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Tinker Pearce
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« on: January 12, 2018, 11:08:06 pm »


This started life as an unfinished kit-gun that was missing the locking-bolt. It's an 1849 replica, probably an ASM, but it had no marks, no proofs, nothing. I decided it needed to be a .22. I cut the barrel and reshaped it to resemble the 'Avenging Angel' style of gun- though this one is more of an 'Irritable Cherub...'  I sleeved the barrel with rifled barrel-liner and cut a forcing-cone, then turned down the back of the cylinder, bored it through and sleeved the chambers.

I had to modify a locking bolt from an Uberti, but eventually it worked out. The breech-plate is half-hard 5160 spring steel with a loading port cut in one side. I want to mount a rebounding firing pin, but there's not a lot of room...

I'd set this one aside for a few months, but now I really want to get it done.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 09:17:20 am »

one of a kind!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 01:35:24 pm »

Sweet! I know Dixie Gun Works at one time offered a kit for the 1862 Pocket Navy (they called it the 1853), I guess I never realized someone offered the 1849 Pocket as a kit. Great idea tho' and I love the name 'Irritable Cherub'.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 02:33:46 pm »

I'm assuming it was a kit because it was completely unfinished- cast-lines on the brass, steel parts not really fitted, no finish on any part.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 03:37:13 pm »

Very COOL

I'm also posting this on the Avenging angel,  belly gun thread.... yeah its just that cool !
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 11:28:34 pm »

Here's the gun in basically finished form-

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