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« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2017, 09:20:05 am »

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« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2017, 09:14:58 pm »

PLUS ONE to B Ed.   Grin
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« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2017, 12:10:14 pm »

Update ,,, The little 45/60 parts gun is all together . It holds three cartridges in the very short magazine, and is very handy coming up to shoulder. Added a folding rear barrel sight and a Lyman tang sight . It has a very good feel and sight picture for me. Should test a few rounds through it soon . Then start the finish work on the wood and metal parts. ,,,DT


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« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2017, 12:43:09 pm »

Very nice stock work there Dusty. She's going to be sharp but I don't know if I like the short magazine though. I think I would have allowed one more round's worth of mag tube to extend past the forarm. Pretty work. You have a lot of talent.
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« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2017, 01:01:54 pm »

Thank's Baltimore Ed .  I kinda like it short magazine like it is , should be very handy hauling around the desert mountain country .   Here is a picture of the other side .  ,,DT


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« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2017, 02:01:51 pm »

Nice work!
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« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2017, 03:00:07 pm »

Am I impressed!  That's excellent!

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« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2017, 08:05:39 am »

This project is really coming along great!
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« Reply #58 on: June 30, 2017, 11:35:40 am »

Howdy DT,
just looked at your post today for the first time. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that spends more time and money putting old stuff (guns, cars, bicycles, wood working hand tools , etc.) together than a new one costs. I guess we're just weird like that. You do some fantastic work . Some gun stuff I have to farm out , but not much. Keep up the good work. Have you test fired it yet ?
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« Reply #59 on: June 30, 2017, 01:19:18 pm »

Thanks for all of the comments fellows .  Isom we are not alone  ! No Sir have not test fired the little parts gun yet. Need to take some time and shoot a few ! ,,,DT
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« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2017, 10:21:39 am »

Yep, we're all watching.  She's looking great.

I want to see a photo of her belching fire when you're done!  Grin
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« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2017, 11:43:25 am »

Will Do BB.   That coffee drinking Coffinmaker  said just need a little rubbing . Eh was a lot of rubbing  ,  but plenty satisfying  ,,,DT
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« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2017, 11:01:55 pm »

Yeah...........it's easy for the one not doing the work to say it just needs a "little bit", ain't it?  Grin

Of course, we've never said that to anyone, have we?  Wink

I often find myself reading your posts and being wistful about what seems to be a safe full of '76's you describe.  That's a rifle I've long desired, but never had an opportunity to own.  Oh well, one of these days.............
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« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2017, 10:49:33 pm »

What a great project and end result!

Sweet looking carbine there Sir Smiley   
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« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2017, 08:47:32 am »

Thank's fellows. Still have a lot of polish/ finish work to do. Did get to shoot some rounds through her yesterday. The little carbine/rifle  shoots as good as I can hold . Was shooting along the surf and dunes , could shoot as far as I thought I could hit . Was supprised just how handy and accurate the little thing is.  With 30" between tang sight and front sight make  the 22" barrel and light trigger a dandy shooter . I left out the trigger block on this one  , and made a custom trigger spring . Feels like shooting a set triger gun now .   Tried a very light load that was accurate . 296 gr. Winchester original bullet cast with WW  / .060 card wad between/ 46 gr. 2ff Schuetzen powder / Winchester primer / Jammison case / Bees wax/ tallow lube , seated with a Winchester tong tool.  Could hit beer cans from up close out to 150yds with this combo. Did as well with the powder charge of 57gr. and the rest the same as the other load.  So if Y'all seen a fellow walking along the Gulf of Mexico yesterday shooting a Bp. 1876 Winchester think nothing of it . Was just me ,,,DT
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« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2017, 10:46:32 am »

Great work all around Dusty!

Couple of questions if you don't mind.  I am about to order a barrel from your friends @ Winchester Barrels for the Uberti I have.  I also like the button mag guns.  Always admired your 50.  Another wonderful project. 

Anyway I am thinking either  a 23 or a 24" barrel and because the frame is so heavy I was thinking a round barrel like you did on this little carbine.   Any idea the difference in weight on comparable round verses octagon?  I'll be using a long and heavier butt stock I had made up and a rifle length forearm.   Gun is in 45-75 with a factory 20" Octagon now (and I have a lot of brass/loaded ammo for it) but had also thought about going to 45-60 on the new barrel.

Questions?

Your suggestion on the best balanced barrel?  Round or half round?
Saw you like the 45-75 in one of your posts.  Thoughts on a caliber change?  This is a shooter for me but never been really happy with this gun in 45-75.  Never sure if it was the cartridge or the Uberti barrel/ length.

Did I see where you made up your own mag tube cap for the button mag?

Anything you want to add?  Your posts have been a great inspiration to rebuild the rifle I have. 

I'm thinking about having W.Barrels mill the post base out of the barrel and then using a Smith Enterprise with a set screw milled in as close to the receiver ring a  possible.  Will also have them use the Winchester '76 roll marks on the barrel.
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« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2017, 01:36:19 pm »

Sounds like a nice project you are starting Yahoody.  The 24" HO/HR  .50 CAL. with the rifle butstock balances best to me . The 22" RB even with the lighter carbine butplate and stock , AND .45 CAL. bore  has a balance point at the brass lifter area . A bit farther back than the better for me junction of forend and frame  of the 24" HO/HR .50  . I like the RB , but would choose the HO/HR on your build as you have an octagon cut forend  on hand.  As for the cal. change ,  If I shot smokless for the most part I.d say you would be best going with the 45/60 case . Plus it has more metal around chamber area than the 45/75.  If BP. was the main powder I'd go with the 45/75 wcf it's great cartridge .  I did make the button mag. plug , tube  and follower  from dimensions taken from Pirkles great book. If you would like one , I'd be glad to make and send you one , my contribution towards your project . Like ! the custom sight set-up idea .    Been thinking on a flip-up peep sight on the dust cover . Still scratching my head on it . ,,,DT
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« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2017, 01:56:52 pm »

Dusty, you're a scholar and gentleman  on top of being a first hand rifle builder.  I may take you up on the button end plug.  Let me get the rest of the bits and pieces in line first but I sure appreciate the offer.

We are thinking the same things I think.  And I appreciate your comments on the balance.    Still thinking how to sort the hexagon rifle forearm cap.  Anything I am missing on a 45-60 conversion?  I am thinking it is just a barrel/chamber change? 
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« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2017, 02:01:59 pm »

 Be glad to help . The cap will not be a problem . You are right just a barrel change . ,,,DT
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« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2017, 08:43:10 am »

Sand wood / polish metal /// sand wood / polish metal  ! Not my favorite type work. ,,,DT
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« Reply #70 on: July 20, 2017, 08:54:38 am »

But you do it so well!!  Grin
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« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2017, 07:13:13 am »

Thanks King knew i could count on  your support . ,,,,, New nickname  ,,,,,(BLISTERS) 
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« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2017, 07:39:05 am »

Did get some stain on, was looking for a dark brown , instead of the normal redish brown . What do Y'all think is it dark enough ? ,,,DT  Blisters.  Click on pic !


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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2017, 08:52:43 am »

Yes, definitely looks better with dark wood, more authentic looking.
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« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2017, 03:50:40 pm »

Beautiful looking rifle.  Well done!

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