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Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2018, 05:01:18 pm »


Here is a shot of the touch hole.

Offline Tracker0721

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2018, 06:33:25 pm »
Itís coming along really well! I cut my first ever dovetails in my barrel yesterday, looks like Iíve gotta practice more, yours looks good!
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Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2018, 02:17:43 pm »


Had to shoot it! Just playing @ 25 yards no rest, just wanted to see how it shot.

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018, 06:23:04 pm »




Trigger guard is in. Had to do a little modifying of the front lug to make it be where I needed it to be, but it worked great.

Now I can start thinning and sanding this thing down! The wood looks like I shaped it with a chain saw right now, but its getting ready to shine!

Offline Comalforge

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2018, 07:37:31 am »
Nice job - I really like the stock profile.

Some years ago, I built a poor-boy Southern style, cap lock in 45 as a ball shooter - IIRC, it was 1-70" twist barrel.  It was quite accurate and a great offhand rifle; it liked 70 grs. of FFFg and a patched ball.  Went to an informal shoot with a group of fellows one morning and we shot all day.  I noticed my groups were moving up as the day progressed and I was having to hold lower as it got later.  Finally figured out that the sun was arcing straight overhead and the glint off the front sight was changing.  I loved that piece but eventually sold it because my eyes aged out and I couldn't see the front sight anymore.  Getting old sux...

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2018, 07:51:17 am »


Got the lock bolt washer that I made in. I'm thinking about not putting the patch box on this rifle and finishing it up like it is. I never use a patch box and not all guns had them.

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2018, 12:10:38 pm »




Made the toe plate today out of an old hand saw blade, got it in and need to do a bit of tweaking with the screws and sides.

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2018, 05:24:20 am »


First coat of wood sealer applied. Going to take a break for a few weeks. I have a bear hunt and bow class in Maine to get ready for. Ill post the finished gun in a few weeks.

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2018, 11:47:54 am »
That is gonna be pretty when you finish. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2018, 06:33:27 pm »


Got it done! Far from perfect but totally from scratch and out of my shop.



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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2018, 12:33:35 am »
Nice  :OK :-M ! Bob
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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2018, 01:50:34 am »
it is a beauty. small imperfections will make it unique  :OK

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2018, 04:29:42 am »
I really like the stain and finish on that gun.

Offline Comalforge

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2018, 06:14:35 am »
Outstanding job!

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 36 Caliber Southern Rifle
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2018, 06:21:29 am »
Thanks guys, Eric the stain is aqua fortice and a heat gun.