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by GeorgeGaskill
Wed May 06, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: cutting new slot in weaver mount
Replies: 2
Views: 2764

Re: cutting new slot in weaver mount

If you could provide a close up image of the piece in question, we could give a better answer. But normally, one holds round stock in the vise with one V-block from the side, the vise compressing the stock between the fixed jaw and the V-block. Non-round portions of the stock can complicate holding ...
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri May 01, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Creating a new stock
Replies: 9
Views: 4287

Re: Creating a new stock

Both Fajen and Bishop were bought by Midway. It looks like Macon has them now.

Richards Micro Fit is another semi-inletted stock maker.
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Lead Pot Distillery...It's all about the Head!
Replies: 17
Views: 5943

Re: Lead Pot Distillery...It's all about the Head!

Many years ago (probably '60's), there was a fairly active casting contingent casting zinc bullets. The finished product had a number of detrimental characteristics (lower weight bullets, brittle bullets that did not expand, zinc contamination of melting/moulding equipment requiring separate equipme...
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG welding on machinery
Replies: 6
Views: 2082

Re: MIG welding on machinery

Parallel circuits are almost impossible to eliminate and since solid state gear has such low reverse voltages in most cases, they should be completely removed. Otherwise, oxy/acetylene.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Can you Silver braze 12L14?
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Can you Silver braze 12L14?

The problem with high sulfur and leaded steels is that the sulfur/lead will vaporize at welding temperatures and create porosity at best. The material will likely by connected and the joint may serve for cosmetic applications but it is not a high strength weld.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.
Replies: 163
Views: 30134

Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

If you are going to use the lathe as a planer to cut the flats, I would try to do something to back up the barrel to reduce deflection while cutting. Maybe a strong back clamped to the back side since you don't have a good place to mount the clamps.
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.
Replies: 163
Views: 30134

Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

I think you should stay with a hard lap to control where the lapping occurs. A soft one will end up lapping everywhere.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.
Replies: 163
Views: 30134

Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Maybe a piloted spiral reamer so it won't catch in the grooves?
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 6MM Remington (Wildcat?)
Replies: 13
Views: 10012

Re: 6MM Remington (Wildcat?)

You might consider adding the word SPECIAL following or underneath the 6MM REMINGTON marking to at least get the attention of subsequent owners that the chambering is not the factory 6MM Rem.
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: BSA Miniature Martini question
Replies: 14
Views: 4138

Re: BSA Miniature Martini question

When you are composing a lengthy post, it is best to do the composition in WordPad or Notepad or some other offline editor and then copy and paste the text into the forum software all at once. That way you have a backup copy and are not subject to timeout issues on the internet.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Using a mill to inlet?
Replies: 10
Views: 4831

Re: Using a mill to inlet?

Your first problem will be a method to hold the blanks. A semi-inletted stock would be even harder to hold.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 10242

Re: Making a Sharps rifle on my lathe

Maybe a forging?