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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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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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Paulc » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:30 pm

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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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Paulc » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:56 pm

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 :roll:

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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Harold_V » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:06 am

Any pictures?

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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Paulc » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:23 pm

Photo of the lock innards
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Re: Burnside carbine build

Post by Harold_V » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:26 pm

Thanks! Very nice work.
Please continue to share your progress, including pics of the new work.

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