You do beautiful work!
Thanks. It's actually just a very pleasant pastime for me. Anything remotely like work is completely unintentional.Amazing work!
Okay, I'll try to avoid telling you "how to build a clock". I'll take some pictures of the tools and contraptions I used on this one and get them posted. FYI, I'm the sort of old-timer who bought Volume 1 of Bob Brownell's Gunsmith Kinks when it first came out. I also have copies of Angier's Firearm Bluing and Browning, Lee Roy Wisner's Handbook of Hard To Find Gun Part Drawings, Newell's Gunstock Finishing and Care, the Gunsmith Machinist series, and pretty a well-equipped shop. But I'll still try to find easier and quicker ways to do things and get what I need from Numrich, Jack First, Midwest Gun Works, or Ebay before I break down and just make one for myself or somebody else.That's incredible...would love to hear more about the techniques you used.
Hi Frank, I have always enjoyed the pictures of your projects and your progress reports. I'm way behind on getting pictures posted on all of my spring and summer projects. I've discussed some of my techniques here in the past, e.g.Looks like you turned a sow's ear into a silk purse!!! Excellent. We seem to enjoy a similar hobby!!!
An 1894 Favorite as received
After I was finished with it!!!
I would love to hear how you do your rust bluing as that old 12 gauge turned out just beautiful and it looks way better than the cold bluing, I did on the Favorite above. I was gifted an old 12-gauge single shot that is in very similar condition to the one you worked your magic on and would like to have it look as good as the one you restored for your friend!!! Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
God Bless, Frank.
I used scraps and put mine together on the fly. If you do decide to use a standpipe, you might want to use a 4" or larger one. I have used my 3" one on dozens of guns. The barreled actions with early Stevens-style angled tangs are just barely a no-go. Fortunately, the barrels on Visible Loaders are easily removed and you can throw the receivers in the pot along with the smaller parts.Thanks for the awesome post!!! Lots of great links and info for me to work through!!!! And maybe some "equipment" to build!!!
God Bless, Frank.