Re: Killdeer

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Posted by Jo on January 18, 1999 at 15:38:22:

In Reply to: Killdeer 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,
: "Champ"
: member- Southern Cherokee Nation
: reenactor-
: Caldwell's Coy-Butler's Rangers
: &
: Roger's Rangers


Champ (and Paul),
I thought it was a Wayne Watson who made Killdeer with the barrel made by Don Getz of Getz Barrels.
Check out the "swish" engine on the main page and there should be some more info on the rifle on different pages of this great site.


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