16 Bore Purdey Style SxS Muzzleloader – Part 1

This is the beginning of the next project, a 16 Bore(.669″) Purdey style caplock side by side muzzleloader. This project is going to be very similar to the 10 Bore double rifles that I built last year so I’m not going to be doing a lot of video with this build. I will be posting some update pictures as I go along though just to let everybody(especially my customer) know how things are progressing.

I Started by turning the barrel blanks down to a straight taper, then breeching them and then clamping them to a steel plate for soldering together.

I use silver brazing rod and flux to join the barrels for the first couple inches at the breech end.

Both sides of the valleys were fluxed and soldered.

A shot of the muzzles… .669″ bore.

I don’t run the barrels exactly parallel with the bore line, I actually like them to convert slightly, so that later on when it comes time to regulate them I can drive the wedge in and spread the barrels as needed. After some careful measuring I determined that parallel would leave a .215″ gap so I went .200″.

The next step is to make the top and bottom ribs, to machine the radius in the bottom rib I soldered it onto a piece of 1/2″ x 1″ bar stock so it would be easy to clamp in the mill and easy to clamp in my vise to clean up and fit the ramrod pipes to it.

As you can see it makes it very easy to machine this way.

That it for this update, I’m actually a little farther along but those pictures will have to wait for the next update.

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8 Bore Jones Underlever Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Part 2

I know it has been many months since I have update this build or my blog at all for that matter. I’ve had a few set backs with this project and ended up missing the delivery deadline. First real set-back was when my milling machine broke the main drive gear in the geared head unit. In any case the video below is the current state of the 8 Bore, basically all of the metal work is complete and it is ready to be inlet into wood. Since I missed the delivery deadline on this project and this was being built on a trade deal I had worked out, I simply returned the Trade rifle to the customer with compensation for delivery of his rifle to me and for the small amout of shooting I did with it while it was in my possession. Unfortunately that leaves this 8 Bore as a speculation build in my shop, so I’m going to set it on a back burner and work on it as time permits. I’ll be moving on to the next paying project shortly.

If anybody would like to buy up this 8 Bore project please email or call me to discuss it, my contact information can be found at the Stolzer Gunsmithing link below.

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8 Bore Jones Underlever Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Part 1

This week I am starting a new project, an 8 Bore Jones Underlever Single Shot Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. I’m not going to detail this build as well as I have others in the past because this build will be very similar mechanically to the other Jones Underlever builds I have documented previously. I will highlight a few parts of the build that will differ from the previous builds.

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10 Bore 1844 Purdey Style Caplock Double Rifles Part 22 – Finished Rifles

The last few weeks have been all about finishing these Rifles and doing the final sight in. This is the last post for these builds, I’ll be starting another documented project towards the end of October

 

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Left Handed Maple Stocked

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Right Handed Walnut Stock

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Thanks for following along.

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10 Bore 1844 Purdey Style Caplock Double Rifles Part 21 – Rust Bluing and Checkering

This week I worked on Rust Bluing the parts for the Maple Rifle. While things were slowly rusting I also worked on the Checkering on the Maple Stocked Rifle.

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10 Bore 1844 Purdey Style Caplock Double Rifles Part 20 – Engraving and Color Case Hardening

I know it’s been over a month since the last update but there really wasn’t any new information to update, I’ve mostly been polishing metal and working on wood finish. While I’ve been waiting on wood finish to dry, this has been slow going with the high humidity, I’ve been working on a few repair projects unrelated to the 10 Bore builds.

I’m back up to date on quite a few things so I’ve been working on the engraving and Color Case Hardening this last week.

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10 Bore 1844 Purdey Style Caplock Double Rifles Part 19 – Filling the Grain and Oil Finish

This week I spent filling the grain and applying the first coats of oil finish to the Walnut Stock. There won’t be another update for a few weeks because my Wife and I leave Tuesday for a two week trip to Wyoming to visit family and go to her family reunion. My brother and I will be spending a day doing a guided float/fly fishing the Big Horn River and we plan to sneak away to South Pass to fish the stream up there.

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