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Offline R.J.Bruce

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Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« on: May 31, 2019, 01:53:39 AM »
Question for the experienced trade gun builders relating to several of my previous threads.

I am interested in building a 5/6's scale Carolina trade gun with a 39.484" long barrel that measures 0.875" across-the-flats octagon at the breech.

If a Chambers Queen Anne flintlock were to be utilized with the above barrel, is there enough material in the lock plate behind the sear's arm to allow for a period correct third lock screw??

If so, would smaller diameter lock bolts be in order, say #6's??

If not, can steel be added to the lock plate by welding; or does a new, longer lock plate need to be fabricated??

Thanks,
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Re: Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 02:56:29 AM »



Not a great angle but probably yes. Your challenge will be the sideplate.
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Re: Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 02:51:09 PM »
5/6? Just build it full sized.
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Re: Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 03:04:40 PM »
Chamberís does not make the Queen Ann lock, L&R makes that lock. Jim does make a couple of round faced English style locks but the lock plates are longer than the Queen Annís lock plate.
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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
Chambers has the Queen Anne pistol lock. Itís smaller
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Re: Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 04:21:31 PM »
Bob is right. It a LOT smaller. It is more of a pistol lock, I think even for 5/6 it would be too small. If you are dead set on it, why not put a dummy screw at the rear of the side plate if you just want it to look right and then drill/tap the lock plate, insert a dummy bolt and file it so it won't interfere with the sear. 
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Re: Chambers Queen Anne flintlock
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 01:29:02 AM »
On the youth sized trade gun I built some time ago. I used a fake third screw.  The screw in the tail of the serpent was simply a modified large sheet metal screw. I modified the head to match the lock bolts. This gun also used a Chambers round faced pistol lock. It made for a really dependable gun.
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