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Offline Mike Yancey

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Christian Springs Rifle
« on: June 11, 2018, 04:22:28 pm »


My next project, a 58 caliber Edward Marshal Christian Springs rifle.

Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 04:25:29 pm »
Sweeeet ..start.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 04:41:11 am »
WOW, that is a a spectacular stock blank.

On my Issac Haines project, that I posted pictures of the precarve issues, I have about decided to scrap the stock and start over. It is mighty fine wood as well.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 07:21:00 am »
Man I hate to see you give up on that piece of wood Eric!

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 07:25:09 am »
Eric, I went back and looked at your lock picture again. Can you scab in the lock mortise like I did and move the lock up all the way to the top of your wrist as far as you can? That looks like it would get it almost where it needed to be.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 06:33:44 am »


This rifle is going to be a lot slower build than the last rifle, it will have a lot of carving from end to end and I have a lot of bows to build.

Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 09:30:04 am »
What's the wood there Mike?

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 10:05:24 am »
 Its maple

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 04:00:50 pm »


Got to do a little more today and its coming along nicely. This should be a tough little mountain rifle.

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 08:34:49 am »
Have you ever built one with a swamped barrel?  It takes more attention to detail, but once you carry that gun a far piece, you will love the balance, lighter heft, and improved steadiness of the sight picture.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2018, 12:17:51 pm »
I have several with swamped barrels and am building one now along with this rifle. Its a smooth bore on a cherry stock, took for ever to get the barrel inlet but its in good and ready to inlet the lock.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2018, 05:43:01 pm »


Got the barrel about 90% inlet, looking forward to the detail work on this rifle.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2018, 08:40:44 am »


The heat index here is awful here lately so I've been able to work a little on the rifle. I have the barrel all inlet now as well as the breech plug and tang. Will be doing the ramrod grove and hole next and some more stock and wrist shaping.



Started the ramrod grove.




Cleaned up the tang area.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 01:53:13 pm by Mike Yancey »

Offline looper

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2018, 03:46:22 pm »
How are you going to make the transition from the top of the side panel to the top of the barrel channel? Thatís usually a curved cut, and not a 90* corner.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2018, 04:31:36 pm »
I'll shape it as it gets closer and work on the lock pannels.