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PostSubject: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 15th 2014, 3:30 pm

I am in the works of starting my next project.  .45-90 BPCR
Think trapdoor barreled action in a Jim Bridger style halfstock Hawken walnut stock with double wedge keys and ramrod.
I ordered the stock from http://www.treebonecarving.com/sharps-and-trapdoor-sporting.html yesterday.  He has a picture on the website of one in dark stained maple.  Something like that but different.

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 15th 2014, 3:36 pm

oh wow now that will be awesome! I am not much of an enfield trapdoor guy but a hawken?! Just straight up awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 15th 2014, 3:37 pm

Very Happy 

Sounds interesting buddy.  I like dark stained stocks  cheers  cheers  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 15th 2014, 5:05 pm

Do you already have the barreled action?

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 15th 2014, 5:13 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
oh wow now that will be awesome!  I am not much of an enfield trapdoor guy but a hawken?! Just straight up awesome.

My apologies for this Frontier, it's a Springfield trapdoor, Enfield is a British firearms brand name. There has been some crossover leading to some confusion. The Pattern 14 Enfield (.303 British) used by the British and its territories and the 1917 Springfield (.30-06) used by the U.S. are basically the same rifle chambered for different cartridges. Check out these links to pics and you will see what I mean.

P14.... https://www.google.com/search?q=pattern+14+rifle&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS557US557&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3CHXUvqYDqb72QWwgoHoBw&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=641

17 springfield... https://www.google.com/search?q=1917+springfield&sa=X&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS557US557&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=PCLXUsaABYrN2QWH7ICACw&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=641

A little firearms education is never a bad thing. Cool

This is the gun I will be re stocking.

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 2:02 am

That Trapdoor project will very interesting to follow , I love BPC guns as well .
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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 9:16 am

I have a deep interest in all firearms and the history surrounding them no matter their country of origin or whom they were employed for or against.  That history combined with the designs of wood and steel are what give these tools their soul. Hand shaped wood is the most aesthetically appealing not just for their designs but for the creativity of the people who built them.  Even modern mass produced firearms originated in the fertile minds of individual inventors like Mauser, Browning, Colt and many more and without their inventions the designs of modern firearms might be vastly different than what we see today.  With that being said, when I see plastic and synthetic guns no matter the design I see soulless machines lacking the heart and beauty that can only be instilled in figured wood through the hands of craftsmen.

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 10:00 am

I agree on the Tupperware guns , not nice to look at and most definitely not cool to own .
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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 2:37 pm

I can't say I don't own one or never put one together.  Back in my "wildcat" days I put a Charles Daly Mark X in a Bell & Carlson Medalist stock.  Here is a pic of my high power projects that I put together when I was on muzzleloader hiatus. 

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1898 krag Jorgensen, .30-40 krag.  I had the action used a barrel from an 1903A3 and Boyds stock.
1903A3, 6.5-284 win. Shilen barrel, gunshow stock
1903A3, .35 Whelen, Shilen barrel, Richards microfit walnut stock
Mark X .30-.338 WM, Douglas Barrel, Bell & Carlson Stock.
M98/29 Persian Mauser (Czech) ..338-06, Shilen Barrel, Elk Ridge walnut stock
M38 Swedish Mauser 6.5x55 boyds stock
Arisaka Type 38 .308 win, gun show stock (in progress) 

These are all utilitarian rifles meant for rugged field use.  Not a wall hanger in the bunch. 




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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 4:06 pm

That's a weird-looking fore stock on the .338-06.

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 5:13 pm

that still looks a lot better than just a regular enfield IMO. I enjoy the look of that stock they have. I wish they'd come up with an octogon barreled trap door.
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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 5:15 pm

Yeah, I bought it second hand from a friend who found a void in the wood.  He went through the process with elk ridge, got a new stock and sold me that one for $25.00.  It's ugly but works good enough for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 16th 2014, 5:27 pm

If you want an octagon barrel trapdoor ya need to buy a barrel and install it on the action, or a gunsmith with a lathe and reamers can do it.  Green mountain sells .458 barrels if you want to stick with original caliber.

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PostSubject: Re: Next project is gaining steam:)   January 18th 2014, 6:44 pm

I got the stock the Friday, It's a relatively straight grain walnut but has some nice color.  First thing was to pull the barrel then strip all the old finish (duracoat) and then draw file the barrel to a size better to fit in the stock.  I am thinking it will get a pewter nose cap, under barrel rib for cleaning rod and a staple and wedge in the forestock.   All metal will be browned with laurel mountain forge degreaser and brown.  This is truly a labor of love.





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