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#921227 - 08/19/17 09:26 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Just_Bill]
Uncle_Alvah Offline
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Registered: 06/16/03
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Loc: Vanceboro, NC
The final solution I decided on is to move the barrel back 3/16". That way the tang will not have to be messed with at all, and the tang itself will bury the flaw.
The flash hole has already been located on the barrel The vertical pencil line from the center of the pan shows where the flash hole will end up when moved to the rear. I was concerned if moving the lock back would cause a problem but, near as I can see, the side panels of the stock are plenty big enough to accommodate that.



Edited by Uncle_Alvah (08/19/17 09:30 PM)

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#922639 - 09/12/17 12:29 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Uncle_Alvah]
Uncle_Alvah Offline
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I had to re-cut the end of the tang mortise as it was not perfectly straight across. I was mucho worried about doing it by eye so I rigged up this gizmo and scored it with an Exacto knife. Worked well. I was careful to make several light passes with the knife so as not to risk moving the square.


One thing I have learned from this project so far is that just because you "think" you are being slow and careful, does not mean you are going slowly and carefully enough.


Edited by Uncle_Alvah (09/12/17 12:40 PM)

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#922640 - 09/12/17 12:38 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Uncle_Alvah]
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Originally Posted By Uncle_Alvah
I had to re-cut the end of the tang mortise as it was not perfectly straight across. I was mucho worried about doing it by eye so I rigged up this gizmo and scored it with an Exacto knife. Worked well. I was careful to make several light passes with the knife so as not to risk moving the square.


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#922641 - 09/12/17 12:41 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: code_ceis]
Uncle_Alvah Offline
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My mistake...

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#922660 - 09/12/17 04:06 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Uncle_Alvah]
Uncle_Alvah Offline
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This kind of chisel work was done by an experienced builder with sharp chisels. This guy has sort of appointed himself as my chief advisor, and I'm sure glad he did.



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#922664 - 09/12/17 05:16 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Uncle_Alvah]
Just_Bill Offline
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Registered: 01/27/02
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Loc: Wilmington, Delaware
VERY nice!!!

I recall a stair rail I worked on many years ago, the volute is the part that swirls around at the bottom step. I cut it wrong, had to get another one, $300+ mistake that I had to eat. Measure 20 times then check it again before cutting!!!!!

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#923497 - 09/26/17 12:27 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Just_Bill]
Uncle_Alvah Offline
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I am mighty happy to move beyond the barrel/tang gig.
Lock positioning is next, all keyed off the flash hole. It necessary to define, on the side of the stock exactly where the ramrod hole lies and where it extends to. Also necessary to plot and pencil the bottom of the barrel channel. Not much leeway for "fudgeing". I don't expect
much problem because the barrel channel and ramrod hole were machined professionally. As long as I have them marked correctly!

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#923546 - 09/26/17 05:51 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Uncle_Alvah]
Just_Bill Offline
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BE GENTLE!!!!!

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#924060 - 10/03/17 10:25 AM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Just_Bill]
Uncle_Alvah Offline
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Loc: Vanceboro, NC
I need to start the lock plate inletting. The plate won't lay flat because of the bolster on it, so that will be inlet first. I used inletting black to try to get a good outline. Worked pretty well. I think I'll try to outline the black in pencil to "preserve" the outline.





Edited by Uncle_Alvah (10/03/17 10:38 AM)

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#924081 - 10/03/17 05:36 PM Re: Southern Mountain Rifle re-start. [Re: Uncle_Alvah]
Just_Bill Offline
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CAREFUL.... that looks like a lot of undefined lines. OOps not allowed.

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