Discussion in 'The Gun Builder's Bench' started by F.G. Ford, Jan 4, 2016.
Where can I get some parts ( tang & breach plug )
I think you may have to rebreech the barrel for a different plug,i have read on here where some people have been able to remove the original breech plug without damagage to the barrel,but i have not,then fit a new tang.I'm sure you will get more and better replys than mine,good luck.
Is it a percussion or flint rifle,I am interested to hear other remarks too.
I have successfully removed and installed several, while it can be done it certainly is a pain. They use a machine to essentially drive the plug in, which accompanying the dull tooling used for cutting, the process can be difficult. From my experience, if you've never messed with a breech plug I'd have someone re-breech the barrel.
A fellow wants me to install a new barrel and breach plug, and tang to match the older barrel.
He wants a barrel longer than the 28" one he has.
Hence, I am looking for a Traditions Hawken Woodsman breach plug and tang.
So if anyone knows a parts source, it would be much appreciated.
So it's the hooked breech that is the problem. :hmm:
Probably have to custom make or fit one..
Nobody will sell you one,, it's a patent design that is only done in their shops..
It is possible to use a different breech plug on a new barrel and fit a new corresponding tang to the rifle,, then install a drum as needed,
But you simply can't get the parts to do a Traditions Arms/CVA breech.
You could contact Deer Creek Products as they do have the equipment and license to do that style breech.
I also have removed and refit breech plugs for the older CVA,s and traditions. It is serious machining and not recommended. I found it easier to simply make a new breech plug. But then, that was before I retired and access to a whole tool room. :idunno: :idunno:
Well you geezers are full of good news
Thank you for the information.
But it really does help.
I won't take on a job that is hardly worth the effort.
Sounds like a good plan.
You can probably find a new barrel on Ebay for less or as much as what it would have cost to fix it.
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