TN rifle done

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  1. Dec 22, 2014 #1

    mikemeteor

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    Just finished this 50-caliber from a Wayne Dunlap blank.
    Any and all critiques welcome.

    //mike m

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  2. Dec 22, 2014 #2

    longcruise

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    Nice!

    How do you cut that circle in at the muzzle?

    Nice patch box.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2014 #3

    satx78247

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    That's just DOWNRIGHT PURTY wood.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    yours, satx
     
  4. Dec 22, 2014 #4

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    That is SUPER. Love the fancy muzzle and the rich color of the wood.

    Smollett
     
  5. Dec 22, 2014 #5

    Jason Lewis

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    fantasic work! but holy cats thats a big vent hole!
     
  6. Dec 22, 2014 #6

    Wes/Tex

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    Nothing to critique that I can see except why do some people have so much talent and all I've learned to do is play the radio?! :wink: Dang fine job! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Dec 22, 2014 #7

    Wes/Tex

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    1/8" to 5/64" is about right for a touch hole to be sure the powder grains are close enough to the barrel/liner face to instantly catch the incandescent heat of the primer flare. A properly sized touch hole can look a bit imposing when you're used to seeing what passes for such on many production guns. :wink:
     
  8. Dec 22, 2014 #8

    Daveco

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    Congratulations- Well done!! A beautiful rifle build. :hatsoff: Although I'm fairly new to the sport, I have to say that these Tennessee style rifles are my favorite!!
     
  9. Dec 23, 2014 #9

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    That's a beautiful rifle. You do magnificent work.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2014 #10

    Spikebuck

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    Beautiful! :hatsoff:

    Am I seeing the tang correctly in the picture...does it actually extend well up into the comb? There's reflection there, but I think I can see it extending up the nose into the comb. If so, that must have been a doosey to inlet!

    Would love to hear more details of the gun and some pictures of the cheek piece side.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2014 #11

    wattlebuster

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    I think ya did big :thumbsup: I like it LOTS :bow:
     
  12. Dec 23, 2014 #12

    Grumpa

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    A Very, Very NICE rifle! The wood is outstanding. The work you put into it is commensurate with the components.

    I know nothing about the TN rifle, but of the few I have seen pictured, yours stands above them in quality. I would assume that the extended tang serves to strengthen the wrist and comb areas.

    Well done. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  13. Dec 23, 2014 #13

    Flint62Smoothie

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    Me thinks you meant 1/16" to 5/64 ... not 1/8" (0.125") :surrender:
     
  14. Dec 23, 2014 #14

    Brad Cayton

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    Very fine!!! :hatsoff:
     
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    Mark Black

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    Critique??? There is nothing to critique!! Beautiful rifle!! My only "critique" is that it's not hanging on my wall!! :bow: :bow: :thumbsup: I love the barrel tang by the way!
     
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    Great looking rifle...... :thumbsup: Well Done !! :hatsoff:

    Keith Lisle
     
  17. Dec 23, 2014 #17

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    Dang that's a fine lookin rifle you built. Love the deep rich finish you laid on it.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2014 #18

    Wes/Tex

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    Me thinks thou art right! I had a typographical slip-of-the-lip there! :wink: :haha:
     
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    tremendous looking rifle! congrats on a beautiful execution of a fine design - here's hoping it shoots as well as it looks...

    make good smoke!

    :thumbsup: :hatsoff: :thumbsup: :hatsoff: :thumbsup: :hatsoff: :thumbsup: :hatsoff:
     
  20. Dec 23, 2014 #20

    longshot47

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    I want!
     

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