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Offline David Rase

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Double Flinter Finally Finished
« on: November 11, 2019, 04:53:10 AM »
Here are a couple pictures of the double barrel flintlock shotgun I finished up today.  No engraving, checkering or inlays, just a basic no frills hunting weapon.  20 gauge modern fluid steel barrels, L&R Manton locks, triggers and entry pipe, hand forged triggerguard and a vintage buttplate all inlet into a blank of curly maple from Tom Fornicola.  Finish is tannic acid and iron nitrate.  Plan on meeting the customer Monday morning at the range and shooting it.  If all goes well we will meet back at my shop to disassemble and clean the gun and turn it over to its new owner.  He will need to rub a couple more coats of oil on the stock and give her a coat of wax before the first bird falls prey.  What a light weight fast handling well balanced gun.
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 05:30:56 AM »
Graceful and easy on the eyes. I can see that gun in an upland bird hunting scene!
Great job buddy!!!!

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 05:37:09 AM »
Awesome Dave.  How are you going to top that? 

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 06:24:45 AM »
Subdued elegance. That thing is going to be a rock star in the field. I like it a lot.

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 12:16:22 PM »
Yeah.... ;)
Elegant in it's simplicity without being "plain" by any means. If I had access to a healthy population of native Quail, that little sweetheart would have me shopping for a bird dog.
VERY nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 02:07:32 PM »
Love that double David, if I were 10-20 years younger I would want you to make a 16 bore like that for me. It looks to be an ideal gun for quail.
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 03:04:12 PM »
Beautiful.  Excellent job
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 04:12:30 PM »
 Wow! Beautifully done and the lack of decoration just makes it easier to see. I'll bet the guy will be like a Kid getting exactly what he wanted for Christmas and then some.

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 04:31:35 PM »
A beautiful little gun, David. I know it will be a pleasure to shoot.
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 04:44:17 PM »
Nice....better get out those checkering tools though!
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Offline David Rase

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 05:04:19 PM »
Nice....better get out those checkering tools though!
That would require the customer opening up his wallet first.  ;D
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 05:24:14 PM »
Nice double gun Dave. It should be a great handling little bird gun. We're out of the wild quail business in Alabama, but it should be a dandy dove gun.

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 06:29:19 PM »
  Dave as always you have made another fine looking gun. Would be a great
Ruff grouse getter here in the North..  No fancy stuff just a serious bird gun. The owner should be real happy..  Good job..
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 07:19:41 PM »
Very nice shotgun Dave!! What did it wind up weighing?
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 07:51:47 PM »
Very nice David, well done.
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 08:04:06 PM »
Piling on David, really nice shotgun!!  Jerry told me at Heffley that you were close to finishing up the gun, and was as giddy as a school kid.  I know he's going to love it, and I'll get to handle it next August at Heffley.  Isn't it amazing how thick a piece of wood has to be to get a double gun out of it?  Again, congrats on a fine sporting gun.
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Offline David Rase

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 10:59:31 PM »
Piling on David, really nice shotgun!!  Jerry told me at Heffley that you were close to finishing up the gun, and was as giddy as a school kid.  I know he's going to love it, and I'll get to handle it next August at Heffley.  Isn't it amazing how thick a piece of wood has to be to get a double gun out of it?  Again, congrats on a fine sporting gun.
We just got back from the range.  After test firing both locks and barrels Jerry shot it at about 15 yards at a piece of paper with a clay bird in the center.  Nice tight pattern and smoked the clay bird.  It will take at least a week to get the grin of off Jerry's face.
David

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2019, 11:05:45 PM »
That's a lovely little double! Very COOL!
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2019, 02:24:26 AM »
It works, and fast! 



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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2019, 02:28:08 AM »
Great work as always Dave!!!!

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2019, 03:10:44 AM »
Really nice gun, David..., beautiful work!


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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2019, 03:23:12 AM »
It works, and fast! 


And itís a left hand double gun. Brilliant!

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 04:01:32 AM »
Very Nice Dave.  I like different and you've made something different, nicely.  Hank

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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2019, 04:48:36 AM »
DAVE Where are the photos of the case hardening part????   Is it a trade secret??
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Re: Double Flinter Finally Finished
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2019, 02:54:41 PM »
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And itís a left hand double gun. Brilliant!
Clearly not a left handed gun, otherwise the front trigger would be on the left.
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