hudson valley

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Post by Captchee » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:46 pm

Well after many months of one thing after another . My Hudson valley is done .
This is the piece I mentioned in another thread
I did all the hardware out of an old set of Damascus barrels that I had that were beyond use .
RR pipes , entry pipe , side plate ,TG, and but plate , Trigger and trigger plate
She is stocked in maple .
she wieghs in at 7lbs 8 oz and ballances just back of the entry without adding wieght .
Davis lock
Thumb piece is from an old liberty silver dollar “well worn from circulation”
The barrel is 52 inches and of 28 just over 28 gage . Bore ended up at . 549
it tapers O to R with no bands .from 1 1/8 to 7/8 at the muzzle

Took her out today and she is throwing a quarter size , 5 shot group at 35 yards with the following load .
60 grains 2F
.018 patch
.530 RB

I got some 60 rounds through her today from the bench . before the heat of shooting , combined with the 100 degree temps , caused the heat vapors coming from the barrel to completely obscure not only the front sight but also the target at 50 yards

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to give you some idea of the size of this peice .
here is a photo of a friend of mine " AKA Bear sign " who is 6 ft 1 ,
holding it .

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few more weeks and Blue grouse will open up and ill break her in good .
time to start working up a good shot load ;)

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Post by TWOFEATHERS » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:27 pm

WOW CAPTCHEE, THat is beautiful, You sure do great work! I would need a step ladder just to load that one! AWESOME!!!!
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Post by Shovelbuck » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:53 pm

That is very impressive. You do awesome work.

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Post by allanburden » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:24 pm

Absolutely gorgeous!
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Post by TradRag » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:28 pm

Very Awesome Capt! It is beautiful!
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Post by Captchee » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:57 am

thank you all for the kind words .
loading isnt really an issue for me . the muzzle comes about to my eyes . so by leaning it alittle she isnt hard to load .
hope to get out tomarrow and do some more shooting . if so ill post a target or two

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Re: hudson valley

Post by Hood » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:48 am

Awesome!

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Post by Outdoor Success » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:19 pm

GREAT GUN SIR!!!!!!
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Re: hudson valley

Post by Full Quiver » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:47 pm

Very nice work!
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Post by del » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:46 am

Very nice Capt!
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Re: hudson valley

Post by jcporter@work » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:57 am

Another one for the wish list. I really enjoy when you share your work with us, especially the quality of the inletting.
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