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#500586 - 01/05/18 06:45 PM Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle
Dewey Vicknair Offline
Boxlock

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 7
I had posted the beginning of this project a while back. Rising bite, unitized, inboard mounted sidelocks, 7.62x51R (.30-30). With the exception of the recoil pad, every art was made here, no CNC, no EDM, no castings, no rough parts. I still have some screws to make (for the forend escutcheons) and I need to design a safety mechanism that doesn't wreck the smooth line of the top strap. There are FAR too many photos to post here, if you're interested the whole project is documented here:

http://vicknairgunsmithing.blogspot.com/2016/09/from-raw.html

http://vicknairgunsmithing.blogspot.com/2017/03/from-raw-update.html

http://vicknairgunsmithing.blogspot.com/2017/08/from-raw-gettin-wood.html

http://vicknairgunsmithing.blogspot.com/2017/11/almost-done.html
















The bases accept Talley rings and will be screwed and sweated in place.

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#500591 - 01/05/18 07:03 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: Dewey Vicknair]
rocky mtn bill Offline
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Registered: 02/06/08
Posts: 706
Loc: MT
That someone actually does all this seems just a little short of miraculous. Good for you. Keep it up. Could you give an estimate of time invested?
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#500611 - 01/05/18 09:52 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: Dewey Vicknair]
Dewey Vicknair Offline
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Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 7
About 1500 hours, spread over three years.
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#500613 - 01/05/18 10:13 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: Dewey Vicknair]
bushveld Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 294
Beautiful regulation. Are the barrels shoelump as they seem to be?

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#500615 - 01/05/18 10:24 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: bushveld]
Dewey Vicknair Offline
Boxlock

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: bushveld
Beautiful regulation. Are the barrels shoelump as they seem to be?


Combined shoe and through lump. The hook, lump, saddle, stub-rib and rib extension are all one integral piece. There are photos of the lump prior to assembling the barrels.
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#500631 - 01/06/18 09:48 AM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: Dewey Vicknair]
bushveld Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
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Thank you, and I found the photos of the barrel lump. Without question it is a significant engineering and machining project, not to mention the hand fitting that is beyond the capabilities of the vast majority of gunmakers. The Guilloche work is a really excellent touch and demonstrates skill that is not seen by gunmakers in the USA. Machining the shoe/through lump for proper barrel convergence in and of itself alone must have taken significant pre-thought. Hardening and tempering the striker discs shows understanding of the stresses that the rifle will undergo during its lifetime.

I will be waiting to see what engraving patterns you choose.

Is there a photo of the barrels muzzle and front sight?

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#501194 - 01/11/18 08:42 AM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: bushveld]
Dewey Vicknair Offline
Boxlock

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: bushveld
Thank you, and I found the photos of the barrel lump. Without question it is a significant engineering and machining project, not to mention the hand fitting that is beyond the capabilities of the vast majority of gunmakers. The Guilloche work is a really excellent touch and demonstrates skill that is not seen by gunmakers in the USA. Machining the shoe/through lump for proper barrel convergence in and of itself alone must have taken significant pre-thought. Hardening and tempering the striker discs shows understanding of the stresses that the rifle will undergo during its lifetime.

I will be waiting to see what engraving patterns you choose.

Is there a photo of the barrels muzzle and front sight?


I'll have to get some photos of the front sight/muzzle area. The only engraving will be the caliber marking, flowers on the screw heads and my name on each lock cover plate.
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#501686 - 01/15/18 04:08 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: Dewey Vicknair]
bonny Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 338
Loc: Dublin
Lovely work Dewey. The rising bite, like all good ideas, is so simple.

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#502290 - 01/19/18 01:51 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: Dewey Vicknair]
nitro450exp Offline
Sidelock

Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 69
Loc: USA / RSA
Why did you decide on bar in wood?

Nitro

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#502436 - Yesterday at 10:00 PM Re: Rising bite, bar-in-wood double rifle [Re: nitro450exp]
Dewey Vicknair Offline
Boxlock

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: nitro450exp
Why did you decide on bar in wood?

Nitro


The challenge, mainly.

I thought it would look good with a hammerless action and I didn't want to make something that looks like everything else.
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