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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Loading and Firing A Flintlock Fusil.






Chilworth Gunpowder Mill.

My thanks to Lesley Ward for the links on this article that also led to the video. 
My thanks to Paul Wingfield for this video.
Keith.



Secluded in the surrey Hillside, near St Martha's church is the old gunpowder works. Chilworth Gunpowder works was established in 1625 by the East India Company and finally closed in 1920. It was worked by a number of private companies and became an important supplier of gunpowder to the Government. A significant number of buildings from the gunpowder factory can still be found. The buildings and area are now looked after by Guildford Borough Council and English Heritage.



Keith's Chilworth Gunpowder container.

Photo By Andrew Norris.

Photo By Andrew Norris.

Photo By Andrew Norris.
“I do not remember to have seen such Variety of Mills and Works upon so narrow a Brook, and in so little a Compass; there being Mills for Corn, Cloth, Brass, Iron, Powder etc.” John Evelyn 1676.




Sunday, 14 September 2014

Gun Laws Australia. To satisfy their conceit, they manipulate statistics to suit themselves and pretend that “the science is settled”.

Image courtesy of the late Dr R.A.F. Gilbert of Falkirk Scotland.

The Australian government is so inadequate in its appraisal of gun legislation that it requires permit to purchase, registration, and licensing for flintlocks, wheel-locks and matchlock muzzle-loading guns, rifles and pistols. 


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Muzzle-Loading Gun Suppliers Australia.

  • Forbes Wholesale Pty. Ltd.
    P.O. Box 589
    Eltham
    Victoria 3095

    Phone: (03) 9439-6111
    Fax: (03) 9439-7288
    Mobile: 041-937-6624
    Email: forbes@alphalink.com.au
    Web Page: http://www.forbesws.com.au

    Blackpowder Specialists.
    Muzzleloading rifles & equipment.
    Black powder & long range rifle specialists.
    Sharps & rolling block rifles.
    Target shooting equipment.
    Target shooting & muzzleloading supplies.
    Licensed Gun Dealer No. 407-000-00F
    Pedersoli Colour Catalogues $5.00 posted.
  • Green River Rifle Works
    89 Cumberland Avenue
    Cumberland Park
    SA 5041

    Phone: (08) 8293-3686
    Email: vaisham@picknowl.com.au
    Web Page: http://www.picknowl.com.au/homepages/vaisham

    Muzzle Loading Specialists.
    Target shooting & muzzleloading supplies.
    New & Secondhand Rifles, Pistols, Revolvers, Muskets, Shotguns
    Green River, Euroarms, C.V.A., Sharps, Pedersoli, Thompson Centre
    Spare Parts & Furniture
    Custom Guns
    Repairs
    Restorations
    Accessories
    Cleaning & Loading Gear
    Clothing & Patterns
    Books & Magazines
    Black Powder Flints & Caps
    Possibles Bags & Powder Horns
    Bullet Moulds
  • Martin's FirearmsDealer and ImporterMartin Dorney
    P.O. Box 68
    Oatley
    NSW 2223

    Phone: (02) 9579-5126
    Fax: (02) 9580-3826

    F. LLI Pietta, accessories & spare parts.
    Lic. Dealer No. 400098799
  • Wagga Small Arms Co.
    Lic'd Firearms Dealers

    Military Books Bought and SoldABN 21 082 441 665
    P.O. Box 260
    Kooringal,
    NSW 2650

    Marilyn & Graham Perritt
    Phone:
     (02) 6921-8533
    Fax:
     (02) 6921-8572
    Mobile:
     Graham 041-924-3452
    Mobile:
     Marilyn 041-921-8078
    Email:
     wsacomp@bigpond.com
  • Mike Bateman Muzzle Loading Builders Supplies 
    Lic'd Firearms Dealers

    Green Mountain Barrels, Left & Right Locks and Triggers.
    The following are available on special order-
    Drop in replacement barrels for Thompson Center Hawken rifles. Comes complete, blued, sights, breeched, and ramrod. Available to suit round ball or conical projectiles. $250.00 approx, depending on the US dollar exchange rate at time of ordering. A complete range of BPC barrels in .32, .38, .40, or .45 in four different profiles, all in 4140 steel suitable for jacketed bullets as well as lead bullets. Call for information and availability on all other items such as bullet moulds, cappers, rifle furniture, inletted stocks, etc.

    Phone: (02) 6281-6115
    Mobile:
     043-845-1898