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Offline Mike Yancey

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Lehigh style barn gun
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:16:21 pm »
Here's a little 3/4'' 36'' 40 caliber straight barrel that Im starting from scratch for my oldest sons Christmas present. Got the barrel inlet today and the ramrod hole and channel drilled and done today.

 



I am also building one for myself in the same style with a longer a weight swamped barrel. I had it shaped and inlet for me by Cheney Looper at Primitive Arms Co. I will post pictures of it as I go as well.


This is the one that Cheney Looper did for me.
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Offline sleek

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 07:19:52 pm »
I'm looking forward to seeing this progress
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 04:50:52 pm »

Did some shaping in the wrist and cheek piece area today.

Offline Parnell

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 11:59:08 am »
Glad to see it, I've just begun a new project, also. :OK
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 07:02:48 pm »


Got the breech plug in and timed on the from scratch build today. Now I can inlet the tang and pin the barrel.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 09:03:17 am »


I got the tang inlet and ready for the dovetails in the barrel for the pins.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 11:36:20 am »

Im building two 40's in the same style at the same time. One is a pre carve the other from scratch. This is the tang that I just inlet this morning in the pre carve rifle. I like the fit and have barrel lugs marked out and ready to dovetail in the barrel. I like the short scratch's feel right now but they will both make great rifles. There is just something about the way that the little 36'' barrel one points and balances.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 08:53:40 am »


Got the lock plate in my 40.


Also did some stock work on my scratch build for my Son's Christmas rifle.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 09:55:55 am »

Coming together. One of these will most likely be going to New Mexico with me in a few weeks to Mountain Lion hunt.
My left shoulder is killing me and I cant lift or pull a bow over half draw. Have an appointment with a surgeon in December to see what needs to be done.

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 12:47:54 pm »
That's excellent looking work!  Hope you can get your shoulder squared away.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2019, 09:42:03 am »

Drilled and tapped for the lock bolt last night on the scratch build.


Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 05:31:32 pm »
Been on the scratch build for the last two days and its starting to come together.





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Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2019, 06:49:38 am »
That's coming together nicely Mike.  :OK
Hope the shoulder isn't giving you too much trouble.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2019, 11:09:53 am »
Very nice work!  Those look be very fine guns.  Get the shoulder fixed, interferes with drawing a bow, and aiming a rifle!  Good luck on the hunt!
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Lehigh style barn gun
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2019, 07:46:30 pm »
Hey, Mike!  I enjoyed your squirrel story in PA this month.  Lots of homemade bows on here, but not too many homemade guns!  :)
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