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Offline Mike Yancey

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36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« on: April 04, 2018, 04:28:29 pm »


Started a new 36 caliber southern style rifle from a blank.

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 04:29:56 pm »
Got the barrel breeched and timed.


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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 04:31:15 pm »
Inlet the barrel and tang all by hand


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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 04:32:46 pm »


Chiseled the ramrod channel and drilled the ramrod hole in the forstock.


Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 04:35:48 pm »


Lock plate pretty much in now ready to start adding the internal parts and fully inlet the lock. Then its the trigger.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 04:37:38 pm »


Starting to look like a slim trim Southern rifle. There will be a bunch more wood come off the front end before I'm done.

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 09:18:33 pm »
Great pictures Mike.  Lots there to study.  Looking forward to watching the build.
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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 09:53:29 pm »
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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2018, 05:58:07 am »
Looking good.
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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 11:08:49 am »
Pea shooter .36's are dear to my heart, since my first flinter was (and still is) one.  They are certainly economical to shoot, both powder and ball.  But I wonder, sometimes, if that economy is lost in the number of patches it takes to clean mine compared to the larger bores.
Guns have triggers. Bicycles have wheels. Trees and bows have wooden limbs.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 11:18:22 am »


Lock is completely inlet and working, the sear is marked and triggers ready to inlet once I bolt the lock. This thing is close to being able to go bang, but far from done.
 

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 08:43:43 am »


Taking a little break from the real construction and doing a little thinning and sanding. There's some curl starting to come out now which is a bonus because I didn't think that this piece had any!

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 05:22:40 pm »


Lock and triggers are in after a little readjusting! Took all day to get the lock and triggers to work but its all ready to bolt up and start getting everything buttoned up.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 01:00:54 pm »


I love cutting dovetails by hand for the barrel lugs.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 01:03:09 pm »


All the lugs are in and the stock is ready to pin. It was good to take a break from the wood work and drag out the hacksaw and files for a change.