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PostSubject: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 9th 2018, 6:35 pm

Just won a 12g single barrel shot gun on gun broker! Curly maple stock. Bore has some light pitting but it looks like it will clean up. I really want to try a patched ball in it and see how it goes. Looks like a rear sight is on it to!

I plan on restoring it, brown the barrel and try the aquafortis stock treatment on it as well.

Sucker has a 41 1/2" barrel on it!


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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 9th 2018, 6:40 pm

So how did that weekend hunt go?
And congrats on the "long" gun acquisition. 

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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 9th 2018, 6:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 9th 2018, 10:13 pm

Still huhting. No elk yet. The mule bucks are out in full force! Necks are swollen, bucks running around like crazy trying to breed. Hopefully tomorrow my nephew will see something.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 11th 2018, 8:46 pm

I really regret not buying one of the CVA single barrel 12ga guns when Cabelas used to sell them for less than $200 IIRC. I look on GB and gunsamerica all the time but have never seen a single one of them for sale. But I can see where a single barrel gun like this would really be useful. Especially a cap lock set up.

Pictures when you can please. And have a good hunt.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 12th 2018, 7:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 14th 2018, 7:40 pm

Looks good to me. There was an article in The Backwoodsman a couple of years ago about a fellow who had found a home built smooth bore that all they could tell for sure was that it had a CVA cap lock. They thought the barrel may have been a Belgium made barrel from Dixie. Then a simple stock and sight set up just like yours. His was in .45 caliber.

The guy that wrote the article stated he got around 3" groups at 100 yards and had used the gun to kill small game and a couple of deer. He said the gun only weighed about 3.5 pounds. I don't know how many times I have reread that article but wish I could find a gun just like that.

Since you have written several articles for BWM maybe an article on this gun would be a good read. Just a thought.  :rtup
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 14th 2018, 7:45 pm

That is a good idea! I will be sure to take plenty of before and after pictures. Its certainly not a cva lock. I will go through this smoothie and look for any marks on it. Who ever did the stock did a good job on the inletting and shaping. It just needs some cleaning up and refining of course.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 27th 2018, 9:53 am

Nice find, looking forward to seeing the refinished results.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 28th 2018, 6:11 pm

damn! my sister calls and said the shotgun came in today! I had just got back from her place when UPS came by... Looks like I have to make another trip over the boarder to her place and snatch that new toy up!
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 29th 2018, 6:05 pm

We can see the filler that's plugging the pin holes.. they didn't drill through both sides of the wood so you can get them out!! 

Best thing to do? Remove the fillers and then drill out the pins?
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 30th 2018, 10:05 am

They may have miss-drilled the stock, and put in the plugs to cover up the mess up. I'd remove the plugs and tap the pins out, then put in a new plug on one side and drill through from the opposite side. Repeat for the other plug, and then sand and refinish.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 30th 2018, 5:26 pm

The pins only go through one side of the wood. No exit or way to tap the pins out, which means, I'll have to drill out the pins in order to remove the barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 31st 2018, 1:06 pm

Stop talking and get to work, there is a dead line like all your projects ......   Crying or Very sad   Shocked   Rolling Eyes

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I'm in new Mexico right now. I barely have a screw driver to work with lol.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyDecember 31st 2018, 1:41 pm

If need be I have antique leg irons that could hold you to the work bench, just need to have one of those portable toilets sitting next to you for when nature calls.  affraid   Dunno

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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyJanuary 4th 2019, 12:15 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
Sucker has a 41 1/2" barrel on it!

Looks like ya got yerself a "Goose Gun" pilgrim!!... LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyJanuary 4th 2019, 3:46 pm

My excitement turned into a kick in the nuts today LOL. The guy did a nice job making it LOOK like it would shoot. He used nails to fix the barrel to the stock. Some hit the other side of the wood and bent downward, one bent upward completely under the barrel. Had I loaded and shot it, the barrel most likely would have blown off the stock. I ended up having to break off the fore stock, then cut it smooth. I would make an awesome looking half stock.

I got my ass reamed that's for sure! Pretty firewood.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyJanuary 4th 2019, 5:45 pm

If I were going to redo the stock, I would use aqua fortis to bring out the curl. It has some awesome wood grain.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyJanuary 4th 2019, 6:31 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
If I were going to redo the stock, I would use aqua fortis to bring out the curl. It has some awesome wood grain.

That's the correct stain that's been around since the Civil War.  Jonathan ya just can't get anything for $5 bucks anymore that's worth a damn .....   Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyJanuary 4th 2019, 6:36 pm

Just one of those moments... No more used custom stuff thats for damn sure lol.

I can shoot it now after cutting the stock and drilling an exit hole for the stock/barrel pin. I just need to figure out how to turn a 12" long dingle berry hone, into one thats 44" long so I clean clean out the bore and smooth it a bit.

i have a feller wanting to trade me and he will restock it, so we will see how that goes. Just really bummed, I was so excited over it and to find that the stock was put together the way it was... Just plain sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: So excited!!   So excited!! EmptyJanuary 5th 2019, 10:38 am

Do you have a welder or access to one?  I have many times extended a short rod (one any thing from drill bits to hones) into the needed length by adding a longer rod on the item. Easiest way to align them is lay what your wanting to extend and the rod in a piece of angle iron then they are straight at the connecting point - weld them together.  Once welded together you may need to do some adjustments on the anvil to make both piece straight.  Old cheap way the farmer do things.

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Yes I have a welder. I will see what I have in the shop that i can use to extend it and weld them together.
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