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by Captchee
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket
Replies: 24
Views: 13027

Re: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket

never said metallurgy didn't mater . its very important per application be it a main spring , tumbler or barrel .whats suitable for those applications well that depends . Opinions very on what is suitable for where. take Winchester who for decades used powder steel to cast their receivers while many...
by Captchee
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket
Replies: 24
Views: 13027

Re: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket

good morning and welcome to the forum James . just my opinion but pedersoli has slipped a lot over the years as to their quality . frankly for the asking price these days , I would go with a full custom build . one would be a lot further ahead in the long run . As to the lock eating flint . while pe...
by Captchee
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Merry Christmas all
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Merry Christmas all

Merry Christmas to everyone . wishing a happy new you to you all
by Captchee
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Pedersoli hawken hunter
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Pedersoli hawken hunter

first welcome to the forum .
each gun is different so you will have to work a load up for what you have . as for the fast twist . that's not a real issue even if you chose to shoot PRB . I have an original 40 that's a 1 in 36 twist and she shoots sub 2 inch groups at 150 all day long with PRB
by Captchee
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

and the last ones for today
by Captchee
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

more
by Captchee
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

well pulled a very early morning . finished the pistol and got most of the box completed .still a couple things left to do
but here are some photos
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: SnapHaunce build

when inletting is important to have a slight under bevel on the parts winterhawk . I then trace the parts with a pencil and start carefully removing the wood . use inlet black and repeat . its all about staying inside the lines and having the sharpest tools you can .
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

ok so that's it for now . over the next few days ill be continuing to finish up this piece . once the stock completely dries , ill buff it out one last time . then re install all the parts . im also making a box for this so ill be posting photos of that as well . I have to have this completed and of...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

now I move on to the brass parts . I finish these to 600 gr on a Dimond stone and with polishing stones . I do not buff polish the brass parts . thus what is achieved is a nice brass finish that's not shinning like we see on manufactures pieces or when someone has used a buffing wheel or polishing c...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

so while the stock is drying I go to work on the metal parts . the barrel is block sanded . I want a grey finish on it as well . im also adding a brass inlay on the barrel. so using the Clorox treatment I showed in other tutorials , ill rust the barrel then boil it to convert the red iron oxide to b...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

ok so the stock is ready for its first flood coat of oil and subsequent repeat coats . For this project im choosing to use permilyn as a finish . it will pull the figure and still achieve a nice natural and deep glow to the wood . the first 3 days I do my repeat coats. with wet sanding between coats...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

seems I missed a step . I also added a silver thumb inlay . this is done prior to the finish sanding . by doing that you insure that the metal fit is level with the stock when the finish work is done. but as you can see the stock even at this point is very smooth . I did this inlay at the 220 sandin...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

ok so after sanding to 220 , whiskering , sanding , more whiskering and then finishing then a final work over with 300 and then wiskering again I then work the completed stock over with burlap. the result is this . at this point the stock is ready for oil . the color you see is not a stain or dye . ...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

lets take a moment to do a comparison. As I have said many times before in other tutorials . there is a lot of wood that should be taken off these kits as part of an original build . The Pistols are no different.. also at this point I have sanded the stock to 150 grit . while it may look ready to fi...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

with the nose cap roughed out im now going to start the shaping of the stock .
as always I use files and rasps to accomplish this
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

now the other thing that I have covered in other tutorials is the nose cap . WHY these manufactures insist on this large oversized , clunky thing is beyond me . so like in the other tutorials where I have described how to do this , im going to take this nose cap down . on this one ill make it octago...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

One of the things I have always really disliked about these pistols is the choice of sideplates they use . I really dislike them . so we will replace the side plate
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

now I can start inletting the barrel. then I remove the wood for the RR channel . I want a web thickness between the RR channel bottom and the barrel channel of 1/8 .
I don't have a photo of that but here is some of the inletting beginning
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

now before I start inletting parts there are a few things I want to do . in this case the barrel is a 50 cal . its good and thick . however it also makes the pistol rather nose heavy . so because we have a lot of thickness im going to draw file the barrel to a taper . thus removing about 3/32 of mat...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: CVA Kentucky pistol restock

so first I chose a piece of wood that will complement the stock ill be creating . the wood needs to be of stable species .the grain needs to run through the wrist proper . that's first and foremost. if you NOTE on the original stock , that wasn't taken into consideration and eventually the stock fai...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: CVA Kentucky pistol restock
Replies: 19
Views: 295

CVA Kentucky pistol restock

As a lot of you know , I like working on these old kit guns . I know a lot of custom builders who wont even touch them . However for me its the challenge . for the most part these kits were just bolted together and not really built . the result was that you come out with something exactly like what ...
by Captchee
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: WE ARE BACK!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: WE ARE BACK!!!

still above ground and kicking . just alittle slower lol
by Captchee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: SnapHaunce build

some more
by Captchee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: SnapHaunce build

more photos
by Captchee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: SnapHaunce build

well its been a while folks . the snaphaunce was finished several months ago .
here are the photos .
by Captchee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: WE ARE BACK!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 169

WE ARE BACK!!!

WOW just got the word that tradrags back up !!!!
by Captchee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: A hunt with my Grundmann
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: A hunt with my Grundmann

well done in every way :applaud:
by Captchee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: SnapHaunce build

now I moved on to the side plate design . I will say this has been one of the most involved side plates I have ever done. lots of piercings . I also chose to incorporate a hunting seen into the scroll work here a photo of the layout . at the point this photo was taken I had not yet swelled the wood ...
by Captchee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: SnapHaunce build
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: SnapHaunce build

frankly for as simple as the lock seems to be , there is also a lot going on . the pan lid has to be timed so as to open at the right time with the cock throw so at to not block spark in the pan. also note that the tumbler does not have a sear engagement . instead it relies on a catch which blocks t...