forum.svartkrutt.net

English => Muzzleloading => Topic started by: Wiley on 06. June 2016 kl. 20:45:16

Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: Wiley on 06. June 2016 kl. 20:45:16
I got a change to shoot the M1815 cavalry model.
(http://i3.aijaa.com/t/00717/14186073.t.jpg) (http://aijaa.com/gH4z8V)

Since these seem to be quite expensive and for continuous training I would prefer musket made out of modern steel, has anyone made replicas of these? Are there good drawings available for a build or which of the Pedersoli replicas (http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/guns-rifles.asp/l_en/idl_2/partenza_0/rifles/rifles.html) would be the best to start with?
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: Wiley on 08. June 2016 kl. 18:59:37
Now I'm considering to build this musket from scratch. Has anyone ever disassembled the whole musket and taken good pictures and/or measusements of the parts?

The barrel would be Lothar Walther half choke 12 gauge shotgun barrel (~18 mm) turned into the right contour. What are the barrel dimensions? Does anyone know the original plug thread type?
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: jæger justnæs on 09. June 2016 kl. 8:09:45
Wouldn't it be easiest to take measures from the original one at hand?
I reckon it's a rather long shot to assume there are drawings available for reconstruction. Nice looking piece :-)
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: Wiley on 09. June 2016 kl. 19:49:19
Unfortunately I have to find out who the owner is and ask if I can take some measurements. Still I'm not sure if the owner is willing to dissassemble the whole gun just for this.
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: Wiley on 14. June 2016 kl. 14:40:07
Luckily I found out who the owner is and now I am able to take some measurements and closer pictures. Unfortunately the topic is not correct, since the musket is model 1775 cavalry.
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: jæger justnæs on 15. June 2016 kl. 7:18:19
Ah, I read the first post as if you owned the musket.
I really hope you get a chance to make a copy, Wiley.
Changing the thread title, please let me know if you want me to edit it :-)
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: jæger justnæs on 15. June 2016 kl. 7:26:08
I have an M1778 Dragongevär in what they called pistol caliber, somewhere around .62. As I understand they used small bores for some of the models for dragoons and cavalry. Do you have any idea of the caliber on the 1775?
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: Wiley on 15. June 2016 kl. 19:41:04
Thanks for the topic. The caliber is 16 mm. Therefore, 16 gauge full choke shotgun barrel would be good. I'll get more images and information probably next week.
Title: Swedish M1775 cavalry
Post by: Wiley on 13. August 2017 kl. 12:44:38
Now I have some pictures, but I also found website about building a lock: http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/mantonlock/mantonlock.html