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Offline conquerordie

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Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:57:46 PM »
For anyone who has made one of these, what is the width of the comb where it terminates at the wrist? I was looking at one of the old auctions on Herman Historica and one looked wide, guessing about 1/4 across. Just seems wide to me, any thoughts? Thank you for the help,
Greh

Offline Ron Scott

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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 06:32:44 PM »
That would be my estimate from photos. 

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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 02:25:47 AM »
 Thank you for the help Ron,
Greg

Offline James Wilson Everett

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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:14:55 AM »
Guys,

At least 1/4 inch, probably 1/2 inch is most accurate.  Also, the top of the comb on many Brandenburg rifles was flat.  See below.


Jim
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 03:32:52 PM by James Wilson Everett »

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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 12:38:33 PM »
Don't have a camera on hand, but the comb on the rifle I'm creating does have a flat top. At the moment it's a smidge bigger than 1/4". Final scraping and/it sanding will probably get me to that point. I'll post pics when the rifle is done. Thank you both for the help,
Greg

Offline t.caster

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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 06:32:38 PM »
Here's pics of the one I made in 2015, right or wrong it looks like the originals. It measures 11/16", 1" back from the nose. Right at the point it's about 1/4" to 5/16".









Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 08:40:24 PM by t.caster »
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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 07:02:06 PM »
Those pics are a great help, thank you for posting them. That's about what I have now, so I'm gonna too refining the area until the rest of the stock is shaped. Them I'll tweak it if necessary. Beautiful rifle by the way,
Greg

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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 07:29:45 PM »
Thanks Greg, I gotta credit Ron Scott for the wood ;) I just had to remove everything that didn't look like a Jaeger.
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Re: Combs on Brandenburg style rifles
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 07:48:41 PM »
Nice work Tom!  No flies on that one!
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