Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Fintlock Rifle Photographs

Here is an image of the sideplate, somewhat of my own design.

For what's it worth, my next project will be a Hawkins rifle using a piece of Claro Walnut that a friend (Tony Montoya) of mine gave me. There is enough wood for a Hawkins rifle stock and two pistols (flintlock). At this point in time I rather doubt I'll do another flintlock rifle as I've finally built what I want.

The rifle barrel, end cap, and ramrod. This also shows the nice curl to the maple and finished color of the wood after the application of Nitric Acid, Potassium Permanganate and Alkanet Root.

These images show: The Delux Siler lock with an original flint from the period; the possible bag, powder measure, pan brush and vent pick, and Buffalo powder horn that I made a year or so ago; and the incised carving on the butt of the rifle. I didn't remember to take photographs of the barrel browning process nor cutting the slots for the sights and barrel lugs. For me this is a comfortable and rather lightweight rifle that will be fun to shoot.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful stock. I really like the way you stained it.


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