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Author Topic: My new "traded" Rifle  (Read 613 times)

Online KDubs

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My new "traded" Rifle
« on: May 01, 2023, 08:32:20 PM »
So awhile back I picked up that tower pistol I posted about and today traded it for a .45 rifle of unknown age or maker.
 Took her home and gave it a good cleaning.
 Only mark I can find is the name Russ Hamm stamped on the inside of the lock plate.
 Also it came with an aluminum jag. Which I promptly broke.
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2023, 10:01:47 PM »
Russ Hamm was the lock maker, probably not the rifle maker.  The tumbler has a screw to adjust the sear engagement, reducing trigger travel, etc.  You can set those too fine, so maybe adjust cautiously if at all!  I had a Springfield musket that had been modified in a similar manner, I once set it (unloaded) at full cock and watched it "go off" while it sat on a table!

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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2023, 01:39:51 PM »
I did a little googlin' and looked up Russ Hamm, seems he made flint and perc. Locks.
 I ordered a new nipple, .440 balls and a new brass jag.
 This gun is way lighter than my TC .54, hoping it shoots as well so I can use it on trail walks.
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2023, 11:25:32 PM »
I have to say, that barrel pin tennon is a new one on me. But, as long as it works. Never seen one installed that way before. I've always center barrel my tennons flush with the brl flat. But hey, whatever works!  :shake

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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2023, 11:30:18 PM »
Kevin you got yourself a good quality lock on that rifle! probably a good barrel also if someone took the time and $ to get a Russ Hamm lock
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2023, 08:18:10 AM »
Hoping to shoot it soon, nice main spring lock, not the coil over type.
 Cleaned up well, everything seems solid. The sear has quite a bit of bending and brazing to meet up with the double set trigger. [ Invalid Attachment ]
 Not a mark on the barrel except the front site , so don't know who made it .
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 The offset bbl tennis had me scratching my head,  this was probably built in the 70s .
Thanks for looking
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2023, 02:11:51 PM »
The best thing about it is that it's a .45.  Otherwise it looks to be a good, decent rifle, even if the weird tennon looks funny.  You came out ahead in this trade.
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2023, 04:55:20 PM »
The hole in that barrel tenon looks HUGE! wat did they use for a pin a framing nail?
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2023, 06:47:57 PM »
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Just about 3/16th. 
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Re: My new "traded" Rifle
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2023, 08:10:32 PM »
Just made sure it was going to hold!   :lol sign

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