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Offline Bill Raby

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Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« on: April 23, 2023, 01:22:31 AM »
   I am starting a new project and doing a series of videos building it. I built a 4 bore rifle for myself a little while ago and it turned out nice. Shooting it is a lot of fun. I decided to build another one. This one will go up for sale when it is finished. I got kicked off You Tube a while ago because I am "dangerous to the community" so the videos will be on Rumble and will be available for download on Patreon. A new video gets posted to Rumble every weekend until it is finished but I put the videos on Patreon as soon as I finish the editing. Here is the first one.

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https://rumble.com/v2ju6me-4-bore-rifle-build-2-part-1.html

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2023, 03:00:37 AM »
Gonna be one helluva rifle Bill. I'll be watching this close. Beautiful choice of wood for the stock. But $100 for a square black stick?

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2023, 03:09:00 AM »
Bill

At a boy!

Sometime we need to get together so I can watch you shoot the other 4 bore.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2023, 03:21:06 AM »
Gonna be one helluva rifle Bill. I'll be watching this close. Beautiful choice of wood for the stock. But $100 for a square black stick?

Hank

Actually it was over $200, but I used half of it for another ramrod. Ebony is REALLY expensive. It makes really nice ramrods.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2023, 03:25:01 AM »
Bill

At a boy!

Sometime we need to get together so I can watch you shoot the other 4 bore.

Fleener

I was actually in Indiana for a few days two weeks ago. But I was in Gary and did not have any free time. That city is a real dump. Cannot image how anyone can live there. Maybe I will get a chance to stop by this summer. Don't know.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2023, 04:27:43 AM »
I am just South of you in Iowa.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2023, 06:40:42 PM »
Every time I do a series of videos I get a bunch of questions about tools. So I did a video just about the tools for building a gun. Of course each person will have entirely different opinions about tools. This is just what works for me.

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https://rumble.com/v2jxc24-4-bore-rifle-build-2-tools.html

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2023, 03:37:14 PM »
Bill

At a boy!

Sometime we need to get together so I can watch you shoot the other 4 bore.

Fleener

I was actually in Indiana for a few days two weeks ago. But I was in Gary and did not have any free time. That city is a real dump. Cannot image how anyone can live there. Maybe I will get a chance to stop by this summer. Don't know.
    Kokomo was another one that looked like Berlin in 1945.I went with a friend to get an antique car,a Chandler.This was a few yars ago and I hope it's off life support now.
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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2023, 04:37:59 PM »
What did you settle on for the wrist width in this next build? I seem to remember the first 4-bore was unusually wide - something like 1-3/4 at the narrowest.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2023, 05:53:34 PM »
The wrist will really thick on this one also. It needs to be. But it will be proportional to the rest of t he gun. Barrel  1 3/4 inch at the breech. Recoil on this thing is enormous. Nearly every part of the gun has to be designed to deal with it.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2023, 10:29:51 PM »
If you are still adapting the Purdey design, I believe that had a 1.17 inch breech and a 1.2 inch wrist. Which I guess means that proportionally the wrist width would be approximately the same as the breech (1-3/4 in your case).

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2023, 12:03:43 AM »
Truly enjoy watching the build videos even though I have no intentions of building a firearm that shoots a 4-ounce chunk of lead.  Bill consistently shows interesting builds, taking his time to ensure a nice result.
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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2023, 01:44:42 AM »
The next project will be a bit different also. Not sure if it will be suitable for posting here or not.

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