Fox slug rifle

Posted by: Anonymous

Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 12:54 AM

Here is the rough draft of the latest project from my studio. As the title suggests, it is a 12 gauge, fully rifled slug gun using Hastings rifled blanks. It started as a badly buffed and reblued Sterlingworth ejector with cut barrels. It is in the rough-polished stage and the butt and forend are pattern pieces.
If the temperature ever gets above freezing I'll take it to the range to regulate the barrels and file the sights.





















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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 12:59 AM

The last two photos will not show for some reason, but if you click on the links they can be viewed.
Posted by: AkMike1

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 01:53 AM

Very sharp conversion! Are the tubes threaded in or just sweated?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 02:05 AM

Pressed and sweated, just like any standard sleeving job.
Posted by: xs hedspace

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 07:28 AM

Nice! How are you going to regulate? Looks like the ribs are already sweated in. Or is the left barrel floated at the last 1/3, like Merkel DRs with the adjustable setscrew regulation at the muzzle? I did a 45-100 DR on a Merkel 12 ga action, and figured out that they use 2 setscrews at 45 deg angles in the front sight block to move the left muzzle for fine tuning regulation.
Posted by: xs hedspace

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 07:52 AM

I'm going to try a photo to illustrate:
Fixed it-left out the backslash.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: xs hedspace
Nice! How are you going to regulate? Looks like the ribs are already sweated in. Or is the left barrel floated at the last 1/3, like Merkel DRs with the adjustable setscrew regulation at the muzzle? I did a 45-100 DR on a Merkel 12 ga action, and figured out that they use 2 setscrews at 45 deg angles in the front sight block to move the left muzzle for fine tuning regulation.


The ribs are sweated. If the barrels need to be moved for regulation they are placed in a fixture and the forward 1/3-1/2 of the barrels are heated until the solder releases, then the barrels can be moved either together or independently via screws and allowed to cool.
Posted by: xs hedspace

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/29/14 10:31 AM

Egad! I did blocks and shims, with 2 hose clamps, and 40+ rounds of ammo to the local gunclub range for rough regulation, after using laser boresighters in the shop to get a size for the blocks at the muzzle and front sling swivel. The guys at the club gave me lots of room when they saw the hose clamps, and the 45-100 rounds. Found out why DRs cost so much. The setscrews at the muzzle in the photo are 4-40 allen, with 4 flats at the ends, so it's "click adjustable".
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox slug rifle - 11/07/14 01:28 PM

Here it is, ready for engraving. The owner is going to take it hunting this year as-is and upon its return the final wood and metal finishing will be done. This will include a leather-faced pad, blue barrels and hardened/French greyed everything else.















Posted by: Bill/Oregon

Re: Fox slug rifle - 11/07/14 02:33 PM

Gorgeous!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Fox slug rifle - 11/07/14 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: ROMAC
How did it regulate?

Would love to see some targets.


Here you go. These are the final targets. Yes, I did hang the targets upside down. The barrels did need a slight adjustment.



Posted by: Mills

Re: Fox slug rifle - 02/20/15 10:54 AM

Very cool project! Can't wait to see the finished product when you get there
Posted by: Vol423

Re: Fox slug rifle - 11/13/16 07:20 PM

I don't know what else you could do, but I just can't get over the aesthetics of the left side mounted aperture sight. I have a similar setup on an O/U Valmet DR and mounted a Lyman 57 on the locking slide. I don't like that either but it is functional.

Allan
Posted by: rocky mtn bill

Re: Fox slug rifle - 11/14/16 10:31 AM

What a great project. Thanks for showing us what can be done.
Posted by: liverwort

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/12/17 01:27 PM

That is amazing to me! I wouldn't want to take anything away from any other artist but the combination of skills and talent I see in progression really impresses a humble guy like me. That is the kind of art I can understand. And you haven't engraved it yet!

Perhaps you would answer this question? Would you explain the black stock to beautiful wood grain please?
Posted by: B. Dudley

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/12/17 03:23 PM

Pattern stock for duplication.
Posted by: liverwort

Re: Fox slug rifle - 01/13/17 07:44 PM

Thank you!