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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Shotgun build

I had posted a pic of this in one of mauser06's rifle build threads and since I have had some time to work on it thought I would bring things up to date. The gun is a CVA 12ga. hammer gun purchased from a member here early this year. This was a kit gun with a maple stock that was just not right so I thought I would fix it.

I had some nice black walnut from our farm that was cut back in 1990 and outlined my cuts to pick up as much figure as I could.


After smooth up my cuts and finding the center line the tang was inlaid for a starting point.

The trigger plate was added on the underside so that the tang would be solid for the next step.

Next was the barrel which took about 4 days to get right. All inlays were done with a smoker, the part was set to wood and the black removed over and over and over and over.

The last thing I did today was the right lock plate. After eight hours of working on the gun today my old eyes were about done.


So that brings things up to date on the build. A nasty little bug got me so I have time off from regular work to get as much done on this as possible. Hope to get the other lock plate in and both locks working tomorrow.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 02:51 AM
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Re: Shotgun build

Awesome!!!!


Keep the progress pics coming!!!

Building from a slab is on my list...


Actually...If/when I buy land I hope there are mature sugar maples and/or black walnut "in my way" so I can slab them out to build rifles from...


Looks like you re off to a great start!



I too smoked my parts...I keep entirely too much powder where I worked so I didn't use oil...I knew a grill lighter with the flame cranked high produces soot...a little slower but it worked...

I didn't try inlet black liquid stuff...but I think it would be messier...I'm a mess as it is..I don't need liquid goo to help lol..
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Re: Shotgun build

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-30-2016, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Shotgun build

First off for mauser here is a pic of what I use to smke my parts. Old oil can with spout cut off and some cotton roap. Quick, cheep and works good just blow out the flame after each part is smoked or you will have soot all over the place.


Got both locks set in the wood but not without problems. The left lock kept hitting the barrel and tang and needed some altering but after a little grinding all was good. The other problem was I broke the mainspring on the left lock. Before ordering a replacement I took a chance and stopped at Johnson's Sporting Goods. Darn if Maryanna did'ent have two left hand mainsprings so I was good to go. Brought it home and dang if I did'ent brake that one also. Good thing she hads another. Next step is getting the triggers and locks to function which I have started on. Hope I can finish this for early goose Sept. first.

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She is done and I'm happy with everything but the chunky forend. Having never owned a front stuffer shotgun before if anyone has recommendations on a load to start with I would appreciate it.

Thanks for looking!!!!





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Nice, very nice!

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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Looks fine to me, nice job. Let us know how she shoots.
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Wow. Very nice job.
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Just AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could only wish to have such artistic talent..............

BEAUTIFUL GUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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