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Fur shootin around corners
« on: December 08, 2021, 07:31:43 PM »
Dave Rase does his magic again. ;D


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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 07:36:37 PM »
Curly Q'd like Ed Lunquists latest gun


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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 07:41:01 PM »
Even has built in cast off! Peachy keen!

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 07:43:44 PM »
Oooo you know it costs extra to buy a stock with that extra bit of off set. They are rare to find.  ::)
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 08:32:35 PM »
Crazy wood!

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 08:57:37 PM »
Nifty (work)
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2021, 10:39:48 PM »
Nice wood! Whatcha making?
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2021, 01:26:25 AM »
Nice wood! Whatcha making?
Another nifty Lehigh with a nifty 38.5 caliber 44" Hoyt swamped barrel. I'm thinking I need to keep a few nifty rifles as I haven't had one for about 20 years.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2021, 01:32:44 AM »
Hi,
Dave Rase is so talented and skilled.  He did a really nice job on that one, Mike. 

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2021, 05:44:31 AM »
"I'm thinking I need to keep a few nifty rifles as I haven't had one for about 20 years."    Especially since it is 38.5 caliber. :)

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 07:39:12 AM »
At least that blank was fairly square so it is just a matter of finding the limits of the breech and then laying the rest of it out.  A real challenge is a twisted blank of Armenian walnut with a warp.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2021, 01:21:49 PM »
It's just plain magic !
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2021, 02:46:52 PM »
I can't imagine what the length of pull is going to be.

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2021, 03:14:01 PM »
Hi Dave,
A twisted blank of American walnut with a warp is called firewood.

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2021, 05:50:39 PM »
I can't imagine what the length of pull is going to be.
I'm thinking somewhere around 13.5 would be pretty nifty.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2021, 07:15:12 PM »
I'm thinking somewhere around 13.5 would be pretty nifty.

Agreed, Nifty & pretty.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2021, 07:16:16 PM »
Did you mean that you are building this for yourself Mr. Brooks? 

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2021, 07:18:25 PM »
Did you mean that you are building this for yourself Mr. Brooks?
I hope so. I have several guns I have to make before I even get to it.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2021, 08:37:51 PM »
That's the position I found myself in Mike, so I stopped working for other folks and now make rifles just for myself.  In the winter of 2019 I made five muzzleloaders, and ended up with three of those to add to my stable.  Perfect.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2021, 12:16:55 AM »
You are not by chance left handed are you Mike ?  Or have a left master eye ? 
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2021, 01:54:54 AM »
You are not by chance left handed are you Mike ?  Or have a left master eye ?
Nope. I can shoot hand guns either handed though.
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2021, 02:04:15 AM »
Reminds me of the old saying”never give up!”
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2021, 05:14:33 AM »
At least that blank was fairly square so it is just a matter of finding the limits of the breech and then laying the rest of it out.  A real challenge is a twisted blank of Armenian walnut with a warp.
David

I did a heavy rifle for a friend last spring. He sent me a 1 7/8" plank of curly maple that was warped. Managed to get enough angle to the barrel channel with the 1 1/4" across the flats barrel so that it was not cast on. But I had just enough wood left for the panel opposite the lock. Took a lot of head scratching and sweat though. If it had been swamped I would have let YOU sweat over it. It was a nice piece of wood though.

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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2021, 05:34:57 PM »
Reminds me of the old saying”never give up!”
I've done this before with  a stock as warped as this with no problems,  thanks to Rases  talent. Some folks gave me pour odds of avoiding more stock warp as I took wood off the forestock. But if the wood is cured you shouldn't have any problems...unless you do...🙄
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Re: Fur shootin around corners
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2021, 07:20:25 PM »
Mike,
How were the stock and barrel shipped back and forth.  Were they separate, in a box, or just the barrel taped to the blank.
I've got half a dozen blanks with barrels inlet that I'm going to sell and I wonder the "best" way to ship them.
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