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Offline Ed Wenger

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Another Virginia Longrifle...
« on: December 16, 2009, 04:56:51 AM »
I just recently finished this rifle and thought I'd share some pics.  It's a .50 cal, 46" Rice "B" weight, Chambers Early Ketland lock and Reeves furniture.  The wood came from Wayne Dunlap.  It was stained with LMF American Walnut over Honey Maple as described in a previous thread, then a few coats of permalyn.  The Barrel and lock are cold blued with Super Blue then rubbed back with steel wool and WD-40.  Also, did some petina on the brass.  As always, suggestions/comments are always welcome...

Ed








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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 05:30:41 AM »
Ed,
Beautiful rifle!  I really can't offer any suggestions other than get started on another one.  I'd love to shoulder that rifle and see how a 46" B weight .50 feels.  Nice I'm guessing.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 05:34:17 AM »
VA,

Beautifully executed.  Nicely done.
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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 05:53:07 AM »
Ed, very handsomely done. You should be proud of yourself. Looks so very crisp and clean. Exquisite fit up, tasteful carving, this gun has it all.

Thanks for posting your work, Ed.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 05:57:33 AM »
I just recently finished this rifle and thought I'd share some pics.  It's a .50 cal, 46" Rice "B" weight, Davis early colonial lock and Reeves furniture.  It was stained with LMF American Walnut over Honey Maple as described in a previous thread, then a few coats of permalyn.  The Barrel and lock are cold blued with Super Blue then rubbed back with steel wool and WD-40.  Also, did some petina on the brass.  As always, suggestions/comments are always welcome...

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 08:49:46 PM »
Fantastic carving. How did you do the beautiful metal finish?

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 08:53:31 PM »
That's my kinda rifle! I'd be proud to carry and shoot it!
GOOD JOB!
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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 09:03:06 PM »
Ed,

It is a real nice piece of American Art............only problem is that it is not under my Christmas Tree!!!!! ;D ;D ::)
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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 10:26:14 PM »
 Very nice, clean,crisp and sharp. Fine workmanship.

 Tim C.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 11:41:21 PM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words, as always greatly appreciated.

Nate...  The barrel was simply cold blued with Super Blue, then rubbed back.  Same with the lock.  The brass was treated with 44/40, then rubbed back as well with fine steel wool and WD-40.  Not everyone likes that particular look with brass, but I do, and use it regularly.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 12:14:20 AM »
Great rifle Ed...I like it all!!
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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 12:17:47 AM »
I can only add to what has already been said. Beautiful rifle!!
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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 01:21:34 AM »
Ed,
Nice job, as usual. I like that barrel color. Wish I had used that instead of the Oxpho on mine, yours looks more natural like.
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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2009, 03:22:53 AM »
Very nice work Ed. Your finish on the maple really pops the curl. I have one of those early Ketland locks also . I think it is really a blank slate ( lots of flat surface ) that some engraving would look outstanding on. I'm gonna do mine this winter.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2009, 01:32:04 AM »
Gorgeous gun. Thanks for posting those pics. Outstanding carving.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2009, 05:19:49 AM »
That is a beautiful musket. I generally tend to lean toward iron furniture, but that finish on the brass really could make me change my mind.

Ronnie

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 09:22:33 AM »
 Just count me an envious of your craftsmanship Sir! ;)

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 04:02:26 PM »
Ed, Looks great.  You did an outstanding job.  I really like the carving.  Very crisp and clean.  Thanks for posting the pics.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 05:13:46 PM »
Awesome! I want it.

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2009, 07:06:05 PM »
Wow, I'm awestruck!  It is absolutely a work of art!  How are you going to shoot that thing?  It's too beautiful to get dirty!!!!!

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2009, 07:08:44 PM »
  Super nice rifle, Ed. I like the metal finish. Is the cold blue durable? (just researching for next project)

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2009, 07:20:59 PM »
Ed.  Very nicely done. Well executed, clean, proportional, good fits, clean carving, just an all around exquisite job....    Man.....  you did a Super jib..........   ;)

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2009, 08:40:25 PM »
Ed,
You did a fine job on this gun.  I especially like the blueing on the barrel and lock.  Pretty piece of wood too.   I hope she shoots as fine as she looks! Thanks for posting the pics.
Dan

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2009, 08:46:44 PM »
Wow, what can I say that hasn't been said. Truly inspiring work, thank you for posting your pics
Jeff

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Re: Another Virginia Longrifle...
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2009, 12:18:11 AM »
Ed,

Beautiful Rifle!

Did you think about not using a patch box?

Should I or shouldn't I? or is it my imagination that I could hear you thinking?

Great wood and Excellent craftsmanship!

Bruce