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Posted by Champ on January 18, 1999 at 01:18:54:

Posted by Paul Yager on December 27, 1998 at 20:31:53:

I'm sure this has been covered a million times.... but exactly what type of flintlock is Killdeer? Where can you find a replicia? (Dixie gun works ,perhaps?) I'm a nubie to this page but it's GREAT!!! Thanks!!!

O'siyo Paul,
this is probably old news, saw your original post & thought I'd try to help here. Though I dont have any specific information about "Killdeer", its profile reminds me of a .52 caliber Jacob Dickert longrifle from the 18th century that I saw pictured in the book "The Frontier Riflemen" by Richard B. LaCrosse, and I actually would not be at all surprised to find out that it was modeled after one of Dickert's beautiful creations.
Off hand I dont recall who made "Killdeer" for LOTM [anybody else out there?], but I can recommend gunsmith Ryan McNabb, out of Ooltewah, TN.
Ryan wont admit it, but he is a master gunsmith, who crafts completely handmade rifles of the 18th century, and more'n likely can craft you a replica of "Killdeer". [Incedently, Ryan is going to recreate for me a copy of a 1760's era NC Southern "Plain" rifle, or "Poor Boy", in .54 caliber -- around here you dont want to use anything less than .50 cal. for elk, & defintly nothing below .54 cal. for bear! Especially since griz' tend to reside in the elk habitat area]...
Anyhow, Ryan is a real nice fellar', and can fix you up with exactly what you want. You can reach him at:
[tell him Champ sent ya'!]

Hope this will help a little...
Kindest Regards,
member- Southern Cherokee Nation
Caldwell's Coy-Butler's Rangers
Roger's Rangers

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