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Frankenunderhammer

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by SC45-70, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. SC45-70

    SC45-70 Member

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    A few months ago someone had a post on underhammers and I mentioned that I was building one that was going to be a bit different.

    One of the main differences is the fact that I moved the ram rod off to one side in order to have a longer ram rod.

    I also mounted a scope to it.

    I started with a H&A action. I mounted a Green Mountain 50 cal. fast twist barrel. The barrel was a 1 inch octagon that I turned to a straight 7/8" round with the exception of the breech area that was left at 1" round.

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    With the ram rod off to the side I was able to use a standard sling stud in the for arm and a longer ram rod.

    Here is the ram rod touching the breech plug in the empty barrel

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    In the photo from the under side you can see the ram rod arrangement and the sling stud.

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    I machined the action and added a small cup to hold the ram rod.


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    It's fairly light and handles like a dream so it should make a good dear gun.


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    Green Mountain 50 cal. 1 in 28 twist barrel,cut to 26 inches turned round and drilled for a musket nipple set at 78 degrees to better match the arch of the hammer drop.
    The stock was carved from some scrap maple that's been in my shop for 20 years.
    3x9 Leupold scope, the scope mount was made from a blank from Brownells.
    Ramrod is TC aluminum, I made the ramrod pipe and cup.

    If anyone knows a good bullet to shoot in this barrel let me know.

    Let me know what you think of this beast (good, bad, ugly)

    SC45-70
     
  2. Patocazador

    Patocazador Member

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    Beautiful wood in that stock.
    What's the total weight?
     
  3. JeffG

    JeffG Member

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    Nice work, metal work is very clean. Who machined the scope base? Nice job.
     
  4. Armored farmer

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    Nice job indeed.
     
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  5. SC45-70

    SC45-70 Member

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    Thanks guys
    On my cheap scale the gun weighs 7 lbs. even the way it's set up.
    I did all the machine and metal work (including the scope mount).
    I did all the wood work and all finish work.

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