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  1. heelerau

    Dutch Holster Pistol

    Winterhawk, a shot of the other side, the new side nail plate was custom made to fit the original inletting
  2. heelerau

    Has anyone here resurrected a muzzle loading rifle that has been through a fire?

    My custom stock maker has made a good start on restocking my FBG, still has to inlet the cap box, the inletting of the lock is superb The timber is English Walnut.
  3. heelerau

    Has anyone here resurrected a muzzle loading rifle that has been through a fire?

    Trigger guard could be heated to non magnetic and quenched in water, that would Harden it. The tumbler and scare will need to be re hardened, might need some Casnit
  4. heelerau

    Has anyone here resurrected a muzzle loading rifle that has been through a fire?

    Dropped the parts off to the stock maker, he has a nice piece of English walnut, reckons he generally get 3 or 4 muzzle loaders a year. Seems to think like me, ( does a bit of gunsmithing) that the wrought iron barrel will likely be ok, but will still proof it before I shoulder it !
  5. heelerau

    Has anyone here resurrected a muzzle loading rifle that has been through a fire?

    Looks like I will try, I will document the results, including reproofing the barrel. I am hoping as the barrel is wrought iron, it will not have been damaged like a steel one would have with the heat. The only articles I have found have been all modern smokeless pieces, so a different all...
  6. heelerau

    Has anyone here resurrected a muzzle loading rifle that has been through a fire?

    I have an English bore rifle .72 that was burnt in the bushfire that destroyed my home last year. The springs are soft, so is the trigger guard, the barrel has a nice fire blue colour (its Damascus ) but it is not bent or warped. I have a mate who can sort the lock out, and am seeing a custom...
  7. heelerau

    Bushfire Devastates Tilden Park

    A mate and I drove my 1977 F250, 351 Cleveland withe 1/4 race cam and Holley 600, with my new to me 4 horse gooseneck 1650 odd miles across the Nullabor to my mothers place in Willunga SA in 4 days. $1600 in gas, old girl ran like a watch on 50mph all the way. Just have to send over my 20' sea...
  8. heelerau

    Bushfire Devastates Tilden Park

    I have salvaged the 32lb naval gun (3rd scale) from the ash, believe the tube is still sound, has a seamless hydraulic tube for a bore with a welded breach plug, cast iron is just for the outside. A mate from my rifle club made the carriage from Jarrah and painted it in the style of what is on...
  9. heelerau

    Dutch Holster Pistol

    When I get back to SA in the next couple of months will try and remember to post some photos of said pistol from the sidenail side
  10. heelerau

    Perth Muzzle Loading Club

    I shot in my first competition at my home club since being wiped out by the bushfires of 1st Feb last year. My replacement Parker Hale Navy rifle shews promising accuracy. Class 1 military rifle, 50m off hand, 50m snap, 100m bench. I got second in the off hand, first in the snap, did not...
  11. heelerau

    Best Way To Antique Brass?

    lI would also use a dirty patch from cleaning one of my rifles, it patinated the brass instantly .
  12. heelerau

    Dutch Holster Pistol

    I have acquired a Dutch Holster pistol, recovered from Bremen harbour by Lieutenant George Gosse, a bomb disposal boffin of incredible courage, who at this time was the first to successfully disarm a German Magnetic Oyster mine, the fuse actually ran but verdigris stopped the points from...
  13. heelerau

    Guns of the West paper cartridge kits?

    I used cigarette papers and they have worked fine, but damn, compared to making Enfield Paper cartridges they are fiddly.
  14. heelerau

    Bushfire Devastates Tilden Park

    Gentlemen, have not been here in a good while. Life took an interesting turn for me on the first of Feb this year. A bushfire that started about 20 miles to the east of my home swept through and wipe me out along with 87 other homes. No one was killed although, I should have been. Only made...
  15. heelerau

    Bushfire Tilden Park Western Australia

    My place got wiped out by a bushfire on the 1st of Feb. Both I and my now ex partner got out with pets and horses. Question, all my licensed muzzle loaders perished in the fire including 2 cap and ball and a mod 19 S&W revolver. Still some spring tension in the smith same with the cap and...
  16. heelerau

    Match lock

    Here is the finished result, the stock has oiled up nicely with pale boiled linseed and gum turpentine. P1030600 by Gordon Hazel, on Flickr
  17. heelerau

    Match lock

    Finally finished. Fitted up a flash guard, am rubbing in my stock finish mix of pale boiled linseed cut with gum turpentine. It has been a fun project, with lots of learnings. Next time will use a better timber for the stock as jarrah is hard to work, and splinters some.
  18. heelerau

    Match lock

    Made and soft soldered the next lug on , have insetted both and drilled and fitted both pins successfully. Pictures to follow.
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