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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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anyone else keep track of the hours spent on their rifle build? I had 194 hours in mine.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 01:27 AM
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Re: hours

Ha! I wouldn't wanna guess...

For a while after mine was done I literally didn't know what to do with myself..once I got going on it I worked on it every minute i got...

I did mine ki da backwards and once I turned it into a functional gun and you the furniture I thought it was smooth sailing..

Got some pointers and learned the cheek piece and lock moldings could be worked more...so back at it I went..

I still have wood I could/should have taken down..but I'm happy with it!

I couldn't even guess the hours...

I will say it was entirely enjoyable...though frustrating lol...

Heck I have a lot of hours into the finish itself...and still debating on another coat or 2..seems to have continued to soak up a little more..gunna rub it out once more and see what it looks like..

I can't wait to carry it to the woods!!

Actually planning a Michigan deer hunt and it's coming along and probably going to be my primary gun...

I need to find a house so I can start the next rifle! Lol
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 02:45 AM
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Re: hours

If I could post pictures I'd show you a pic of a gun it took me a year to build in 1969. It will shoot a tick off a squirrel.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 11:04 AM
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Re: hours

My 1st one I kept a work log to see out of curiosity how long it would take me. Took around 180 hrs if I remember. This last one I started a log but quit tracking after about 60 hrs and I did not get to touch the rifle for a couple months when I was 1/2 way in. Guessing about the same. Other than barrel browning took a few more days to get correct than my 1st rifle. Next planned build will probably take longer due to more and more difficult inlays and more complicated patchbox that are planned. Also plan on some simple patchbox engraving.

I don't mind though, keeps me off the street. I do find that the closer I get to finishing, the more time I set aside to work on it. A sort of light at the end of the tunnel thing

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Re: hours

I think I got ya all beat, I started working on my Lancaster 12 years ago....

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 10:10 PM
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Re: hours

Nah. I don't bother myself with how long I took to complete something. I just look toward the end result and worry about that only.
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