Finished Armstrong Rifle

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James Armstrong Rifle (Maryland School)  (Click on photos to enlarge images.)

This is  a  James Armstrong rifle.  A lot of people make reference to the John Armstrong rifles, however, John Armstrong was a Journeyman under James Armstrong. 

My friend "Snake Bite" wanted a nice squirrel rifle.

This rifle will have a maple stock, a Jim Chambers deluxe Siler flintlock, R.E. Davis double set triggers, and brass furniture with silver accents. The barrel is a .32 Caliber - 13/16" x 42" - Goodoien Barrel. (Note, John Armstrong was an apprentice to James.)

Here is collection of the parts for the rifle and the barrel is in process of being inletted now. 

 

 

Applied a nice red maple stain to the stock and gave it a nice red color.

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Then after the stain dried, I applied several coats of hand-rubbed on linseed oil.  After the 3rd coat I used steel wool on the stock before applying more coats.  Here is how it turned out.

Here is the finished rifle.

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Here is the original stock sitting next to the finished rifle.

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Well, we dun run into a problem with the stock and I had to start from scratch all over again. Life is full of surprises sometimes, eh?

This time with a plank of grade +5 maple from Tiger Hunt.  The links below will basically show from the beginning all over again on this rifle.  

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