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Craftsmanship => Gun Building and Repair => Topic started by: RobD on June 22, 2022, 05:56:26 AM

Title: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on June 22, 2022, 05:56:26 AM
The gunsmith that made my smoothie is now making me a flintlock rifle, .50 bore swamped 44" bbl.  The build images might be of interest to some, so I'll post them here as I get 'em.

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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Butler Ford 40 on June 22, 2022, 08:46:49 AM
Looking forward to seeing the progress!  :hairy
Title: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Darren Haverstick on June 22, 2022, 03:08:41 PM
What make is the barrel, Rob?

Darren
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on June 22, 2022, 03:44:14 PM
Colerain "B" weight .50, 44" swamped, round bottom rifling.
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Ohio Joe on June 22, 2022, 07:14:02 PM
Now that's going to be some fun!!!  :hairy
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on June 22, 2022, 08:36:23 PM
Lotsa sawdust, continuing the stock work ...

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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: rollingb on June 23, 2022, 02:54:47 AM

 :applaud   :hairy
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on June 24, 2022, 01:25:32 PM
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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Winter Hawk on June 25, 2022, 08:23:36 AM
That looks like it'll be right nice!  Keep those photos coming!

~Kees~
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on June 25, 2022, 07:50:58 PM
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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: PetahW on June 29, 2022, 01:30:54 PM
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Nice move - just remember: "no wine, before it's time"........  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Winter Hawk on June 29, 2022, 02:23:05 PM
Nice move - just remember: "no wine, before it's time"........  :bigsmile:

My dog whines all the time....   :Doh!

~Kees~
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on July 12, 2022, 07:47:26 AM
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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Winter Hawk on July 15, 2022, 11:39:42 AM
Looking good, Rob!  Thanks for the updated photos.

~Kees~
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on September 01, 2022, 10:14:35 AM
Getting there ....

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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: rollingb on September 01, 2022, 11:21:44 PM

It's sure lookin' good!   :hairy   :applaud
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Ohio Joe on September 02, 2022, 06:14:25 AM
Just makes a feller want to build something!

Looking Good!!!  :hairy
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Butler Ford 40 on September 02, 2022, 02:34:24 PM
Some people gather up ALL the talent and don't leave any for the rest of us!! LOLOL! 
Lookin' GOOD!   :hairy
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on September 25, 2022, 10:13:38 AM
Almost done ...

(https://i.imgur.com/iMKrKNY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OYBZtRS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QH5R0YV.jpg)
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Nessmuk on September 25, 2022, 09:27:05 PM
Rob carves a thing of beauty and I can can barely carve my initials.  :luff:  :luff: :luff:
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on September 26, 2022, 05:27:16 AM
Rob carves a thing of beauty and I can can barely carve my initials.  :luff:  :luff: :luff:

Whoa!  I'm not building this rifle, Mr. Russo is - go to the first post in this thread.
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Nessmuk on September 26, 2022, 10:14:02 PM
I stand corrected BUT I still can barely carve my own intials! 
 :bigsmile:
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Hanshi on September 29, 2022, 02:34:25 PM
That rifle will be something truly special.
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: RobD on October 28, 2022, 01:23:59 PM
completed and ready to ship to me .....

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Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Hank in WV on October 28, 2022, 05:55:47 PM
WOW  :hairy
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Bigsmoke on October 28, 2022, 06:44:10 PM
Hank, You took the very words out of my mouth.  Wow, indeed.
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Winter Hawk on October 28, 2022, 08:11:10 PM
That is plumb nice!  We'll need more fotos, of course.  It looks like he put the low sights on, like the originals had.  That should give you many years of enjoyment!

~Kees~
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: KDubs on October 29, 2022, 08:53:31 AM
Man that's looks like a fun project.
 I would really like to do that myself some day.
 Keep posting Rob
Kevin
 
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Nessmuk on October 29, 2022, 11:01:37 AM
What a beauty 😍
I'm jealous down to my socks!
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Bearhntr on October 29, 2022, 10:40:26 PM
That's gorgeous!  Hope it shoots as good as it looks!!!!
Title: Re: A new flint .50 in the making
Post by: Butler Ford 40 on October 31, 2022, 12:19:23 PM
Sorry for the overuse of the word "WOW" but not much else is descriptive enough!  Beautiful Rifle!!!  :yessir: