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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2018, 07:19:16 am »


Ramrod grove done and hole drilled.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2018, 08:49:48 am »


Ramrod made and tapered, got the tip on and pinned. Now Ill cut the dovetails in the barrel and pin to the stock.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2018, 12:13:17 pm »


Done for the day, I got the three barrel lugs dovetails cut and installed.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 11:42:45 am »


Got the barrel pinned to the stock and some shaping done on the front end. Lock inlet next.

Guys I'm far from being a gun a gun builder. I just enjoy doing it and sharing the progress as I go along, so enjoy it if you want but don't take it as gospel.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2018, 07:42:40 pm »
Thanks for taking us through the process, Mike. Passing on info is what it's all about.   :OK
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2018, 10:42:35 pm »
Thanks for sharing Mike  (=)  :OK ! Bob
"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.

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2018, 04:51:21 pm »
I'm trying to figure out how you would create that recessed port in a straight line with the ramrod channel.  Just a chisel?
It's simple...just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 08:28:53 am »
I use a drill on a 3' rod for the hole in the forearm and use a chisel for the grove at first then I use a rat tail file to even it out then a piece of sand paper wrapped around a 6'' piece of ramrod to finish it up.
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2018, 01:26:21 pm »


Worked on my least favorite things, but got it in good. I didn't feel like inletting the lock today so I got the entry thimble out of the way.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2018, 10:57:31 am »


Took a month off from this rifle to build some custom order bows. Got back on it today and got the lock plate inlet. Will start on the guts of the lock later.

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2018, 10:49:35 am »
I always hated cutting the lock nose inlet. I finally made me what I call a lock nose chisel and matched its size exactly to a the late Ketland lock I was putting n a Tn rifle.

It cuts a perfect inlet every time, I made it out of a concrete nail.




Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2018, 08:49:26 am »


Doing the first stages of shaping up the lock panel.



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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2018, 09:30:52 am »






Got the lock inlet and working. Shaped and reduced the lock panels and the front of the stock. This isn't the final shape, there will still be some more reducing on the width of the lock panel.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 09:50:29 am by Mike Yancey »

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Re: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2018, 12:06:42 am »
Coming along nicely Mike  :OK ! Bob
"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: Christian Springs Rifle
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2018, 12:27:41 pm »
Got the rear lock bolt in and the trigger inlet and working with the lock.



Now I can finish shaping the lock panel and the wrist area.





Next, Ill drill for the tang bolt and tap the trigger plate and we'll be ready to drill the touch hole!
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 12:34:08 pm by Mike Yancey »