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PostSubject: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMarch 29th 2019, 2:12 pm

I redid this one 2 years ago for a friend and the other night we hung out and spent many hours drilling and tapping the powder horn tacks into place. The palm area was fit to his hand perfectly so he can get a good solid hold of the rifle. Just a single line of tacks for the forestock.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMarch 29th 2019, 3:12 pm

I like it!
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMarch 29th 2019, 5:05 pm

A clue that several of the gun photographers that have taken photos for the National Magazines for us and others told us to do is pretty simple.  Take your pictures outside at a half hour before dust (no shadows), place article on a pale color blanket or sheet will give you natural light and no background shadow.  :tup2

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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyApril 24th 2019, 9:49 pm

Beautiful, I love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyApril 25th 2019, 1:13 pm

Maybe I'm a bit "tacky", but I've always liked the looks of a tastefully tacked rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyApril 25th 2019, 7:33 pm

Nice Rifle,
I don't fancy tacking them, but looks like a nice job.

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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyApril 26th 2019, 10:50 am

Looks great to me. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyApril 27th 2019, 2:30 pm

Small tacks like those can look great when done with that kind of skill.  t up
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyApril 28th 2019, 4:54 am

Tack or no tack.  That is some pretty wood.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 16th 2019, 12:48 pm

I like a tastefully done tack job. Two questions. 1. What is the finish on that gun? the stock is very nice. 2. What tacks did you use for this job and where does one get them? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 16th 2019, 6:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 16th 2019, 8:32 pm

@N.Y. Yankee wrote:
I like a tastefully done tack job. Two questions. 1. What is the finish on that gun? the stock is very nice. 2. What tacks did you use for this job and where does one get them? Thanks.

www.crazycrow.com They are the powder horn nails. Trim them to a much shorter length, and predrill each hole as you go.

I believe I used laurel mountain forge walnut stain, a couple coats, then many many hand rubbed coats of truoil.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 17th 2019, 7:34 am

Ah yes, good old true oil. That explains why it looks so good you must be skilled at applying it! Do you use a drill the same size as the tack and glue them in, I'm assuming?
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 17th 2019, 10:04 am

Slightly smaller. I have used same sized drill bit, but I always make sure to add a little glue to make sure they stay in place.

I've refinished dozens of stocks, so yes, the technique is burned into memory lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 17th 2019, 2:37 pm

Must be an old guy...considering the rear sight moved forward that much. I think this from experience as I had to do that one most of mine at one time. Since then, I've had my eyes worked on and can see sights from the normal distance.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 17th 2019, 3:53 pm

someone cut that rear dovetail out i think possibly for a peep sight of some sort. The sight is now mounted in the original dovetail.
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 17th 2019, 5:11 pm

I like it, Nice work Jon!! :tup2

I would like to have a Stock done like that, BUT My problem is patience, Something i lack  bounce  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle   Tacky Lyman Great Plains Rifle EmptyMay 17th 2019, 6:39 pm

I'm not a fan of putting tacks on a rifle. IMO it makes it look...UH...tacky!
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