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Offline Mortblanc

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Snowed In-project
« on: February 17, 2015, 11:04:19 AM »
Like much of the country I have been either snowed in, frozen in or surrounded by cold mud for way to long.

To stave off boredom and keep mind and body in one single unit I made a trip to the parts bin to see if I cold accomplish anything with what was at hand.

I wound up with this contraption.  The barrel (.54cal) is from a grab bag table, the stock I bought from a scrap pile 20 years ago, the butt plate I salvaged from a musket, I made the ramrod thimbles from metal from a shed door and the other furniture was from God knows where.  The lock is a Siler and the set triggers were stripped from a CVA junk gun.

I actually figure that it has some resemblance to a gun one might have found thrown together by any frontier rifle maker from whatever was lying around his shop.





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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 11:35:23 AM »
Looks like a great project. It should be a pleasure to fire the smoke pole.

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 08:32:49 PM »
That is really impressive for a snow day project.  Thanks for the show and tell.

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 09:08:31 PM »
I have no idea what it is, but I enjoyed looking at the photos. I can still enjoy a work of art.

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 07:08:59 AM »
I have no idea what it is, but I enjoyed looking at the photos. I can still enjoy a work of art.

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A flint lock 54 calibre black powder rifle.

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 08:41:53 AM »
cool project

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 08:47:16 AM »
Thompson Center had a percussion model similar to this back in the day...the HAWKEN RIFLE 54 Caliber.

I actually like the flint lock version better.

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 10:25:46 AM »
Really now,  what TC offered as a mass produced .54 Hawken is about as close to this rifle as an AR is to an AK.

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Re: Snowed In-project
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 10:34:55 AM »
Really now,  what TC offered as a mass produced .54 Hawken is about as close to this rifle as an AR is to an AK.

Yes,but when I put a select grain stock that I hand checkered and silver plated the lock plus polished and blued the 40% engraved barrel...it looked pretty good. But id was still just a shot at a time smoke pole.