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by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Gun Blueing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3976

Re: Gun Blueing?

If you want a really blue color to the finished product, rust bluing is the way to go. And it is certainly a process that can be done at home with little risk. It is, however, a slow and labor intensive process. Brownell's has some rust bluing supplies and I am sure other sources do also.
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon May 19, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Gun Smithing Tool Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

Re: Gun Smithing Tool Advice

If you do take some hands on schooling, you will likely make a goodly number of tools as class projects, as well as buy a bunch that you need for class projects.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Rail for larger scales
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Rail for larger scales

I am looking for a source of rail 3/8" to 1/2" high. Is such made? Who sells it?

Thanks.
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Barrel thread in receiver
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: Barrel thread in receiver

The worst thing about square threads is grinding the bit. Once you have that done, the actual threading is not that difficult. Since you have some spare time before you need to cut the threads, why not practice cutting square threads on and in some scrap material. There is a minor advantage to squar...
by GeorgeGaskill
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: need advice on mill / lathe etc to purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

Re: need advice on mill / lathe etc to purchase

I would stay away from Smithy with a ten foot pole. And the same goes for combination machines in general, unless you plan to make small parts only. Even then, separate machines would be better. The gunsmithing trade almost requires a lathe if you are going to do any barrel work. And most smiths eit...
by GeorgeGaskill
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Barrel Liner install?
Replies: 11
Views: 6852

Re: Barrel Liner install?

Here is a degree symbol ( ° ); cut and paste it into a file and save it so you can access it in the future.

If you do html, you can create one with °
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Mystery rifle a guy brought me
Replies: 17
Views: 14168

Re: Mystery rifle a guy brought me

The gunsmith's name is typical Armenian and although I haven't seen any Armenian writing since 1972, it is my guess that the non-English writing is Armenian. Since Armenia was part of the Russian empire in those days, some Russian rifle is a logical choice.
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Barrel Liner install?
Replies: 11
Views: 6852

Re: Barrel Liner install?

What caliber are we talking here? If the barrel or liner is 4140, the welding process is non-trivial.
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Which type of Loctite would you reccommend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1541

Re: Which type of Loctite would you reccommend?

If the screws mount in the plastic, I would not use Loctite. Glues like that dissolve some plastics.

What does Magpul recommend?
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: So, I have this Husqvarna RB Action.......
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: So, I have this Husqvarna RB Action.......

.45 Colt would be a good choice for just goofing around. No pistol caliber is going to be a long range cartridge so go with the easy one, assuming you already have reloading gear for it. Check out Green Mountain Barrels.
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Need help Home built Firearm question...
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Re: Need help Home built Firearm question...

It would be nice to have something that is "official" that can clearly be referred to in the event the issue ever did come up. There is only one "official" source on this subject and it is the ATF. Anyway, maybe a Home Hobbyist Gun smithing forum isn't the right place to find assistance on amateur ...
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a chamber reamer
Replies: 22
Views: 6460

Re: Making a chamber reamer

Wind Chill Index. Note that they won't evaluate the formula for you if the temp is above 50° F although obviously the felt temperature is less when a wind blows upon a sweating skin.