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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Next Build, 2020 Project?

I,m really not sure which direction to go for the next rifle build starting the first of the year. Its time to start gathering up parts to get started after Christmas. I need to do a "rebuild" on the old smoothbore and get it back up and shooting/useable. That won't take long. Maybe a smoothbore rifle
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I've really been procrastinating with my jaeger project. The 31" swamped barrel is inletted, and that's it! I walk by it a couple of times a day, and it stares back at me with disgust.

Like you, blackpowder, I think I'll make it a priority project after the late flintlock season. Now that I've reconnected with HuntingPA after several months, this flintlock thread may be the stimulus I needed to jump start my enthusiasm for rasps, chisels, inletting black, and gouges, etc.

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I've really been procrastinating with my jaeger project. The 31" swamped barrel is inletted, and that's it! I walk by it a couple of times a day, and it stares back at me with disgust.

Like you, blackpowder, I think I'll make it a priority project after the late flintlock season. Now that I've reconnected with HuntingPA after several months, this flintlock thread may be the stimulus I needed to jump start my enthusiasm for rasps, chisels, inletting black, and gouges, etc.
Yep, get after it
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I still have my .36 cal on the bench. All I have done is the barrel in and the lock plate inlet. Only a year behind. I too will pick up speed after late flintlock season. I have a new motivation since I got my wood back for my Haines .54 cal build which is my next planned build. Had a blank for it shaped and the swamped barrel inlet. I want it for next years seasons. Plan on it being my #1 deer rifle.
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I think that is what I have decided on also. The Haines with a rice .54 cal., 38" swamped barrel. I will be going with a wood patch box like my others.
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I am a true believer of .54 caliber flintlocks. Brad Emig's build is my favorite deer rifle, and the future jaeger has a 31", swamped, .54 caliber barrel. I'm getting anxious to tote that build, hopefully next season.

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I like the .54 as a good all around hunting caliber. But I admit, I like my .45's. My 54 Lanc is a tank compared to carrying my .45 Bedfords. My .50 cal Bedford is nice to carry. Taken deer with all three calibers with no problems. But, I want that Haines in .54 and try and stay with just one rifle for all seasons. Don't think I am going to even put a patch box on it. And just iron furniture. Nice wood but plan on keeping it a plain huntin gun
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Most likely what I will do is take a day and run over to Log Cabin and see what they have and what strikes my fancy. could be a Haines or a Lancaster.
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Log cabin is a good place to get some inspiration and drop a little coin.
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Log cabin is a good place to get some inspiration and drop a little coin.
Ha ha, its a good place to drop ALOT of coin
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