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    Now the hard part

    I got them stretched and some fitting done but now comes the hard part, matching colors and making them pretty. Shooting season is still quite a few weeks away.
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    Who are you getting your reproduction bands from? I have not found good ones for the 1861 flat or 1863 Screw type....
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    John is the splice on the right hand one behind the rear band? I have a '63 that needs to be spliced nearly 2" behind the band, any advise? Thanks.

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    Right now I'm waiting on bands from the owners for those 2 SNWTC's. The '61 flat band I got some years ago. It is fully machined, a real quality piece but I found an original and did not use this one. It is just holding the barrel in place until I get the correct one.

    Sometimes they need spliced behind the rear band. You can't hide a splice like that no matter how tight a joint you get. This one was bad in that the wood over the ramrod hole was broken out 4-5" back. I had to repair that separately from the new forend.

    I now have patterns for forend extensions for the 1842, 1861/63, 1841 rifle and 1851 cadet. Mark Fleet cuts the extensions. My copy machine is in his shop because he has a well equipped wood shop and has room and is willing to do the work.

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    barrel bands

    The best place to get original barrel bands are from a trusted ebay supplier. Sets are almost always $100 cheaper than found at the nationals. Or just ask a friend for one of his.
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    bands

    It is always nice to have a trusted friend when it comes to parts, information or just a warm, safe place to rest!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Cobb 1723V View Post
    The best place to get original barrel bands are from a trusted ebay supplier. Sets are almost always $100 cheaper than found at the nationals. Or just ask a friend for one of his.

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    Thinking we could have a special ceremony at Spring Nationals and promote Sir Bly to Yoda statues. He is the best at what he does. His Maynard work has already secured his spot in Heaven
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    John is really good at restoration and building muskets.

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