First Build Competed!

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  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:27 PM #1

    Buckskinn

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    I finished my first flintlock build yesterday, a Chambers - Edward Marshall. I want to thank everyone here that gave me advice and tips through this learning process, especially Dave. Without his help this rifle would look very different. I had lots of hurdles that had me scratching my head and this site was by far more helpful than any other reference that I used, including "The Gunsmith of Greenville County".

    One thing I accidentally omitted was a finger notch on the patch box lid. I was so fired up about finishing it that I completely forgot until after it had finish on it... I may go back and cut one in later.

    Although quite a plain rifle as far as carvings and such, and nothing like the pieces of art that some members here create, it turned out much better than I had even hoped for. I am looking forward to getting some lead down the pipe and using it for my primary deer rifle this fall!



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  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:40 PM #2

    Pete G

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    That's a piece you can be proud of.
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:42 PM #3

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    Very nice. You can certainly be proud of that rifle.

    It is also a very nice piece of wood.

    Fleener
     
  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:07 PM #4

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    Wow. Thats a nice one. You did an awesome job.
     
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  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:50 PM #5

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    A beautiful, handy over- mountain hunting rifle that drips with American history! Be proud, it will last you a lifetime, and your posterity will have more than a passing memory of you, and hopefully it will inspire a sense of history and belonging so lacking nowadays. Can't wait to see your next iteration of gorgeous tangible tradition. Geo.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:40 PM #6

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    Very nice indeed, you did good! The photos really show us how well it turned out. Dave always has good advice. Now, when you post photos of targets we will be expecting only 10's and maybe a few 9's thrown in.
    Keep us posted
    flintlocklar:)
     
  7. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:58 PM #7

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    Well done! All of the workmanship looks well beautiful. A little nod to mother nature as well for producing that beautiful piece of wood! Shoot that with pride!
     
  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:32 PM #8

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    Looks like a keeper!
     
  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:35 PM #9

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    You sure your not a Pro. That looks awesome:D
     
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:39 PM #10

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    I would certainly not call that a plain gun. She's beautiful....Looks perfect to me, and the wood is beautiful......Carvings, etc are just for show anyway, they do absolutely nothing to enhance how the weapon fires....As I've always said, the deer you may kill with it, will not know one way or the other whether that gun was plain or fancy. I know not everyone hunts but I do, and function to me is most important.

    Enjoy it....
     
  11. Apr 14, 2019 at 11:29 PM #11

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    Thanks for the complements! I'm sure everyone is a bit on edge when they show their first attempt at a new skill. The wood definitely pops and helps cover the skeletons that I know are in there... I was talked into a more premium piece of wood as that was the only one Chambers had for that model, otherwise I would have had to wait longer. Now I'm glad I pulled the trigger on it! This gun started as a Christmas gift idea for my wife to give to me and at first it was going to be a Traditions, as that was the only kits I knew of. Kinda blossomed from there and so did her budget... We won't even go into tools needed.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2019 at 11:37 PM #12

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    Awesome job, have fun this fall.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:24 AM #13

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    Hi Scott,
    Great gun!! It was a challenging first project but you pulled it off. I've seen $700 kits turned into $200 guns but you did it up right. Congratulations. It should be an excellent shooting gun.

    dave
     
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:47 AM #14

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    i dont know much about guns like you have built, love the wood. i can do that. but ive always wondered is it proper to keep all screws and wood screws polished in the white? i like to do that, is that proper? i hope. i make mine better than chrome and they dont rust.
     
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:30 AM #15

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    That is a nice looking rifle and a great build! Looking forward to hear of your hunting trips with it. Dan.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:59 AM #16

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    Excellent job. You did that beautiful piece of maple proud.
     
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    Who needs carving with beautiful maple like that.
    Dave
     
  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:41 AM #19

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    As the others have stated already, that’s some very nice wood!! You also done a great job on the build!
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:38 AM #20

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    Impressive! Very nice piece!
     

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