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Re: Finally starting my project
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 28 January 2015, at 11:15 p.m., in response to Re: Finally starting my project, posted by Ernie Brandt on Wednesday, 28 January 2015, at 8:01 p.m.
I did think about aluminum, and it still just might be the best compromise. I have a drill press and band saw, but beyond that it will be hand filing - LOTS of hand filing!
The piece I need to make is the rib which goes under the barrel ahead of the "tip". You can see a very similar part in the detail shot of the 1880 RBR on my webpage. The 1882 does not have the thumbpieces, and I plan to dummy-up the sliding wedge piece as a solid/fixed item. I will also omit the leaf spring, and retain the bayonet with a ball bearing and coil spring. I'm thinking that the flat "tip" can be an integral part of the stock - will just scribe a line around the forend and apply a faux metal patina. My goal is something that will look decent from 5' away.
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