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  1. Henry AR7 MAKE OVER

    Thanks for the comments, And yes, I'm aware of the 23" minimum. A set screw is installed in the front lower portion of the grip that holds the front of the latch pin in place rendering the take down lever inoperable. Once a wrench is needed to bring the gun under 23", that "should" satisfy the requirement altho it could be argued in its original configuration it can be fired safely and effectively without attaching the storage butt stock. Main thing is the owner is happy with the set screw arrangement.
  2. A friend of mine wanted something a little different in configuration out of his 7 so he wanted a pistol grip and a Glock stock fit to the grip. So, the challenge was made! I had a solid cast AR15 lower laying around and by God, it's just slightly thicker than the 7 receiver so that became the grip adapter. Also, the top of the AR lower was exactly the correct height to mate up with the bottom of the 7 trigger guard. After much measuring and milling, this was the result, The rough fit looked a bit blocky so a nice scalloped cut was in order, Much better.... Now I had to figure a way to make the Glock stock click into an AR grip rock solid and at the proper angle. I milled a long groove on both inner sides of the grip and fit the wider stock tip insert edges to fit the newly cut grooves. Also a latching plate needed to be fabed up that could be epoxied into the grip. In this shot you can see the back side of the contoured plate with the plastic stock latching pin sticking up under the welded washer. The welded washers act as locking tabs once the G-Flex epoxy flows all threw them. The latch hole is formed via play dough pressed threw the latch hole before the epoxy is poured into place. Completed, the stock latches in place snug and rock solid and can be permanently fixed to comply with fed standards. The target is fired at 34' with 2 full mags of Win HV totaling 16 rounds in that group. The 7 weighs in at a near meaningless 2.25 lbs unloaded. What a great shooting little air weight gun!
  3. Hog Hunting in TN?

    I hope to look into this some day with my son as a cheap week end hunt down in Georgia. Its still on the bucket list. http://www.southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-program-hooks-feral-hog-hunters-farmers
  4. Stock Duplicating

    Does Ron Neely have a stock duplicator? Making stocks from blanks and duplicating to a semi inlet finish is normally two different $$$ disciplines of business. To duplicate a stock by hand from a blank is not for the lack of bank account digits! A half way decent duplicator run.... not so much.
  5. Stock Duplicating

    I don't think you can be picky about finding a stock duplicator shop. Years ago I needed a side lock type Butt stock for a Dumolin DBL and the only guy I could find taking orders was Mike Kokolus in PA. We talked for some time on the duplicating process. He talked about how folks that do duplicating either give you over cut wood or terribly under cut simply due to the fact that its expensive to rebuild loose tracer arm joints. So they just don't. Back then, some 10 or more years back, he charged $160 for the butt stock with my wood. He did outstanding work and saved me a whole lot of hours to cut one out of a blank, God Bless him.... he passed away some years ago but he passed his business to these folks.... http://www.gunstockduplicating.com/about.html Back then Mike was always back logged 3-6 months so I think you will always have work if you invest in good equipment. Actualy, I may be a customer if you get set up! Here's the stock Mike made up for me back then. The original was completely broken in 2. Good Luck on your endeavor!
  6. Bought a new shotgun friday

    Those are pretty good shotguns. My son bought one back when they first came out with the pistol grip a couple years ago. I think they are essentially Winchester 1200 actions in design if I remember right.
  7. My Review of a 1858 Starr DA revolver

