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    TN rifle done

    thank you sir. I have completed 13 long guns. Pics of ten of them are on my webpage https://mikemeteor.wixsite.com/mikemillard/custom-longguns you will not see pictures of my first three on there - you don't have to ask why.... :eek:
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    TN rifle done

    I use the modern version of the DIY aqua fortis, made from ferric nitrate crystals from The Science Company https://www.sciencecompany.com/-P6640C670.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi4zaxbiP5AIVyAOGCh3daQXjEAQYASABEgJTtPD_BwE dissolved in denatured alcohol and applied as per usual aqua fortis technique...
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    TN rifle done

    Sorry about resurrecting a 5-year old thread - I got distracted with building telecaster-style electric guitars and tube amps for a while (they all have their own forums of course which consume time), but I am about to get back into the ML world. Anywho, i appreciate all the kind words on this...
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    Tip on drilling out vent holes or other holes in barrels.

    that one made me laugh, Jerry! /mike
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    trigger install

    It should not bear directly on the sear when at rest. Very dangerous.
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    What do ya'll use as a sealer on your long arms after stain

    just to be clear here, the OP asked about post-stain sealer, not the final finish or topcoats .... Questions about the latter would beget a different list of answers.
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    What do ya'll use as a sealer on your long arms after stain

    Permalyn. ...and I don't spare the burnishing tool after that...
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    Pre-inlet Lock or No?

    I recommend you inlet the lock yourself. Take your time, do a decent job, and you'll be glad you did it. /mike
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    Laurel Mountain Forge stain

    You didnt seal before you stained, did you? ....just askin.....
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    TN rifle done

    Just finished this 50-caliber from a Wayne Dunlap blank. Any and all critiques welcome. //mike m
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    How to age the finish?

    It's a brave man that can point a can of black spray paint at their stock. I've never had the huevos to do it. I do mix up a dark pigmented slurry, tho, to wipe on and wipe off, repeatedly, leaving slight layers of color in the desired areas. Lately I've been using bone black in addition to...
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    White lightnin installation

    Agree with others. Keep goin. I bury that final flange a bit more. Looks like yours is still proud of barrel surface. Then check inside for protrusion into bore before you cut off sacrificial nub.
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    making a ram rod?

    He runs an ad in the back of every Muzzleloader magazine. http://www.muzzleloadermagazine.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=5&zenid=59714429b916cd4080f01fafbd55caec Scroll down to Shooting Supplies and see the Hickory Ramrods item.
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    lock repair work

    call Brad Emig at Cabin Creek in Hallam, PA. http://cabincreek.net/contact-us/
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    WOOD you help ?

    Dog - couple ideas to consider when you get after the buttplate. Initial layout, before any wood is cut, is critical. Know your final comb top-line, lay buttplate on stock at correct LOP, and make dang sure the BP return top-line lines up with comb top-line! Check it, check it again, then...
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