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Offline Kent Shootwell

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2020, 01:11:40 pm »
Getting parts polished up for color case hardening at this time. My friend has a Stevens Favorite that he would like to have the color case redone on it so I've been coaching him on that this week. He one of those working people so it's hit and miss when he can stop by. Maybe we can fire up the oven in a week or two. Here are the parts that I feel are mostly done for now.

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2020, 12:27:22 pm »
Awesome! I am ready for it to be done so we can get to the range to see how she shoots. Just outstanding.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2020, 12:06:04 pm »
Yesterday the case hardening was done, today I'll assemble the Sharps. A video of my apprentice doing the quench.

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2020, 01:51:04 pm »
A brand new Sharps.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2020, 03:26:14 pm »
WOW, Kent, fabulous! As I previously stated I am sooooo envious. Wish I possessed such talent. Be sure and give us a range report.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2020, 10:16:41 am »
More photos at Flicker.

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2020, 06:06:28 am »
Looks really good Kent , I'm sure it is as slick as it look's . Being a .40 Cal. should make it a handy shooter . ,,,DT

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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #67 on: March 10, 2020, 11:59:29 am »
A real beauty. You done good sir.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2020, 11:24:14 am »
Range report 40/70 Sharps.
Loaded 65 grains of 2fg into brand new brass compressed .200" with a Remington LR primer. With one card wad, 1/8" SPG lube wad, a paper disc and a 330 paper patched bullet. Used an empty case in the chamber to bore sight the tang into place and headed to the 100 yard range. The first five shots from the bench with out wiping or blow tubing came in fair. I'll move the front sight .028" to the left then will be ready to get serious.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2020, 11:40:31 am »
Kent, could you explain to us novices what you did to bore sight the tang sight with an empty case chambered? Thanks.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2020, 01:59:10 pm »
Lou, the way I do it works on any gun that you can see threw the barrel. Remove the bolt, breech block or what ever then place a deprimed case in the chamber. Place the  gun in a vice or on sand bags pointed at a object that is as far away as possible and is distinct. A door knob or street light what ever you can line up on threw the barrel, the case serves as a peep sight the muzzle your front sight. Then look threw the sights with out touching the gun. Make the sights line up with the object that the bore is on. Double check each to insure both are on the mark and there you go. Bore sighting the crude and primitive way. Works for me.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2020, 04:56:43 pm »
Great idea! I would expect nothing less from a man of your talents Kent. And that is one sharp looking rifle.
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Re: building a Sharps
« Reply #72 on: April 18, 2020, 08:04:08 pm »
Absolutely beautiful work!  That is certainly a rifle to be proud of. 

Looking forward to seeing additional range reports in the future  :)

Clay

 

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