The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 22, 2023, 04:06 PM   #1
FourIze
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2015
Posts: 4
ArmiSport Kentuckian .45 cal Flintlock Info Needed

I just purchased an ArmiSport Kentuckian .45 cal. Flintlock rifle. From what I’ve read online so far, this is apparently a 1:36 twist rifle, but designed to shoot patched round balls with about 50 grains of BP.

I have shot a Thompson Center Hawken caplock for years, but this is my first flintlock.

Does anyone know where I can find a manual for this rifle? In addition, does anyone know how I can determine what sized flints I need for this rifle? It did not have one installed.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
FourIze is offline  
Old November 22, 2023, 06:12 PM   #2
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 21,812
Measure the width of the frizzen. Therein lies your answer to flint size.

If you don't have 4F to prime the pan, you can prime with 3F powder. Might I suggest Eric Bye's book, Flintlocks, A Practical Guide. Bye was editor of Muzzle Blasts for years.

Here's a link: https://www.nmlra.org/store/flintloc...d-appreciation
__________________
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is offline  
Old November 22, 2023, 08:15 PM   #3
Pahoo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 8,783
Let the fun begin !!!

Quote:
From what I’ve read online so far, this is apparently a 1:36 twist rifle, but designed to shoot patched round balls with about 50 grains of BP.
I don't have a big problem with your starting main charge. But I do have a habit of physically confirming twist as I have found some slight variances.


Enjoy and;
Be Safe !!!!
__________________
'Fundamental truths' are easy to recognize because they are verified daily through simple observation and thus, require no testing.
Pahoo is offline  
Old November 22, 2023, 09:27 PM   #4
FourIze
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2015
Posts: 4
Thanks for the info guys. I was already thinking about that book, and you’re right - I need to check the twist rate of this barrel. 1:36 seems awfully fast for PRBs to me. The barrel measures approximately 35.5”. I’ll try to get some more accurate measurements over the weekend.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
FourIze is offline  
Old November 24, 2023, 09:40 AM   #5
FourIze
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2015
Posts: 4
Does anyone have a manual for this rifle? I’m wondering about the maximum safe load.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
FourIze is offline  
Old November 24, 2023, 08:54 PM   #6
Tidewater_Kid
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 3, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 925
Found this. Not just for you specific model, but a good starting place.

https://media.mwstatic.com/productdo...971/manual.pdf
Tidewater_Kid is offline  
Old November 24, 2023, 09:42 PM   #7
FourIze
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 10, 2015
Posts: 4
Thanks! I think that’s it. Matches some of the general information I had read from other sources regarding this model.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
FourIze is offline  
Old November 29, 2023, 07:13 PM   #8
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 21,812
Tidewater Kid - that's a pretty good manual.

Image #4 shows something I was taught at a NMLRA gunbuilder workshop. Remove the tang screw and any bolt that went through it. Drive out the pins and then flip the gun upside down and tap the barrel on a padded surface to separate the barrel from the stock.

That image though shows the barrel bands still on the gunstock. Oppski.
__________________
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2021 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Page generated in 0.03698 seconds with 10 queries