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Completing the Hand-Forged Rifle Barrel with Mike Miller (DVD)



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Features noted gun maker Mike Miller. Using only hand tools he files up the breech-plug, cuts the threads then drills & taps the breech of the barrel tube to a proper fit.

The octagon flats are rasped & filed to profile. Mike demonstrates crowning the barrel as well as coning the touchhole from inside the bore.

Wallace Gusler says you have never made a barrel until it passes proof so Mike loads up a double charge with a double ball for a spectacular successful test.

Of benefit to gun makers who may never forge a barrel is that Mike shows how you can profile a modern muzzle-loading barrel to obtain the correct dimensions for your rifle.

The taper & flare varied from Pennsylvania through Virginia and the Carolinas.

Make sure to check out our other two DVDs on rifle barrels:

1. Forging a Flintlock Rifle Barrel with Jon Laubach

2. Rifling a Gun Barrel with Steve Bookout

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Weight 0.5 lbs