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103143 No. 103143 ID: d5701c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
It's a slow go of it, but here is my progress thus far. The fletcher I am working under has never used bamboo, so it is a learning experience for both of us. It splits like a motherfucker.
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>> No. 103265 ID: 3f7131
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Pretty cool stuff. Ever see Shawn Woods' primitive archery videos? Knapping my own glass arrows heads is on my to do list.

Pic related: my 3D printed fletching jig
>> No. 103266 ID: 3f7131
  Derp. Forgot the link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/historichunter/videos?flow=grid&sort=p&view=0
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>>103265
>>103266

I actually should 3d print my own fletching jig. I own a 3d printer. It would make my life a lot easier to not have to rely upon the range owner's equipment to make my own arrows, which I will need to do by myself eventually.

Also, range report. Today was my first day shooting these bamboo arrows and comparing them against my shoot from yesterday with my carbon arrows.

My carbon arrows weren't able to hold a group at 10m, and I rarely actually hit the target at all.

My bamboo arrows held a group at 20m on a standard 18m traditional archery 40cm ring target. Zero misses.

It's really bizarre. Everything on paper says that my carbon arrows should be better. Everything. Spine charts say my bamboo arrows are too lightly spined. They flex unevenly depending on how you flex them! Yet, they fly straight in flight, and my carbon arrows wobble about as if they are *under spined*.

I don't get it.

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>>103272
If you get a hang for knapping please share it. I never could get something passable out of glass.

Here's the STL's of the jig, by the way. I just used some nails for the hinges and that's fine since they aren't a terribly important part.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:609300


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103155 No. 103155 ID: 0f04c4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I recently acquired a 12 gauge Remington Model 11 from 1928 w/ a 26" barrel and Poly-Choke. She's a little rough around the edges and a true working girl. I'm going to chop her down, but I can't decide how. Do I take her back to 18.5" and tube extend'er, AOW ala Bonnie and Clyde "Whippet" (see pic), or keep the stock and chop the barrel one shell length north of the mag tube?

My safe has other shotguns for hunting and home defense; this was more of a spur-of-the-moment, let's do something fun and different for a change acquisition.
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>> No. 103171 ID: 19518e
>>103167
That thing is S E X Y.
>> No. 103176 ID: 181cef
>>103167
That

Right

There!

Also isn't there some fiddling you have to do to the gas system on these (Model 11 and A4s) to make them cycle correctly when you chop the barrel?
>> No. 103177 ID: 6057a8
>>103176
Model 11s should be long recoil, the gun might cycle a little harder with less barrel, but IIRC these guns have friction rings to adjust cycling. Not sure a bit less barrel it'll make that much difference to begin with, the front end of a shotgun barrel doesn't weigh that much.
>> No. 103217 ID: f11f4d
>>103167
>Barrel is same length as magtube
I will always love this for some reason.
>> No. 103276 ID: 0f04c4
Much to the disappointment of my wife, an Auto 5 and another Model 11 followed me home from a semi local show. The guy was highly motivated to move them which made me leery, but after getting them home and scrubbing them down, I feel my purchase was a deal.

The new Model 11 requires a new recoil spring, trigger spring, and main spring retaining screw.

The Auto 5 is functional the way it is but could use new furniture (a couple cracks and chips) and a friction ring.

After I get them all up and running I'll take them out, see which patterns the best, and keep that one in it's original configuration. The other two though... Chop! Chop! I'm thinking one 18.5" with mag extension and the other SBS.

Not bad for a grand total of $600 for all three shotguns. Well, so far...


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102412 No. 102412 ID: cdc490 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
For some inexplicable reason, large bore snub nose revolvers are the most aesthetically pleasing handgun to me. I know in my head that they're ugly, but in my heart, there's just something about them...

Pic is a cut down Colt 1917 in .45acp. It looks like the kind of thing a depression era gambler would stuff in his coat.
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Or maybe even Fitz'd?
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>>102626
1937 Custom 3.5 with Ken Driskill Stags and a Brazilian badge.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/381761-combats-few-j-frames-added-624-lew-horton.html
>> No. 102636 ID: 8a2fe4
>>102628
Lately, I've been dreaming about a Fitz'd S&W 24. .44 special really does seem like the best cartridge for the concept (big bullet, relatively easy shooting), but do you really want to do that trigger guard modification? I get it, but... Jesus Christ.
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*heavy breathing


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98059 No. 98059 ID: a615a8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Not long ago I picked up a Gen 2 G17 with a lot of miles on it for, if not a song, then a few pages from an old songbook.

