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    Burnside carbine build

    So here's the start of my Burnside carbine build.
    Acquired a receiver and barrel so the hardest parts are already done.
    Bore needs a bit of a cleaning but in general looks very good considering its age.


    Attachment is just the breechblock so far, not yet dimensioned but full sized.
    Will probably have to break up the drawing into several separate sheets of different views since ther are so many details to dimension.
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    That's quite a project!

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    I'll probably use Sharps lock parts from Dixie as well as the Sharps lock is very similar to the Burnside's. There are a few fiddly parts that could be made the innards will not be seen and I'm not going for an absolute reproduction.

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    Interested in a parts gun?
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearson View Post
    Interested in a parts gun?
    Mike
    What parts do you have?

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    All, with the exception of the tumbler and Lever assembly. Possible some missing screws. Bore is poor, as is the breech block, but good enough to dimension from.
    Email or PM for pics.
    Mike

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    FYI S & S Firearms sells repro and original parts for the Burnside.

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    Burnside carbine build update

    Still working on the drawings.
    Have most of them finished, doing custom screws now. Need those for the existing holes in the receiver which are oddball threads, close to SAE but a tad looser.


    Also researching casting as I'm thinking of casting the lever parts, trigger and breech block parts from silicon bronze. Should be plenty strong since this is a black powder gun.
    Probably try lost wax investment casting as I've done lost foam aluminum casting in the past.

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    Progress has been a bit slow so far.
    Have the lock plate fabricated and the lockworks functioning.
    Need to contour the plate now to at least resemble the lines of the original from the recess on the receiver. that will entail a bit of file work

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    Photo of lock internals

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