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Offline runastav

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Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« on: September 20, 2021, 05:07:27 PM »
Hi all! This muskett need some work, starting with the barrel who was cut down silversolder a new stud on ;)
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Offline LilysDad

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2021, 05:43:00 PM »
I take it, this is a smooth bore?

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 12:09:40 PM »
Yes LilysDad its a smoothbore! New forestock made.
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 03:49:37 PM »
always appreciate watching your work!  an Artist, for sure!!!

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2021, 09:57:53 AM »
Hi all, and thank you Metalshaper! So its the brass frontband!
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 03:34:10 PM »
Amazing! Following your progress

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2021, 07:57:01 PM »
Runar, you are amazing!   Thank you for letting us follow along.  Yay Runar.   :-) 

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2021, 09:10:10 PM »
Runar, you never cease to amaze me.
Well done.
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2021, 11:23:06 PM »
Runar, again fabricator extrordenair. 

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2021, 01:29:48 AM »
Runar, I did more than my share of silver soldering repairing equipment in the dairy industry back in the '70's. Your sheetmetal fabricating skills continue to amaze me.

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2021, 06:18:25 PM »
Thank you all! The bayonet stop and lock in place.
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2021, 01:04:29 PM »
Hi all! front Sight, ramrod and band lock spring made and in place.
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2021, 02:38:54 PM »
Runar, great work you are truly a “ Gunmaker”. !
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2021, 06:38:54 PM »
Hi all! and thank you Rajin cajun! I reame the barrel to 18mm in my vertikal maskin ;)
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2021, 06:19:37 PM »
Hi all! The muskett is now ready, photos show the M/1843 and the pillar rifle M/1843/58 and the scrath build M/1843 naval pistol
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2021, 08:16:24 PM »
As usual, excellent work!!

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2021, 07:32:33 AM »
Runar, I like what you're doing. Could you please explain your reaming outfit?  It looks to me like it works from the breach to the muzzle with the weight providing downward pressure on the barrel. What is the purpose of the wooden pegs on the left side of the post?

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2021, 08:58:47 AM »
Hi all and thank you!Not English, hehe the pegs is from it was handriven and laying horisontal like Bookies model ;)But I reawork it see this tread? https://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=65947.0
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2021, 11:28:43 PM »
Runar, thanks for pointing me to your previous thread. I did  not think much about it until I saw the photos in this thread. It really makes sense now.

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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2022, 07:49:25 PM »
Hi all! and thank you Not English! Again I get my hands in one Norwegian Naval muskett m/1843 who needs a BIG rebuild! I bought it online auction. It ended way to expesive, but its rarely guns only made 1790 (1845-49) and many was reabuild to pilar rifles. Ok, when its arrived I was very disappointed the barrel was NOT original. @!*%?&, just before I return it but why not mount a new(Old barrel) and reabuild it for a shooter ;)
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2022, 11:46:27 AM »
Hi all!
Ok, I start with reabuild a Swedish muskett barrel
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2022, 12:27:15 PM »
Hi all! New pistong, new mainspring its a litle complikated this backaction so I made a jig  ;)
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2022, 03:02:47 PM »
You are very good at problem solving. I admire the way you go about your work.
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2022, 05:39:01 PM »
I really like the jig to form the hook on the end of the main spring. Very good idea i shall file away for future use.
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Re: Restore M/1843 Naval Muskett
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2022, 02:12:44 AM »
I always enjoy reading your rebuild stories (Sagas?)!  Your talent and resourcefulness in figuring out how to fix things is amazing.  I'm sure this comes from many years of practice on other projects you've completed.  Thanks for sharing!!

Stuart