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Author Topic: 40 Caliber Barn Gun  (Read 542 times)

Online Mike Yancey

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40 Caliber Barn Gun
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:28:24 PM »
Im starting a new rifle that I had the barrel inlet and the ramrod hole drilled in a Leigh style blank. 42'' 40 caliber Colerain Barrel with a gain twist rifling. I will inlet the lock and trigger but this barrel inletting and ramrod hole drilling saved me a week of work. My friend Cheney Looper did the work for me.




Its a swamped A weight barrel so this will be a tiny rifle!


« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 08:35:07 PM by Mike Yancey »

Online goingoldskool

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 08:42:20 PM »
This ought to be Good!  Take lots of pictures Mike.  You do incredible work!

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 07:20:08 AM »
Is this the rifle for your son, Mike? What do you think the finished weight will be?

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Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 12:27:39 PM »
Is this the rifle for your son, Mike? What do you think the finished weight will be?

Darren

No Darren, this one is for me and it should be around 6 lbs. The one for my son will be around 5. Both are Lehigh style 40 cal. Mike is swamped 42'' A weight his is a little 3/4 36'' barrel.

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 08:08:16 PM »


Here's one in the same style that I'm building from scratch for my oldest sons Christmas present. Got the barrel inlet today and the ramrod hole and channel done. Did a little thinning on the stock as well.



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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 08:12:18 PM »
It would take me until Christmas of next year to build one from scratch!  If then!!!
You have some wonderful skills Brother!
Thanks for bringing us along.

Rodd

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 09:10:24 PM »
I"ll go one step farther then Rodd and say if I tried to scratch build one, i'd end up with some kindling and an iron tomato stake with a hole in it

 ??? ::) :-X

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 05:50:53 PM »


Shaped the cheek piece and wrist area a little today.

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 07:48:06 PM »


Got the breech plug in and timed today on the scratch build and ready to inlet the tang.
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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 09:07:45 PM »
I REALLY admire your patience and talent! No way I would be able to do what you are doing!

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2019, 09:58:26 AM »
I got the breech plug in and timed then inlet the tang last night. Now I will cut in the dovetails in the barrel for the pins and pin the barrel. This is all on the scratch build.




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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2019, 10:24:17 AM »
YOU know the AWE I hold for anyone who can do thus...  :thumbs:

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2019, 11:58:00 AM »
Very much enjoying following this. 
Mike Lee

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2019, 09:23:57 AM »
That’s gonna be awesome!

Online Mike Yancey

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Re: 40 Caliber Barn Gun
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2019, 12:28:10 PM »


I got the tang inlet in my pre carve this morning and have it marked out for the barrel lugs. Ready to dovetail them in.