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Each year brings more black powder enthusiasts into our sport. Many are seeking the special quality and appearance that go into a hand-crafted firearm. Some of these shooters and collectors decide to build their own guns.
We have selected these components carefully to ensure their quality, authenticity, the harmony of design and function. We are not able to inlet for components other than those we have specified for particular styles of firearms.
Our Kits are NOT supplied with instructions. Although, relatively easy to assemble, with just a few common bench tools, we do suggest that you consider and study one or more of the fine books available on this subject before starting your project. Especially if this is your first rifle.
We do offer the book "THE FINE ART of BUILDING A PENNSYLVANIA LONG RIFLE". This is one of the finest sources of information and technical instruction on the market today.
You will need normal wood working tools and some small chisels to fit the tang and breech plug in the stock but 98% of the work is done. Also you will need to drill and tap holes for the tang bolt, lock screws, drum or touch hole etc. The barrel channel, ramrod channel and the lock section are already inletted in the stock as is the trigger assembly and trigger guard but again a small amount of material may need to be removed for a good fit. You will need to inlet the nose cap, barrel pin inlays, side plate and fit the butt plate. You will need to finish and blue or brown all the metal parts and contour the stock around the butt plate.
This is rather minor work but does require some time and good sharp tools (xacto knives & gouges, small chisels, files and the ability to finish the metal parts.
By ordering the additional work with the kit (i.e.):.
1. Install the under lugs.
2. Install the breech plug.
3. Cut the sight dovetails.
4. Cut in the butt plate.
5. Cut and Crown Barrel (if other than 42” or 36”)
6. Install under rib with screws and solder thimbles to rib (Plains and Hawken rifles)
You will save yourself several hours of work and minimize the tools you will need.
Hope this is helpful.
PLEASE NOTE THAT GUN KITS ARE CUSTOM ORDERS AND CANNOT BE CANCELLED ONCE THE ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED.
YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED WHEN THE ORDER IS PLACED.
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