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jmelby77

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I fixed my 32 cal rifle that my dad built for me when I was a kid. Thanks to this group, I was pointed in the right direction to fix the problem and had the courage to take everything apart and learn how it works. My dad would be so proud of me for fixing it myself. I can’t wait to share with his shooting buddies at the club this month.
 
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Finished up a Kibler Colonial (#10) that's going out to the state of Washington
 

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Today I replaced a broken trigger spring in my Pietta ‘51 Navy repro. Dixie didn’t have a Pietta-made spring in stock, so I got one just generically marked “for reproduction 1851 Navy revolvers”. It was a drop in fit and it does function, but the action feels a little rough. Some light polishing may be in order, as well as a double-checking of all the contact surfaces. Nice to have the gun in working order again.
 
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inlet the trigger guard on my fowler. polished the trigger guard. have i mentioned i hate metal work?. still need to work on the side plate and think i will inlet a thumb piece too. still plenty of wood to add some carving too. maybe i can hunt it next year:doh:only the rr pipes left to attach. lots more thinning and shaping to do but it is starting to look like a fowler. at least with my eyes and walmart cheaters!:ghostly:

sorry for the shaky pictures. seems i worked too long.
 

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I fixed my 32 cal rifle that my dad built for me when I was a kid. Thanks to this group, I was pointed in the right direction to fix the problem and had the courage to take everything apart and learn how it works. My dad would be so proud of me for fixing it myself. I can’t wait to share with his shooting buddies at the club this month.
Sure like to see a picture of it😀
 
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Did the trail walk at our local club again today. Just my self and my girlfriend. She outshot me, dropping only four targets in total with her Traditions .50 Hawken Woodsman percussion. I was shooting the halfstock percussion smooth bore 20g I built a few years back. Next time I’m taking my .50 Haines Late Lancaster perc conversion. Then she’ll get a run for her money!!
Both guns now cleaned and ready for next weekend.
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Yesterday I stitched up a sheath for a knife. Today I cleaned, folded and flattened some roof boots and cast 30 pounds of ingots. 12, 2 pound muffin tin size and 12, 1/2 pound mini-muffin size. I don’t usually bother to make a special effort to cast ingots. My usual routine is to get a bunch of the scrap roof boots ready and fill the crucible. Once up to heat I skim off the crap and cast balls and/or conicals until I am tired of casting. Then I fill muffin tins with the rest. That way I build up a stock of cleaned and ready lead. Since I keep getting more scrap boots I may never actually cast any of my already processed lead!
 
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