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    Winter projects

    I had never built a Poor Boy rifle, so figured I needed one.
    So, once you have a new rifle, you need to make a new bag and horn, and a knife to skin beaver with. I also made a measure, ball bag, knapping tool, and turnscrew to service the rifle.
    .53 Green River Rifle Works barrel, unknown original lock, and forged out the thimbles, sights, and trigger guard.

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    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    WOW! What is the knife handle made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondiego View Post
    WOW! What is the knife handle made of?
    It's brass and cow horn.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    I do believe you must be one of those time travelers ,cause what you created looks as original as a original (out standing ) !

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    Pretty fine looking rocklock outfit, there - nice work !


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    Nice work!!!
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    Looks mighty fine! Hard to tell from the pictures...did you put a butt plate on the rifle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waarp8nt View Post
    Looks mighty fine! Hard to tell from the pictures...did you put a butt plate on the rifle?

    No, it's a typical Poor Boy.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    No, it's a typical Poor Boy.
    That's what I figured, but had to ask....
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    It looks anything but poor to me!
    I love looking at your creations. Thanks for sharing.

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    Not too shabby for a rookie. How's it shoot?
    grit yer teeth an pull the trigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon2shoot View Post
    Not too shabby for a rookie. How's it shoot?
    After a fouling shot, at 50 yards the first load went into 1.5". I upped the charge 5 gr., and it was one hole, if I could hold it well enough. I'm going to have to try in at 100 yards when we get a nice day.

    So I ended up with 70 gr. 3fff, pillow ticking patch with Moose Milk, and .520 RB.

    Being a GRRW barrel, pretty much as I expected.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Very nice work as always, great craftsmanship.

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    Very nice!
    Rifle gun, bag, horn & knife. Either you work real fast or you had one looong winter. We're finally able to see dirt (mud) around here.

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    Totally awesome. Given the right set of clothes you could make people believe in time travel with that rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerd View Post
    Very nice!
    Rifle gun, bag, horn & knife. Either you work real fast or you had one looong winter. We're finally able to see dirt (mud) around here.
    We are currently in winter month #7 here.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Fruit trees are budding in our area, yet we woke up to snowfall this morning. Winter is hanging around a little extra long this year, here in Illinois. Since your somewhat farther North, when do expect decent weather to hit in your area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waarp8nt View Post
    when do expect decent weather to hit in your area?
    any minute now, but it probably won't last.
    I think it will be two or three weeks before I will be able to work in the garden.
    ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by waarp8nt View Post
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    Fruit trees are budding in our area, yet we woke up to snowfall this morning. Winter is hanging around a little extra long this year, here in Illinois. Since your somewhat farther North, when do expect decent weather to hit in your area?
    I've seen a lot of Memorial Day weekends with snow. Also mid-June, July 4, August 15, September 21. We always get three months of summer, we just never know which three.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Good morning
    Fine winter project.... should make for a good companion tromping about the lonely areas.
    Interesting that 3F works so well.
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