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Offline Sammakesbows

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Has anyone ever made a barrel from scratch?
« on: August 28, 2020, 09:35:06 pm »
Has anyone on here forged it from stock, and how would you go about it?

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Has anyone ever made a barrel from scratch?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 06:49:10 am »
This is an involved process, people who have forged their own barrel are few and far between.

Here is a video on the process, I didn't watch it but have seen several in the past and the start looks correct.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=forging+a+flintlock+barrel#id=1&vid=c1c27bc249509b5336ec593cb147c18e&action=click

The Colonial Williamsburg video shows the whole gun building process including forging a barrel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTy3uQFsirk

Offline mullet

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Re: Has anyone ever made a barrel from scratch?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 08:03:07 am »
One of the Fireside books has a good step by step description of this with pictures.
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