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.