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PostSubject: Barrel Retention   March 23rd 2018, 11:24 pm

Not a gun builder but just curious. I have a couple of half stocked muzzleloaders and the barrels are held on with wedges. I was looking at full stocked flintlocks on the net and I don't see any wedges. How are the barrels attached?  Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Barrel Retention   March 23rd 2018, 11:32 pm

Pins.

Think of a roll pin, only solid.
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PostSubject: Re: Barrel Retention   March 24th 2018, 7:32 am

Mostly pins like Jon said, but Pedersoli uses screws.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel Retention   March 24th 2018, 6:09 pm

Ok, Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Barrel Retention   March 29th 2018, 7:30 am

Usually the only time you'll see wedges on a full stock are custom built guns like the J&S Hawken or some of the early long guns.
All these Hawken's have wedges some stand out like the Walker and Powell rifles (easier to see).
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PostSubject: Re: Barrel Retention   March 29th 2018, 12:17 pm

@Buck Conner wrote:

All these Hawken's have wedges some stand out like the Walker and Powell rifles (easier to see).
 J. Henry Rifle


Now that's more sensible for a black powder gun. Pins means you either have to remove the pins when cleaning or take the chance of moisture warping the stock and/or rusting the bottom of the barrel.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel Retention   March 29th 2018, 12:31 pm

I seem to always nick the stock when removing the darn pins.  Crying or Very sad

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