Building from a parts assembly

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Captchee » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:41 am

i dont think about Numrich, good call

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Blind Dog » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:57 am

I am a late comer to this instructional. As I am a new member I sure don't want to step on any toes but if I may a couple of questions, comments. I find this to be extraordinary to have such a detailed instructional. I appreciate the way you break down what appears to be a very complicated process into a consice yet easy to understand format,thank you very much. That peice of wood is beautiful and I particularly like the color, not the usual red tones we see so often. A question. Why a swamped barrel on a plains rifle? Would not a straight, or better yet, a tapered barrel have been more appropriate?

Again thank you very much,

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Blind Dog » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:58 am

I am a late comer to this instructional. As I am a new member I sure don't want to step on any toes but if I may a couple of questions, comments. I find this to be extraordinary to have such a detailed instructional. I appreciate the way you break down what appears to be a very complicated process into a consice yet easy to understand format,thank you very much. That peice of wood is beautiful and I particularly like the color, not the usual red tones we see so often. A question. Why a swamped barrel on a plains rifle? Would not a straight, or better yet, a tapered barrel have been more appropriate?

Again thank you very much,

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by TradRag » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:30 pm

A question. Why a swamped barrel on a plains rifle? Would not a straight, or better yet, a tapered barrel have been more appropriate?
Hey Blind Dog! Welcome to TradRag! Captchee built this for me and Yes that would have been more appropriate but I was looking to drop a little weight based on the nature of my hunting style, which is more spot and stalk than sitting when carrying the blackpowder. Plus, those ounces saved would be nice on a DIY backcountry elk hunt when you start shaving things down for the pack in. It was just my personal choice in that build.
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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Captchee » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:51 am

Im glad you liked it . Hope it helped some folks .
yes a strait or tapered barrel would have been more common .
but as to appropriate , that depends on the rifle . There are originals ½ stock rifles with swamped barrels so its not completely un heard of
the Gustuvus Erichson rifle in this thread is one such rifle
http://www.tradrag.com/forum/viewtopic. ... ens#p25025

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Trkytalk » Sun May 19, 2013 8:09 am

Captchee,
I am finally learning to navigate the TradRag website. I appreciate your expertise and advice.
Anyway, as I look for a caplock Shotgun mzl loader, is there any one type of a shotgun that you would recommend.
I find most manufactures have gotten away from traditional firearms.
Let me know your thoughts when you have time.
Thanks for your time,
Tom (aka-trkytalk)

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Captchee » Sun May 19, 2013 8:46 am

as I look for a caplock Shotgun mzl loader, is there any one type of a shotgun that you would recommend.
I find most manufactures have gotten away from traditional firearms.
Your welcome , I hope you find things helpful .
As to a shotgun and that would depend on what your wanting its main duties to be .
Your not going to find much in traditional lines that’s marketed anymore . Pedersoli still does offer a SXS but it has screw in chokes . The ones I have seen were real good guns but I don’t really care for the screw in chokes.
Used , your into more . IE the TC renegade with drop in barrel , CVA made doubles in both field and presentation grade . They also made single shot models as did Jukar . Then you also have imports from maruku in Japan and the even cheeper India , imports ..

The other option is Original. If one watches around its not hard to run across an original that’s in safe shooting shape . The problem however is that its still an original . As such I would recommend shooting only light loads just to be on the safe side .

Past that you have the semi and full custom market . So there not only do you have the smooth bore single shots , but also SXS and Over and Under.

So now back to what you want to do with it . . If your going to turkey or waterfowl hunt , are you going to want a choke or do you have and are willing to spend the time to work a shot load that will give the desired pattern.
If you r wanting a choke then I would go with a Pedersoli or have your barrels jug joked .
If choke isn’t an issue then I would recommend any of the CVA or TC models .
Do you want to shoot round balls for deer . If so then I would go with something that wasn’t choked .

If you have the money , I would consider the semi or custom market . A smooth bore will run you around 1000.00 AND DOUBLES 2-3000.
The other thing is you have your choice of about any type of smooth bore shot gun you like . From later Half stocks to full stock Trade guns like the North West gun , which Hudson bay sold both in flint and in cap . The design minus the ignition source remand un changed from the 1770’s tell 1909 when they discontinued the gun

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Re: Building from a parts assembly

Post by Trkytalk » Mon May 20, 2013 9:57 pm

Thanks for your advice Captchee, I will try to locate a traditional gun for turkey hunting
Much Appreciated,
Tom H.
p.s. as my 11 y/o nephew recently informed me "Aim small Shoot small"!
Better latch on to this kid`s intelligence while he still knows everything..:)

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