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Making a Muzzle-Loading Rifle Barrel (3 DVD Set)



3 Universal DVDs, Includes: Forging a Gun Barrel, Rifling a Gun Barrel, and Completing the Hand Forged Barrel

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This excellent 3 DVD set contains the following videos:

Forging a Flintlock Rifle Barrel with Jon Laubach and Chris Laubach (DVD):

Features the man who has forged more gun barrel tubes than any man living today.

Jon Laubach worked many years at Colonial Williamsburg & willingly shares his experiences in becoming a real 18th century gunsmith. Assisted by his son Christopher & Mike Miller, Jon teaches how to  forge a 45” long tapered & flared gun barrel tube from wrought iron on a coal fired forge.

Includes bonus material on forging a breech-plug blank & making traditional boring bits. Most gun builders will never forge their own barrel, but want to know how it was done, as do many re- enactors.

Jon presents in close detail the required skills & techniques.

1 hour and 25 minutes run time.

Rifling a Gun Barrel with Steve Bookout (DVD)

Features the colorful and talented Toad Hall gun builder Steve Bookout demonstrating how to

ream a commercial unrifled barrel blank & then rifle it in a traditional manner with his hand

powered homemade rifling machine

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

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.

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Weight 1 lbs