Making a splinter type forend
This series of photos show a splinter type forend for an old express rifle. The forend attaches with a lever. The splinter type forend, or some times just called splinter, is called so because it is very small and hence could be made from a splinter (left over) from the stock blank.
Making a forend is usually an under estimated job. People are inclined to think that because there is not a lot of wood involved, making a forend is easy. One should realize there is quite a lot of work involved in those seemingly simple jobs.
The forend is from a Joseph Lang express rifle calibre .500 3" BPE. The rifle dates from about 1882-1884. The action closes by means of a Jones rotary underlever which provides a very strong lockup. The forend detaches by means of a lever as well. This particular rifle has no ejectors.