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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    Thanks for the info, I have read about scrapers and I made one myself towards the end of the inlet but I don't think I quite ground the angle right since it was hard to get it to take off the wood I wanted. I can't tell how good of a job I did on the edges yet since I have to take down the sides...
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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    Yup I got it! I tried to respond to your reply but maybe it didn't work, I'm still learning how this forum works. I've ordered the magazine so hopefully it will come soon. Thanks for the information!
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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    Whew well it seemed to take forever but I think I'm about done with the inlet. The rocking is gone and the inletting black seemed pretty consistent throughout, not much transfer on the side plate side by the breech end though. I attached a few pictures of what it looks like now; does this look...
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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    I just figured out where I've seen your username before, you commented on my last post but I didn't understand what it meant. Using a router seems like a pretty good idea to me though, especially if you have the experience to make it work. Honestly everyone seems to be very loyal to their own...
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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    Okay I think we are saying the same thing in a different way. I will work on cutting the sides down though, hopefully that will make things easier.
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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    Ok yeah I agree that taking some material off the sides will definitely make things easier. I've done a lot of measuring and remeasuring in general and already have a line on the side of the stock showing the depth of the barrel within one 1/6'' (when bringing it down to depth I stopped about...
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    A beginner's problem with a swamped barrel inlet

    Hi all, I have a lot to say here, so to make the read easier here are my three general questions so anyone interested will know what to look for! How does one go about the fine-tuning of a barrel inlet to the barrel? What tools are the most essential and necessary for a beginner looking to...
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    First time inletting a swamped barrel!!!

    That's a good idea, I should have the wood for it but I'll redraw everything just to be sure. I won't be making the same mistake the second time around!
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    First time inletting a swamped barrel!!!

    I am working on building my first flintlock (decided on a 36 caliber Kentucky style circa 1790 or so). Never done anything like this before, but I have been pouring over the Gunsmith of Grenville county and feel pretty good. I've been using the technique for inletting a swamped barrel...
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