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by jcporter@work
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Full circle w/BP gun collection
Replies: 15
Views: 8030

Re: Full circle w/BP gun collection

Just found another to add to mine, a Navy Arms 12 ga. double. Then saw a nice bp revolver at lunch. Decissions!
by jcporter@work
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Full circle w/BP gun collection
Replies: 15
Views: 8030

Re: Full circle w/BP gun collection

Don't think they're ever complete. I thought I had pretty much what I wanted (not as many as I need) and now I'm looking for a smoothbore.
by jcporter@work
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Capatchee question
Replies: 23
Views: 13214

Re: Capatchee question

Just curious, what nipple are you using? I had one of these rifles many years ago and it never gave any problems and was probably one of the top couple of ml rifles I have owned as far as accuracy. I'd be afraid to mess with it if it were mine. You might pick up an extra barrel and try your changes ...
by jcporter@work
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: 1860 colt
Replies: 26
Views: 14732

Re: 1860 colt

Only thing it could use is fancy grips. There's just something about engraved firearms, especially revolvers. That is one outstanding pistol!
by jcporter@work
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Stock butplate with patch box?
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: Stock butplate with patch box?

I'm thinking the only ones I have seen are old bolt action military rifles. Don't know if they would work with the profiles of most muzzle loading stocks. Always worth looking around at the surplus parts dealers.
by jcporter@work
Mon May 13, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Start of a slow building process, 54 cal x 36"
Replies: 30
Views: 29482

Re: Start of a slow building process, 54 cal x 36"

If you have a piece of wood that is similiar in color and grain, you can replace the missing wood around the lock. This would look better than epoxy and sawdust to build up the space. With a little luck and a lot of patience the repair will be barely noticeable. Good luck!
by jcporter@work
Wed May 08, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: The Trappers Den
Topic: 1st year trapping w/pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 15525

Re: 1st year trapping w/pictures

In my old age, I've decided that not being politically correct is easier and arguing with them is a lot of fun. Do like I do, invide one to a CWP class.
by jcporter@work
Wed May 08, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: re building a CVA, Jukar / traditions Kentucky
Replies: 28
Views: 77133

Re: re building a CVA, Jukar / traditions Kentucky

I see what you ment about casting voids. Only ran into a couple in the nosecap. I spent an hour or so on the nose cap and joiner plate and still think I need to go a little smaller on the nose cap. When I got started on this it was evident that the rifle had never been fired. Not sure of the age of ...
by jcporter@work
Fri May 03, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: re building a CVA, Jukar / traditions Kentucky
Replies: 28
Views: 77133

Re: re building a CVA, Jukar / traditions Kentucky

Picked up one of these in trade at lunch so I'll see what mine ends up looking like. Rain is predicted for this weekend so I may even get started on it.
by jcporter@work
Fri May 03, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: The Gunsmiths Workbench
Topic: Start of a slow building process, 54 cal x 36"
Replies: 30
Views: 29482

Re: Start of a slow building process, 54 cal x 36"

Tennessee Valley Manufacturing sells "stake on" lugs. I ordered a set and the stake on tool, to try, but haven't had a chance to put them on a barrel yet. These seem to be a good way to go fir this type situation.
by jcporter@work
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: Eskimo Ulu????
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: Eskimo Ulu????

We have one and have only used in the kitchen. With the concave cutting board it is one of the best for chopping I have ever used. Thought of making a smaller version for skinning to see how it works. I think the stress on the hand would be less with a ulu. Don't think without more experience I woul...
by jcporter@work
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Knives, Hawks, Axes, & Hatchets
Topic: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE
Replies: 57
Views: 30913

Re: KITH 2012 KNIFE TRADE

I was wondering recently how this was going and who else hasn't recieved their knife.
by jcporter@work
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Squirrel rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 13440

Re: Squirrel rifle

I'd take security with me to the range. That rifle is almost too pretty to shoot. I said almost. That's why I don't collect guns anymore. Again, pure artistic craftsmanshi[.
by jcporter@work
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Mag mount
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: Mag mount

There is a mount (or waas) that fits the holes for the rear sight. Not sure who makes it. You can probably find it on some of the muzzleloading suppliers websites or ebay. I would trust this more that a clamp on mount.
by jcporter@work
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Hack Berry Long bow
Replies: 12
Views: 3239

