Southern Mountain Rifle...finished

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  1. elkhart

    elkhart

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    Love the plains style half-stocks, and I hear Perdersoli makes a good gun. Traditional muzzleloaders are addicting!
     
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  2. elkhart

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    Yes, Laurel Mt for the brown. Not having to totally degrease it makes it so much easier. I was fortunate to get a North Star West Trade gun when they were still in business. It's a 54 caliber, so I think a 28 gauge. Shoots great offhand, doesn't group at all from a rest. Just got some wads and cards for shot, should make a nice close range squirrel gun. I'm going to try the wads with a roundball too to see how it shoots.
     
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  3. fasteddie565

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    I was curious about the whole browning process........
     
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    Laurel Mt. Forge makes it pretty simple. You need humidity-I did my trade gun on a rainy May day in Indiana-outdoors. My Poor boy was done in winter so I made a sweat box. Just an enclosed box that I dropped a soaked rag in the bottom and hung the barrel from a string and capped off the box. The barrel is wiped down with the browning solution then carded after some time. This is done a number of times depending on how deep you want the browning. The bottle directions explain the process.
     
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  5. J_Rico

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    That is just lovely. Well done. Please let us know how it shoots.
     
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    Very nice


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    Love it! That wood has amazing grain and makes for a beautiful rifle.
     
  8. elkhart

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    That's how I did it, but the humidity was high enough so that I could just let the parts sit. I let them go 6-12 hours, than used a wet rag and running water to brush off the solution and knock off the rust particles. Four coats, then rinsed with some water and baking soda to stop the acidic reaction. Oiled the steel well and then sanded it a bit to take certain edges down to bare metal- for a slightly worn look.

    Noticed yesterday that a couple pieces are still a bit "fuzzy", so they are still rusting. Never had that happen, I'll hit them with a stronger baking soda solution then re-oil.
     
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    Nice job! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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