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Offline Adrie luke

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snaphaunce lock, How it works
« on: November 01, 2023, 05:24:04 PM »
Hello

A while ago I had a question about a Snaphaunce lock.
I couldn't understand something, but with the help of the members I can see how a double sear works.
I also sent the question to Lot Art, she sent a photo with a full cock Snaphaunce,
how beautiful is that, nice people who want to help you.

Now I have started with a Snaphaunce lock.
Here are some photos, more later.
And thanks again for the help.

Adrie
















« Last Edit: December 01, 2023, 05:06:19 PM by Adrie luke »

Offline rich pierce

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2023, 05:45:45 PM »
Wow wow wow!
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2023, 05:49:36 PM »
Add another WOW.  ;D

Offline Daryl

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2023, 05:54:36 PM »
Beautiful work, as always, Adrie.
Daryl

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Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2023, 04:52:55 PM »
Hi

I'm sending the photos to give myself a push to continue.
It remains difficult to make a lock from a photo example.
This one requires a lot of thinking.
But when it's finished I'll definitely show it.

Greetings Adrie





Offline J.M.Browning

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2023, 11:26:38 PM »
Really super work , the talent on this Forum is amazing , now that Im nearing the end my Kibler SMR I having second thoughts on posting photos .
Thank you Boone , Glass with all the contemplate I read with todays (shooter's lightly taken as such) , you keep things simple .

Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2023, 01:25:40 AM »
J.M.

Advice and comments from someone else is the best teacher.

Offline Dave B

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2023, 09:44:25 PM »
It is so cool what you are doing here. Fabulous craftsmanship to boot. Thank you for taking the time to share what your steps for fabrication are. It helps to push me further down the road of project completion seeing your progress. Keep up the good work.
Dave Blaisdell

Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2023, 08:37:10 PM »
More pictures
Almost finished.









Offline Cotton1of2

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2023, 05:19:39 AM »
Fantastic work sir. Do you do use all hand tools to make these, save a drill press? I donít see any milling marks. This would be encouraging as Iíd like to make some locks for myself.

Are you just an experienced fellow or did you use references for this lock? I assume youíre experienced, Iím just interested in any knowledge you could pass on. Iím particularly interested in wheellocks.

Thanks, Ryan

Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2023, 11:04:14 AM »
Cotton

I use a grinder and files and a lathe most often

https://strzelecka.net/obrazki/Wheellock_Plans.pdf

Offline Clowdis

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2023, 04:29:58 PM »
Does the hammer have the correct angle to throw the frizzen open? Have you tried it yet?

Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2023, 04:38:06 PM »



I think so

Offline Cotton1of2

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2023, 07:49:55 PM »
Cotton

I use a grinder and files and a lathe most often

https://strzelecka.net/obrazki/Wheellock_Plans.pdf

Wow, thanks for the link man!

Good luck on your project, it will be a jewel.

-Ryan

Offline Clowdis

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2023, 02:49:01 AM »
I admire anybody who tackles a project like this and sees it through to completion. Hope it works like a charm!

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2023, 04:56:45 AM »
Adrie,
Beautiful work!
Is this a copy of a late Italian lock?
Just wondering as it has the vertical sear..

Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2023, 11:50:49 AM »
Pukka

I found three types of sears, one that pushes backwards, the double sear and the regular one
that I made.
This choice is that it is a bit simpler, but if you mention it, I would have gone for the double one, which I think might be more interesting
next time.







Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2023, 12:35:29 PM »
Hello

Here the parts, now only a little engraving and hardening the frizzen with Casanit and the flintstone.




Offline rich pierce

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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2023, 04:05:25 PM »
Excellent work and demo. Should be a tutorial.
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Re: snaphaunce lock
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2023, 04:32:30 PM »
Adrie,
Have you ever kept a log book on the time it takes to make this type of lock?
These locks have details I never tried to copy. Most of my locks were those
that were used at the end of the muzzle loaders common use,
Bob Roller.
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Offline Adrie luke

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Re: snaphaunce lock finished
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2023, 08:14:58 PM »
hello

Today I finished the snaphaunce lock.
It took a lot of effort and the main spring was made a little stronger, but it sparked
and then it worked again, it was not easy.











Offline smylee grouch

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Re: snaphaunce lock finished
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2023, 11:31:36 PM »
Absolutely FIRST CLASS in all respects. It is a joy to look at your workmanship.

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Re: snaphaunce lock finished
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2023, 01:22:42 AM »
It is amazing to see the high level of skill among members of this forum. Your lock is an exemplary example. Fantastic work!!!!

Offline Clowdis

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Re: snaphaunce lock finished
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2023, 03:10:44 AM »
Well done Adrie. A work of art for sure. Now, do you have a gun in mind for using this on?

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Re: snaphaunce lock finished
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2023, 08:27:30 AM »
Bravo!
CheersRichard