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Offline runastav

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Building a Blunderbuss
« on: May 22, 2019, 07:49:23 PM »
Hi Guys!  If I want a Blunderbuss I must build one myself originals is  way to ecpencive for me. So I borrow a Spencer Blunderbuss from a buddy, and I will use it as a guide line and use parts I have laying around.The bronse barrel will be a litle beefier made from 18x42x310mm  Gun metall OM1(CC493K)
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 11:00:54 PM »
This looks like another great follow along project.  :)

Offline Bob Roller

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 11:09:06 PM »
Runar,Be sure to contact Mike Neumann in South Africa for long range sights
on the blunderbuss. ;D ;D
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 02:57:54 AM »
I have long staff aperture tang with a spirit level aperture front on mine. I think accuracy would be better if the barrel was a bit longer?
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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 05:25:45 AM »
This is bound to be fun to watch!

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 07:33:38 AM »
Runar,

I have built a bunch of these now (not that I wanted to but others liked the one I built for myself and wanted one made), but I have always used Ed Rayl barrels.....and none of them had a spring loaded bayonet !  Knowing how you work, I am really, really looking forward to watching you progress on this.

All the best !
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Offline runastav

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 09:31:42 AM »
Hi All! And thank you guys I do my best ;)The barrel have now its profile
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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 02:04:03 PM »
Looking nice, Runar!  I envy you the machinery that you have - I've got nothing that would turn a barrel like that.  And it is a very good chunk of bronze.
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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 02:29:45 PM »
Great work Runar!!! How did you turn the inside of the muzzel?

Best regards
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Offline runastav

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 05:49:52 PM »
Thank you guys! Rolf in the lathe ;) ca 3" lenght 
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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 11:39:51 AM »
Hi guys! The bajonet and its heng , begin With the barrel heng and do ot simpel  ;)
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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 12:04:27 PM »
Hi all! The nail bayonet , the old timer was very expert in forging, filing and chiseling for sure ;)See the square chiseled hole for the big v spring on the original!
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Offline runastav

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2019, 10:11:11 PM »
Hi guys! Bajonet almost done :)
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2019, 01:54:26 AM »
Thanks ever so much for this fabulous journey into gun building from the ground up.

You are just packed full of surprises - and skill.
Daryl

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2019, 08:11:35 PM »
Hi all! and thank you Daryl! Barrelband breach, starting the sliding tang safety hmmm maby the modern tang safety on o/u  shotgun etc came from this patent?
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Offline msellers

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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2019, 08:41:07 PM »
Just found some pictures of a pistol you need to match this with a bottom of barrel bayonet. Would be set to take on any and all highwaymen then. 

You are a true craftsman with all you do. Thanks for sharing all the steps and progress.
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Re: Building a Blunderbuss
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2019, 08:00:44 PM »
Hi all! and thank you msellers! The safety done

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