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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2023, 09:28:02 AM »
Like always great videos with lots of explanation. Still unbelieveable why YouTube kicked you out...just craftmanship education.
I learnd so far a lot of using the chisel from your Videos.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2023, 09:05:10 AM »
Greetings Bill,
I'm following along at #20 right now.  I have a pair of 4 bore Blunderbusses under construction and know nothing about muzzleloaders.  I'm reading and watching more than I am building right now.  Thanks for the information.
Mike

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2023, 07:01:25 AM »
Hey Bill, where did you find a ball mold for your 4 bore? I'll be starting a 4 bore blunderbuss, and I'd like to cast some ball for it. Thanks

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« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2023, 04:04:46 AM »
thanks Bill

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2023, 12:55:29 AM »
Coming along fine on your rifle.  Reminds me of a Marine:  Improvise.  Adapt.  Overcome.

This is 4 bore #2 - will the next one be a 1-bore?
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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2023, 07:51:13 AM »
There is a lot of improvising coming up. A gun with this much recoil needs wood with straight grain. The wood I am using really is not suitable at all. But it looks really nice! I dealt with that by putting a 5/8 inch steel rod through the stock. Had to do some improvising for that. I turned out good. That video will be posted soon.

Other problem I ran into is that sear and trigger are too far apart to make contact. I had to get creative with that.

I think I will be done with 4 bores for a while after this one. I do have fun with these big ones. A 2 bore is a bit tempting, but I don't know. 2 bores were used as punt guns. Far as I can tell there were only 6 2 bore shoulder fired hunting rifles built in the 19th century. I have seen no account of any of them ever actually being used for hunting. It would be fun to build one, but they don't have any history and that takes away a lot of the interest.

8 bore rifle is likely some time in the future. Those were far more common than the 4 bores and a whole lot easier to use. But I have a few other projects planned before I get to that.

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Re: Building 4 Bore Rifle #2
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2023, 09:49:02 PM »
Coming along well on that beautiful piece of tree!

Gotta have some surgery on my neck bones Jan. 6th.  Turning my head to look at beautiful women is no longer possible.  Also trying to plan a two-week trip to Kenya for March-April.  Meeting up with a fellow wildlife biologist, and we'll be working with elephants, rhinos, lions and cheetahs.  I'll need to borrow that 4-bore to take care of the charging elephants and rhinos.  Don't plan on taking my Service Dog lest she wind up on someone's dinner plate.

Actually, we'll mostly be working with orphaned elephants and rhinos - apparently the mommas and papas are desired by poachers.  Something about ivory and aphrodisiac rhino horn...

On that trigger inletting - do you plan to file down the surface that the casting left?  That would certainly be a better fit, and it will be easier to color the finished surfaces.

Keep yer chisels sharp 'n' yer brains sharper!
Craig Wilcox
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