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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
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    It's starting to look like a rifle

    My progress to the end of 2018. Still a lot of wood to come off to get it slim like the originals from the Golden Age of long rifles circa. 1780-1820 or so.........................DanielClick image for larger version. 

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    Lunch Bag

    Dec 2018
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    Was this rifle made with a kit?

    I wonder of an old musket ball of the same caliber could be shot out of this firearm.
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    "WP"

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    Looking real nice. Any particular school being followed? (A Pennsylvania region or something?)
    What is the ring on the stocks wrist?

    And unsolicited advice here , don't drop the stock at this stage. (!)
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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunch Bag View Post
    Was this rifle made with a kit?

    I wonder of an old musket ball of the same caliber could be shot out of this firearm.
    Yes, a retired gent from Ontario sold these kits. When finished I will load a .530 diameter ball with a patch .018 thick and approx. 70 gr. of ffg black powder.
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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by releventchair View Post
    No rush. No rush. L.o.l...
    Looking real nice. Any particular school being followed? (A Pennsylvania region or something?)
    What is the ring on the stocks wrist?

    And unsolicited advice here , don't drop the stock at this stage. (!)
    No particular school although Lancaster inspired. Lock is a copy of a Durs Egg. The "ring" on the stock is an elastic band holding the trigger guard in place as the guard will not be fully inlet until the wrist is slimmed down. I'll try not to drop it. LOL Thanks for the comment.......................Daniel
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    Boogaloo,
    That is looking good! Will you use it for hunting since it is a .54 Cal?
    I am presently building a Hawken for my brother in flintlock, also a .54. It is quite a job but after the first one I think it will get easier.

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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
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    Started sculpting my cheekpiece and the Wife was kind enough to snap an"action shot"..........................DanielClick image for larger version. 

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    Daniel,
    It looks loke the cheek piece is coming along just fine.
    I also have that book by Peter Alexander. It's a good book. Maybe we need a rifle building forum. I don't know what it is but shooting black Powder is a lot of fun. I have been interested in it since I was about twelve years old but I didn't know anyone doing it at that time. A friend had an over and under rifle in .32 cal with side hammers. It was made in Pennsylvania for his grandfather. It was a fascinating rifle. If I ever get good enough I want to try making one like it but in .45 cal. --Jim
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    Rick

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    It's looking good and I'm sure it'll serve you well.
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    Tommy

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    Awesome job post when its done also
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    I have a question. I have a sawmill and cut walnut for gunstocks. So far, all modern guns. How long is your stock? From you tape measure is looks like 5'...?? I'd like to cut some stock blanks for BP rifles to have on hand. Thanks. Gary

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    Curly maple? Looks like the wood is going to be gorgeous once it has a finish on it. Nice work.
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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Awesome job post when its done also
    Yes the stock is 60 inches long..................Daniel
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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
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    Those blanks look nice. Good job.........................Daniel
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    Daniel

    Apr 2018
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
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    Finally finished and I took it to the range. A pleasure to shoot but have to file down the front sight cuz it shoots quite low...............DanielClick image for larger version. 

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