    Can't say yes or no since I would need to take a look at what you have first. I'd love to have a stab at it tho. Nothing like a good old gun challenge! Heres a Moor's Patent #1 .41RF Derringer that I just fixed up for a guy. The barrel latch button was snapped clean off. So the order of the day was weld the pin stub up hi enough to weld a screw head onto the weld nub and make the button surface checkered as good as you see on the side of the grip with some ware and tear on the button so it doesn't look too new. Came out pretty good since I had to guess the button diam from pictures. Expensive little puppy...
  8. I was tasked with repairing the lock works on this particular revolver and found the design quite interesting. The first thing that strikes you about this revolver is its a waay more heavy duty build compared to the common Colt 1860 Army. Its an odd double action design that can not be thumb cocked into a single action directly. Its primary action is a straight up double action trigger pull that includes a click back hammer position to keep the hammer off the cap by only a short distance. However, there is a single action hammer position that can be obtained by use of the trigger travel stop that is a selective trigger stop. In this pic you can see the stop in its single action only positioning. Positioned this way, the trigger will not drop the hammer but it does cock the hammer into a ready to fire position like this... Once the hammer clicks into this position, the trigger returns to the forward position and then you can fire the cocked hammer by fingering the hammer sear positioned in the rear of the trigger guard. Certainly odd but functional for those preferring a far lighter "trigger" firing. The main feature of this revolver is the ability to remove the cylinder despite extreme fouling. In this shot you only need to thumb the take down screw loose from the right side of the frame and open and remove a loose cylinder. The colt and Remington designs of the day were not very good at handling multiple load and firings in that the cylinder axel pins are directly below the barrel cylinder gap. Once these axel pins become excessively gummed up with fouling, the Remington cylinder pin was near impossible to move forward threw the frame for cylinder removal. The Colt was a bit better at forcing the cylinder forward over a skanked up axel pin but non the less gumming up the action's function. The Starr was a far better design in this regard since the cylinder had a integral extension that defected hot fouling from the cylinder/barrel gap, keeping the bulk of it off the cylinder spindle nose. In addition to that anti bind feature, the cylinder ratchet design is by far the most robust I'v ever seen! The big revolver is quite comfortable in the hand with the wide smooth trigger face and generous grip spur for the web of your hand. I can see why the Government paid $25 per the 25,000 revolver order. Unfortunately, I think the Achilles heal in this design is the super tiny hammer lifter flat spring. This spring is installed in the hammer body via a typical of the day peen pinch. These little springs either snapped or just loose their tension and when that happens, the trigger sweep can no longer pick up the hammer to move it rear ward. When coil springs eventual took up this task decades latter, double action revolvers really came into their own reliability nitch. Incidentally, that little spring is what was the problem with this well used Starr.
  9. Thanks guys, I all ways love a good challenge. Sorry for all the space under the post. Cant seem to get rid of it.
  10. Just did a complete reconfigure on a Black Aces rail for a guy's 930. The ridiculous thing about putting this other wise nice rail on your shot gun is it must be completely removed to give the gun a standard break down cleaning. That entails removing 4 screws & washers at the FCG (that incidentally freeze the action if to tight), and also remove the barrel/mag block up front by its 4 screws and only then can you get the extended mag tube off and FCG out. Pure ridiculousness. Soooo some serious mods were in order to allow the original take down procedure to be performed while not disturbing the rail system. Heres the stock unit advertised http://www.blackacestactical.com/_p/prd3/2394217881/product/mossberg-930-quad-rail In this shot you can see the saddle plates are cut off and the rail is lowered by nearly 1/4" onto the top of the receiver. To get the rail anchored solidly, a alloy filler block was machined to precisely fill the tunnel space under the rail and it and the rail were drilled for the Mossberg scope base pattern. Here, the bottom half of the wrap around rail is cut off and the rear portion of the side rails are trimmed forward so you can get your fingers on the mag tube nut. The attaching split block there hits the round file... The heart of the mod is to allow the barrel to be pulled directly off the gun as you would normaly but yet once its in placed, it would fix the rail solidly in place and provide a recoil plate so the rail could not possible stress the scope mount screws in heavy recoil situations. Luckily, Mossberg made the integral muzzle break exactly 1" in diameter at this point. I used a Ruger steel med ring as my rail anchor with a heaily modified base that acts as a 0 tolerance claw to the front edge of the rail. Once the barrel is seated within the receiver, the claw fabricated on the bottom of the Ruger ring locks the front end of the rail down with zero wobble.... Rock solid. The owner really loves this thing now!
  11. welding classes

    Honestly, if you are not planning to use welding as a commercial skill, teach your self. Get a 220v stick welder and a 110 mig welder and you have pretty much everything covered for about $600 bucks or so. Then a disk grinder, band saw and maybe a few other tools as you get into your projects as needed. Lots of guide books and probably you tube vids. There is nothing mysterious about welding most common metals. It comes down to practice & read, read & practice. Basically, I think your better off putting the cash into the machines rather than a teacher.
  12. Here is a good Vid that shows some pretty interesting things going on in deep space. As you watch this, keep in mind "Light Radiation" has very pronounced effects on our planetary environment. Question is, Are we only now able to see such things with our equipment or is it truly a new phenomena. Biblical forecasting of a celestial antagonist is indisputable. Given its name..... ? Interesting none the less. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5MnHZUnOw
  13. Coming Back

    I think the writing was on the wall ever since they threw out the Great Western Gun show of LA back in 99 over the Gov property issue. Iv never been to it but friends of mine used to plan their NY to CA vacation around it. Over 2000 venders. The Libs have been quite busy making Refuges out of conservative minded folks over the last few decades or so. Welcome from an X upstate new Yorker.
  14. Breda 20g Semi Value

    The 2012 issue of Std Cat of Firearms put the 12g standard auto at $275 in V.G. condition. Looks like a sling swivel stud hole in the forend. That hurts it a tad. IMO, a good shooting 20g auto is a value of $3-350 but if want to move it, the 275 should find you a buyer. Get into the 3's and you will have to wait a while to find that person. Biggest hit is Breda is not a known gun for the most part. New ones run 700 - 1100 but you have to have a thing for Italy made shot guns to skip over all the "known" shotguns in that price range.
  15. Black ops out of control? U decide....

    Tin foil....LOL I for one am not surprised by the allegations. What I do enjoy about it all is doing what was never available to me before and that is do my own investigating on the net of these specific allegations of Government conspiracy against the "consume-er" population. Never before has the good, the bad and the ugly info been at your finger tips before. You just have to have the ambition to track it all down and cross collaborate the institutional info. Its a whole lot easier to throw funny pictures at some thing you don't take the time to investigate. True, much of this can very well be BS but in every pile of sh*t there is a seed of truth. You just have to want to find it. Lets all throw in together and hire this outfit to build us a T4 nano bot that will dislodge brain cells that neural transmit Liberal thoughts! As ridiculous as that sounds, I thought it was equally ridiculous back in the 90's when a Doctor told me he thought my son's Compulsive Obsessive disorder was caused by a virus in the brain. At that point I learned all about viruses and how they do their dirty deeds. Its safe to assume much of the lattest nano bot tech is not going to be assessable to the average Joe. Blowing something off after logging many hours of research is one thing but blowing it off on the merits of feelings is....well you all know the answer to that! Liberals do that all the time....

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