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Southern Flintlock rifle from Stump wood

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Project by Minuteman posted 02-27-2009 11:21 PM 3235 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Used abandoned stumpwood next to an abandoned underground Coal mine in TN. Last time this wood was cut was in the 1930’s. Dug it out and used High pressure hose to wash off the stump and roots. Big leaf maple tree the base was 6 foot across at the cut. This was the only usable long piece in the stump, most of the stump had major decay. 40 cal shoots .395 ball twist 1 in 60 use 60 3fg powder. Made another one in .32 cal for my wife with shorter comb.

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 02-27-2009 11:24 PM

Man that looks great! I’d love to see more photos.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 11:31 PM

Beautiful gun. Would love to see the grain in the stock. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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David

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 11:48 PM

Wow! Beautiful rifle and a great wood story. Thanks for sharing.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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ryno

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 12:03 AM

impressive..

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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firecaster

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#5 posted 02-28-2009 12:10 AM

That’s great.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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DannyBoy

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 12:26 AM

Another very impressive firearm. Ever consider customizing more contemporary rifles? (I’d like to see a really nice wood on a M1 Carbine!)

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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Matt

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#7 posted 02-28-2009 01:13 AM

Very very nice! Do you make stocks for bolt actions also? I always wanted to make a stock but its very intimdating if I don’t say so myself.
I’ve been shooting firearms for about 16 years now (I’m 19 years old :P) I load my own ammo and also try to get the best groups with my rifles. :p

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Minuteman

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#8 posted 02-28-2009 01:15 AM

I am working on a (2) M1a/M14 laminated stocks two different woods for two built in National Match. I will put some pics up in progress. The stock is done just needs final fitting and finishing. It is bedded. one barrel is 1-11 twist and one is 1-12 twist .308 Cal Have to be ready for the competition season.

I will post the M1 Garand stock I did. I need to make a matching fore arm but the woods I have used dont match the Stock. I think it is a show piece but the fore arm is not right. 30’06 cal

Good Idea, I have a M1 Carbine and might restock with a good bedded stock, to shoot it at Camp Perry Competition.

Building also Mountain rifle half stock 1850 period.

Rev war Peace tomahawk with tobacco bowl on one end.

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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Minuteman

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#9 posted 02-28-2009 01:53 AM

I have made only 1 bolt action stock. Prefer the older simplier styles of the 1700’s.

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 02-28-2009 03:00 AM

Outstanding grain pattern and craftsmanship! Thanks for the exrta pictures.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#11 posted 02-28-2009 03:13 AM

That is incredible workmanship!! When I grow up I’d like to be half as good.

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firecaster

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#12 posted 02-28-2009 04:05 AM

Beautiful. If you have an extra I’ll give you my shipping address.

Have you posted any pictures of how you do these?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Minuteman

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#13 posted 02-28-2009 04:40 AM

firecaster

Thank you!

Do them by hand. Never took any pictures working them for teaching. I will have to look into doing that. Takes a lot of patience and time.

By the way Eagle Scout so is my brother and my two sons

Congratulations! That is an accomplishment that will follow him all his life.

SAR.org has Eagle Scout Scholarship
http://www.sar.org/youth/eagle.html

They also have an Oratory and Essay Scholarship which is open to all youth meeting the age requirements.

also NESA

http://www.nesa.org/scholarships.html

I encourage him to apply for the scholarships.

Walt

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 02-28-2009 08:18 AM

Nice salvage operation you did on that stump ;-)) Another great looking flinter!

Matt, just start carving:-) It’s not a bad as you might think. You can start with a precarved blank that will get all your major dimensions in the right spots ;-)

Dannyboy, All the M1 shooters I know take them out in the mud and rough them up too much to put really nice wood on!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Minuteman

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#15 posted 03-01-2009 04:58 AM

Thank you for all the kind comments on my limited skills.

-- Major Walt Timoschuk,III

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