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Booshway
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Had young fella show up at my shop with a pistol kit. Asked me to assemble it and shape the pistol grip. Well, got 'er done. Kind of a strange creature. It shoots all three barrels at once.

They call it a Duck Foot pistol.


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Booshway
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Started building rifles for my grandsons. .50 caliber barrels. American Black Walnut stocks. They will be Southern Mountain rifles with Virginian influence. One will be decked out in brass furniture and the other one will be german silver.


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One rifle will be flint and the other one is percussion.


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Awesome!!!
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Those are going to be some happy kids! Keep showing us your progress, please.
~Kees~

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Booshway
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The barrels are pinned. Locks and triggers installed. Also the tang bolts are in place down to the trigger plates.

Next I will groove out the ramrod channels and drill the ramrod holes in the stocks.


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Booshway
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Those little rifles are looking just terrific, Al!

I (and I'm sure all of us) would love to see some full-length photos.

Are those Siler locks?

Best regards,

Notchy Bob


"Should have kept the old ways just as much as I could, and the tradition that guarded us. Should have rode horses. Kept dogs."

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Booshway
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Here are more photos.


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Booshway
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Yes, those are Siler locks and double set triggers.


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Booshway
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Here are the triggers.


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Booshway
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Laying out the cheekpiece on the stock using the Golden Mean method.


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Thanks for sharing. I really like seeing a true craftsman do his thing.


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I see that NMLRA has the Golden Mean booklet available again; I need to get a copy so I can learn what Hoot Al is referring to....

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Here is some information from my website. Link: http://www.hootalrifleshop.org/golden_mean.htm

I started carving the cheekpieces and mounted the butt plates and side plates on both rifles.


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