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by Linc
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Been a busy month
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: Been a busy month

I guess you could say I am running on nervous energy. I couldn't even scratch the surface telling and showing everything since this post originated. :rolf:
by Linc
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Been a busy month
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: Been a busy month

Thanks for the kind words.
by Linc
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: New Powder Measures
Replies: 7
Views: 3711

Re: New Powder Measures

Very nice indeed.
by Linc
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Muzzleloader hunting videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: Muzzleloader hunting videos

He also has a short video on youtube on smallgame hunting with his smoothbore. I wish he would come out with the full length video on smallgame hunting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1qhEXuntx0
by Linc
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Current project
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: Current project

Yepper, sometimes that core can be a be-itch to get out. A couple of the first few horns that I did were rawhorns when I got them. I used a cabinet scraper to clean up the outside. One I had to cut the horn to get the core out. It was a real mutha. Thanks Hanshi. It is far from perfect but I am happ...
by Linc
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Current project
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: Current project

Jc, Get r dun. LOL. I have another one on similar lines to also finish up and another horn to start on. With me I find that I have to be in the right mood or frame of mind. Otherwise I totally screw up and kick myself.
by Linc
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Current project
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Current project

Here is one of my current projects. I still need to put a finish on the wood. I may still do some more engraving if and when the mood strikes. :D

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by Linc
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: why dont you ????
Replies: 16
Views: 7539

Re: why dont you ????

Holy Smokes that looks great. :77:
by Linc
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Mini shot bags
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: Mini shot bags

Thanks for the kind words. Thanks also for the tip Captchee. I need lots of practice on my soldering.LOL.
by Linc
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Mini shot bags
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Mini shot bags

Here are a couple of mini shot bags that I just finished working on. The smaller of the two holds 6 charges of 1 1/8th ounces plus a little extra for spillage. The larger holds 10 of the same charges plus extra. The copper plug is also an 80gr measure for powder or shot. http://img.photobucket.com/a...
by Linc
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 2274

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all. :campfire:
by Linc
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Been a busy month
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: Been a busy month

Thank you Gents. I've been also trying to think of what else I could make with the scraps of leather and deerhide that I have laying around.
by Linc
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Do It Yourself Traditional Gear
Topic: Been a busy month
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Been a busy month

Some of the stuff that I have made this month. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/leico526/100_0390.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/leico526/100_0408.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/leico526/100_0412.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/leico526/100_0415.jpg http://im...
by Linc
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Whats in your possible bag for Hunting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: Whats in your possible bag for Hunting?

When it comes to deer hunting, I carry everything in my pockets. I hunt behind my house so I won't have to travel far if'n I need something that I don't have on me. Short starter, 3 or 4 speedloaders, a straight line cappper with 8-10 caps, small accessories pouch with ball puller,nipple wrench, spa...
by Linc
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Can't get flinter to fire
Replies: 15
Views: 4916

Re: Can't get flinter to fire

A picture of your lock at half cock would help diagnosing your situation. Have you tried bevel up, bevel down? How much clearance is there between the flint and the frizzen at half cock? How far up the frizzen is the flint striking? With the times you do get sparks does the powder in the pan ignite?...
by Linc
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: re building a CVA, Jukar / traditions Kentucky
Replies: 28
Views: 75917

Re: re building a CVA, Jukar / traditions Kentucky

Now that is a major change from the original design. You made a silk purse from a sows ear so to speak. :77:
by Linc
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Re: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter

Maybe this one will show more.

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by Linc
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Re: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter

Hanshi, Sorry pics aren't very clear but maybe you'll get the idea. I had also drilled a second hole in the trigger 3/16" lower. I had to remove the trigger return spring.

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by Linc
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Re: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter

Hanshi, Mine also had the one piece trigger/guard assembly. I cut the loop off and filed down as much as possible to be as close to flush as I could get it. I punched out the tension pin from the assembly, drilled a new hole approx. 3/16" back, reinserted the tension pin into the new hole. That incr...
by Linc
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Re: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter

Captchee, Where would you suggest removing more wood? Recommendations would be appreciated.
by Linc
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Reworked Traditions Deerhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 4563

Reworked Traditions Deerhunter

I just finished reworking the stock on my Traditions Deerhunter. I didn't think to take before pictures but if you look at a CVA Bobcat it is the same gun and look. I replaced the squared off rubber butt pad for a formed brass butt plate from a Kentucky rifle. I added a silver side plate and wedge p...
by Linc
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Novaculite for the flintlock
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Novaculite for the flintlock

Novaculite and Arkansas stone are one and the same as far as I know. Novaculite is heat treated to make it knappable. Heat treating changes the crystaline structure and also changes the hardness. I can't remeber if it hardens or softens novaculite. It's been a few years since I've done any knapping....
by Linc
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Novaculite for the flintlock
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Novaculite for the flintlock

Any knappers out there that has tried novaculite for the flint? How rough is it on a frizzen? I made one up to try. It seems to give off some decent hot sparks but I was wondering if it would be bad for the frizzens like agate?
by Linc
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

Thanks for all the info Captchee.

At present I am reworking the original stock on the Traditions Deerhunter to see what I can do with it. If I screw it up then I'll have the cherry blank to replace it. But if it works out then I will have the cherry blank to use towards another build.
by Linc
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

Captchee, Which build was it that had the serpent side plate? Was that the GPR?
by Linc
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

Thanks Captchee. I really like the looks of the Fusil. I am really leaning towards that style but I am not sure if the blank I have will lend itself to the Fusil stock configuration. I guess I could still do the shape with out having as much drop at heal as the Fusil. With this Kentucky restock, is ...
by Linc
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

Captchee, Could you repost pics of CVA restocks that you have done? I think I have seen 3 different ones. The reason I am asking is that I have a Traditions Deerhunter that I am thinking of restocking with a cherry blank I have. I really liked the looks of the Fusil Tulle restock of the Bobcat that ...
by Linc
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

You betcha. LOL. I'd be out shootin today if it wasn't raining cats'n'dogs.
by Linc
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

I got out and shot today. It is a pure joy to shoot. I set up this stock with 1/4" of cast and 14 1/4" LOP. I could actually use a longer LOP but 14" is what I had to work with and adding the 1/4" leather butt pad helped lengthen it a bit. Major improvement over straight line stock with a 13 1/2" LOP.
by Linc
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build
Replies: 31
Views: 23064

Re: .45 cal. Kentucky Halfstock rifle build

Good luck with that. Been there, done that and never got totally used to it. Then again you know I am slow getting used to time changes.