I took it to the range, and the first thing I noticed was lots of ejection problems. A Glock armorer looked at it and said the factory recoil spring guide was broken, the recoil spring--possibly non-original--was crusted with carbon and had bits of scaly rust falling off it, and also had a nasty bend in the middle; he also said the extractor plunger was put in the wrong way, preventing the extractor from pivoting properly.

One Glock factory recoil spring and a reinstalled extractor plunger, I took it to the range. And got brass to the face, more than 50% of the time. If it doesn't hit me in the face, the brass barely trickles out of the ejection port and falls at my feet.

I asked the gunsmith and he said that since the cartridges were coming out, it wasn't an extractor problem, and that maybe the ejector was worn.

One factory replacement trigger housing with ejector, plus new factory extractor spring, plus new factory extractor later... the gun still gives me brass to the face over half the time, with four different kinds of factory ammo.

A second gunsmith said that I was "limp wristing the gun," because muh Glock perfection. I do not, incidentally, have this problem with other handguns I own. This was at another establishment that had an indoor range, so I invited him out to shoot it himself. It gave him brass to the face over half the time, then he let me shoot the last mag out of it while he watched. I'm not limp-wristing it, but it gives me brass to the face over half the time, including one that hit the magic angle to drop over the back side of my shooting glasses to give me a nice blister on my left eyelid.

He hemmed and hawed and said that the gun is "old" (it has all new springs in it, including a new Zev trigger) and that maybe the factory recoil spring is too much and maybe I should chop a dozen or so coils off it (what about muh Glock Perfection?) and that maybe I should shoot only the hottest surplus 9mm SMG ammo I can find in it--only it's 2016 and war surplus subgun ammo isn't really a thing any more.

So, is there anything else to do with the gun? Sell it cheap on Armslist? Trade it in on something else? Wait for the next mass-shooting panic sellers' market and try to get my money back out of it?
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>> No. 99055 ID: 3f2708
>>99054
I'm not sure how closing a slide on a loaded mag would be any easier than closing a slide with no mag. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the guns were new and needed to break in a bit.
>> No. 99059 ID: 86d09e
>>99055
>I'm not sure how closing a slide on a loaded mag would be any easier than closing a slide with no mag.

Because it tends to be the mag spring which pushes up the slide lock in most designs? On a loaded mag, there would be no mag spring pressure on the slide lock as the bullets prevent the follower from engaging with the slide lock.

Personally, I always sling shot in stress situations and usually only use the slide lock for manual lock backs.
The exception being my Beretta 87 Target, which has a huge slide lock lever and is easy as hell to operate (and reach).
>> No. 99069 ID: 3f2708
>>99059
>I'm not sure how closing a slide on a loaded mag would be any easier than closing a slide with no mag.
I know how the magazine follower and the slide release interact.
>> No. 102897 ID: 7c3c05
wize fwom ya gwave!

Due to an excess of RL stuff, it was only a few weeks ago that I finally got the chance to send the pistol back to Glock.

They shipped it back the same day they received it, with a letter saying they replaced ejector, extractor, extractor spring, firing pin, striker, disconnector, and gave me a new replacement for the beat-up factory Glock mag I sent with the gun.

I took it to a range, fired 150 rounds, and got brass to face, again.

I asked around and it was suggested that I try Winchester "NATO" 9mm, which is apparently pretty stoutly loaded. With Winchester "NATO" 124gr ball ammo it lofts the spent brass over my head instead of smacking me in the face. It has been recommended that I shoot an additional 500-1000 rounds so that the ejector, extractor, and recoil spring can wear in and the ejection pattern can change to something more consistently away from my face. In the meantime, I've found that some production lots of Tula steelcase 9mm mimic the ejection pattern of the hot "NATO" ammo, so that is what I will be using for practice in the hopes of breaking the gun in and making it somewhat usable.

It's still annoying, and most of my preferred 9mm defensive loads are 147gr (Gold Dot, Ranger-T), which have a softer recoil impulse and are in this particular gun more prone to giving me brass-to-face.
>> No. 103156 ID: 50c102
>>102897
I fixed my Gen 3 G19 brass to face by buying a Gen 4 trigger housing with ejector, pulling out the Gen 4 ejector with my fingers (some guys use tape covered pliers), and transplanting it into my Gen 3 trigger housing. No more brass to face even with mousefart plinking loads.


