No. That lock looks good. The brass sideplate could go a bit deeper though if you make the edge break the same all the way around it. It seems to dissappear around the front screw location.
So Macrow, tell us about the kit. What is it, caliber, Walnut, where’d you buy it?Well guys, I have officially screwed this thing up.
I was trying to bed the barrel at the breech because I had just a little bit of a gap at the bottom.
It was small. I should have just left it alone.
I bought some Pro Bed 200 and put a little bit behind the breech plug and up to the tang.
I followed the directions or so I thought.
I know where I went wrong but it doesn't help. The release wax that comes with the Pro Bed, I didn't buff it.
You are supposed to apply it like car wax and then buff it off. For some reason I skipped that step. I put it on there. I just didn't buff it and reapply a few times like I should have.
I got in a hurry and I seated the barrel in the Pro Bed and left it to dry.
The barrel is now stuck to the stock and it's not coming out without destroying the stock.
I think I have two options at this point.
1. Go ahead and finish the thing the best I can the way it is. I won't be able to get any finish under the barrel.
2. Break the barrel out of the stock and clean it up, then buy a new stock and start again.
Any thoughts on an option 3?
Well, you live and learn. I'm disappointed but I'm not going to cry about it too much.
I did it myself.
I should just buy another piece of wood and make my own stock.
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Well, I had sent my request to you to tell about the pistol BEFORE I went to the first page and saw all the information in your initial post! Oh well, she’s going to be beauty for sure. Having built several rifles and Fowlers,I have long wanted to build a pistol and am still taking in every bit of information I can on kits vs scratch builds. I’ve looked at these kits before and really liked them. It always helps to see what they actually look like rather than the promotional pictures on a site. Thanks and good luck!It is a 1733 French Dragoon/Cavalry flintlock pistol kit from Muzzleloader Builders Supply.
It's a 12" barrel bored to .62 caliber.
American Walnut stock with brass furniture.
It had the barrel, ram rod, lock and buttcap mostly inlet when I got it. It has taken me quite a while to get to this point. It's been a lot of work. As you can see, Dave Person has saved my butt and kept me on track through out this project. I hope to be getting some finish on this thing by the end of the week.