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Greenhorn
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I built this with a back story of a Virginia stocked rifle using parts from an old English fowling piece that had a blown barrel. The premise is that the old stock was copied to make the rifle.
Although the Mike Rowe lock (which is a dead ringer for a lock from a 1750's James Barbar duck gun) is a bit fancy for a rifle utilizing surplus parts, it was my best choice for an off the shelf left handed round face lock for the left handed owner. The .60 caliber barrel is an Ed Rayl, The butt plate and trigger guard are my altered versions of castings from originals by Reeves. I made the sights (rear sight is wrought iron), side plate, trigger and plate, etc.




































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Booshway
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ooooh. Very nice. You even put the lock on the correct side for me.


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That's nice!


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That's nice!



In spades!


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Very nice indeed !!!!


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Very sharp. I like it Big Grin


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Beautiful! Well done.


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Greenhorn
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Thanks. I finally fixed the pictures so they show.
 
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Booshway
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That is a very fne piece indeed!
Something I would be very proud of.
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Very beautiful gun and very nice work FP! What is the metal finish? Blue or brown? Sometimes it is hard to tell from the photos.


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Greenhorn
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Thanks,
The barrel and screws are blued.
 
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Booshway
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Nice! Gotta love the tobacco leaf sideplate for a Virginia rifle!
 
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Booshway
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Have you ever seen a work that is so good you just give up any hope of even approaching it? This is getting into that territory....


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Nice! Gotta love the tobacco leaf sideplate for a Virginia rifle!


Ha! I didn't think of doing a tobacco leaf. That would have been neat.
Actually this design comes from two English side plates.... a blunderbuss and a birding piece.
 
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Greenhorn
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Have you ever seen a work that is so good you just give up any hope of even approaching it? ....


Yes I have!! My friend in NC surpasses me in so many ways with building that half the time his work inspires me to work harder and the other half to just cash in my chips and go home : )
 
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Whatever you do FP, do NOT cash in your chips. As your friend's work inspires you to work harder, your work inspires me to work harder and do better on the next one I build. You have some fine skills my friend!


"They do not live their lives 'by your leave'! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, bearing their children along the way!" - Cora Monroe - "Last Of The Mohicans"
 
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Very nice.


" A godly man and his rifle deprive sleep from the wicked, A christian man who prays is the defeater of evil, A praying man who will fight is the conqueror of nations and the hope of the oppressed "
 
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Booshway
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Given that I am a left-handed shooter and my antenna really picks up and points to one of those 'off-handed' typie rifles, I REALLY and ESPECIALLY like this work and the end result!


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Booshway
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Yes,it is indeed a very nice piece....


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Thanks guys. This is my third build. I have barrels, stocks and locks for about 10 more. Hope I can get to them before I'm called up.
 
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