Shown in side view, and top view, these French octagon ramrod pipes are octagon with rounds at each end, for your choice of 3/8" ramrod, available in your brass only, for fullstock rifles or fowling guns. They may be easily modified for use on a halfstock gun.
Designed by Tedd Cash, for use on fowler or fusil, these are ideal for use on many of our Pennsylvania rifle stocks.
Our entry pipe
(where rod enters the wood) has an integral skirt. The pipe body is 1-1/2" length, about 3-1/2" overall, including the skirt. Available in polished brass only. Use our #PIN-3/32
" steel dowel pin for mounting the entry pipe on a fullstock or halfstock rifle.
Our forward pipe
, with lug for pin, is 1-1/2" overall length. Made for a fullstock rifle (with wood extending to muzzle), most rifles use two forward pipes. Use one, or sometimes two #PIN-3/32
steel dowel pins, to retain a brass pipe.
Our forward pipe
may be modified. Remove the lug before mounting to the rib of a halfstock rifle. File a flat on the pipe, and a matching flat into the rib. Cut the rib deep enough to allow the ramrod to slide smoothly down the inside of the rib, and through the pipe. Tin both flats with solder, cool, clamp in place, then re-heat to sweat solder
the two flats together. Wipe off excess solder, using steel wool, while molten. We recommend using our #SOLDER-SB Stay-Brite
extra strong solder and flux.Fullstock rifles
, with wood to the muzzle, require one entry pipe, and two forward pipes with pin lugs. Order three mounting pins.Halfstock rifles
, with metal underrib to the muzzle, require one entry pipe, and twp forward pipes without lugs. Order one mounting pin, plus solder and flux. Halfstock rifles use two forward pipes.