|Pinning The Barrel To The
I made brass
tenons and dovetailed them into the stock. I
used 1/16" brass from my shop stock. Since I made a new brass
patchbox lid for "Becky" before I sold her, I used the brass
from that lid to make the tenons. Kinda made it a little sentimental to
transfer parts off my earlier rifle to the new rifle for myself.
I placed 4
tenons down the length of the barrel. The
first tenon was 3" from the muzzle based upon the size of the pin
escutcheon I will be using and the length of the nose cap I will put on
the rifle. The last tenon closer to the breech was half way between
the lock and the rear thimble. The other two were evenly spaced between
the first two tenons.
Dixons book on the Pennsylvania rifle is
an excellent resource on how to make the tenons and dovetailing them into
the barrel. You can check out my other web section on installing the
tenons and pinning the stock below.
LINK --> Pinning
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