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Grandpas Workshop Musket
« on: April 08, 2015, 01:41:49 PM »
I built this rifle from a kit back in the 80s with my Pawpaw. My grandfather was a ww2 USMC Iwo Jima vet who enjoyed woodworking, and I was lucky enough to spend alot of time with him learning. The musket is a 45cal percussion cap....  I shot it a few times back in the day, but its been stored away for a good 20+ years.   Just dug it out for a little show/tell.









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Re: Grandpas Workshop
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 11:53:34 PM »
Good bloody job mate.


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Re: Grandpas Workshop
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 12:58:05 AM »
Thanks for sharing that with us man. Awesome all around.
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Re: Grandpas Workshop
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 09:10:46 AM »
LC, I also built one of the CVA kits back in the seventies when I was probably thirteen years old.  Mine cost one dollar per caliber -- forty five bucks.  It taught me a lot, and I kept on it for several years, improving the mistakes I made when I was a kid. 

Those kits actually improved over the years to where they were right up there with the Thompson Center kits and rifles.  Don't hear much about them anymore.  I sure got a lot of education for the $45 bucks I spent. chuckles1  jd
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Re: Grandpas Workshop
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 10:20:58 AM »
Thats exactly hiw old I was, and that was 25 years ago.  :o

I remember the wood being twice the size it ended up being and getting it to be the same exact contours as the metal components was a nightmare.   chuckles1

It was like a 2x4 in a box that was roughly inleted.   ???
      
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Re: Grandpas Workshop Musket
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 11:43:57 PM »

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It was like a 2x4 in a box that was roughly inleted.   ???


Yeah, mine was like a warped 2x4.  Also the rifling was so rough that after one shot it was fouled so bad that ya couldn't load another ball.  I scrubbed the hell out of it with valve grind compound and smoothed it up to where I could shoot all day. By all rights accuracy should have been terrible, but it shot about as good as our SKS's.  jd
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Re: Grandpas Workshop Musket
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 02:19:44 AM »
Now there is one to be proud of, built in collaboration with a true American Hero...it don't get any better than that L}{C! I also have had a black powder rifle and revolver, they are a heckuva lot of fun. The "charcoal burners" are crude by today's standards but still a force to be reckoned with in the hands of an accomplished shooter.

You and that ol' Gyrene did a danged good job with this one!