Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

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homebrew .357
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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by homebrew .357 » Mon May 23, 2016 4:34 pm

Hi all, I`m having computer problems at the moment, so when I get my one back and running will post some pics of the finished rifle, it is a beauty, Cheers, Homebrew.357.

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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by hammermill » Mon May 23, 2016 9:59 pm

i thought you were so busy shooting you foregot at us hihihi

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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by Harold_V » Mon May 23, 2016 10:13 pm

homebrew .357 wrote:Hi all, I`m having computer problems at the moment, so when I get my one back and running will post some pics of the finished rifle, it is a beauty, Cheers, Homebrew.357.
Thanks for posting. I've been patiently waiting to see the finished rifle.

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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by homebrew .357 » Wed May 25, 2016 3:36 am

Hi All, Here is the pics of the finished rifle, she came out great and now having fun working up loads in b/powder to see what it likes. Hope you all have enjoyed this thread . Cheers, Homebrew.357.
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The NZ Sharps rifle.
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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by Harold_V » Wed May 25, 2016 3:16 pm

I hope I speak for others in saying that, yes, we have enjoyed the thread. I am overly impressed with the end result, a very beautiful rifle.

Seeing what can be accomplished by thinking outside the box is quite useful. Thanks for sharing the build with us.

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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by homebrew .357 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:27 am

Hi Guys, Have been putting the Sharps into some work at the range, and after 80 rounds through the barrel I think it`s coming right. Using my home mould, casting 420grs and 405grs , I loaded up the 405gr ones with 65grs 2f black, own bullet lube. At the range, shooting 50m using my peep sight, was set to high at first, but finale getting a good grouping. Will be trying some paper patched bullets next as I have made a new mould for this, (Yep, will post a thread on making it), A pic of the shoot out at adobe wells, :lol: ,Cheers, Homebrew.357.
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First 7 shots with tape on, then seven more, it`s getting there.
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The first shot was in the black, WOW.

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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by JackF » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:51 am

Yes, beautiful work :D , and some nice grouping at the end. :D :D


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Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

Post by Patio » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:10 am

I have been following this thread from the beginning. You have passed all expectations and I have enjoyed watching you figure out how to get it all done. Great thread. It looks like you have yourself something to be really proud of. Looks great and nice grouping. :)
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