My recollections of building a Tennesse Flintlock Longrifle.

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Step 1: The choice: What should I build?

I first built a Jaeger longrifle. It was ugly, so ugly it was kind of beautiful. It was a longrifle design brought to the US during the revolutionary war by the Hessians.

This time I built a Tennessee Mountain long Rifle in .50 caliber. It has a 42 inch barrel and a Tiger maple stock with iron hardware. It is NOT a piece of art.
These come in kits too. Show me your workshop, tools, etc.. Some steps of raw wood, carving inletting staining, sanding.. You need to show your work. Looks like you just went out and bought it. ???
This was a scratch build not a kit. Yes you are right about showing my work. Unfortunately I built this several years ago, and it never occurred to me to keep a photographic record of the project. Wish I would have. So I did the best I could to describe the build with photos of the completed rifle.
Really ?
Step two pictures are not your rifle, right ?
Fantastic job. I love the long rifles, though I have yet to own a flinter. I did build a Hawken, in .50 and made meat many times. Bear and deer. During my research I found an old timer recipe for a stock finish that made my smoke pole shine. Soak a plug of chewing tobacco in a jar of Ammonia for about 6 weeks. Strain the tobacco flakes out, and apply the liquid with a soft cloth. Experiment sometime and see what you think. BTW I really enjoyed the canoe instructable also. Thanks for the postings.

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