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Offline Parnell

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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 05:40:44 pm »
Read that a dry erase marker works as a substitute for blackening.  It did the job much more easily and comes off neatly.  The barrel is marking fully on the stock now, so, on to the tang.  I have some decisions to make with the length.  If cut for a 2 length, the current precarved design wont nearly provide enough space for a beaver tail carve that will look right.  So, 1 7/16 precarved design, or, extend it out to 2 and simplify the carving surrounding the tang.
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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2018, 03:46:28 pm »
Ive been moving forward.  Taking care to fit the barrel and breech plug right.  I removed slightly too much right under the breech but its minimal and a thin shin of maple does the trick to correct it.  I was a little unsure of hammering the tang down but found an appropriate soft mallet and it came together.  My next big step will be the underlugs.  Ive been watching a fusil-de-chase buildalong on the tube that has been very helpful.  Also, just putting in time sanding the pieces clean.  Here is where it lies...
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Offline chamookman

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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2018, 10:53:23 pm »
Lookin good ! Trade Guns are the Bomb  :OK :-M - 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: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2018, 07:02:34 am »
Got my underlugs figured out and in place, soldered them and managed to drill my holes without a problem.  Definitely went slow and measured then remeasured and then once more.  Came out fine.

Pushed the temporary pins through last evening.

Ive been following the series of YouTube videos done for a fusil build for guidance and cross referencing the Building the Pennsylvania Longrifle book.
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Offline Parnell

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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 09:12:58 am »
Havent updated this in awhile, but have made progress.  Figured out lock disassembly and reassembly and saw that through inletting the lock.  Then had some work to get myself figured out for drilling and tapping the lockbolts, which happened over the weekend.  Ill admit it made me a bit nervous doing that a first time.  But, it came great so, so far so good.  Ill have to make a drilling jig for the last main bolt that will insert underneath in front of the trigger and thread upward into the tang.  Perhaps I can get that accomplished in the evening this week.  Some current pictures...
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2019, 09:17:40 am »
You may just have that ready in time to hunt turkeys up here with me this spring!
Guns have triggers. Bicycles have wheels. Trees and bows have wooden limbs.

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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2019, 12:00:44 pm »
Tempting, JW!
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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 11:51:56 pm »
Lookin' good  :-M  :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 Hawkdancer

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Re: Trade Gun Project
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 08:36:14 am »
JW,
Speaking of turkeys - it's about time to start planning!
Hawkdancer
Life is far too serious to be taken that way!
Jerry