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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2018, 03:32:40 pm »
Did you stain the glue you used to patch your lock mortis? I have heard abut it being done but no one says what kind of stain to use. I am looking at patching a bad mortise on a precarve.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 05:55:51 pm »
I used Pro Bed, it dries a dark brown. I think once Im done there wont be enough left to tell much. I am working on an overlay today around the whole raised panel. I wont do this mistake again! I was so conscious of where I wanted the ban in relation to the breech plug and the location of the front of the lock bolt not being in the ramrod hole that I didn't realize how low I had the rear of the lock. I don't know why I was so worried about the front because I never intended to have a front lock bolt, only the rear on this southern gun.
 Another mistake that I made but it worked out, is when I cut out the profile I got a little thin where the triggers go and using the double set triggers with that long trigger plate the angle didn't match well. I had to really grind down the front and back of the plate as well as the trigger bars. From now own I will have my parts on hand before I cut out the stock to make sure that everything works before hand.
Im building a 62 smooth bore now from a cherry blank and its going very well. Its been a challenge inletting that octagon to round tapered barrel!

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2018, 05:33:00 am »


Lock mortis now that I did an overlay and re inlet it

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2018, 05:40:19 am »


Working on the side molding and going to make the side plate for the lock bolt myself next.

Offline chamookman

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2018, 12:40:40 am »
 :OK
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2018, 10:11:32 am »


Ramrod pipes and entry thimble are in and I have started thinning down the front end.

Offline Tracker0721

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2018, 09:55:03 am »
Looking good sir! I love watching these take shape!
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short. Amen.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2018, 03:01:59 pm »




Got the butt plate on and ready to screw down and thin the butt

Offline RyanR

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2018, 05:07:42 pm »
Looking good. I can't wait to see this one when it is finished.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2018, 09:03:40 am »


Made the side plate washer for the lock bolt today

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2018, 11:30:16 am »


Made the patchbox lid today

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 01:39:15 pm »


Fit and pinned the ramrod tip.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2018, 11:16:44 am »


Did a little shaping on the cheek piece yesterday


Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 04:53:24 pm »


Today I drilled and installed the touch hole liner. This picture shows the small cut in the face of the breech plug that the drill bit cuts as it drills the hole. You then remove the breech plug and polish this so powder falls in there easily when you load the rifle.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2018, 04:57:43 pm »


Also cut the dovetail and installed the rear and front sights.


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