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A RIFLE, handmade CIRCA 1700

Today, rifles are made with exacting precision and very complex maker tools for milling, grinding, and boring out the barrel. long rifles have been around much longer than these modern maker tools, so how exactly did gunsmiths create such exacting works of art in an age before Bridgeport mills and Sherline lathes?

Egy csodálatos 10 részből álló videó sorozatban [Wallace Gustler] a Colonial Williamsburg átveszi minket a Flintlock hosszú puska kb. 1700-at. Az összes videó beágyazódik a szünet után.

A puskának az első lépése a hordót gyártja. This is made from a bar of wrought iron, hammered into a tube around a mandrel, and welded together in the forge. With the help of a primitive hand-cranked lathe, the barrel is then bored out and eventually rifled with the help of a cutting tool that is constructed a lot more out of hickory than tool steel.

A hordó teljes, a [Wallace] a zárra mozog. Again, everything is fabricated by hand nearly entirely from materials that could be sourced locally at a new world colony in 1700. spring steel is one of the exceptions of to this desire for local materials, along with a few bits of brass that were recycled from Importált források.

Természetesen egy fegyverkészségnek kell lennie a fémmunka mesterének, de kivételes fa-sakvernek kell lennie. The stock of the gun iw made from a huge sugar maple board, very carefully carved to accept the barrel, lock, and the custom-made cast brass pieces.

Az eredmény egy mesterien kialakított flintlock puska, amely néhány száz méterre képes célpontot felvenni. [Wallace Gustler] manufactured nearly everything in this gun by hand, an excellent display of skill for a master, but an inspiration to any individual who would want to work with their hands.

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