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#1 QuanLoi

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Posted October 07 2020 - 03:43 PM

I finished this gun a week ago.  It has a .45 cal rifled barrel, double set triggers and a Siler lock.  It's stocked in curly maple, stained with tannic acid and iron nitrate.  It points really nice and weighs 6 1/2 pounds.

The target was at 50 yards, 5 shots, .445 round ball, .015 patch and 55 grains 3f.  (If only I could shoot like that offhand)

 

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#2 minuteman1970

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Posted October 07 2020 - 04:05 PM

It's a beauty!

 

Did you build it from a kit?

 

Approximate cost involved?



#3 mason852

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Posted October 07 2020 - 04:10 PM

Beautiful  sums it up but WOW adds something I always loved flinters and you Sir may have been born in the wrong century (like me)

Is the wood maple ?



#4 QuanLoi

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Posted October 07 2020 - 04:14 PM

No, it's not a kit.  I completely shaped the butt stock area, upper and lower forearms and lock panels.  I did all the inletting with the exception of the barrel channel.  I made the toeplate, side plate, patchbox and springs.  As far as cost... about 500 or so dollars with the barrel and wood being the most expensive.  This was a winter project gun... I went a little over a bit.  And yes, the wood is maple.



#5 Wowzer

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Posted October 07 2020 - 04:53 PM

That is grade 5 wood? It looks awesome. I wish I had that wood on my browning shotgun. 



#6 QuanLoi

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Posted October 07 2020 - 08:00 PM

That is grade 5 wood? It looks awesome. I wish I had that wood on my browning shotgun. 

To tell you the truth, I'm not really sure.  I picked out the blank based on what curl I could see... but it's kind of difficult to know what you'll end up with.  If I recall, the blank cost about $200...  If you look at the photos, it's possible to see a stress crack above the area of the patch box.  It goes into the wood about 1/16" and it's not possible to see in the raw wood.  No big deal, though, since I sealed it with finish. 



#7 grifhunter

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Posted October 07 2020 - 09:14 PM

This is absolutely amazing.  Was this your first flintlock rifle build?



#8 QuanLoi

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Posted October 08 2020 - 03:53 AM

This is absolutely amazing.  Was this your first flintlock rifle build?

This gun is number eight... seven flintlocks and one percussion gun.  I'll maybe do one more before I quit.






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