Project Blunder, or Bust.

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Capn Jack

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I found some .050 brass sheet at Hobby Lobby and found a Dragon drawing I liked on the WEB.:)
Cutting it out with the Dremel was a trick. A few nicks, but they'll buff out.:(
Now the tricky part, will be inlaying it into the stock.:s0001:
I also replaced all of the flat head screws with oval head. They look better.:s0155:
I'm still looking for a butt plate.:s0093:

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Thanks Andy,
My wife is having a foot operation on Friday.:(
I'll have to see how she feels.:eek:
No one here to take care of her but me.:s0092:

The Blunderbuss butt really isn't down to any standard width. I left it pretty wide because I didn't have anything to work to except a T/C butt plate I have and it's too narrow.:)
 

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Your thread is super inspirational, but I lack the faculties and facilities to scratch one out myself. I have a commercial model en-route to scratch that itch though.

I recently got a .50 percussion gun that needed a lot of TLC due to rust in bore. It made me think there are others out there beyond saving as rifles and wondered about finding one as a donor to become a BB?

My thought was to use all the bits and pieces for the blunderbuss and chop the barrel off in front of the breach plug and maybe weld/mate the plug/original barrel stubb then machine that married part to become the plug in the new BB barrel.

Thoughts?

I thought it might be nice to use an existing tang, etc as well.
 
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Deavis,

What decided me to make the Blunderbuss was a large piece of bar stock I was given several years ago and the fact that they have a short barrel. If you follow my post from the beginning, you'll see that I filled two garbage cans with lathe turnings. My lathe only has a 1" quill stock and I don't have a mandrel, so I had to get creative to turn that large a piece. I bought the lock, breach plug and tang on e-Bay so, you've already got a good start there. The rest of the small parts, except for trigger guard I made. The stock was a piece of Mahogany gifted by a friend. I'm on the home stretch now and so far, I'm pretty happy with the results.

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Be sure to draw a center line the full length of your stock. I drifted a bit on my first try and had to start over.:(
 

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Deavis,

What decided me to make the Blunderbuss was a large piece of bar stock I was given several years ago and the fact that they have a short barrel. If you follow my post from the beginning, you'll see that I filled two garbage cans with lathe turnings. My lathe only has a 1" quill stock and I don't have a mandrel, so I had to get creative to turn that large a piece. I bought the lock, breach plug and tang on e-Bay so, you've already got a good start there. The rest of the small parts, except for trigger guard I made. The stock was a piece of Mahogany gifted by a friend. I'm on the home stretch now and so far, I'm pretty happy with the results.

*Note:
Be sure to draw a center line the full length of your stock. I drifted a bit on my first try and had to start over.:(
I did follow from the beginning.

I was just curious as to what you thought about my idea of repurposing a rusty bore victim.
 
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A lot of times rust will clean up and a few pits become irrelevant. If the barrel is a standard size, go ahead and build around it. If it doesn't shoot well, barrels are easily replaced. :s0092:
 

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@Capn Jack .
I was just looking back at the thread checking up on it.
I got some round bar .
Stuff stainless steel I think I need some advice on what to do with it.
 

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