Burnside carbine build

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Paulc
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Burnside carbine build

Post by Paulc » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:39 pm

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 there are so many details to dimension.
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breech block (no dims).pdf
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Paulc
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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Paulc » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:20 pm

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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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Harold_V » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:51 pm

I know nothing about your choice of weapon. Any chance you could post a picture, or a link to one so I could take a look?

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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Paulc » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:32 pm


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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Harold_V » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:26 am

Thanks. I've not made a study of early weapons, and found the link most useful. Now I better understand the strange cartridge.

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