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      rchas replied to the thread I have this barrel.🤔.
      I have made pistols from cut off rifle barrels. Drilling and tapping breeches can be done by hand, as long as you are careful and take...
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      rchas reacted to RLD090646's post in the thread Pretty patch box! with Love Love.
      A patch box I did some years ago. I also did the engraving.
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      rchas replied to the thread Barrel help.
      I think you're correct, although I have only heard them referred to as shotgun locks.
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      rchas replied to the thread Barrel help.
      Based on your pictures, it looks like the breech is made to fit a percussion lock with a flat bar in front of the hammer, similar to...
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      rchas replied to the thread Funky Flintlock.
      A beautiful example of the gunmakers art. I somehow doubt practicality was the point of the exercise🤔
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      rchas replied to the thread Reinforcing the wrist.
      Much depends, as others have noted, on grain orientation. However, drilling from triggerguard to tang isn't going to add much...
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      rchas replied to the thread browning.
      Phil is right on target. I often follow up a detergent/water bath with acetone. A box of neoprene surgical gloves is a small...
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      rchas reacted to Phil Coffins's post in the thread browning with Like Like.
      Use detergent and hot water. Degrease and wear clean gloves. Any trace of oil will give you the results you are getting.
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      rchas replied to the thread Stock wood.
      A second thumbs up for Tiger-Hunt. Another good outfit is Dunlap Woodcrafts in Virginia.
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      rchas replied to the thread What would you build?.
      How about a Pennsylvania half-stock rile? Or a short southern mountain rifle?
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      rchas replied to the thread More powder drum issues.
      If you're concerned about accuracy even a cheap drill press will be better than hand work, and may cost less than a smith/machinist. Be...
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      I make my own thimbles and often of thin stock like originals. Often while forming there’s some spring left or just obstinance that...
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      rchas replied to the thread That should last a while.
      Nice re-discovery...kind of like finding forgotten cash in a pocket!
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      It is, unfortunately, a growing trend. Case in point: for years the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park in Virginia held a period...
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      rchas reacted to dave_person's post in the thread What gun for early 1700's Virginia. with Like Like.
      Hi, Let's be clear here folks, the OP said a period including the 1600s to the beginning of the 1700s. German immigrants probably did...
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