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PostSubject: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   January 18th 2018, 6:14 pm

Well... I'll be doing a couple new builds this year, build #3 and #4.  Both Parts set builds are ordered.  A colonial rifle from Kibler's Long Rifles and an Isaac Haines with "iron furniture" from Track of the Wolf,  both in .54cal.  Don't know exactly when all the parts will arrive for either one but I expect within a few months.  I do have, in my hands, the iron furniture for the Isaac Haines so I have plenty of work for now......sanding/polishing.  Prepping the hardware is so tedious but is what everybody sees. 

I "may" try my hand at some stock carving, which I've never done as of yet.  I'll have a chance to practice on some scrap wood before the rifle components arrive.  That should put me to the test. 

I'll follow up with pics on my progress.

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Isaac Haines .54 cal. (38" swamped, 1:66 twist barrel). Build in progress
Investarm Hawken .54 cal. Percussion
CVA Accura MR nitride .50 cal. - 2-8x32 Nikon Monarch 3
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   January 18th 2018, 6:35 pm

Good luck! Looking forward to both builds, along with tons of pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 2nd 2018, 12:46 pm

Started cleaning up the iron furniture on my .54 cal Isaac Haines build.  The filing and sanding process is slow and tedious but will be worth it in the end. I got the barrel back with the sights and under lugs all milled in. 

I'm going to try putting a patina on the iron rather than a rust blue or brown.  I seen some of the rifles on the Kibler sight and I think they look really good.  The solution is called Brass Tarnishing Solution by Historic Houseparts.




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Pennsylvania Fowler Flintlock .62 Cal (46" Oct to round barrel)
Isaac Haines .54 cal. (38" swamped, 1:66 twist barrel). Build in progress
Investarm Hawken .54 cal. Percussion
CVA Accura MR nitride .50 cal. - 2-8x32 Nikon Monarch 3
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 2nd 2018, 3:32 pm

Does that stuff work on iron as well as brass?

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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 2nd 2018, 4:10 pm

@patocazador wrote:
Does that stuff work on iron as well as brass?
The following pic is from Kibler's web site to show how it works on iron.  I'm going to try it out. I'll post pics to let you know how it turns out some time in the future.


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Pennsylvania Fowler Flintlock .62 Cal (46" Oct to round barrel)
Isaac Haines .54 cal. (38" swamped, 1:66 twist barrel). Build in progress
Investarm Hawken .54 cal. Percussion
CVA Accura MR nitride .50 cal. - 2-8x32 Nikon Monarch 3
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 2nd 2018, 4:14 pm

WOW!!
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 4th 2018, 8:14 pm

Wow is right. Thats a great looking finish. I'm typically a LMF browning type of guy but those pictures have me seriously considering a change in barrel finish for the Pennsylvania that I am currently redoing. Really looking forward to some pictures of your build.

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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 16th 2018, 4:00 pm

okin' Joe wrote:
@patocazador wrote:
Does that stuff work on iron as well as brass?
The following pic is from Kibler's web site to show how it works on iron.  I'm going to try it out. I'll post pics to let you know how it turns out some time in the future.


Years ago (2005 to be correct) we were using Clorox Bleach and Birchwood Casey's cold bluing to get this modeled look. Had a dozen items to apply the treatment to, takes a while with first apply the bluing waiting for it to dry then the bleach. I have a brain fart and decide to speed the process up. I tell my friend lets just mix the two and let them dry together.

That was the biggest mistake I think we have ever done (I'm sure there are others that don't come to mind at this time).  

WARNING DO NOT EVER DO THIS OR YOU WILL DIE
This was what my doctors told me after the fact. When we mixed the two items a pale green vapor came up before we could run, it put both of us on the concrete, couldn't breath. Managed to crawl outside of the garage, once I could breath I ran around the house went inside and put a wet bath towel at the garage door to stop anything coming in, told everyone do not open the door I have a problem - stay out. Went back around to the garage with a wet towel over my mouth and nose, garbed the can with this mix took it out side and put it in the trash can. Went inside one more time and turned on a 36 inch floor fan and vented the garage. The two of us survived the experience and later were told we are the luckiest guys alive and how bad that gas will eat your lungs up. Since that time 13 years ago neither one of us can taste or smell anything, that mix really screwed us up.

Still have a few guns with this modeled finish, love it but now have lost my will to do any more mixes.

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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 21st 2018, 12:44 pm

Smokin' just ordered your finish product, want to give it a try, beats hell out of our last experience with aging metal.  t up

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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 21st 2018, 1:41 pm

I haven't tied it yet myself.  I want to tarnish all metal in a similar timeframe so I get them looking the same.   

I'm going to try it on the "brass" furniture on my .54 cal Investarm Hawken similar to what Jon did and see it how it turns out.  The brass has a slight patina on it so I was wondering if I needed to do anything for prep with the exception of deep cleaning any oil, or finish on them?

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Isaac Haines .54 cal. (38" swamped, 1:66 twist barrel). Build in progress
Investarm Hawken .54 cal. Percussion
CVA Accura MR nitride .50 cal. - 2-8x32 Nikon Monarch 3
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 21st 2018, 2:05 pm

After doing some searching, this product is made by Birchwood Labs. Same birchwood casey brass black that i use.
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   February 21st 2018, 4:20 pm

like that modeled look guys, excellent.

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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   March 16th 2018, 3:12 pm

Isaac Haines .54 cal - build #3 Stock came in from Track of the Wolf today.  So now the elbow grease begins. Lots and lots of shaping / inletting to do.  Should be a fun project.  Still waiting on my Jim Chambers Large Deluxe Siler Flintlock.  


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Pennsylvania Fowler Flintlock .62 Cal (46" Oct to round barrel)
Isaac Haines .54 cal. (38" swamped, 1:66 twist barrel). Build in progress
Investarm Hawken .54 cal. Percussion
CVA Accura MR nitride .50 cal. - 2-8x32 Nikon Monarch 3
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PostSubject: Re: Couple new "Parts Set" builds this year   March 17th 2018, 4:41 pm

Joe you don't slow down, good show...... cowyboy hatoff

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