FINALLY! FINALLY! Finally got that unicorn 1842 part delivered!!
Front band. Here it is!
Since I now have to make this a rifled musket vs. a smoothbore
, I do need to get a rear sight. The difference between a reproduction and an original is $221 vs. $299. At this point, I'm going to just bite the bullet and commit to getting the original. I'm not so rich that $78 is meaningless but might as well just finish it right. Here is a layout of what I've got so far except the barrel that is still in a Kroil oil bath:
The sharp eyed will note that I'm missing a mid/lower band spring. That already has been ordered.
Yes, I made a mistake ordering band springs and need yet another mid/lower barrel band spring but got it ordered tonight. At this point, all the metal parts are needed is the 1)
rear sight, 2)
that one barrel band spring
which is ordered, and the 3)
2 pins to attach the sling swivels. That rear sight is next. After that, the stock from Dunlap Woodcraft will be ordered to start assembling it into a coherent whole.
added the missing word "spring"
, put red
arrow to show which spring I missed, and covered up 2 duplicate screws.