View Full Version : Finished flintlock build pics.
March 8, 2009, 04:21 AM
Just finished my last build. Swamped 35" .54 Colerain barrel. Large Chambers deluxe flint lock. White Lightnin vent liner. Haines profile curly maple fullstock. All iron furniture. I built this rifle for a fairly lightweight hunting gun with a pre-revolutionary look. I am happy with how it turned out. Anxious to get out and shoot it !
March 8, 2009, 05:54 AM
Very nice. You did a great job.:cool:
March 8, 2009, 08:49 AM
Love that wood...a work of art. If I had that I'd be afraid to get her dirty. Great work.
March 8, 2009, 11:01 AM
Great job. The wood exceptional. I'd almost be afraid to use it because it's so darned nice looking.
March 8, 2009, 11:05 AM
Is that a Chambers kit?
I have visited Chambers shop, it is not too far from here, outside of Asheville NC.
It was a religious experience, damn, does he have some beautiful guns and gun parts in there. I thought I had cranked up the time machine, and the year was 1778.
March 8, 2009, 11:12 AM
Excellent work and "A cut above" !!! ..... :)
Be Safe !!!!
March 8, 2009, 07:32 PM
Thanks guys, it turned out pretty good. It is not a Chambers kit. The Lock is a Large Siler built by Chambers though. I bought the stock and lock at a muzzleloader shop in PA and ordered the rest of the parts through Track of the Wolf. The stock was pre-shaped with the barrel channel and ramrod channel drilled. I had to inlet the lock, trigger, buttplate, toeplate, tang,ramrod pipes,patch box, etc. The swamped Colerain barrel started at 38" but I shortened it by three inches.
March 8, 2009, 10:04 PM
i've been working on one for over a year and i know first hand the craftmanship needed to make a beauty like yours.
March 8, 2009, 11:31 PM
I will be anxiously awaiting the results of your 1st range trip. Very nice:)
March 9, 2009, 01:00 AM
That is a sweet job. Hope you enjoy taking her out as much as working on her. I have a Kentucky that spent time on. Her best attribute is the stock. I shot her a year or so. Then I found out what it would to cost to replace it.:eek: I went out and bought me another $150 shooter. So it now hangs above the door.
Enjoy and post back your experience.:D
March 9, 2009, 03:13 AM
Lovely! Well done.
March 9, 2009, 09:57 AM
I thought it might have been a Chambers kit, because he loves swamped barrels, and about half of his guns use swamped barrels.
I built a percussion rifle once and inletted the lock, that was a lot of fun.
Gun worked pretty well, too.
That was a pretty rifle, but not as nice as yours.
March 9, 2009, 10:04 AM
Incredible workmanship and lovely wood! Let us know how she shoots.
March 9, 2009, 11:00 AM
That's awsome! :)
March 9, 2009, 11:05 AM
I bought the stock and lock at a muzzleloader shop in PA
Did you buy yours from Cabin Creek Muzzleloaders? I am building a Yorktown rifle at the moment.
March 9, 2009, 11:20 AM
March 9, 2009, 08:56 PM
Where is Cabin Creek Muzzleloaders? Sounds like a shop I would like to visit. I bought the pre-shaped stock and lock at Fort Chambers muzzleloader shop in Scotland PA.
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