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Booshway
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I finally finished up the rifle I've been working on this winter! .58, O/R Colerain 38" barrel, L&R Queen Anne lock with some modifications, maple plank with hand inlet barrel, aquafortis, Chambers Oil finish, based on a Peter Berry Sr gun. Light weight for carrying up hills, only 6 3/4 lbs! Not many of those hills here, but I'm hoping to draw a bear tag for the mountains this fall...





 
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Booshway
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Outstanding Big Grin I like everything about it. You do some fine work


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Booshway
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That is a wonderful rifle there sir. Excellent work, wish I was that talented!!
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Booshway
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Very nice !!!


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Hivernant
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Good looking rifle, bet you know when it fires with a big load but that's only needed for hunting anyway.
 
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Pilgrim
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Very nice rifle.


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Booshway
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*Drool*


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Booshway
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Though a totally different style, it reminds me of a friend's 58 cal Hawken rifle. That Hawken was a bit different though at 12 pounds, 36" I 1 1/4" across the flats barrel.

90 gr. of 2Fg powder behind those 58 cal. round balls carried quite a thump.

That is a very nice rifle. It will be much easier to carry that his 12 pounder too.

load fast and aim slow.
 
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Booshway
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Very nice I thought it was an Issac Haines at first.


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Booshway
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Thanks all for the kind comments!

BStaley, I've only seen pics of this one in two spots, Kindig book and the newer "Art and Evolution of the Longrifle". I've seen it as an early Peter Berry and also as a Jr and Sr, this by the Sr PB. All I know is I like the lines and the different carving, and it's very comfortable for fit and hold. Was a neat build, although working solely from pics always makes things, ummm, interesting.

Whitefinger, I've got a Hawken in .58 in the build lineup to come, won most of the parts in our club Aggregate match for the year. I think the barrel alone on that thing weighs two pounds more than this whole gun!! Ugh.
 
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Well that's lovely, and a .58 should get the job done.! Big Grin

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Booshway
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Some sweet rifle,I like the striped finish,is it natural or did you do it.The carving is clear and crisp looking very nice.
 
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Booshway
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The striping is all in the wood, just a nice piece I picked up a few years ago from our local supplier before he passed away. I've got two similar blanks in the closet, maybe better curl, that I'm holding for the right inspiration. Smiler
 
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Free Trapper
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You sure do great work there Osprey! I have enjoyed seeing your builds over the last couple of years. You also do a kick butt Armstrong!
 
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Booshway
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That....Is gorgeous....I had to go back and drool some more....


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WOW! Now I like that beauty.


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Posts: 3493 | Location: Maine (by way of Georgia then Va.) | Registered: 26 January 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Very nicely done!
That shows some fine talent.
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Booshway
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Nice work. Beautiful.
I'm wondering how the recoil feels with full .58 loads in a rifle weighing under 7 pounds?


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Booshway
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Heh,don't even think about it,just do it....


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