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- Restoring a Norwegian Chamber loader(1860)

Article about: I got this from a relative a few years ago who had found it in her house during cleaning. And since they knew I was interested in military stuff, they called me. They thought it was from a r

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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  3. #12
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    Default Re: - Restoring a Norwegian Chamber loader(1860)

    hows the bore looking
    a shooter mabe??? or is it an obsolete cal

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    Plan for day 4:

    I have gotten most of the screws out, but there are still about 4-5 that need to be removed, but since they are so old, weak and rusted, I think I will need professional help. There is a hunting/weapon store nearby, and if it is open, I will go by there tomorrow and ask if they can help in any way.

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Default Re: - Restoring a Norwegian Chamber loader(1860)

    if those scews go into the steel they will be relativly easy for a profecional to remove
    but if they screw into the wood ,and the wood has shrunck on them then it may be a bit of a task
    as its dificult to use heat and some other methods with wood screws
    sscrews into metal can be driled out as they are paralel thread
    but wood screws are tapered
    good luck with ..im sure if you find a good profetional he will deal with these screws one way or another
    but you will have to get new screws im sure

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    Thank your for all the comments Ian

    It was pretty hard to get a proper shot of the bore, here is the best one:

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    It will be a tiny challenge to get the ammo for it, but it's doable. But once again: It is pretty rusty and it will probably take a bit before I would feel safe enough to fire it.

    As for the screws: They are all stuck into the wood, and the screws are really bad, so they will need to be replaced. I have my fingers crossed that the people in the hunting/weapon store knows how to do it.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Default Re: - Restoring a Norwegian Chamber loader(1860)

    im sure a good man will sort those screws for you
    the bore looks ok just a bit rusty nothing a good gunsmith cant sort out
    im sure , if you were to use a half charge ,it would be safe inof to fire
    im sure your gunsmith will be able to help and advise you
    gun barrels are very resiliant things they can take years of rust and bad treatment .but still have good strength
    having said that its always best to use a lower charge and get a gun smith to test fire it first
    cheers ian

    all this of couse after the gun smith has got the rust out of the barrel

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    Day 4:
    It looks like I will unfortunately be stuck for a bit...
    I talked to the guy in the hunting/weapon store and he told me to as at a hardware store for help and told me it might be possible to drill the screws out. I want to the hardware store and they tell me that it would be best to get a hold of a gunsmith. There are not many gunsmiths around, so I will have to do a bit of searching.

    At least I have gotten a far way.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Day 5:

    I got a screw remover thingy and removed/destroyed the 2 screws holding together the receiver etc. The screws were completely rusted and I don't think it would have been possible to get them out any other way.

    The result was a bit better than I expected, the parts however were very rusted, not sure I have that much oxalic acid left...

    I still have 2 screws in the stock buttplate, but I am not sure if it is a good idea to use the screw remover on that. The project will probably hold up for a while until I can get hold of replacement screws etc. I will try to bathe the rusted parts in oxalic acid in the weekend.

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Day 6:
    Bath and assembly


    I disassembled the trigger housing etc and put them in oxalic acid, I did not however get a picture after I took them out of the acid, but you can probably see them in the pictures below:
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    I still need 2 screws to hold it properly together, they will hopefully be easy to get a hold of. The stock buttplate still needs to have it's screws removed so that the buttplate can get an extra cleaning.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Result:

    Took some better pictures in daylight(No sun unfortunately):
    I have to say I am very pleased with the whole restoration process, it functions much much better now.



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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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