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tennmike wrote: »
Siler flintlock locks. Good, bad, indifferent?
Elk creek wrote: »
Good!!! Preassembled or kit? Either way good stuff. The assembled ones have a pre-hardened frizzen.
Teach wrote: »
Siler is definitely a good brand! They offer several shapes and sizes of lockplates, and the .32 or .36 rifle would look best with a fairly small lock. For a barrel, I'd recommend Ed Rayl from Gassaway W. Virginia. He builds all my chunk gun barrels, and he will make any shape, length, or size barrel you want. I believe most of Woodsrunner's high-dollar replicas have Rayl barrels. Ed usually stays backlogged 10-12 months on orders, so be prepared to wait a while. His barrels come completely finished internally, hand-lapped and ready to shoot. I usually do a little draw-filing and polishing on the exterior, and apply either a browned or hot water blued finish. When you order a flint barrel, he includes a generic-style breech plug, but you can special order a long or wide tang if you want to custom-shape the tang to suit your fancy. No flash hole- - - -that gets added after the barrel and the lock are final-fitted to the stock. I don't think Ed has a website- - - - -I'll see if I can find one of the flyers he hands out at muzzleloader shows listing his phone number and mailing address. Be persistent when you call him- - - -if the machinery is running he can't hear the phone ring!
Ed Rayl Rifle Barrels
PO Box 91
Gassaway W. Virginia 26624
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