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  1. Box o' parts BSA

    I started messing around with 1939 BSA No1 MkIII to see what I was dealing with. There are a few bits missing but they've been ordered. The musty/moldy stock has been washed and dried and all the metal has been de-gunked. The receiver had a little rust and very fine pitting but predominantly...
  2. A smoked Colt Navy...

    My next victim...er... project. This 1851 Colt Navy (1861 production) was the victim of severe smoke inhalation. It was in a house that partially burned but didn't get wet was bathed in hot combustion byproducts. My assumption is these condensed onto the metal bits and corroded them. It was...
  3. A project for between projects...

    Picked up an abused child thinking I could save it. Bad; The trigger sear surface was broken off. The hammer sear surfaces were pretty mangled. The trigger and bolt pivots/screws are worn and bent. It has a replacement barrel wedge (not that "bad" actually)... The hand appears to have been...
  4. Pissing off the purists...

    I acquired a 1795 Springfield Type II from MajSpud and, as I do, completely disassembled it to give it a full health assessment. It was completely fine and serviceable as evidenced by the pumpkins it had laid to waste in the hands of MajSpud. I did find things I wanted to address; There was...
  5. WTS 22 LR

    Once fired brass. Plenty of rim left intact for firing pin strikes. No separate primers needed. Great opportunity...a re-loader's dream. $7.48 each... 3 available. LTC required along with bone marrow sample to be harvested via increment borer (most of the pine sap will be removed). Contact...
  6. A couple unique ones...

    Stopped by my friends place yesterday as he wanted to show me an M1 bolt that an over-excited re-loader 'modified'. Blew the bottom out at the ejector, cracked both locking lugs and ejected most of the receiver internals out the bottom. Same guy managed to shear the legs off of a 1911 barrel...
  7. Armistice Day range lineup.

    1903, M1917, No1 Mk111* and Gew98 Anyone else taking the oldies out tomorrow?
  8. New 'old iron'

    Sometimes these things find you... 1858 Remington New Model Army. Manufactured November 1864. Cartouche; GP, Giles Porter Remington New Model and Pettengill Revolvers 1862-1875. Nice bore too! (bad photo) Now for some laser grips and magnaporting!
  9. Breathing some life into an old shotgun

    I picked up a beater 1897 Winchester 'Take Down' a while ago. It was made in 1904, was missing a few bits and the furniture was rough. I got rid of the rust via electrolysis and used EPi black oxide on it to cover it's nakedness. I ordered new furniture but could only get the round pistol...
  10. This doesn't belong here but...

    You guys might enjoy it. My 1967 Ithaca 37 seemed to always want to play with my Vietnam era M1917 bayonet. The 37 is free of the usual Ithaca engraving and has the plain furniture and the military type sling swivel. This morning I cut down a newly acquired barrel, Parkerized it along with...
  11. Vietnam era 1917 bayonet...what to do?

    well, stick it on your Ithaca model 37 and pretend it's a trench gun. I cut the new barrel to 20" this morning then Parkerized it along with the bayonet adapter I just got. It's not real one but I like it. The gun is a 1967 vintage and is free of the usual Ithaca engraving and has the...
  12. Thinking of an AR assembly...

    I don't know why, but I'm thinking of assembling an AR. I'm leaning towards a Gibbz side charge upper. It will definitely be a side charger of some make...perhaps my own if I feel ambitious. I like the the clean lines...no forward assist or protruding case deflector. It would be free...
  13. Time sink...

    http://candrsenal.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClq1dvO44aNovUUy0SiSDOQ/videos I just discovered this site and watched the Gewehr 98 episode. It was pretty good.
  14. My latest distraction...

    Model 1842 Springfield manufactured in 1848. It had an overall 'attic brown patina' (I call it rust) over its entirety. It also had a modified 1816 percussion conversion hammer that had been cut and welded to 'fit' along with an altered tumbler. The stock was cracked behind the lock plate in...
  15. Needed a new fun project...

    I had thought about getting a 9mm conversion for the Tavor to have a pistol caliber carbine. After a while I thought I'd prefer something a little more 'old school', something iconic. I bought a demilled MP5 pistol kit with a flat and other new bits which arrived Wednesday. Not being able to...
  16. I like it!

    Took my newly clothed M14A1 to the range today for the first time. I got a NOS E2 stock for it a week or so ago with a few accouterments and after several coats of pure tung oil I assembled it this morning. Genuine and even repro butt plates are scarce as are the forward grips. This has a...
  17. Gewehr 98 collapsing stock...

    ...but not intended. My matched G98 has a broken stock. It broke at the weakest point where there is little wood. I glued it once with Gorilla Glue but after a few shots it came apart due to the integrity of the wood. It is now undergoing surgery after mulling it over and devising a plan. I...
  18. Dan Wesson 744

    After some help from fellow NESers I was finally able to locate a Dan Wesson 44 mag (Monson). I had and sold one 25 years ago and since have had the itch to get another... no easy feat here in MA. Here 'tis; I added the Heavy Vent shroud from CZ who now owns DW. I also got a new barrel...
  19. 1918 BSA S.M.L.E.

    This is the BSA of which Majspud spoke in his thread. I had been casually looking at Smellys and felt this was the time to pounce. Majspud had good things to say about it and JD09, the previous owner, met me so I could give it the once over. Obviously, it came home with me. An hour or so...
  20. Black powder

    I'm looking for some real black powder for my new ASSAULT WEAPON. Does anyone know of any to be had between the Worcester and Amherst realm? This is for a flintlock so Pyrodex doesn't cut it... I tried. BTW, it's the longer one in the photo... Thanks!
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