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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 04:35:18 AM »
Yeah well.
Pushing forward.





Chassepot No2 showed up. I was recommended using oven cleaner to clean the stock out and DAMN!  {:( {:( It came out clean to the point where bringing the weapon up to your shoulder and finding the sights would leave grease marks from your cheek!



Rubber obturator. Right. So ordering these gems takes forever so what i did was just turn a piece of aluminium for a stretch fit for regular through rubbers for wiring. Out the coarse,and stiff,120 grit came and the rest is history as they say.





Uhu. Turns out that actual diameter is rather finicky to make the thing a true slipfit. Patience is a virtue though so..









As i have NO idea where this is going i opted for cheap optics,but tried and trued,for starters. A cheap Tasco 6-25x







Yes. Of course. The four legged critter Diesel... (?^ No matter,the gun is taking on its shape as you can see.



This is NOT done,but sry to say the stock bolt handle just had to go. Not mixable with optics...and optics we need. Going to turn a "collar" for it vs the bolt and in turn a bolt knob of my own.



Cut a new crown but...not concentric so i need to revisit that. Made away with the stock sights and bayonet lugs and what not.



Right. Now to cut a 5/8-24 thread for a muzzle break..  {?|
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2018, 02:48:27 PM »


He he he he...muzzle brake time...





...still lacks said collar...
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2018, 01:06:33 PM »
oooooohhhhhhh

color me crazy, but I like both of these!

you do realize, that within legal limits, "other muzzle mounted options present themselves"!

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2018, 06:13:29 AM »


Hm. Yeah. Need to arrive on final measurements..



Then. Talked this muzzle brake deal over with friend within the IPSC crowd...and to hell with buying something premade.

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2018, 11:14:24 AM »
I'm really enjoying these updates Racing. I assume you have some employment experience with machine shops? Very cool to watch all the custom work.

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »
I love it!

"Modern-Retro""  Or is it "Retro-Modern"?  Either way, I like the clash (or rather, synergistic blend?) of old school/new school.  When it's done well, as seems to be the case here, it's really something.

Looking forward to seeing it in action.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2018, 05:31:42 AM »
Thx guys.

Loads has been done.



The brake got installed. Mind you,again,that the MAIN purpose of the brake,or more to the point the threads on the barrel,is to be able to add weight need be to change the natural freq of the barrel under load.



As did the rather cheap Tasco optics i bought on German e-bay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQXlnK9NCGA

Picked up rings for the optics and of course i picked the wrong ones.. {_K No sweat though..
What sets the limit here is the stock placement of the bolt handle.

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2018, 05:41:03 AM »
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 03:18:29 PM by Racing »
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2018, 12:35:46 AM »
love the shrink-tube solution.
Awaiting further developments!
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2018, 03:27:05 PM »
Hammer time! (LOL)



Right. The Timney trigger. Worth it? Yes,a resounding YES.




In turn No2 has been turned completely inside out and been put back together again. That rather "red-ish" color of it is just from cleaning it REAL well (oven cleaner et al) and then applying regular linseed oil.
Beautiful gun IMO.
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2018, 03:20:00 AM »
oooooohhhhhhh

color me crazy, but I like both of these!

you do realize, that within legal limits, "other muzzle mounted options present themselves"!

yhs
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What great idea Prof !

I reckon that if the "other muzzle mounted option" was turned up out of STAINLESS steel it could be cleaned using my favourite method..................the DISHWASHER !

I wouldn't mind betting a stainless "muzzle mounted option" would come out spotless ?

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2018, 06:18:18 PM »
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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 12:09:19 AM »
.... 45-140-400 ?   

holy crap that's gonna hurt on both ends...

better get a gel-filled recoil pad for your shoulder!

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 11:35:38 AM »
Keep up the good work! Everything looks great.

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Re: Chassepot Mle 1866
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2018, 03:53:36 PM »
I have a .45-110 Pedersoli Quigley Rifle weighing 14.2# and it will flat out beat you up with a 560 grain Postel bullet from a rest.  Unfortunately I don't think your new muzzle device would be quite period correct for this rifle.  I am really waiting to read about your first range firing exercise.  GF