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  1. 1917 Enfield 270 Winchester / 270 Weatherby

    Rod It's standard military profile
  2. I know you haven't heard from me for a while, too much else going on now to do much gun work but keeping my eye out and stocking up for retirement. To that end I'm seeing a 270 Winchester Enfield barrel up for sale on Ebay. It is in the standard profile. 270 Winchester is a waste of an Enfield action in my opinion but if I could ream it out to 270 Weatherby the barrel might be worth considering. I recall of prior discussions about 30.06 to 300 Weatherby it was said that due to the outer taper of the barrel that the neck / shoulder area would get dangerously thin. I understand that from the rimless '06' case to the belted magnum case it is the same thing. The question is does .277 Vs .308 make a difference?
  3. Graduation Present

    Rod I wish that more time allowed for us to get together so that some of that talent could rub off on me. I'd like my projects to look that good! Craig
  4. Anyone got any shrouds modified to the Winchester 70 style safety for sale? I know what Brownell and Midway have. What might any of you have?
  5. Ohio, New Regulation

    Well thank you all for your input. I guess that at the moment I'm thinking 357 Magnum. I popped 3 in my 7.62 X 39 rig (03 Turk) with a short follower just to see and It looks problematic. I've got a Mosin Naget that I wouldn't mind using. It would seem that the single stack would be more straight forward but I wonder about the bolt face being so much larger. Tinker
  6. Ohio, New Regulation

    I was recently chastised by an un-named fellow member for not having been on the board for a while so here I am. My brother is an Ohio resident and tells me that they made a new regulation now allowing the use of a rifle with 'straight wall cartridge' ( no bottle necks ) for deer hunting. So I was wondering If I might put together something for him either out of mostly parts that I have on hand or might be obtained without a huge investment. My first thought was to find the most powerful 32 cal cartridge that might allow me to use an 8MM barrel and Mauser action that I have on hand. So are there any Ohio residents that have contemplated the same thing or guys that have done a similar conversion? The only one that I know of off hand is the 45ACP conversion. Anyone have any Ideas, thoughts, suggestions? Tinker
  7. I have several / many used barrels and have noticed a tendency to find minor pits that appear almost as if a bullet or other object had been sitting in the bore long enough that at the edge of the object corrosion had started. Ahead of or behind the barrel looks perfect. Of course I see more near the breach than near the muzzle but, very often the pitting is concentrated to a very short length of the barrel. I wonder if how a barrel is made from molten steel lays down a pattern for the ring tendency. Is it an extrusion process for many makers or, what is the primary process? I don't really know. Anyone able to say in 1000 words or less the usual process or have any U-tube links? I'm curious. Tinker
  8. M1 Tool Favor To Ask

    Garand. Thank You!
  9. M1 Tool Favor To Ask

    Could someone with a receiver tool take the saddle ( "J" shape of the opening part ) and trace it on a piece of paper and mail it to me? I want to fab a saddle to fit my wrench Thanks! Tinker
  10. Parker-Hale Steel?

    I've been watching a show called "Wild West Alaska" It's about Wild West guns in Anchorage. Jim West is the owner and he is building his own lever gun, and they do a lot of custom work. I'd think that they would likely have one.
  11. Hey guys, the son of a friend (20 something) is a graphic artist with a laser etching machine. He is interested in etching stocks for fun and profit. He has asked me for some ideas and if I'm willing to provide any stocks for free etching practice. I have some take off stocks for the practice. My first thought was if checkering could be successfully be done with laser etching. For all I know checking may be a whole different animal from etching a scene on the butt-stock. I'm looking to you guys for Ideas, patterns, links to whatever concerning laser etching. Thanks! Looking forward to what you guys come up with. Tinker
  12. Hey guys, the son of a friend (20 something) is a graphic artist with a laser etching machine. He is interested in etching stocks for fun and profit. He has asked me for some ideas and if I'm willing to provide any stocks for free etching practice. I have some take off stocks for the practice. My first thought was if checkering could be successfully be done with laser etching. For all I know checking may be a whole different animal from etching a scene on the butt-stock. I'm looking to you guys for Ideas, patterns, links to whatever concerning laser etching. Thanks! Looking forward to what you guys come up with. Tinker
  13. Mauser Stripped Actions

    Well as someone who bought a small pile of receivers, it's nice to go to a gun show and find something that had been badly buba-ed and talk the seller down and walk out with it for a song knowing that you have a pristine receiver at home. Also if you buy something from an on line auction and you find that it has lug set-back or something, having a stash of good receivers turns that situation from &(&(&)&%%)_$#@!#$ *)&()%&$%*)) &&^%))($#()!!! to oh well no big deal. Just my $.02 Tinker
  14. Old Member, Checking In

    Hi Jason, good to hear from you. I just seem so busy otherwise that I'm doing more stock-piling of parts than building anymore. I'm assuming that when I reach retirement in a few year that I'll find the 'round-toits' under the gun parts on my workbench. I just hope that by then I'll still be able to haul my new build out to the woods and bring home the meat. Craig
  15. Some little plate gizzy at the rear of the mag well
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