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102916 No. 102916 ID: 8c869c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Fudds with glocks.
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>> No. 102929 ID: aadd02
>>102926
It's a pretty easy habit to get into when the consequence of a mishap is BLOWING YOUR FUCKING COCK OFF!
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  >>102920
>>102924
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>>102916
This is why you get a Kydex/leather hybrid holster

>>102924
It's neat holster but I rather carry one extra round in the chamber
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Folks, this is why y'all gotta get yourself a springfield XD. Not only is it made by an AMURICAN company instead of Yerepeeans, but it has a grip safety just like my 1911 (its a kimber, i carry it every day) so you dont accidently shoot yerself unlike those dangerous plastic commie guns. what kind of cheap bastard doesnt have a safety on his carry gun?
>> No. 103142 ID: 9dcda2
>>103140
You should have renamed the image to HS2000.jpg for more irony.


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102788 No. 102788 ID: 85f7d3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Evening guys,

I have a Mossberg 9200 12 gauge that I took trap shooting, and somewhere around the 50 round mark the bolt locked back and won't budge. A similar malfunction occurred earlier in the day, but was cleared with a simple butt-stroke and the gun functioned without error for the next 40 rounds or so. I'm not sure if this is a issue with the bolt or the action bar, but neither piece will move. Any guidance on troubleshooting this would be greatly appreciated.

(also if this is in the wrong place feel free to move it)
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>> No. 103130 ID: 9dcda2
  The entry to the magazine tube could use some work. Quad loads are tough but doable.
>> No. 103131 ID: 9dcda2
  >>103130
The first shotgun load went well. The second, I dunno what the fuck happened. The lifter was stuck in the down position and I couldn't get shells into the magazine.
>> No. 103133 ID: 92fb9d
>>103129
Not sure how or why, but when I hit your webm to watch it, my phone instead displayed a webm of Lana Rain dressed as Asuka sucking on two dildoes. I was confused, but pleased.

From the actual shooting webm, looks like it didn't feed and then failed to release a fresh round. Weird. Any idea what it could have caught on for the feeding stoppage?

Mossbergs failing with cheap ammo usually ends up being a rough chamber/feeding thing, but the trigger bits fucking up is new to me, I've always been spoiled with metal trigger assemblies due to my 590.
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>>103133
I hate it when that happens. I don't think the dick on a stick was really into it.

While I was shooting I didn't look into it, because timer, but watching the video now it looks like the shell tried to feed but caught on the entrance to the chamber. It looks a little mangled in the stills.

Just racking the bolt does not release a round from the magazine tube, so that's the second time running the bolt. You have to drop the hammer with the bolt forward to release a shell.

1. Round doesn't chamber.
2. Rack action. (no shell released from magazine)
3. Pull trigger, click, shell released.
4. Rack action, shell chambered.

So if this happened again...

A. Pull the bolt back a little then push forward to try to chamber the shell.
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>> No. 103141 ID: 19518e
>>103134
Ahhh right, that's probably handy for switching to a slug but malfunction clearing then needs an extra step.

I see, I see.


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103062 No. 103062 ID: ecc980 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Did these kind of firearms go straight from being muzzleloading caplock guns to using brass cartridges?

I can't find any info or even videos on breechloading elephant guns that used self-contained paper cartridges. I dont think I can find any pics or stats on weight, price for the era, muzzle velocity, etc.
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>>103088
And this...this is the double, same manufacturer. Using again the Jones-patent underlever action, mated to a pair of 30" barrels (1:48" twist, 1.326" bore diameter), four 13oz mercury recoil reducers in the maple stock. Finished weight 44 pounds, though this one was built to the specifications of a particular customer. Stolzer believes with some modifications to the design (shorter, more tapered barrels being the main aspect), that could be reduced to about 32 pounds...which is still heavier than a Barrett M107, and about the same as the heavier M82A1.
>> No. 103090 ID: 628641
>>103089
If my math is correct... and I think it is... 3500gn x2 = 1 lb. of lead in two shots.
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>>103090
That's precisely correct, because a 2-bore (or 2-gauge) by definition fires a half-pound lead ball. Gauge or bore refers to the number of lead balls of a diameter to fit the gun's bore can be cast out of a pound of lead. Eg. a 12-gauge round ball is 1/12th of a pound.
>> No. 103125 ID: c5b6f2
While looking for Stoplossed's lightweight AR thread, I came across another Bat Guano elephant gun thread.

Dagnabbit Bats.

>>96505
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Yeah, an old elephant gun thread mentioned here:
>>103069


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103091 No. 103091 ID: ad8094 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Through trading and selling I have a Mossberg 500 JIC (gen 1 I guess, the green one) everything minus the shotgun. What are some suggestion to keep in it? Beside the obvious... a shotgun

Also a general prepping thread
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>>103100
A lot of it really depends on how bad things get, and how long they stay that way. If things are bad enough for long enough, eventually guns are going to become easier to come by than ammo. In such a case, having a box or two of a few of the more common calibers that you don't actually already have a gun for certainly won't hurt. As long as you're not sacrificing adding to your primary stocks in order to pick up outliers.

