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by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: drilling barrel wall?
Replies: 12
Views: 5310

Re: drilling barrel wall?

You should give more information, particularly what cartridge you are planning to use. So far, it doesn't sound like a good idea.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: soldering a scope base to barrel?
Replies: 9
Views: 5284

Re: soldering a scope base to barrel?

Are you planning to solder both ends of the mount, use separate mounts for front and back, or what? I would be concerned about bending the barrel if you use a long one piece mount. But perhaps the solder would creep since it is much weaker than steel.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Blackpowder Grades.
Replies: 4
Views: 4352

Re: Blackpowder Grades.

I think FFg would be adequate for both types of load in a ,54 cal.

Cannon grade is available from Goex and is good for anything golf ball or larger bore diameter.
by GeorgeGaskill
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Cannon Barrel
Replies: 31
Views: 11721

Re: Cannon Barrel

The originals of that 1779 pattern were cast iron, not bronze. By that time, cast iron had replaced bronze barrels in naval service because of cost. Here is a short video image from the 2009 Montana Cannon Shoot showing that gun being fired. By the way, Barney's Cannons has been called South Bend Re...
by GeorgeGaskill
Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: making gun barrels in the lathe
Replies: 52
Views: 51445

Re: making gun barrels in the lathe

Not sure why you need to prove a modern made barrel, especially one for black powder. Unless the barrel is made from an inferior alloy, it should be plenty strong. Today's barrel steel is not the hand forged iron which the proofing laws were designed to test so the need no longer exists.
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Cannon Barrel
Replies: 31
Views: 11721

Re: Cannon Barrel

Take a look at my construction pages for that very gun. This one is 24 inches long (1/5 scale), 1" bore and steel but it may help. With the trunnions below center, you cannot get a great mounting system for them because the bottom is barely in the tube if you leave much wall thickness at the trunnio...
by GeorgeGaskill
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Remington 700
Replies: 20
Views: 11825

Re: Remington 700

I hope your gunsmith takes the above advice and cuts the relief groove. People have cracked the receiver rings on M1917's when forcing off barrels. I did this once and the relief groove made taking the barrel off easy.
by GeorgeGaskill
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: New guy thinking about expanding hobby into gun work?
Replies: 11
Views: 5268

Re: New guy thinking about expanding hobby into gun work?

Yavapai College, just up the road from you, has some gunsmithing classes. I don't know how easy it is to enroll in them but they are closer than northern Calif. On the other hand, the Lassen College program classes are full time for one week (some of them are several weeks long, though.) So it might...
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: My Uncle Vinny , RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 5934

Re: My Uncle Vinny , RIP

SPC stands for special purpose cartridge; it was originally developed by/for Special Forces/Seals type use to be a more effective round than the standard .223/5.56mm.
by GeorgeGaskill
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 6MM Remington (Wildcat?)
Replies: 13
Views: 11262

Re: 6MM Remington (Wildcat?)

SAAMI has published a new set of cartridge/chamber drawings including many of the new short fat ones dated 2009. Voluntary
Guidelines For Ammunition and Firearms CARTRIDGES & CHAMBERS
. Select the rifle cartridges (Section III) list, then select 6mm Remington for the actual drawings.
by GeorgeGaskill
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Kit "Blanks"
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: Kit "Blanks"

Barrel making is highly specialized, so much so that most people buy barrels unless making one is the primary challenge.