I am thinking of adding an iron nose cap to the SMR kit that I have ordered. I need to know the dimensions of the muzzle end of the barrel at the flats so I order the correct size. Can you help with this?
It's a very slim forestock and all the commercially available ones will be for a larger forestock and will not fit. If you do want to make one custom it will be tricky because the wood is quite thin.
i have a question about storage for the mt rifle kit i received from you this week: it will be a month or so before i can get at the build: should i store the barrel in the stock to minimize twisting: thanks, skip kern
If you can, that would help to fit the barrel for storage.
I am interested in purchasing a South Mountain rifle kit. When looking at the photos of the kit online, I do not see a ramrod hole extending into the stock....only the ramrod channel. Also, I do not see any evidence that there is a nosecap. And the drilled holes in metal...are they tapped? Are screws supplied?
There is a ramrod hole--it must just not be captured in any of the photos. There is a pipe at the entry point. There is no nose cap and there are none on the market that we recommend. There is not much wood up there at the muzzle. I have seen some customers pour a pewter nose cap with nice results. Most holes are drilled in metal. The lock is drilled and tapped as is the trigger plate. The holes that will need to be drilled are in the underlugs and tabs in the trigger guard. All the screws you will need are included!
When, if ever, should the breech plug be removed for cleaning?