Pic somewhat related.
>You got a guuuunnn.....well shit, it ain't loaded. Eh...They never are.
>> No. 103103 ID: 16a605
>>103100
>22lr conversion BCG.
Are fine for practice and plinking. If you need reliability and accuracy, you need a dedicated .22lr upper.
>> No. 103106 ID: 813f6b
>>103103
>Are fine for practice and plinking. If you need reliability and accuracy, you need a dedicated .22lr upper.

And a conversion BCG does nothing to prevent fouling everywhere.
Dedicated upper (or separate gun) is really what you want.
>> No. 103107 ID: 19518e
>>103103
>>103106
>>103100
>dedicated 22LR upper
>22LR conversion BCG

For survival stuff, honestly, I would either forgo the BCG and have a Ruger MKwhatever, or have a 22LR rifle. The pistol will be about the size and weight of the BCG kit with 22 magazines, yet be more reliable, more accurate (with a steady hand), and will keep the rifle in good clean shape when 223 medicine is required. If you can spare more than that, such as an upper, or if you think you'll need more than 22LR pistol practical accuracy, jump straight to a Marlin 795 or 70PSS or 10/22 Takedown. Although I lean to the Marlin rifles for various reasons, a comparable 22 rifle will be close in size/weight to the upper, and be very practical for all situations in need of 22LR when a pistol wouldn't be as effective.

>AR7?
I'd rather have a Ruger MKwhatever and zip-tie some pool flotation foam to it. It'll be more accurate, more reliable, more durable, smaller, and lighter overall. The AR7 to my mind was a decent idea, but so poorly executed that it is mostly self-defeating. Marlin and Ruger takedown models perform brilliantly and do what the AR7 wanted to do without being that much heavier or bulkier. Remember that although the AR7 sounds compact, when you hold one, it really ends up being like a fucking Michelin-Man rifle; puffed out and comically lumpy from having to stuff itself in its own stock.

Then there's the Browning carbine things. I've always wondered if one could be offered with a removable stock setup to basically do an effective pistol-becomes-rifle job. I know that putting a stock on a pistol in the USA is a legal problem, but with paperwork or if we are in a survival situation, this issue could be irrelevant.
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>>103107
>>103106
>>103103
>>103102

I had a lengthy reply writtend own but forgot about it... doesn't matter. This will interest folks like you. Get your own tanks:

http://www.mortarinvestments.eu/products/tanks-2/t-72-42#currency=USD
http://www.mortarinvestments.eu/products/tanks-2/t-55-278#currency=USD

50k$$$ for a T-72 doesn't even sound that bad. If I had the land I'd buy one, restore it, built a parcour for it and let midlife crisis dads ride a tank for an hour. Sounds like a sound business to me.

>inb4 KILLDOZER


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103109 No. 103109 ID: d8fc32 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I've had this for about 12yrs stashed away in a box. Any ideas on the country of origin?
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Stamp on the other. It looks like a sword through a gear, with S E on either side of the sword in the gear. I can't quite make out what it says under the gear though
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Lug hole
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>Toledo Military Spanish INI Rifle Bayonet Sword Knife & Scabbard

http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/Spain/spain_2.html
>> No. 103115 ID: 9790ae
>>103113
That was a quick reply,thanks for taking the time to help me.


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103021 No. 103021 ID: cad48c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Neat.

Looks like a much more DIY-friendly idea for rifling barrels has cropped up. Might merit some experimentation / refinement by some of the locals, and certainly on my extended to-do list.

Makes me miss the STEM board.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/03/02/diy-barrel-rifling-using-salt-water-electricity-3d-printed-jig/
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>> No. 103055 ID: 19518e
>>103049
Damn that's small, you got any better pics?
>> No. 103056 ID: 7c3c05
>>103049
I can't even imagine how you do that. Did you build a really tiny Bridgeport mill as the first step? Seriously, that's impressive.
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>>103056
it's not that hard. Behold my workhorse, and old WW2 pattern lathe of dubious origins!
Threading his done with a die held in the hand and the slot in the head is made with a special file, called a slotting file.
>> No. 103058 ID: 19518e
>>103057
What thread is it? It looks quite a bit smaller than a 0-80...
>> No. 103060 ID: 1b9ff7
>>103058
good question. The die set is packed away god knows where now, but it does not use metric or US standards for thread pitch. It's probably close to a metric 0.5x0.125


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