11
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That is some really beautiful work.Dave
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Old April 24, 2010, 09:36 PM   #12
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Phil that's excellent work!!! Being a spurless hammer and a large trigger guard, I take it the Adams is a DA, bet that took some years off your life to make (sorta looks like a Tranter)!! Make any more? Love to see them! By the way, the shapes of the hammer, frizzen are real purdy!! What is the mechanisim (small lever), behind the hammer, a safety?
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Old April 25, 2010, 10:24 AM   #13
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Yes the Adams is a DA.
Tranters are very simular in style.
It must be remembered that these, unlike Colt's were all hand made, no production line here.

I have made quite a few, but I no longer have them or pictures They included, 18th century saddle, Manton dueller, pairs of pocket pistols, these are all flinters, and a pocket pistol that I have got pictures of. Also two Brown Bess Muskets, a 39" East India model and a 42" model. Oh, and a Colt Navy.

sltm1,
You also asked "What is the mechanisim (small lever), behind the hammer, a safety?"
If you mean the piece that looks like a small lever just in front of the hammer on the left picture, well it's a spring (safety catch), when the hammer is lifted off a nipple this spring clicks into a little recess in the side of the hammer holding it in a safe position and off the nipple.

I also have an antique collection which i'll use a new thread for and i'll also include some of my engraving work if anyone's interested.

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Old April 25, 2010, 12:38 PM   #14
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You do beautiful work Phil.
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Old April 25, 2010, 03:41 PM   #15
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Truly wonderful & amazing Mr. Coggan
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