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Posted on I have no idea on what to do with this wood!

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#1 posted 11-28-2010 05:34 AM

I have never heard of rifling a barrel on a lathe. I do know people who have made their own rifling machines. Making all the other parts should be fairly simple. The hardest would be making the springs and the frizzen if you decided to make a flintlock. A very good lock can be had for $100; barrels, $150. I knew a couple of late fellows from Yakima, WA who made English sporting rifles on par with the originals.

I have the parts here to make a side hammer schuetzen rifle. They are late 18th century target rifle meant to be shot offhand at 40 rods (220 yds). Since we only have 200 yds on most ranges, if we are lucky, we have to settle for that nowadays. Just another little project on my gonna do list ;-))

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

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