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    CV lockdown project blunderbuss

    Hi folks, I'm not sure this project has any Enfield heritage, but maybe the admins can allow some leeway in these crazy times.
    This project is a continuation of a stabilization and restoration of damaged weapons from the burning down of the family home. So far, I've done a Bren Mk I, two stens, a Savage No 4, and various blades and swords. This is the most challenging.

    I have tried to source a replacement stock and found them to be far too expensive. So I wondered if I could make it myself. So I bought a nice block of Walnut. My carving and inletting skills are minimal, but why not I thought.



    I also don't have many power tools so it has largely been carved with a set of chisels and gouges. This initial cut out was done with a small reciprocating saw and a coping saw.



    I've got the barrel largely inletted to the right depth, now the inletting of the main mechanism begins.

    Did I mention I don't have a worshop? While it's winter here I use my bathroom.
    The main form of the stock has been roughed out so far, but it will get sanded and oiled eventually. Here is where it is so far. It's going to take a while. Probably as long as the lockdown takes.

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    Well, it's looking pretty impressive so far. Can't believe you've done all that with so few specialised tools.........& in the bathroom!


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    Thanks! (The partner is forgiving of my insanities).

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    At least your TP supply will be protected.

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    Mine too........though I'm sure she didn't have a clue what she was taking on when she married me...........but we've survived thirty years!

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    Looks good, I had a couple that had been burned too and restocked them. I shot them both too, that was years back. Don't know I could do that now knowing more. I and they survived though. This one will look great after. Don't forget to finish this thread when you finish the stock...?
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    Will do. Thanks!

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    Operation Blunderbuss UPDATE.

    So, I've put a lot of hours into this, and I think I can see the end. Inletting was, well, let's say a challenge. I was taking measurements of a partial and degrading stock, and I got a few wrong. Add to that, there's not a lot of space in the gubbins for the trigger, mechanism and barrel to all fit. I made a some mistakes and had to patch some holes, but I got there. Wonder of wonder the mechanism works! I'm not overjoyed about the trigger placement, but I can't remember where it sat originally. Although to be honest there's really only one place it can go and still work. So next I have to drill for the pins that hold the barrel in. Don't know how I'm going to hit the tiny lugs on the barrel, but I might luck out. Otherwise I'll drill and fill the bad ones, like last time. Then the swivels need to be drilled and attached. The butt plate needs affixing, but first I have to add a walnut patch to get it the right length (one of my measuring mistakes). Then linseed oilicon, vintaging a bit more, and find or make a ramrod, knap a gunflint (one thing I can actually do) and done. At least my mistakes make it look older than it is. Anyway, enjoy. I'll update when it's done.
    Cheers, Burton


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    Finished.

    Here are the final photos of the blunderbuss project. I knapped a gun flint, but didn't bother sourcing a ramrod. Lots of mistakes were made, but overall, I'm happy with how it turned out.

    Cheers,
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