It has been so long since I posted an update that some of you have written to me asking if I abandoned the build.
I have not. I've been just so slammed with magazine work the last couple of months that I haven't had time to work on it. But on Thursday I cleared my last deadline for July, and I could get back into the shop for awhile.
In this update I'm lowering the sides of the ramrod channel. In the next update I'll be installing the nose cap. I was planning for all that to be on one video, but it just got to be too long.
As usual, let me remind you that I am not an accomplished rifle builder. This is my first build in 20 years. There are undoubtedly better ways of doing things...this is just how I do them. If that stimulated discussion of better techniques from the more knowledgeable among us, I welcome the opportunity to learn.