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Offline mountainman70

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Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« on: December 26, 2019, 05:54:33 AM »
Greetings to all. I reckined as I have been sitting here doing the Gregs rifle, I may as well post thisn, as it was built from same wood, and along the same time.
This time, I sent the blank to Pecatonica river to shape into the Tennessee style, and inlet for the Durs Egg lock, and cut to 13 1/2 lop.
Barrel is an Orion 50 cal 1" I got from wyoduster, and had Ed Rayle plane down to 7/8. Lightened up some.
I made the pipes, they are inlet into the stock, and I cut in a mortice on each area to bend the tangs into. This saved fooling with pins. Next, the L&R long bar Hawken triggers, shortened some to align with the lollipop tang ,and screwed in with 2 machine screws.
 
As you can see, the wood is distressed in a variety of places, and the wrist looks  cracked, tho not all the way. Bob and I figured I should set the trigs up Hawken style to make wrist as secure as possible. Finish is LMF nut brown and maple,50/50 and thinned true oil with japan drier.
This has been a fun build,and I need to go shoot it.
I also made trigger guard from  1/8 x 1/2 steel ,I know it is a bit crude,only torch I have is a propane hand held. Guard is 2 piece, screwed and soldered ,and filed. Heck of it is, everyone that has held the gun loves the feel of the guard in the hands,
My goal was to build a serviceable, safe ,traditional flinter with as least amount of frills and labor as possible, and try out this stock pattern, which I like well enough to build others.
Best wishes to all of yall. Dave F 8) 8)











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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 11:26:36 AM »
Dave you have what I will call a "corker"of a gun there . Corker means something mighty fine indeed. Dave your photos are slightly unclear maybe a few more close ups would be nice, take care Steven.

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 04:42:10 PM »
Very nice rifle! I noticed that a penny was used as a side plate, is the date on the penny the year the rifle was made? Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 05:40:12 PM »
Very cool rifle! What kind of wood is it?
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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 06:29:51 PM »
Hi fellows. The wood is "spalded" maple, very hard and dense,sorta like me in the dense. The penny is 1937 I had laying in a cup on the bench. Thought it would be more interesting than a plain ol flat washer.
Metal finish is cold blue rubbed almost off.

I will try to get better pics later today. Thanks for the kind words. Dave 8) 8)

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 09:24:46 PM »
That is a neat rifle, mountainman70.
I believe the word you wanted was Spalted Maple.

https://www.wood-database.com/spalted-maple/
Daryl

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 11:23:27 PM »
Thanks Daryl. Anyway you spell it, it is still Hatefull to work. Dave 8) 8)

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2019, 11:37:55 PM »
Thanks Daryl. Anyway you spell it, it is still Hatefull to work. Dave 8) 8)

My favorite type of long rifle.I like the trigger guard and it is better than
the screen door handle I saw years ago on a Sheetz rifle "Red"Farris had
in his shop.

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2019, 03:10:55 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous. Love the po boys. Understated and plain, with an attraction far beyond the sum of their parts.

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2019, 06:13:06 AM »
Thanks Bob,and Smokey, and you others. I am very fond of this style rifle. I will probably build a few more as I am able. After nearly 2 years being on a Hawken building binge, it is good to get back to the long guns.  I am glad I have had the experience of building and fitting those great ol plains rifles. Sure came in handy fitting the triggers/tang on thisn.

Have a goodun fellers. Dave 8) 8)

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 04:16:58 PM »
Beautiful, simple, a lot of people would love to have a rifle like this. I myself, got all the parts for a John Armstrong build, and after seeing what you"ve done, I just changed my mind. With a 3/4"x 42 barrel, and a beautiful tiger striped sugar maple hard stock,i its going to look great. Just like your's. Thanks for the idea.

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2020, 06:00:40 PM »
Thank you, Curly. These little rifles just seem to grow on a boy. So much so, I also have a 3/4 x 42 x 36 new barrel, flintlock,other parts, and a great piece of curly from back in the 70s that was gonna be something else, but may very well be the next one of these style.
Best regards to all. Dave F 8) 8)

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2020, 01:50:42 AM »
Great rifle, if this rifle was all wrought it would bring a big price. Build one,lock, stock and barrel, I think you can. regards Dick.

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2020, 02:19:24 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D... Dave,... don't know how I missed this original post,... !!!.... you did a great job in building a mountain "hog rifle" here,... I like the look,... perfect profile,... well done, and looks great,... I believe there is a market for this type plain, no-nonsense rifle,... you've done good again.... !!! ... regards,   CCF

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2020, 04:26:42 AM »
  What C.C.F. said I like it...Oldtravler

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2020, 05:13:51 AM »
Sweet! I like the lines and simple guard.

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Re: Poor Boy rifle from my shop
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 05:44:03 AM »
Hello y'all , howdie to PJ and Dana. Thank you for the kind words.I really enjoyed this build,and will probably do others.I am considering putting this one for sale,but Im Thinkin, somethin I don't go to far into,afraid of spells and goin on. I scare me more than any Haints.
Every time I get this gal out, and hold ,sight ,better  just build another fo long.
Have a good evenin fellows. Getting cold and nasty here in good ol WVa. Best regards, Dave F 8) 8)