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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-05-2016, 12:43 AM
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yeah my 1770 Lancaster is coming along, got put on hold when I had my brain surgery....I'm at the point of just needing some sanding to fit the butt plate and finish the metal and wood ....

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-05-2016, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Looking forward to seeing it!!


Where'd you get the parts for the build??


Not sure what to do for the next build...as long as barrel channel and ramrod channel is in the stock I can probably handle and figure out the rest...

Rather have a little extra stock to work with..i know most "kits" come with very little if any extra wood and usually come with their own issues...

I'm more about quality than anything else...i don't care about class or schools or periods so much...but a quality reliable rifle is of big concern...
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As long as the gun is functional, don't worry too much whether it turns out looking like one made by a lifelong pro. That's the mistake I made with my first rifle. I got worked up because after looking at other's guns at Dixons show, I noticed I didn't take off enough wood on the forestock. But you know what, looking at it now, I don't care. It was my first foray into building. My gun shoots well, looks decent, not perfect but decent. And it taught me alot. Is it pretty, not at all. Is it unique? You bet. Best of all, its one of a kind, and its mine.
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Absolutely how I feel blue bird...


I did get high grade wood...but I'm sucker for pretty wood..

Like you...my rifle isn't perfect...inletting isn't as tight as I would like...but its MINE. There isn't another one....i literally have sweat and blood in the stock...no tears...but I tabbed myself with a very sharp chisel 2 or 3 times now...

I've learned a ton...and I've enjoyed the heck outta building it...i just wish I could devote more time more consistently...i wish I could finish it so I can start another...lol. It's been frustrating ...aggrevating...but I got through it...and learned from my mistakes and lack of knowledge...

I doubt I've done anything "right" on the rifle...i kinda did what I thought needed done..i made tools work..i ran into problems and did some research and learned if I did things differently it wouldn't have come to that...


I am gunna get a few hours on it tonight...then I have 4 days off...i MIGHT get it finished...or atleast ready to be finished...

I'm gunna invest a whole lot of time finishing it..but I ant to...i wanna produce a rifle that looks new... because it IS new..and it's mine.



I do need to start thinking about where to start with the next one so I can start ordering parts...
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that's ok, I had mine going on since 2005 ....

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that's ok, I had mine going on since 2005 ....
Oh I have you beat there friend. I bought my first rifle kit in 1999. Finished it only a couple years ago. Interest came and went. We moved to a new house, kids came, a job went, etc, etc,etc. That gun was packed up and unpacked more times than I can count.

Almost sold the kit to a guy from another message board I frequent. His not wanting to pay the paltry shipping,(considering what I wanted for the kit as compared to the price of a new one, his loss) spurred me on to finish the thing. I'm glad I kept it. Jump to today, I received my smooth bore kit in February of this year. I've got it probably 90% finished. I just stained the stock tonight.....
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