Matchlock Musket,
12 gauge 44" Getz octagon-to-round barrel,
fancy walnut, bright iron trim,
by Jurgen Kreckel
Part Number: AAR-186
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This Arquebus or Matchlock Musket, is stocked in figured walnut, with bright finished barrel, lock, and furniture. The stock is shaped with a large fish tail design with the wrist notched for thumb relief. This design was widely used by a number of different nations making this musket perfect for a number of historical impressions. The lock plate is marked with the K initial for Jurgen Kreckel and the breech is engraved with a 16. Trigger reach is 13" and this musket weighs 8.6 pounds.

The 44" octagon-to-round barrel was custom made by the Getz Barrel Company. The barrel has a 11" octagon breech with a single wedding band. The muzzle is turned with cannon barrel shape with a raised ring. The 12 gauge barrel has a .729" diameter bore which makes it ideal for our 12 gauge wads and cards, or it could be fired with a patched round ball. The barrel is finished bright and has a few light scattered brown speckles that have developed over time. The barrel is fitted with a rear sight dovetailed 7" ahead of the breech and a blade sight soldered just behind the cannon barrel muzzle.

Stocked in walnut the well finished stock has very attractive burl figure through he buttstock. The musket has been handled but does not show signs of heavy use. The stock has a few small handling marks, while the bright finished steel has a few light speckle from long storage. The early style fish-tail buttstock was one of the first designs to be fired from the shoulder. The finger groove in the stock, which later evolved to become the wrist, is cut for a right hand shooter. The angular lines may seem simple compared to later longrifles, but the stock does have slender proportions with the buttstock gently flaring wider at the buttplate. The butt end is fitted with a flat sheet steel buttplate that wraps over the heel of the stock. Two similar bands protect the muzzle end of the stock. The short band just behind the muzzle acts to protect the end grain of the stock, while the second band also acts a ramrod pipe. The ramrod is nearly concealed, protected by the deep channel and ramrod hole that runs under the barrel.

The lock trigger bar brings the serpentine head of the match lock into the pan, when depressed. No triggerguard is fitted to this matchlock musket, so care must be taken when handling it when loaded. The pan cover acts to prevent the match from striking the priming charge. The flash pan cover swings aside manually, using the tiny lever at front, to expose the priming when ready to fire.

Cleverly decorated, this early matchlock has a swinging serpentine or fuse holder, that rotates toward the shooter to fire the priming in the pan, after you manually swing open the pan cover and depress the long trigger bar. The serpentine has been neatly filed and shaped to resemble a dragon with nostril, mouth with teeth, and ridges along the spine.

The jaws of the serpentine are adjustable to hold your wick or fuse, easily made by soaking cotton cord, the cord must not have any synthetic material, in a solution of hot water and sodium or potassium nitrate salts (saltpeter). The nitrate salts cause the cotton cord to burn very slowly, and reliably, as a glowing ember at the end of the cord. This cord was called the match. A 42" long match cord is included.

Entirely hand made, it was modeled after an original matchlock musket illustrated in Arms & Armour in Colonial America, 1526 - 1783, by Harold Peterson. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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.690" round balls, pure lead, hand cast, per 25
.690" round balls, pure lead, hand cast, per 25
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Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
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Track's Catalog 18,
432 pages, full color,
filled with Exact Full Size Photos
of most gun parts.
Track's Catalog 18, 432 pages, full color, filled with Exact Full Size Photos of most gun parts.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
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Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .69 caliber, 8-32 thread
Fouling Scraper, flat face, brass, .69 caliber, 8-32 thread
Part Number: FS-69-8
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Price: $4.79
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Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 1Fg coarse granulation for large bore shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 1Fg coarse granulation for large bore shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Part Number: GOEX-FG
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Price: $22.52
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Special Restrictions Apply
Not available for export outside the U.S.A.
Black Powder must be shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans. Order any mix of granulations, any mix of brands. Shipped in full cases of 25 one pound cans. Minimum order is 25 pounds. Maximum order is 50 pounds.
Button jagged cleaning tip, 12 gauge, brass, 8-32 thread
Button jagged cleaning tip, 12 gauge, brass, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JAG-12-8
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Lee .690" round ball mold,
single cavity, with handles
Lee .690" round ball mold, single cavity, with handles
Part Number: LEE-690
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Price: $21.99
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Handles, for bullet mold, LEE Commercial mold handles for six cavity molds, also fit Lyman, RCBS and similar mold blocks.
Handles, for bullet mold, LEE Commercial mold handles for six cavity molds, also fit Lyman, RCBS and similar mold blocks.
Part Number: LEE-HANDLE
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Price: $14.99
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Mold, Lyman .690" round ball mold blocks, single cavity, use large handles
Mold, Lyman .690" round ball mold blocks, single cavity, use large handles
Part Number: LYMAN-690
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Price: $75.99
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Handles for large mold blocks,
by Lyman,
fits all current single and double cavity molds
Handles for large mold blocks, by Lyman, fits all current single and double cavity molds
Part Number: LYMAN-H-L
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Price: $40.99
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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
patch grease,
for match shooting & cold weather hunting,
one 8 oz. tin
Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW, patch grease, for match shooting & cold weather hunting, one 8 oz. tin
Part Number: MINK-OIL
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Price: $6.99
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Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .015" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-15-60-D
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Price: $3.39
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Shooting patches, .018" pillow ticking, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .018" pillow ticking, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-18-60-D
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Price: $3.69
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Shooting patches, .020" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Shooting patches, .020" cotton, .60 - .69 caliber, per 100, dry
Part Number: OX-20-60-D
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Price: $3.39
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12 gauge shotgun Premium Lubed Wad,
bag of 100 lubricated felt wads
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Part Number: OX-WAD-12-W
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Ramrod, 7/16" ramin, 48" long, unfinished, sanded
Ramrod, 7/16" ramin, 48" long, unfinished, sanded
Part Number: RAMROD-7
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Price: $2.69
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Ramrod tip, 7/16", brass, concave end, 8-32 thread
Ramrod tip, 7/16", brass, concave end, 8-32 thread
Part Number: RT-7-8-B
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Price: $3.50
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Buckshot #4
.240" round balls, lead,
by Hornady, 5 pounds
Buckshot #4 .240" round balls, lead, by Hornady, 5 pounds
Part Number: SHOT-4
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Price: $26.99
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Bird Shot #7,
chilled lead shot,
5 pound box, blend of #7 & #8,
safe for use in antique
black powder shotguns
and fowling guns
Bird Shot #7, chilled lead shot, 5 pound box, blend of #7 & #8, safe for use in antique black powder shotguns and fowling guns
Part Number: SHOT-BIRD-7
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12 gauge, .740" ideal for .729" bore, .125" over powder card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
12 gauge, .740" ideal for .729" bore, .125" over powder card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
Part Number: WAD-12-A
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12 gauge, .740" ideal for .729" bore, .025" over shot card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
12 gauge, .740" ideal for .729" bore, .025" over shot card, 1000, by Circle Fly Wads
Part Number: WAD-12-B
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12 gauge, .740" ideal for .729" bore, .500" thick fibre wad, 500, by Circle Fly Wads
12 gauge, .740" ideal for .729" bore, .500" thick fibre wad, 500, by Circle Fly Wads
Part Number: WAD-12-C
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Patch puller, corkscrew worm, steel, brass base, 8-32 thread
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