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Finished this NW trade gun just before Christmas. 42 inch .62 barrel. From a TOTW parts set.


"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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Left side.


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Full length.


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Wow,I like.....Simplicity and elegance of line....very nice.


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I really like it Turkey Creek! Have you shot it yet?
 
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That thing is gorgeous!


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Beautiful trade gun Turkey Creek... You did great work.
Andy


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Thanks for the compliments guys. This is my first smooth bore so I had no experience shooting without a rear sight. I shot five rounds consisting of .610 ball, 80 grains of 2f Goex and paper Yellowjacket nest for wadding. Shooting from a kneeling position at 30 yards I started with the top of the sight aligned with the tang which resulted with the first round about 6 inches below the target. Succeeding shots were walked into the bull by taking a lower hold on the front sight with the final two shots in the black holding the base of the sight in the center of the black.


"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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Sorry, the picture posted sideways. Go figure.


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Nice,it's a shooter too!


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Nice work! That stock is beautiful!


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Thanks Pab. I certainly enjoyed building it. Just started a flint Leman trade rifle. Hope to be done with it in a couple months.


"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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Darn good job


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I was gonna try it with #5 shot this weekend to get ready for spring turkey but couldn't quite get around to it. Have to do it this coming weekend for sure.


"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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Nice looking smoothy...I'm trying to get a Leman trade rifle done to start a North West smoothbore. Sure hope mine turn out half as nice as yours.
 
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That's kinda funny Dick. I finished the NW Trade Gun and I just started on a flint Leman trade rifle. When you get the Leman finished be sure to post pictures here on the forum so we can enjoy it with you. Also, I really lucked out on the wood for the NWTG. It was just plain maple but once I stained it it really brought out some nice grain.


"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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For contrast with the browned iron and the brass I fire blued my screws by heating them with my torch to a cherry red and then quenching them in motor oil. Came out a really nice dark blue and contrasts nicely.


"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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P.S. Just in case you were interested I made my walnut stain from black walnuts soaked for a couple of months in water. I just filled a quart jar with the walnuts and covered them with water and let them soak and ferment and then strained out the stain through a rag. It took me 3 coats of stain to get the shade I wanted on the stock.


"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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Walnut hulls,or the whole nut?


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The whole thing Brother 'Tooth!


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