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Offline Racing

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Re: Had to happen i guess
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 06:47:28 PM »
To be quite honest parts of the stock is rotted completely out.
To the point wood is missing,which is the case underneath the lock for instance.

So..what we´re into here is downright reconstruction. Fresh strips of walnut and epoxy resin.
Indeed i suspect the lock n barrel to match. The stock,NOT so much..
As i installed the fresh screw n bezels for the lock..we were all good right?

Nope. As i did the tang screw now ran directly into the rearward screw for the lock... {:( )L$ )L$
Well well.
So what i did was cut the tang off and weld a 15mm piece of steel in there,making it longer. Now..i know..lacks the natural sweeping lines thus far. Correctemundo.
Thing is though i´ll have to adress that as i´m done making the tang sit right vs the barrel. As is i literally need to force the barrel down to make it fit.
In short,one thing at a time..

Trigger then.
Stock is that thin blade which runs on an axle set directly into the wood. Wobbles around all over. Dug through all the scrap and came up with this old trigger group for an old shotgun.
Works like..a TON better and even sports return springs.
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Offline GrayFox

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Re: Had to happen i guess
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 07:53:39 PM »

The more I read of your creative mechanical artistry and inventiveness I would enjoy writing a piece with a central character with your character and skills placed with his shop of tools, parts and raw metal stock (and a few modern adhesives) into a period such as our revolution or perhaps one of the lengthy mid-European wars of the same period.  You could work your miracles for some worthy lord or cause.  Just think what you could do with a breech loading ordnance rifle of two to three inches a hundred years ahead of its time.  I wonder what sighting system you would devise?  McGuiver combined with Twain's Connecticut Yankee let loose in central Europe.  You'd be on a Swedish king's short list in short order.  It's enough to give one pause.  Best of luck with your current project.  Gray Fox