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    Junior Member Fuddislav's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzleloader Builder's Supply
    I do not recommend welding on any barrel.

    Silverbraze would work but you still have to get the barrel glowing so it will scale the bore. I would either soft solder it or figure out a way to dovetail it or screw it in place.
    Looks like I'll be attaching it mechanically.

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    happened across this
    "Some matchlocks had the pans integral to the lock, but most seem to have a separate one. I only own 1 matchlock - a tanegashima (Japanese matchlock), which has a serparate pan that is attached to it's own plate, which then is attached to the barrel with 2 screws. I think I've also seen some that were soldered on the barrel directly."

    http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fu...hp?tid/252312/

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    To avoid being all talk, here's some progress images on the mechanism:




    All the main lock components have been roughed out. The springs need to be properly tempered, and the serpentine needs to be shaped and bent but it already triggers when assembled.
    Last edited by Fuddislav; 09-18-2018 at 09:42 AM.

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    This is more of what I've seen in photos. I'll probably have to dovetail the pan into the existing barrel to avoid welding.


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    Fuddislav,

    Do I know you?? BD by any chance? :-)

    I just made my barrel and everything else on the last one, But it is a European style , Not Japanese.
    My pan is soft soldered to the barrel. Originals were dovetailed, but as I have far too much on already, I cut a corner!
    Soft solder will hold a pan on forever. English shotguns still have the barrels soldered together with soft solder, and get very hard use at times.

    My build id over on American Longrifles.
    Since then I have finished the barrel like the original from C.1525, with chevrons and a fluted muzzle.

    Original thread;

    http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/...?topic=46539.0

    Chevrons and fluting;

    http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/...?topic=50712.0

    Since then I got it browned and buffed it back to look a bit used.
    No pics yet of finished (altogether) little arquebus...

    Richard.
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