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Author Topic: Smokepole kits?  (Read 1522 times)

Offline sundowner

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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 07:21:06 PM »
Yeah Sundowner, I've seen that barrel.  Since I already have an in-line that shoots sabots extremely well, my current thinking is that I'd just use the Hawken with round balls, but you never know, I might decide to add the other fast twist barrel later on.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 08:40:32 PM »
I'll go do some snooping on that.  Wonder if it's like the old TC maxi balls?  I keep hearing great things about round ball accuracy and terminal performance out of a .54 so will probably still start there but I'm sure I'll tinker with other options along the way.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2020, 12:59:17 PM »
I'll go do some snooping on that.  Wonder if it's like the old TC maxi balls?  I keep hearing great things about round ball accuracy and terminal performance out of a .54 so will probably still start there but I'm sure I'll tinker with other options along the way.
Yup it's like a mini ball .
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2020, 09:22:59 PM »
Kit arrived today, some pics below.  Somehow the pin stamped lettering on the barrel and the safety warning don't seem to be authentic 19th century markings!  Also surprised that the cheek piece is already sculpted.  Was thinking about a different contour for that, will probably still see if I can carve in my preferred profile.  Not a big fan of how the grain lays across the wrist of the stock but hopefully that won't be an issue with the loads I intend to shoot.  Stay tuned!
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2020, 09:42:49 PM »
looks like it will kick like a mule

hopefully you can work out the kinks. should be fun
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 03:27:37 PM »
Since most of my volunteer activities have been shut down due to the virus insanity, I've had a little time to work on the smokepole.  I got all of the machining marks smoothed out on the barrel and two coats of hot browning on it.  Can't decide if I'll do more or not.  It's not super brown or uniform, but has some character.  Just started working on the stock today, got the hooked barrel tang fitted along with the lock.  The pre-drilled screw holes for the trigger guard were well off the mark so I plugged those and will redrill.  Next step is to start removing a lot of wood end to end and shaping the grip and cheekpiece area.  Once I get that done I'll pull off all of the metal pieces, polish them up, and brown them as well.  Tedious, but it has been a good diversion.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 04:05:03 PM »
great diversion. or, you could get back to work --099-780
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 04:40:19 PM »
You're a sick person Yari!
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2020, 05:44:42 AM »
Looking good!

I'm out for a while, laid off for at least two more weeks.

Hopefully once things become a bit more stable I can jump on this project.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2020, 08:37:16 AM »
Getting closer on the stock.  I think I have the shape where I want it, now on to final sanding and staining.  Also need to brown most of the metal parts yet.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2020, 07:20:50 PM »
Started staining, and attempting to do some faked tiger striping.  Not sure if it shows in the photo or not, and also not sure if the tru oil will obliterate it, but will find out tomorrow when I hit it with oil.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2020, 10:18:37 AM »
i can see some tiger striping. looks good
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2020, 07:01:23 PM »
Just finished putting the second coat of Tru-oil on it, the striping all disappeared in the first coat.  Darn.  Still coming out a nice color, just not quite what I was trying to achieve.
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2020, 08:05:27 PM »
grab some of the kids old crayons --099-780

seriously, there must be a way to achieve the stripes. did you check any sites?
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Re: Smokepole kits?
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2020, 09:04:52 PM »
Yeah, searched it out quite a bit.  My main mistake was that the two shades of stain I used didn't have enough contrast.  Might still try a bit more with some really dark stain, just not sure if it will stick now that I have some oil on it.  We'll soon find out.
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