New Leman Cross Plains Rifle

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  1. frontiergander

    frontiergander Member

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    Arrived safely! A Doc White, in the white kit gun. I've already started by inletting the barrel channel larger and then proceeded to bed the tang and barrel for a nice weather resistant sealed fit. Any tiny little wood splinters, I shaved or sanded away before bedding it. By the time its fully bedded, It'll be from the tang, all the way to the nose cap.

    This gun uses an Austin & Helleck .50cal barrel with 1:66 twist. Maple stock is gorgeous! A lot of wood removal at the butt end of the stock, but that's a good problem to have. The lock panel will also need quite a bit of wood removed.

    The pewter nose cap needed a lot of filing inside of the barrel channel. I got it close to flush with the wood, but that wasn't really needed as I was bedding the rifle anyway.

    Just some shots I took today of the rifle. I'll post more as the build goes on.
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  2. troy fairweather

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    Nice were you get it from, should make a nice ball shooter. How you going to finish the wood and metal.
     
  3. frontiergander

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  4. 1KPerDay

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    Very cool. I'm not fond of the dot matrix lettering... are you going to leave it or burnish it or file/refinish it?
     
  5. frontiergander

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    Leave it. Once its rust browned, a lot of it will be blended in.
     
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  6. troy fairweather

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    If use some Aquaforties or how ever it's spelled.
     
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  7. LonesomePigeon

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    Neat rifle. Is it very similar to the old, original Green River Rifle Works Leman?
     
  8. Armored farmer

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    Nice rifle.
    Kudos for building it yourself.
     
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