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General discussion => Gun Building => Topic started by: JPK on February 23, 2021, 06:28:59 PM

Title: Forming an under rib
Post by: JPK on February 23, 2021, 06:28:59 PM
Iím wondering how the old timers made a metal under rib. Perhaps a length of iron strap would be forged in a die for hollow one? Filing one with the concave sides and groove for the rod seems labor intensive.
Title: Re: Forming an under rib
Post by: Longknife on February 23, 2021, 07:16:42 PM
This under rib on an English Fowling Piece circa 1800 appears to have been formed from sheet steel. It was made in two pieces. You can see the seam if you look closely, next to the rr pipe. You can see how thin the steel was in the pic of the muzzle end . This end was filled with solder....Ed
 



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