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Antique Gun Collecting / Re: Hawken with Thingy in the side
« Last post by Dphariss on Today at 05:25:42 PM »
Does make one wonder. But the plains indians liked their decoration and "medicine". At this date we will never know what it really was.

Dan
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Gun Building / Re: Trigger creep
« Last post by rich pierce on Today at 05:13:55 PM »
Good tip, Dan. Still stuff to learn here.
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Gun Building / Re: Drilling jig parts???
« Last post by n stephenson on Today at 05:13:28 PM »
Capgun, You put the little point where you want the drill to come out and, drill through the bushing. I find mine helpful  for hitting an existing hole like a sideplate  to lock bolt  hole   or, a tang to trigger plate hole . Kind of like connect the dots. Just my 2 cents.     Nathan
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Gun Building / Re: Trigger creep
« Last post by hudson on Today at 05:12:29 PM »
I hope this is not too far off topic but thought a reminder might save a bit of extra work. On imports I have run into case hardened triggers and sears. Some times less than .010, stone through this and you know the rest.
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Gun Building / Re: David Price personal swivel breach rifle
« Last post by bama on Today at 05:11:28 PM »
David, I am disappointed that the trigger guard was not Damascus also.  :o Nah just kidding. That is a great piece of work, as the others have said, a true master craftsman. Great job sir.
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Gun Building / Re: Trigger creep
« Last post by Dphariss on Today at 05:10:45 PM »
Thanks for the replies. There is no slack at all. Like most English rifles, the trigger pin is in a slotted post integral to the trigger plate. It is fairly high and leverage is good. Bob Roller's suggestion to hone a little off the tumbler to reduce the depth of the full cock notch thereby reducing the necessary travel of the sear seems like a good fix. The same affect could be achieved by honing a bit off the top of the sear. A little of each might be the way to go.
Mike C

If its really too deep I would tend to shim or pin the tumbler to reduce the engagement. On some locks reducing the notch depth by metal removal can cause problems with the fly or the 1/2 cock on some locks. The depth of the notch need not be more than the face of the sear. Thinning the face of sear other than putting a slight bevel at the top edge is not going the help.
Not much of a drawing but it gives the idea. This can reduce creep and/or the trigger pull.


Dan
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Gun Building / Re: David Price personal swivel breach rifle
« Last post by mountainman on Today at 05:08:17 PM »
I keep going back and looking at your pictures,, fascinating.... lots of details ,, glad you were able to download pictures,  a man with that kind of talents should be able to show his work,,, very beautiful
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Contemporary Longrifle Collecting / Pics of some older projects
« Last post by n stephenson on Today at 05:01:57 PM »
I`ve got a couple thousand pics of projects I`ve done over the years . Some of these are 12 or 14 years old. Am I the only one that sees a pic of a gun I built in the past and goes " that's a neat gun, I wonder who built that"?  Sometimes they start to run together. I don`t want to bore anyone so, here`s a few pics.      Nate


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Gun Building / Re: Rifles pictures of the past build
« Last post by mountainman on Today at 04:59:53 PM »
David Price, Thanks to your thread, that's where I discovered that there was a new way of posting pictures,  so that's when I tried it,  thanks again.
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Gun Building / Re: Rifles pictures of the past build
« Last post by bama on Today at 04:55:31 PM »
I'd say Allen taught you well, that is a beautiful rifle. Thanks for posting it.
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