another project in the works

BigOtto
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another project in the works

Post by BigOtto » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:38 pm

restocking and redoing metal finish on the 1884, .45-70 sporter.
She will have a hawken style stock and browned metal parts.

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Re: another project in the works

Post by Oregon Bill » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:16 pm

Look forward to seeing this completed.

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Re: another project in the works

Post by ian45662 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:39 am

Who does your barrel work?

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Re: another project in the works

Post by BigOtto » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:49 pm

Jim Kobe cut, threaded and chambered the barrel.
The draw filing of the barrel and all other work I do myself.
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Re: another project in the works

Post by BigOtto » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:46 pm

Green Mountain .458 sharps contour (tapered octagon) with the round breech area removed. Now waiting for parts from ToW, buttplate, underlug staples and wedge pins. It will include a pewter nosecap, all steel parts will be browned with LMF barrel brown and degreaser and wood with an oil finish like linspeed or Danish oil.

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Re: another project in the works

Post by DRCook » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:25 pm

It would be cool if you could put together a list of what and where from so that others could build one if they chose. :D
drcook = david r, not dr. but thanks for the compliment :)

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Re: another project in the works

Post by BigOtto » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:21 pm

Well, it's a hodge-podge of orphaned, new and original parts.
The stock is from treebone carving, action and lock came from an inherited 1884 rifle (broken stock and severely corroded barrel), barrel is green mountain, sights and trigger are from a T/C Renegade and all other parts; trigger guard, butt plate, toe plate, wedge pins and staples are from Hawken guns "kits" from Track of the Wolf. There are many trapdoor parts available from trapdoors galore if you need an action or barrel or even a barreled action. I will be pouring a pewter nosecap and another option I am exploring the possibility of an underlug and cleaning rod but I am not sure there is room in the stock with the octagon barrel.

I have seen some very interesting trapdoor builds on other muzzleloader stocks, Kentucky rifle, Trade guns, Southern Mountain and some others. The possibilities are only as vast as your imagination. Another thing to think about is the lock does not really need to be for a Springfield, with a little heating and bending there are several others that will work but that will require quite a bit more stock carving and inletting.

Since I inherited the action and lock and other parts are from donor guns I have about $600 in the barrel, stock and other parts. By selling all the other parts I was able to finance the barrel and gunsmith work. An original barreled action will run from $400 to $600 so the entire project can easily get up over $1000 if you do the work yourself. I don't know that there is room for profit in building these. What do you think the market will allow in pricing of completed guns?
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Re: another project in the works

Post by BigOtto » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:38 pm

Drilled and set underlug staples and sling mount. I also got buttplate and wedges for staples. I was lucky to have time for this much with painting and installing new floors in the main family room.
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Re: another project in the works

Post by Brent » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:06 am

I appreciate your posting this. Years ago, I used to think of trapdoors as the ugliest of all singleshots. But the sporters I have seen, like yours, really get my attention. They make beautiful custom rifles and I can see them as being pretty good hunting rifles as well.

I look forward to your next installment.

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Re: another project in the works

Post by JohnAllen » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:19 pm

I have been debating doing one of these myself. I really like the gemmer ones.

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