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Offline Cory Joe Stewart

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Short barrelled rifle project
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:18:40 AM »
Havnt posted anything in a while. So you dont think Im stuck up here ya go. Current project is inspired by an original.  13 inch .62 barrel. Chambers early Germanic lock.  Barrel and lock are in. Triggers are in but need some adjusting.






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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 01:30:38 AM »
I must say that I would be nervous to shoot so short of a rifle.  I do like it, would definitely be a fast moving single arm horseback bore killer though. Looking forward to seeing progress and use updates.
Mike

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 02:25:44 AM »
I must say that I would be nervous to shoot so short of a rifle.  I do like it, would definitely be a fast moving single arm horseback bore killer though. Looking forward to seeing progress and use updates.
Mike

Why nervous?

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 02:37:30 AM »
I must say that I would be nervous to shoot so short of a rifle.  I do like it, would definitely be a fast moving single arm horseback bore killer though. Looking forward to seeing progress and use updates.
Mike

Why nervous?
Being as long armed as I am, and the way I have aleays shot. Take a bit of retraining to ensure my off hand stayed way clear. Kinda like shooting a short right handed flintlock south paw. Ensure I didn't get any parts in the way.

But it is an inspiration to get back to my short barreled Leman style build.
Mike

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 02:39:46 AM »
I must say that I would be nervous to shoot so short of a rifle.  I do like it, would definitely be a fast moving single arm horseback bore killer though. Looking forward to seeing progress and use updates.
Mike

Why nervous?
Being as long armed as I am, and the way I have aleays shot. Take a bit of retraining to ensure my off hand stayed way clear. Kinda like shooting a short right handed flintlock south paw. Ensure I didn't get any parts in the way.

But it is an inspiration to get back to my short barreled Leman style build.
Mike

That has crossed my mind.  I original plan included a sling, but a dropped that idea.

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Cory

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 02:48:47 AM »
A sling could be interesting for sure. How about a chest type holster like a bear pistol?

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 04:28:04 AM »
I like that muzzle treatment. Is the original done like that? Look forward to seeing it finished.
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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 04:33:14 AM »
I like that muzzle treatment. Is the original done like that? Look forward to seeing it finished.
Bob

Yes sir. The original had a similar treatment.

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2019, 07:08:41 PM »
Great Jimminy Crickets, Corey!
When I saw "short barreled rifle", I was thinking, OK, be about 23-24", that'll be fine.

THIRTEEN INCHES!  Wowser!

Inspiring project you have going, and I think we will see a few more of these before summer is over.  Is that a walnut stock?  Do you maybe have plans for some checkering on the grip and forestock?

Please keep us up to date on this.  And as others, I do like the muzzle treatment.  Hmmmmm - wonder how my Hawken will look with this?
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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2019, 05:02:01 PM »
Great Jimminy Crickets, Corey!
When I saw "short barreled rifle", I was thinking, OK, be about 23-24", that'll be fine.

THIRTEEN INCHES!  Wowser!

Inspiring project you have going, and I think we will see a few more of these before summer is over.  Is that a walnut stock?  Do you maybe have plans for some checkering on the grip and forestock?

Please keep us up to date on this.  And as others, I do like the muzzle treatment.  Hmmmmm - wonder how my Hawken will look with this?

Thanks Craig,
Yes it is Walnut.  I don't plan on checkering, but there will be some carving. 
Cory

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2019, 11:13:42 PM »
I like the muzzle work a lot.  Anxious to see the finished gun.
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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2019, 01:12:22 AM »
Have shot my Paget flint carbine, .65 cal  14" long barrel. It can do a job on one's left ear - take care

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2019, 03:39:03 AM »
Have shot my Paget flint carbine, .65 cal  14" long barrel. It can do a job on one's left ear - take care
I do think this will be very loud

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Re: Short barrelled rifle project
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2019, 07:20:33 PM »
I built one based on the same original. Didn't copy but made my own style. Forged BP from sheet brass. Used a Green Mtn 54 cal pistol bbl and L & R Manton lock. Love the little thing. Everyone who sees it calls it "cute". I'll post pics later.
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