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Old February 28th, 2014, 10:34 AM #1
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Lyman Great Plains Kit Build

OK, I have this kit.

I have to shape the wood. Do I shape the wood with the butt plate attached then clean up the scars on the plate after shaping the wood?

Where do I get info on how to shape it? Info seems sparse on the net on how to go about cutting the wood down. I do gather I use a rasp then sand paper?

How about at the nose cap?
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There are books:
http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Catego...-GUN-CRAFT-SET

And seminars:
http://www.dixonmuzzleloading.com/in...&link=seminars

Or best find a mentor.
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http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fu...um.php?fid/21/

Try this site, they have a gunbuilders forum and if you search, they have a number of specific Lyman GPR build threads.
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Pencil line around the metal parts for your guide. I borrowed a belt sander to shape the stock on my build. The belt sander was a bench mount and had a narrow belt.
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Getting close to finished.
Just need to clean all the preservative off the barrel and blue it along with the sights.
I did 5 coats of Hope'sTung oil over a period of 12 days
I can see some spots I did not catch when wetting the stock but it's not too bad.
I did not like the cast mold parting lines on the butt plate and trigger guard so those got sanded down. I shimmed the tang up to get the barrel to sit in the stock without flexing on the wood.
The included wedges were a tad too small so I got some longer ones from Track of the wolf and they worked out great.
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Done and ready to shoot:
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I found this guy who made a video series on this kit. Even if you don't have this kit but are looking at kit building it is a good series of videos to watch.
I wish this was available back when I made my kit.

My favorite line was him talking about sanding down the filing marks and how anyone who enjoys that part, there is something wrong with you

Filing then sanding down the metal be it steel or brass or whatever, is a big part of kit building. Be it a brushed/grained look like I did as well as the video did or more work on a polished brass finish, its a good bit of work.

He also browns the barrel instead of bluing it so that video is good to watch for doing that as well (update 5 and 6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw1PQhT1ezo

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