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« on: July 17, 2017, 08:58:32 am »


I tried my hand at a little more advanced gunsmithing this weekend.  I now have a 3 1/4" barrel to go with my 6 1/2" barrel on my Pietta/ Kirst 1860.  I built my confidence by watching Mike Beliveau's video on cutting down a Remington RMA.  I guess Coffinmaker will be proud or tell me that is still too long.


EDIT:  Nevermind I'll have to work on posting pictures later...
See below:
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 10:04:37 am »

AWRIGHT TORNADO!!   Grin

In all Truth, I have settled on 3 1/4 inches as my favorite barrel length for my Snubbies.  Many will ask "Why 3 1/4."  BECAUSE!!

Now for a Front Sight!!

Hacksawz-R-Us!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 10:16:49 am »

Is that how you make your clients fit your 'one size fits all' coffins? Start at the feet and adjust as needed? Just slide on his boots, tuck in the pants and he's ready to lay out in the parlor. Genius.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 02:21:04 pm »

Modified posts with Cascity hosted pictures:

Here is the before shot and the after the hacksaw shot:


* 2s before shot A.jpg (385.01 KB, 1944x1094 - viewed 33 times.)

* 4s cut down barrel.jpg (355.29 KB, 1728x972 - viewed 35 times.)
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:33:27 pm »

After some grinding.
Here is a test fit.
After the sight was dovetailed in.


* 6s cut down-shaped barrel B.jpg (399.06 KB, 1863x1049 - viewed 24 times.)

* 7s cut down-shaped barrel C.jpg (381.9 KB, 1728x972 - viewed 35 times.)

* 10s dovetailed sight.jpg (357.55 KB, 1728x972 - viewed 33 times.)
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 02:35:00 pm »

Looks good, how did you do your front sight? Hand cut dovetail? I've hand cut dovetails on octogon ml bbls but that's easy with the flats to eyeball measure by but it's a lot harder with a rd bbl.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 02:50:53 pm »

My first few stroke with my large file had a small magnetic level on it.  When sighting down the barrel it looks pretty good, not perfect, but good enough for across the card table accuracy.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 03:04:04 pm »

Good thinking, hadn't thought about using a magnetic level. I like smart people.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 08:24:18 pm »

I.    DON'T.    SEE.    ANY.    PICTURES  Shocked  Tongue

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Balto Ed,

Folks seem to be confused.  I keep hearing "I didn't think he was that short."  I just smile.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 09:10:42 pm »

I. DON'T. EITHER. Just some circles with line through.
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 09:39:39 pm »

Same here.,,,DT
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 09:53:53 pm »

Where'd the pictures go?  They were there earlier...

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 10:26:55 pm »

don't look like Photobucket stole them(at least not this time)
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 07:18:41 am »

The photos are showing up on the two devices I tried.  Huh  I used a new Google Photo hoster since photobucket seems to have lost their way.  Here is one from Photobucket to see if that works.  If that dosen't work then I will just invite anyone who wants to see it to come over to my house next weekend.  Stupid technology. Roll Eyes

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 10:45:00 am »

Well, your "little" photo looks a quality job but Photo Bucket don't like you at all.  Tongue

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PS:  If it's any consequence, I don't like Photo Bucket either  Roll Eyes

PSS:  Where do you live??
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 07:23:32 am »

The photos are showing up on the two devices I tried.  Huh 
Now I can't see them!  What photo hoster do you guys use?


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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 10:38:02 am »

Now I can't see them!

I could see the original photos shortly after you posted them (using a desktop computer), but now they're gone.  Hmmm...

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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 10:50:24 am »

I could see them too and then they were gone??? Where'd they go??  Russien hackers I bet. They hacked our falling sg targets last month, they wouldn't fall down.
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2017, 11:12:21 am »

OH NO MR. BILL!!

Your SG targets TOO!!  The Russians got our SG targets last month as well.  They stood proud.  I hit one 6 times.  It just laughed at me.

After the stage was complete, I went down range and kicked the durn thing over.

Coffinmaker

PS:  Still nothing but that one little picture.
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2017, 11:37:42 am »

I got so frustrated that I threw a sg shell at the darn thing. Everyone got a big chuckle out of my extreme 12 gauge difficulties. Cowboys can be so cruel. I'm not surprised a lick that they stick red hot branding irons on poor defenseless Elsies and then eat em for good measure.
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2017, 09:47:29 am »

Here is the barrel after cold bluing.
Also, here is the final results w/ my 6.5" barrel as well.


* 11s cold blued.jpg (235.31 KB, 1728x972 - viewed 35 times.)

* 12s complete with both barrels.jpg (379.55 KB, 1686x950 - viewed 48 times.)
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