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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2020, 07:08:02 am »
Most of the southern rifles I see have a little less height at the nose of the comb. It seems like I read if you put a straight edge on the top of the butt stock it should intersect with the tang bolt.

Here is the way Kibler did his;



My .40;



A good reference is the ALR virtual library on southern rifles.

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?board=112.0





Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2020, 08:54:40 am »


Its less than 1/4" at the very nose! I think I can fix it!


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2020, 02:06:12 pm »
Looking good! A little change can make the lines flow better.

Here is one with a high comb, it looks a little unbalanced and clunky.

https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=8921.0
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2020, 09:24:17 pm »
Shaping up the lock panels and inlet the lock bolt side plate.







« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 09:30:00 pm by Mike Yancey »

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2020, 08:15:17 pm »


Made the front sight from a boars tusk that Butch Stone sent me.  Butch told me that he found the tusk 50 or so years ago under a bluff overhang when trapping. No telling the story behind this piece of tusk and will add some real medicine to this rifle.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 02:04:36 pm by Mike Yancey »

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2020, 06:44:53 am »
That is some good inletting, better than I usually do.

Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2020, 05:22:50 pm »
Got all the ramrod stuff done. All thats left is penning the trigger guard the touch hole and nose cap. Then the patch box. Starting to loose weight now!







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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2020, 08:40:27 pm »

Got the patchbox lid inlet and ready to screw down. Then remove the cavity wood and latch and spring it.

 
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Offline Mike Yancey

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2020, 07:37:09 am »
Ready for the latch and spring.                                                                                    Latch and spring in!

« Last Edit: July 04, 2020, 03:55:18 pm by Mike Yancey »

Offline chamookman

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #24 on: Today at 02:14:28 am »
Lookin' good Mike - really like the knot ! 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 Eric Krewson

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Re: Southern Mountain Rifle
« Reply #25 on: Today at 06:50:32 am »
I struggled with the latch on my patchbox, I made at least 5 before I got one to work properly. I made my last out of a piece of reciprocating saw blade.

Here are the failures with the one that worked;