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  1. When I replaced the front sight on my M1842, I...

    When I replaced the front sight on my M1842, I filled down the front sight to the level of the band, and soldered on the brass blade using lead solder. It's worked great so far for me. If you're...
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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Building a 1854 Lorenz

    I have finally received my Rifle Shoppe 1854 Lorenz Type II parts kit. I would appreciate it if someone with an original could measure the distance from the breech to the rear sight, since the rear...
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    Yep, what you have is a Model 1864, also known...

    Yep, what you have is a Model 1864, also known among collectors at the Model 1863 Type II. If I remember correctly this type was approved for production in the middle of December 1863, so it really...
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    The Model 1864 had a one leaf rear sight and a...

    The Model 1864 had a one leaf rear sight and a rammed spoon instead of the swell of the M1861. How are the barrel bands attached to the stock?
  6. The market value on a zouave is around $300 so...

    The market value on a zouave is around $300 so the price of taking an provided zouave and doing the work would be $900.
  7. Rifle Complete!

    After much waiting for parts and finding time between my real job, I have finally completed my first Mendenhall, Jones, and Gardner rifle. Full pictures are available here: ...
  8. Thread: rust

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    I use a fine grade of emory paper. Period manuals...

    I use a fine grade of emory paper. Period manuals prescribe emory cloth so its fairly close. I also keep an oily cloth dipped in rottenstone in my knapsack to knock off rust.
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    My parents ordered some items from them for my...

    My parents ordered some items from them for my Christmas present and they arrived promptly, so they are still very much in business.
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    One would think that since the Italians love...

    One would think that since the Italians love putting patent breaches on nearly all their reproductions (where it is not correct-the vast majority of martial arms used integral (brazed-on) bolsters)...
  11. I actually have M1854 Lorenz parts on order from...

    I actually have M1854 Lorenz parts on order from the Rifle Shoppe, however I've been waiting over a year for the parts. On the other hand they did deliver my Potsdam parts fairly quickly. I...
  12. To give an update, I am full steam ahead on...

    To give an update, I am full steam ahead on reproducing Mendenhall, Jones, and Gardner Rifles. I have the lockplate complete and yesterday was successful in installing the front site. Now if my parts...
  13. Ladies and Gentlemen, Camp Randall now has it's...

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Camp Randall now has it's own webpage for your viewing pleasure:

    www.camprandallarmory.com
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    WTB Zouave Rifle

    I am looking for a 1863 Remington "Zouave" rifle for parts in order to build a custom rifle. Only important thing is the condition of the bore as nearly everything else is being refinished/replaced....
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    By late model Charleville do you mean Model 1777...

    By late model Charleville do you mean Model 1777 and later, or Model 1763-1766 type?
  16. Thanks for the replies. I am trying to start a...

    Thanks for the replies. I am trying to start a gun making business, and I am starting small (with my lockplates)and working my way up to more ambitious projects. While a Fayetteville would be more...
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    Both of them have their own issues. The Pedersoli...

    Both of them have their own issues. The Pedersoli is simply a rebranded Euroarms. The Euroarms can take original parts, the armi sport can't. Neither is really better or worse than the other, so in...
  18. Thinking about building a NC state rifle

    I am thinking about building a Mendenhall, Jones, & Gardner Rifle and would like to know other forum member's opinions on the feasibility of the project. I'm thinking about starting with a Remington...
  19. Yes, at this time I cannot do Enfields because I...

    Yes, at this time I cannot do Enfields because I don't have the correct stamps.
  20. I'd just like to point out that the boys of 61...

    I'd just like to point out that the boys of 61 did not have buckets of water lying around nor plastic tubing. And the 1855 musket tool has a slot designed just for the clean out screw. So if you want...
  21. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/PanzerOfJu...

    http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/PanzerOfJustice/Richmond1861_zps520fbae5.jpg

    Quick bump. Shown is a custom project I just did for an early 1861 Virgina State Rifle Musket. Pretty much if...
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    Notwithstanding the fact that a Corporal of...

    Notwithstanding the fact that a Corporal of Ordnance had no place in a line unit...

    If you can't afford a nice frock coat, why not get a sack coat? A decent sack coat would be yards better than...
  23. C. B. Hoard, Watertown, New York, "Watertown"...

    C. B. Hoard, Watertown, New York, "Watertown" produced 12,800 arms.
    http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/PanzerOfJustice/P1000468.jpg
  24. US Rifle-Musket 1861 Contractor Lockplates

    I am now offering US Rifle-Musket 1861 Contractor plates. Why? Of the 900,000 m1861 produced, only 33,572 of them were produced in 1861, and only 265,000 were produced at the national armory at...
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    Model 1809s were polished armory bright, so no...

    Model 1809s were polished armory bright, so no finish to worry about.
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