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Offline runastav

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Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« on: January 31, 2016, 07:37:11 PM »
Hi All!
I will try to build a double barrel shotgun from the nice book by William R. Brockway :)
Have a Swede Husquarna made Lefaucheux cal 16, and Manton Flintlocks is on the way from the great land Amerika  in the west ;)
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 07:44:42 PM »
I look forward to your excellent work!

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 07:52:15 PM »
Hey guys, I am REALLY looking forward to this!
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 08:04:59 PM »
No task is too daunting for Runar. We all look forward to your project.  Manton locks to boot, wow. Best wishes on this build.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 08:05:46 PM »
Just what I needed, I've been thinking about a side by side, and here you go and hit us with another sweet project....Going to be "Very interesting"......Tom

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 08:13:04 PM »
 I like the setup you have for mounting the barrels in the lathe.  Thanks. J.H.
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 08:52:08 PM »
Go, Runar! You have my attention!
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 09:00:22 PM »
This build is going to be a good one.With youre talents Oh yeah cant wait to see this.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 11:34:44 PM »
Yes - Jerry - agree that "action" vice is being used very well indeed.
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 12:56:16 AM »
Runar, I love to follow your projects and very much admire your talent.  I built a 16ga double flint about 10 years ago and I was lucky in that I found a set of un-chambered barrels so I got to keep the inch or so at the breech you had to cut off.  Good luck with your project and judging by your past work, I expect your shotgun will  rival those of Manton or Purdey.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 03:20:54 AM »
Yes - Jerry - agree that "action" vice is being used very well indeed.

Ha! I just noticed that! I was entertaining the thought of a build like this just the other day. I'll definetly stay tuned! Will

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 04:04:08 AM »
This should be fun Runar.  I built one a couple of summers ago and really enjoyed it.  I am looking forward to watching your progress.

I had issues with getting the lock springs to clear the barrels, so you want locks with the springs as low as possible.  As shown in the  book, it will require you to file notches in the sides of the barrels.  I am sure you will figure it out!

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2016, 04:38:00 AM »
Oh boy! :)
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 07:16:40 PM »
Thanks, this is gonna be great!


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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 12:27:28 AM »
Most excellent, Runar!  Brockway's book is full of great information.   I'm certain this will be a fun project for you and all of us.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2016, 07:55:01 AM »
  Good idea, I look forward to seeing your project progress.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2016, 08:51:16 AM »
Looks like you are off to a stellar start.  Looking forward to progress reports.
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2016, 11:07:18 AM »
looking forward to this one too!  Between Runar, Taylor and Firelock, I'll never get anything done anymore.  I'll just sit back with popcorn and a beer and watch you guys!  But at least I'll maybe learn something, instead of just turning my brain to mush watching TV.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2016, 01:31:42 PM »
Hi All! and thank you so much :)
Ok, Mr Brockway say cal 16 use 7/8x14 and I do the treads be very thin in the front but will do the gun and proof test the barrels if it dont stand it I will get a new barrel ;)
Made a 1-1/4 long bolt and then file the length same comprende my bad english?Make the breach plug round and eysy, will soft solder a bit rib as last barreljob
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2016, 01:41:14 PM »
Runaround, what is the piece that has a hole thru it and is mark 7x1/4 ?
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2016, 04:14:15 PM »
FALout, it is a filing guyd for the hight of the treading in barrel 1-1/4" in lenght ;) to be same in both barrels
Runar

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2016, 05:05:39 PM »
Thanks Runar - I was wondering that as well.
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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2016, 06:46:26 PM »
Runar,  if the 7/8 plug does not work out consider a 22MM x 1,50.  I had the same concerns about barrel wall thickness as you in my 16 and opted for the metric.

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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2016, 01:35:09 PM »
Hi All! And thank you
L.Akers, I will remember that :) Breach plugs soon ready for standing breach. Beeswaks on haksaw, and you saw like in butter ;)
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The standing Breach, I let the Makita work it has plenty elbow grease hehe ;)







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Re: Building a Double Barrel Flintlock Shotgun
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2016, 03:53:28 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to post youre work.what kind of wood are you going to use for youre stock?