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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2018, 11:10:53 am »
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try to get your hands on the complete set of machinists drawings as there is a wealth of useful info on the many pages. you will need to slot your hammer for the fly and ad the 2 stop pins to arrest the fly travel in the right spot. the assra forum or even ebay should have the drawings, mine are full scale which is nice.
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                          Thank You Sir , found a set and have the drawings on order . ,,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2018, 11:13:28 am »
DT,

Back in the late 1980s or early 1990s I purchased an Italian made "Gemmer Hawken" Sharps '74 in 45-70. In those days the Italians couldn't temper a spring to save Italy and I had endless problems with the function of the hammer and trigger. I eventually sold it when I acquired a genuine No 1 Sporting rifle (not a Gemmer Hawken or a Carlos Grove style).

I really like your idea. The book "Remington Rolling Block Rifles, Carbines & Shotguns: SPORTING & TARGET RIFLES" by Roy Marcot, has a No1 Sporting Rifle on the cover done in exactly the style you are building. Sadly there is no mention of this particular rifle in the text. I admire it every time I look at the cover of that book. (smile)

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2018, 12:45:28 pm »
DT,

Back in the late 1980s or early 1990s I purchased an Italian made "Gemmer Hawken" Sharps '74 in 45-70. In those days the Italians couldn't temper a spring to save Italy and I had endless problems with the function of the hammer and trigger. I eventually sold it when I acquired a genuine No 1 Sporting rifle (not a Gemmer Hawken or a Carlos Grove style).

I really like your idea. The book "Remington Rolling Block Rifles, Carbines & Shotguns: SPORTING & TARGET RIFLES" by Roy Marcot, has a No1 Sporting Rifle on the cover done in exactly the style you are building. Sadly there is no mention of this particular rifle in the text. I admire it every time I look at the cover of that book. (smile)                                      A No. 1 Sporting Rifle ,  I envy you . I have seen the Italian spring temper problem myself  .  If my project comes out half as nice looking as the rifle you mention I will be happy .,,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2018, 12:01:33 pm »
  While waiting on my Rolling Block drawings that  are supposed to have drawings of the Gove conversion  also .  I have a question for anyone that may know already . I can find pictures of the Carlos Gove conversion / side lever that shows the side lever in use pressing against the breech block finger lever ,  in order to increase the closing pressure . I have not been able to find a Gove side lever conversion that worked like the Hepburn , as in the lever pinned or keyed to the breech bolt pin . I have seen pics of this style conversion on contemporary conversions but not that of the period . Any input or advice would be appreciated .,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2018, 03:51:14 pm »
Dusty
try to get your hands on the complete set of machinists drawings as there is a wealth of useful info on the many pages. you will need to slot your hammer for the fly and ad the 2 stop pins to arrest the fly travel in the right spot. the assra forum or even ebay should have the drawings, mine are full scale which is nice.
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                                 Drawings arrived today . Thanks for the E-Bay tip Kwilliams1876 the drawings will be a big help .,,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2018, 06:13:31 pm »
boy howdy......the fun begins now! this will try your patience, but a worthy project.
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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2018, 06:42:20 pm »
I think after looking at the drawings the project is far beyond my skill level , and throwing the idea in the can , would be the wise thing to do . ,,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2018, 07:18:35 am »
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if you are still thinking of a conversion, their is some discussion of this on the assra site.
https://www.assra.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1528314475
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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2018, 04:14:30 pm »
Thank You Kwilliams1876 , a lot of sharp cookies on the assra forum , lurk there a lot . As of now the single set trigger idea is out . ,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2018, 04:53:07 pm »
DT,

Having hunted with DST, SST, and crisp single trigger's, if I was building it for hunting I would go with a crisp single trigger, nothing wrong with the others, just not necessary and simpler.

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2018, 05:42:15 pm »
DT,

Having hunted with DST, SST, and crisp single trigger's, if I was building it for hunting I would go with a crisp single trigger, nothing wrong with the others, just not necessary and simpler.

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        Think a crisp single trigger will be my choice , this rifle is going to be built as a Carlos Gove or plains style hunting rifle with a wiping rod ,buckhorn sight silver blade front . ,,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2018, 10:36:23 pm »
DT- Have you ever tried a copper penny front sight?

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2018, 07:01:47 am »
DT- Have you ever tried a copper penny front sight?
                 Have a copper front on my Jaeger rifle , works great .,,,DT

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Re: Project Carlos Gove replica .
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2019, 01:34:08 pm »
Crossno's Gun Service in Arcadia, OK did an "improved" mod for the SST on two of my rollers and I couldn't be more pleased.  No more gravely travel.  My 50-70 is set at 1 lb and the 44-70 (not a misprint) is 8 oz.
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