Re: Hack Berry Long bow

If you measured the nock to nock lenght at 71 1/2", then that minus 3" would give you a 68 1/2" string. Remember, if you take off the 3 1/2" needed to use the 64" string, you'll see a pretty good jump in draw weight. I wouldn't narrow the tips much at this stage in case you need to adjust the string...
by jcporter@work
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Need help with tri lam bow
Replies: 13
Views: 5855

Re: Need help with tri lam bow

Here's a thought. A log of bamboo backed hickory bows have been made if you don't think you can lay your hands on some osage.
by jcporter@work
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Knife Trade 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Knife Trade 2012

Seems to not have been much activity in getting knives sent out since the names were posted. Only a couple of knive photos posted to date. Guess we'll wait and see.
by jcporter@work
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Hawkin Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 5901

Re: Hawkin Rifle

Are you looking for a custom made gun or off the shelf? I think Log Cabin or Track of the Wolf sometimes lists finished guns from custom makers. You could go to either and purchase a parts kit, may have something semi-finished. Not sure if any off the shelf are American made.
by jcporter@work
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Atlatl
Replies: 18
Views: 4659

Re: Atlatl

Wish I had had someone to show me the ropes when I first tried it. Made a few arrows and promptly sent one over the target and into the woods below the range. I need to get the thing back out and work on my form again. When I was breaking self bows this was a great way to reuse the good limb. I saw ...
by jcporter@work
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Dixie Gun Works Store
Replies: 12
Views: 4573

Re: Dixie Gun Works Store

Years ago they always had a bunch of odds and ends on sale, but don't know about now. Thought I would get by while the son-in-law was at Ft. Cambell to see what it was like now but never made it.
by jcporter@work
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: Barrel length / velocity
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: Barrel length / velocity

Quick check is to put a length of paper out in front of the muzzle and fire a round. If there is powder on the paper you have your answer. You can easily check the optimum charge by doing this and working up to the point where you start seeing powder on the paper and you don't need a chronograph. I ...
by jcporter@work
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Knife Trade 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Knife Trade 2012

I'm packed and ready.
by jcporter@work
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: Any one do any carving?
Replies: 10
Views: 5328

Re: Any one do any carving?

Would love to get into doing wood carving. Just too many other hobbies. Would really love to do gun stock carving, but I like iron mounted muzzleloaders.
by jcporter@work
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Traditional Muzzleloaders
Topic: CVA Missouri
Replies: 11
Views: 5583

Re: CVA Missouri

Captchee, got to file the tube idea away for future need. Good idea.
by jcporter@work
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Snake's Coming Out
Replies: 9
Views: 3160

Re: Snake's Coming Out

I think I remember somebody years ago doing it with a whitewood stave and steam. The upper limb was shaped like a snake head. Seems like it was Mickey Lotz (sp?). I may still have it bookmarked.
by jcporter@work
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Caps or hats.......
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Caps and hats.......

Just glad it ain't my butt he's wearing.
by jcporter@work
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Osage Orange bow finish
Replies: 13
Views: 6762

Re: Osage Orange bow finish

Just a note on the Rit dye. I have a bow that I did 13-15 years ago that was stained with Rit. It is the oldest of the Rit dyed wood I have. As far as I can tell, there has not been any change. I think the type finish has a lot to do with controlling the fading, along with the tendency of the type w...
by jcporter@work
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: 30 yrs ago.
Replies: 13
Views: 3934

Re: 30 yrs ago.

Don't get any better thana a catfish dinner. Congratulations on making 30 years. Reminds me, my daughter had catfish as part of their wedding dinner. Then they went trout fishing while on their honeymoon. Must have raised her right.
by jcporter@work
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: i had success with quieting recurve
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: i had success with quieting recurve

I bring the yarn down past where the string amkes contact in the curve. Helps here too. I found some camo wool yarn on sale a couple of years ago and use it for silencers too.
by jcporter@work
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: What's the benefit of heavy broad heads over 150??
Replies: 13
Views: 6199

Re: What's the benefit of heavy broad heads over 150??

Like jtbuzzard said, a little extra insurance can come in handy. Back in the day when velocity was important to me, I had a shot at a doe that had a bush grow instantly where she was standing. We're taking scrony limbs that you couldn't see. I was shooting a 100 grain replaceable blade head that was...