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Offline runastav

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Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:11:33 PM »
Hi all! In Norway we have a lot of so called (Bondebørser) farmersgun?The farmers bought discarded military muskets and rifles and use parts to build huntinguns. Here I have a rifle around cal 50 and I think its only the Lock so have a militær history original flintlock but converted to percussion. The forestock needs a lot og regluing and some New Wood i see wats show cup when progress ;)See the rear sight its typikal Norwegian and much used on ours Box barrels
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 09:14:03 PM »
Very nice!  We’d call that a “barn gun”. Good project!
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 10:01:53 PM »
I agree Rich - this will be an interesting, enlightening & fun re-build to watch.
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 10:57:22 PM »
What do you intend to do with this one Runar?  The rifle looks to me to have been stocked up from a collection of parts.  This will be fun.

By the way, I have your pistol parts engraved, boxed up, and ready to send home. 
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 01:26:27 PM »
Hi all!  And thank you, a barn gun okey. Taylor, yes its build of parts like they do the farmers blacksmiths. It deserves to repairs so its Lock funksjon and the Wood hang toghether. Some old repairs With brass string is no good so I start removing it and reglue the forestock New Wood must be glued on. Taylor i look forward to see the engraved pistol parts thank you I am a Lucky man :)
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Offline Notchy Bob

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 10:42:56 PM »
This is a very interesting rifle!  I'm looking forward to seeing more photographs as the restoration continues.

I'm curious, and have a few questions...  What is the length of the barrel?  Are all of the mountings made of iron?  Does the stock have a cheekpiece?

Thank you!

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2019, 12:22:15 PM »
Hi all! Notchy Bob, the barrel l is 86,5cm (34") the mountings is iron and the Stock have no cheekpiece.I come  to the metalparts must finish the Stock first a LOT og gluing and New Wood. Yes I could make a New Stock, but i have several long guns from the same Norwegian farm and must keep it most autentisk. before I started on this rifle I do similar job on a gun made With a ex military musket barrel and the blacksmith have forge a choke on the muzzle, they was smart the oldtimers ;) Okey, here is more new wood.
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 04:44:11 PM »
I have an inexpensive English single shot shotgun which has been choked the same way.

Very interesting restoration!

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 06:51:26 PM »
Hi guys! Thats Nice Hudnut! The Lock has been heavely used as a first flintlock and then percussion. The hole for the tumbler was oval so I make a bushing for the hole. Sharpsighted will see hat the tumbler have an old repair in half/full sear.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 08:13:16 PM »
The swage choke as pictured, is still used on most cheap single shot, break-open shotguns sold here in NA.
Daryl

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2019, 04:11:07 AM »
Runar,

Your posts are always fun and informative.  I enjoy them very much. 

I always smile and look forward to a good read when I see your name on a post. 

God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2019, 05:05:07 AM »
That is an interesting lock, Runar.  It has seen much use, as well as aging.  Are you going to keep it percussion, or re-convert it to flint?

Like a few other posters, I always look forward to seeing your work on here.  Innovative, and very, very precise.
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2019, 06:28:21 PM »
Hi , and thank you guys!Graig Wilcox yes jeep it percussion. New Wood in bad breach set, see the ramrodpipes is thin simpel iron and bent inside Stock. Triggergard and sideplate simpel flat iron no triggerplate.
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2019, 06:54:45 PM »
You’re making great progress -fast!
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 05:46:07 PM »
Hi all, and thank you Rich pierce ;)Like other here on forum I have alvays several prosjekt  in work originals, New building or modern guns! The barngun is now ready for stayning of New Wood and oiling.
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 05:55:22 PM »
This question is a little off topic  but this project made me curious.
Is there any active interest, events or hobbies related to flintlocks in Finland.
Thanks

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 06:01:44 PM »
Runnar,
VERY impressive work on the wood repairs!
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 06:25:01 PM »
Excellent work Runar, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 08:55:39 PM »
Agreed, well done.
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Offline B.Barker

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2019, 03:26:02 AM »
That's a neat gun your working on there.

Offline runastav

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2019, 05:48:15 PM »
Thank you guys!Nhgrants, yes they shot lots of blackpowder guns in finland. Bondebørsa is done ;)
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2019, 07:43:22 PM »
Your repairs blended very well.  Good job!
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2019, 08:03:06 PM »
Goooood work!
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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2019, 07:04:49 PM »
Super work Runar.  The gun looks happy now. 

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Re: Restore a Norwegian farmersgun
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2019, 02:40:34 AM »
The old girl looks great, Runastav. You've done a beautiful job.
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