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picked up a Springfield 1842 musket...

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Post by WRMorrison » November 24th, 2018, 7:03 pm

A friend of mine decided he'd rather have a few bucks than this wall-hanger, so I drug it home with me. It looks to have been in a fire at some point (charred stock with missing section), but the metal doesn't appear to have been affected? Maybe the metal wasn't in the stock at the time of the fire? I don't know...

Anyway, I'm trying to find another stock and maybe a few other bits like a bayonet, tools and other related items. Repro stocks are out there, but definitely not cheap (~$325 from Dunlap Woodcrafts). I guess it'll be nearly impossible to find a decent original.

Here's a few pics if you'd like to see it; not much to look at right now. .69 caliber, smoothbore This thing is so long, it won't even fit in my safe unless I lean it over...lol.

-WRM

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Post by WRMorrison » November 24th, 2018, 7:04 pm

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Post by CGSteve » November 25th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Are you going to try and restore it?

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Post by WRMorrison » November 25th, 2018, 8:19 pm

I probably won't do much to it outside of putting a new stock on it. I'd like to find an original, beat-up stock that resembles the same amount of wear on the rest of the rifle. I imagine it'll end up hanging on the wall with a few other oldies at some point.

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Post by History_Rogue » December 2nd, 2018, 7:20 pm

Nice! I love these old weapons. Thanks for saving a piece of history.
This place might be helpful for an original, beat up stock. He has interesting things come thru his place.
http://www.lodgewood.com/Parts_c_14.html

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Post by WRMorrison » December 2nd, 2018, 7:50 pm

Thanks for the link; I haven't seen that site yet. I sent them an email for a quote on stock repair; we'll see what they have to say. In the meantime, I'll keep searching for a replacement. No luck at SAR...

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Post by lew » December 9th, 2018, 9:25 am

Good luck on restoring it.

The 1842 is one of my favorite muzzleloaders.

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Post by xerts1191 » December 14th, 2018, 8:55 am

Wow

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Post by WRMorrison » December 14th, 2018, 8:58 am

I heard back from Lodgewood the other day, and they said that they could splice in a piece of wood and repair it, but it would cost way more than a donor rifle would likely cost. I'll just keep my eyes peeled for a replacement stock or a donor gun. If I get too impatient I may try splicing in a chunk of walnut myself and make it look like a "field repair."

-WRM

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