French Dragoon

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  1. May 20, 2019 #1

    jm190

    jm190

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    Here's my latest project...put this together from a blank. It has a 12" .62 cal barrel. Used the photos of a French Dragoon from an European auction house. I assembled the lock from the small Siler kit. Assistance from this website helped me get it sparking properly and I'm grateful for the assistance. The lock should probably be larger but I wanted to assemble one to see how difficult it would be. The butt is shaped to my hand and the trigger pull was determined using a pattern cut out of a 2X6. I made the side plate and sight myself . Dragoon left web.jpg Dragoon right web.jpg
     
  2. May 21, 2019 #2

    ADK Bigfoot

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    Lovely piece
     
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  3. May 21, 2019 #3

    DOUBLEDEUCE 1

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    My-T fine ! :cool:
     
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  4. May 21, 2019 #4

    Brokennock

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    Very nice. What kind of wood is that?
     
  5. May 21, 2019 #5

    jm190

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    Thanks for the compliment! It's walnut from Muzzleloader Builder's Supply. It's been treated with several coats of hand rubbed linseed oil.
     
  6. May 21, 2019 #6

    Kansas Jake

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    Nice build.
     
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  7. May 30, 2019 #7

    MSW

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    Great looking pistol. The best tools are the ones you make yourself.
     
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  8. May 30, 2019 #8

    Jeff Kaufmann

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    That is a fine looking piece you have made for yourself! Enjoy it!
     
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