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Old February 18, 2021, 08:34 AM   #1
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New Pistol Project

Picked up a Lyman .54 Plains Pistol kit. Should be a great project to keep me occupied for a while & it will go well with my .54 Hawken riffle.

Its going to take a lot of draw filing to get all the stupid warnings stamped into the barrel but I want it to look like a period pistol as much as possible. Planning on a plumb brown metal finish. Has a belt hook to make it easy to carry too.

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Old February 18, 2021, 08:48 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting this... I've been considering a browned version to go with my 54 Hawken.
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Old February 18, 2021, 09:36 AM   #3
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They do make into a dandy pistol. I’ve assembled a few and you can easily modify it to have something different then the next guy.
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Old February 21, 2021, 01:30 PM   #4
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That's some pretty wood in those pistols Oliver. Mine seems to have a nice but average grain, just have to wait & see how much it pops.
I looked at a lot of finished pistols & all them have the same simple smooth shaped grips so I decided to sculpt mine to fit my hand for a different look. Got the draw filing done to remove the stupid warnings & such on three of the flats-wasn't as bad as I've had to do in the past as they weren't stamped but laser engraved & came out relatively easy. Got the rough sand cast brass trigger guard cleaned up & polished. Now just a lot of polishing, fitting, sanding & final assembly before I break out the stain & plumb brown bluing.

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Old February 21, 2021, 07:24 PM   #5
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It's a prettier pistol than the Traditions Trapper (called cr*apper by my classmates).
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Old February 22, 2021, 08:54 AM   #6
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Plum Brown " browning ", not blueing.
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Old February 24, 2021, 09:20 PM   #7
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It's getting there, still lots of polishing, sanding, and fitting to do but you can see where I'm headed with it.


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Old March 3, 2021, 06:37 PM   #8
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Did the final assembly today & I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Will test fire & adjust sights as needed this weekend. Should be a fun shooter

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Old March 3, 2021, 07:26 PM   #9
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Great job!
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Old March 3, 2021, 07:50 PM   #10
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My Compliments

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From what I can see, your fit, finish and embellishments are very super. I suspect you are not new to "Kit"' assembly. I'm not seeing the usual "Kit" mistakes that too many folks make. Currently I'm redoing a "Trapper" That I dare not show. Even though 4V50 Gary just loves these it's still worth my time to "Try" and make it right !!!

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Old March 3, 2021, 10:20 PM   #11
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Turned out really nice.
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Old March 4, 2021, 08:04 PM   #12
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Old March 5, 2021, 01:35 PM   #13
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Good lookin' pistol Dave-I like the modern flat trigger. I have shot but never owned flintlocks but they sure look cool & you never have to buy primers.
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