Continuing the Rifle Build…

With the final deployment hiatus of the year done, it’s back to the build on the Prowler’s sexy new wood-and-brass gun.


Made a trigger from some brass etch sheet cutoff:IMG_5819

Filed out a small slot and glued the trigger into position on the fore-stock underside – and drilled a seemingly random hole:


Hammered the end of some brass rod flat:


Carefully bent it into shape for an elaborate trigger guard – you really only get one shot at this with brass wire this small (same diameter as a paperclip) as it tends to snap easily:


Test-fit the trigger guard – now you can see what the hole was for!


This is why we test fit – had to add another bend to the wire to achieve its final shape:


And sorry folks – that’s where the fun ended for the evening!

I’m really enjoying the different medium of working in wood and brass and copper instead of the usual plastics.

Thanks for looking and commenting!


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