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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2020, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pics of my Pecatonica River stock project. I have my L&R lock fit in. Drilling the hole was a bit nerve racking but seems to be OK. I am going to use all steel furniture. Found this old butt plate ( I think from a Mauser) for a dollar at a gun show. I probably spent two or three hours fitting that thing in and it still isn't that great. I got the barrel lug mortise in. Barrel channel needs a little more work.

Just to be clear, I don't really know what I'm doing but wanted to share because I saw some other posts on here where people are considering a similar project. I saw it as a rather inexpensive experiment and have been having fun with it.

I want to pour a pewter nose cap yet before I start to do the final fitting. Also, I need to make a special tool to get the barrel pin slot located.

I have been using Harbor Freight word carving tools. They are cheap steel but if you don't mind sharpening them, they work pretty well. I am having problems sharpening the radius tools.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it! Great way to mentally lose yourself for a few hours and forget about your problems.
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Just a small piece of advice from an amateur flint builder, your chisel's do not appear to be sharp enough.

Before I sat down to work on fitting I would take my chisel's and dress 'em up with a good quality stone. Then I made a leather "strop" for my drill press. I took a piece of leather, cut about 8 same diameter round pieces about 2" in diameter, and "stacked" them on a bolt. I then (using washers on each end) wrenched the stacked leather down tight.

Then using a polishing compound (choose any find compound....Flitz, Valve grinding, etc) I would polish the chisel's to pretty much razor sharp.

You will find your cuts much cleaner and easier to do.

I hope this helps.
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Hey, nice going, like the butt plate!
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Nice.
Hey, I really like that lock who made it?

And for someone who says that they don't know what they are doing -- YOU are doing a He&& of a lot better than I ever did.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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looks very nice so far, keep up the good work. can`t wait to see the finished gun.
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The lock is an L&R. I had it on my Renegade for a few years. It has worked very well. I rust blued it using something from Brownells but can't remember the name. I am having trouble getting my tools sharp and keeping them sharp. I like the idea of the leather on the drill press. I have a flat leather strop that I have been using. Doesn't work on the curved tools very well though.
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Looking good and the butt plate is going to look good on that rifle!
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Nice looking build.
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At the beginning of my build I also used a leather strop.....but as you stated, the curved and "V" shaped tools were tough to get as sharp as I wanted\needed. The pic below is what I made and I used the top and bottom edges of it to sharpen the inside of curved and V shaped tools. I hope this helps.



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Thanks for the pics Steeltrap. I am going to try that. Looks like it would work well.
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