Post by metalshaper on Dec 8, 2015 10:14:22 GMT -5
So, with the colder months here, I'm wondering what everyone might have plans to start working on?
I have the two mule ear locks to build for, a flintlock to put on a gun and a milling machine to get repaired! also work on parts for the Jenk's, Billinghurst and a cartridge conversion pistol... So what are you planning?
Post by metalshaper on Dec 8, 2015 14:18:03 GMT -5
Sounds like fun.. Mine were new/on-going builds.. I do need to go back and remake the set trigger mech for my underhammer.. and build a couple lock inserts for some UH frames I have.. also have a percussion 12 gauge double I rescued and need to rehab back into a functioning gun. ( locks need rebuilt, tang re-bushed/fitted back with the barrel hooks, yadda yadda )
I am finishing a underhammer pistol build. Still need the sights and <maybe> a ramrod. With a 4"barrel it will do with a long starter. Tested and found it likes lee 200 gr Real's and 40 gr 3f. Need to finish the full length walnut stock too, and well it needs some trigger tuning yet.
I have my .54 caliber Early Lancaster smooth rifle done to the white. I carved the wood patch box cover. I'm trying to decide how much to carve and/or decorate the gun. I've been seeing many that are basically plain. If I go plain I just need to stain and finish.
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im finishing up a taditions day crockett 32 cal. kit rifle. orderded some .330 lead balls and wonder wads today from track of the wolf. they will shoot with out a patch over wander wads as if from a pistol. done that before and works very well. the stock needs to dry a week before a final rub down and the barrel is rust blued by me and turned out very well. all brass is sanded to no scratch marks and buffed to a high luster. turning out very well. a good varmint gun around this place.
this morning i finished my traditions crocket rifle .32 cal kit. this afternoon i fired it off. this is the load. 40 grains by volume blackhorn 209 powder. a lubed wonder wad. a little natural lube on top of that.then a .330 roundball tapped into the bore and set on the wad. hot, very very accurate. dont have to change the sights. at 20 yards they hit dead on every shot. i like my rifles hot and this one is hot. no wiping between rounds. no patches to mess with and very very accurate. love the rifle, will become my favorite im sure. if it was legal im sure it could drop a deer in a heart beat.thanks for listening. catman.
went out today and did 30 yards from a rest with the traditions crocket rifle. one hole ragged to point of aim. what a fun gun to shoot. cant be more accurate and consistant. it you want something really fun to shoot and 100 percent accurate every round for target or small critters that invade you country place. get a traditions crocket rifle. it will be your main squeeze.