old ardessa

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  1. Nov 19, 2018 #1

    eggwelder

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    got this couple of years ago. decided it needed a facelift. it takes a .449 ball with dry "dutch" patch, and this thing is super accurate, especially after i got the crud ring out
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    little bit of work and i have this. a few modified parts, some leather dye, dropped a minimum 3/4 pounds of wood from the stock.
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    <a href="https://imgur.com/NThUNCf"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/NThUNCf.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
     
  2. Nov 19, 2018 #2

    eggwelder

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    can't seem to load any more pics.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2018 #3

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    Looks like a whole new gun! Well played.
     
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    Wow, great job on that!! It does indeed look like a different gun now
     
  5. Nov 19, 2018 #5

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    Nice work!
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  6. Nov 20, 2018 #6

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    I Love it !!

    The transition is amazing my friend!! Very nice indeed.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Respectfully, Cowboy
     
  7. Nov 20, 2018 #7

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    Thank you all. I really enjoyed the process myself.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2018 #8

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    Nice job.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2018 #9

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    That looks really good ! I have one (CVA), resting behind a door in pieces. It was given to me over twenty years ago. An older gentleman started to build it from a kit. He lost some pieces and 1uit work8ng on it. I started to fiddle with it. I pick it up every now and then... and then I get distracted. Your rifle gives me some encouragement.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2018 #10

    eggwelder

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    thanks. these comments mean a lot.
    i was at it off and on(mostly off) for a year and half. lots of distractions.
    the brass is polished to 1500 grit wet dry paper, then 0000 steel wool. after that a piece of felt with some tripoli compound.
    the wood is finished with Feibings medium brown-2 coats. then 4 coats tru-oil rubbed with 0000 steel wool between coats.
    i had to narrow the butt plate with a hammer near the toe, took off some wood and the butt plate didn't fit right. i annealed it and tapped the sides in. i was quite happy it worked. i started to reprofile the trigger guard, but kept running into voids/bubbles. filled those with pewter, and stopped filing the thing.
    the entry pipe has a bit of brass soldered on and forged shaped. it was a pita to get it to fit tight to the wood. i may in the future file those to octagon, but not for now.
    chunk of missing wood added to the toe, used maple because i don't have any of what ever the stock is made out of. Beech wood maybe.
     

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