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Offline Stoner creek

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More Brooks Castings on guns.
« on: May 28, 2019, 11:37:43 PM »
I’m certainly no professional but I do enjoy shop time. Being retired gives me the chance to dabble in gun work during the warmer months. It’s 87 degrees here along Stoner Creek today. Anyway I just put this project together using some more of Mike Brooks brass castings. This gun falls directly into what my friend David Rase correctly calls “Generic Longrifles”. Mike’s castings are second only to Reaves Gohering’s stuff. No flaws, no voids, easy to bend, file, and finish. They are a dream to work with. You’re going to have to ask him which guard this is.
The rest of the gun parts came from Harrison Gunstocks, Jim Chambers, RE Davis, and Green Mountain. Kiblers Iron Nitrate stain overcoated with LMF maple and Lancaster maple.








Offline rich pierce

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 11:39:05 PM »
Nice clean build. Looks good!
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 12:00:38 AM »
Stoner, you goin to bring it to the hog hunt?
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Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 12:16:48 AM »
That’s a nice one. Beautiful piece of wood.  Looks like a Lancaster style to my inexperienced eyes.

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 12:20:06 AM »
Stoner, you goin to bring it to the hog hunt?
If it’s new owner doesn’t come and pick it up first!

Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 12:37:58 AM »
I think that's the same guard I just used on ROAR! II.
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Offline David Rase

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 12:40:06 AM »
Outstanding looking rifle Wayne.  When Brooks and I come down to Stoner Creek in August, we may have to have sip a bit of Woodford Reserve and discuss uping your gunbuilding status to the next level.  Of course we will first need to establish what level you currently are operating at.  Hard to beat retirement.
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 12:40:59 AM »
Ditto about what Wayne said about Mike's castings.  Good stuff.
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 03:09:31 AM »
Outstanding looking rifle Wayne.  When Brooks and I come down to Stoner Creek in August, we may have to have sip a bit of Woodford Reserve and discuss uping your gunbuilding status to the next level.  Of course we will first need to establish what level you currently are operating at.  Hard to beat retirement.
David
I might get bumped up to Apprentice Assistant 2nd Class. Well hopefully  :-\

Offline snapper

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 03:13:21 AM »
shoot, perhaps I will bring a jug or two of Woodford's if that is the admission price.  Come to think of it, I have an unopened one that I need to check on.

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Offline David Rase

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 03:31:15 AM »
shoot, perhaps I will bring a jug or two of Woodford's if that is the admission price.  Come to think of it, I have an unopened one that I need to check on.

Fleener
Wayne has been teaching me the finer points of consuming bourbon my last couple of trips to Stoner Creek.  I am still an apprentice assistant 2nd class when it comes to bourbon. ???
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 03:37:23 AM »
I’ll drop you all off some home made bourbon and the newest thang around here.  Root beer hootch. 

Offline Stoner creek

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2019, 03:42:24 AM »
If we get too far into that stuff, we’ll all be masters 8)

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2019, 01:24:35 PM »
I just received a couple sets of Mike’s castings.  They look great and I look forward to using them.




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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2019, 01:38:36 PM »
Very fine looking rifle gun. Nice piece of wood, good lines and great finish.
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2019, 03:14:59 PM »
Fine looking work, Wayne. I think Mike will be awarding you a MASTER GUNMAKER certification soon!
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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2019, 03:51:10 PM »
Nice work, Wayne.  And Brooks seems to be starting a casting business.  He appears to do really high quality work.  Maybe I'll find some good Hawken castings there in Iowa.

Really like the finish on that rifle.
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2019, 07:12:19 PM »
John Getz in the foreground.

Glad you're getting practiced up, Dave.
 :) ;)

Was THIS the Burbon, Dave?


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Offline David Rase

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2019, 07:30:25 PM »
John Getz in the foreground.

Glad you're getting practiced up, Dave.
 :) ;)

Was THIS the Burbon, Dave?

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2019, 07:42:47 PM »
 Good look'n rifle Wayne, nice clean lines, just the basics.

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2019, 06:20:48 AM »
Nice looking rifle, Wayne. Any full-length pics?

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 04:36:48 PM »
Very well done, generic Lancaster! Time to start your next one, eh?
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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 05:22:57 PM »
Gee Daryl ...

That picture is a blast from the past !!!
Dave ... only too much Yuengling can do this to you !!!!

My son Ted is sitting in the background as young kid ...... he'll 25 on his next birthday !!

Thanks for sharing ...
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2019, 08:12:37 PM »
That was FUN!
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Offline Stoner creek

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Re: More Brooks Castings on guns.
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2019, 08:28:21 PM »
Nice looking rifle, Wayne. Any full-length pics?
Unfortunately no, and it already has a new home. Sorry. Will get a full length shot next time!