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Offline wogden

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A Jaeger, finally finished
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Warren Ogden

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2023, 12:57:42 AM »
So, this was started in a class @ WKU with Ron Elert, way back in 1998.🤔 Other projects intervened, though Iíve been trying to complete some of them in retirement.  This ALR website is certainly a big help!

This has gone through several sets of furniture, two locks, had the finish striped, more work on the carving, then refinished Ö and finally.  .58 cal. Getz barrel, Davis lock, plain English walnut & furniture from Rifle Shop.
Warren Ogden

Offline Carl Young

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2023, 02:20:40 AM »
That's a handsome rifle Warren. Glad you posted the pictures for us to enjoy.

ein weiterer Jaeger-Liebhaber,
Carl
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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2023, 02:43:31 AM »
Exciting rifle!
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Offline acorn20

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2023, 02:56:52 AM »
Nice looking rifle, Warren.
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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2023, 03:45:28 AM »
Nicely done~~

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2023, 05:54:07 AM »
Nice looking rifle, Warren.  I especially like the treatment at the rear of the cheek piece, and the integrated carving.  My kind of gun, thanks for posting.    Best,

           Ed

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2023, 06:41:43 AM »
This is a very fine jaeger. Like the carving.
Did you do the decoration of the side and butt plate yourself and can you post some close ups of them?
Christian

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2023, 07:06:32 AM »
Great job!
Hope mine does not take that long...
Beautiful carving!
William

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 07:44:08 AM »
Beautiful!!

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2023, 09:21:16 AM »
Warren,
Great job on a fine rifle! Congratulations and youíre an inspiration to the rest of us to pull those partially finished projects out and get the job done as you did. Thanks for your inspiration.
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Offline Mike payne

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2023, 01:03:16 PM »
Great looking rifle! You did an awesome job.👍

Offline LilysDad

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2023, 02:28:19 PM »
Were the side and butt plate engraved or cast as such?

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2023, 03:39:15 PM »
Congratulations on finishing your 25-year project. It is difficult to maintain continuity of thought over such a long period.
Like Ed Wenger I like what you did behind the cheek piece.
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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2023, 06:11:04 PM »
Nice looking rifle in all respects. If you were influenced by Ron Elert you had a great mentor. Ron made some very nice Jarger's.

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2023, 08:28:44 PM »
Plain English Walnut ??? Really nice.
Daryl

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2023, 09:05:35 PM »
Side & butt plate, trigger guard & patch box inlay are all Paul Poser castings, available from The Rifle Shop or Muzzleloading Builders Supply.









Thank you all so much for the encouragement!
Warren Ogden

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Re: A Jaeger, finally finished
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2023, 03:00:58 AM »
Greetings,
Nice job, the symmetry at the forward trigger guard finial is good.  I like Jaegers very much and I got a lot of good information in Ron's classes.  Hank