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Offline Dennis Daigger

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No more bison horn please
« on: June 24, 2020, 11:59:49 PM »
Gear for .62 caliber English percussion rifle. The powder flask is an original American Flask and Cap 4 dram charger installed on a flattened bison horn.  The bullet bag holds 15 balls, has an ebony neck and a Turkish walnut plug.

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Offline G. Elsenbeck

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 12:18:51 AM »
Nice looking set up.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 04:28:48 PM »
Dennis, that’s some lovely work on those accoutrements...fitting for such a nice rifle!  4 drams and a .62 ball should certainly make a dandy elk/moose load!

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 04:45:31 PM »
Lovely work indeed Dennis. That looks like a pretty nice gun there too.
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Offline Dennis Daigger

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 08:36:31 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  The bison horn was really thick and had deep ridges inside that had to be removed to get the plug well fitted. Quite time consuming to get the walls consistently thin.  The spring on the charger was broken so got to learn how to make a spring.  I wanted to use 1095 but couldn't find a small piece so used a piece of 1075 that I had.  Worked out nicely and because it flexes over a long and thin (.050") area it should be fine.

The 4 dram setting throws 98 grains of FFg not the 108 that would be expected.  The 98, however, gives me excellent accuracy at 50 yards and I expect that to be sufficient for moose and black bear.

I have leather for a bag and will start that soon.  TC, Marc and James have given me enough information to get going.  I have a commercial belt bag that will be a good model.  It design needs to be enlarged a bit to accommodate a knife then will be set for a fall moose hunt. I'm still a bit stumped about an awl.  I got a spear point awl but it is really big and I don't quite understand how it is used to get consistently sized holes.  I made an awl using a heavy sail needle that is triangular in cross section and that is what I used on the ball bag.  It took a lot of force to get it through the two layers of leather which is a scrap of chrome tanned leather that is fairly heavy.  The good thing about the awl was that I could do full penetrations and the holes were very consistent in size.  The leather I have is 3-4 oz veg tanned and it should be easier to work with.  Maybe not.
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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 04:40:25 PM »
Beautiful items Dennis.  You have fine taste. 

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
Well done!

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 04:47:19 PM »
What a nice grouping of items.  They compliment each other well.
David

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 07:14:50 PM »
Thanks, David.  Hope you enjoyed the pictures of the flintlock that you case colored.
Dennis
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Offline old george

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 10:39:24 PM »
That is a very nice set. Well done.

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Re: No more bison horn please
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 04:44:17 PM »
That is a good looking combination.
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