Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rifle by David Crisalli

I recently finished a few other rifles that I gave away as gifts.  While I was building those, I thought it might be nice to finish one for myself.  I ran out of design ideas for a metal patch box and decided to try another wood one with a little decoration in the form of an engraved brass inlay.  Some other details that may be of interest to other builders....

Stock - Red Maple
Barrel - .50 caliber Rice, swamped, 42 inch 
Lock - Chambers Round Faced English
Barrel Finish - Partial browning followed by scrub down with Scotch Bright and bronze aging solution
Wood Finish - Scraped and burnished after carving, Sutherland & Wells Polymerized Tung Oil
Lock Finish - Case hardened and lightly buffed back to remove color













Copy and photos by David Crisalli.

2 comments:

  1. Great rifle! those Chambers Colonial locks are real barn burners but mine did not come with that elegant engraving. Everything on that rifle fits together perfectly. Thanks for posting.
    Heinz

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  2. Great rifle!
    Excelente trabajo!

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