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Offline Keb

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Quarentine busy work
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:18:38 PM »
I've been holed up since March 1st trying to keep myself occupied. The Tiger King wasn't doing it for me so I gathered up as many gun parts that I had in drawers & hanging on the wall. I had enough to make a gun so I began March 3rd. The maple stock was about an inch short for the barrel I had so I scabbed a piece of wood on front & inlet the barrel. I found a lg. Siler and an unused trigger from I don't remember. I pretty much finished the gun yesterday. Barrel is one I got from Salvo's stash. .54cal smooth x 47 1/2", no butt plate, side plate or entry pipe. I painted the nosecap black (That is what I scabbed on). It's a simple gun for a simple man, me.








Offline bob hertrich

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 07:21:43 PM »
Nicely done.

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 07:26:38 PM »
I like it.  An attractive and functional looking common man's gun.  Cool.  God Bless,   Marc

Offline Dave Marsh

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 07:27:20 PM »
Very nice.

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 07:36:00 PM »
Nicely done...looks like it'll be a good shooter.
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Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 07:56:11 PM »
I like it. Good use of spare time and spare parts!

Greg
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Offline Algae

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 08:23:20 PM »
Lookin' good, let us know how it shoots!

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Offline Daryl

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 09:52:48 PM »
Should be a good shooter.  I find that butt pitch angle to be quite slippery on the some of my coats, though
but it certainly prevents cheek slap. My English-style 1/2 stock smoothbore is like that.
Daryl

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Offline old george

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 10:53:05 PM »
Being a simple man myself, I like it also. ;)

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Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2020, 09:46:12 PM »
Great job, Keb. Sure did make good use of those parts. I was thinking Ol' Salvo yesterday.
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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2020, 06:41:20 PM »
As chance would have it, I was shooting my .20 Salvo today and enjoying every minute of it
A pic of it and your old friend, Keb
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 09:03:56 PM by Plastikosmd »

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 02:26:32 AM »
You are going to have to find a stump hole to stick the butt into to be able to load it! Bet it is fun to shoot!

Offline Keb

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Re: Quarentine busy work
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 05:28:12 AM »
Plastikosmd: Glad to hear you are still shooting that little .20cal. That's old Tipster. He was a big help around the shop. He would always clean any small parts off the bench for me.

BobHill: I started burning some of Salvo's old bow staves & rifle blanks today. The worms got to a lot of it.

577SXS: I'm tall enough that a hole is not necessary.