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    WTB Die filing machine

    Looking for a small (benchtop) die filing machine (Butterfly/DoAll etc), would prefer on with an overarm.


    Thanks

    Mike
    [email protected]
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    No need for VFDs, a very simple and cheap pillow...

    No need for VFDs, a very simple and cheap pillow block /pulley arrangement will work fine. A smaller pulley on the motor shaft, a larger pulley on the pillow block shaft and you have reduced the...
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    Brown & Sharpe no 25 Micrometer??

    Saw a B&S #25 Micrometer on e-bay, looks like they go for relatively high prices; does anyone here know about these?

    Are they super rare?

    What’s the deal ?
    ...
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    Need help finding tubing

    Trying to find some mild steel (1018/1020) tubing, OD .723 +0/-.003, ID .641 +/- .005

    Looks like its a uncommon size,

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    V/R

    Mike
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    The guys that do this for restorations generally...

    The guys that do this for restorations generally make the muzzle end a very tight fit often with a step on the liner and in the barrel, TIG weld the seam then face it off.

    V/R

    Mike Hunter
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    I had the same problem, What I’ve been doing for...

    I had the same problem, What I’ve been doing for the last few years is after using the bluing salts and it cooled down a bit (less than 100 deg F) I will transfer the bluing salts to a 5 gallon...
  7. More than likely HD contacted the manufactures,...

    More than likely HD contacted the manufactures, telling them to stop selling to our competitors or we will stop carrying your products.
    It’s an old Wal Mart tactic.
    Then once HD becomes the...
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    Since I make a lot of octagon barrels, the 4 jaw...

    Since I make a lot of octagon barrels, the 4 jaw scroll has become indispensible, it’s also a great “General Purpose” chuck, Round Stock, Square Stock, Octagon Stock …all no problem. Hexagon stock...
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    Havent use a 3 jaw scroll chuck in years, all my...

    Havent use a 3 jaw scroll chuck in years, all my lathes are set up with a 4 jaw scroll chuck, that way I can work on round and octagon barrels

    V/R

    Mike
  10. Thread: R8 collet brands

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    What about Crawfords?

    What about Crawfords?
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    That GH1440B is identical to the Grizzly G0554Z ...

    That GH1440B is identical to the Grizzly G0554Z (sorry about the green machine)

    V/R

    Mike
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    I've used Bolt Depot int he past... good service...

    I've used Bolt Depot int he past... good service

    V/R

    Mike
  13. Thread: WTB B&S #9 Collets

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    Andy…is this something unique to the B&S...

    Andy…is this something unique to the B&S collets/taper?

    I pretty much use R8 collets in all the BPs in my shop (3), can’t say I’ve ever had a cutter pull out that was properly seated &...
  14. Thread: WTB B&S #9 Collets

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    MC Ok, please explain why collets won't hold...

    MC

    Ok, please explain why collets won't hold an end mill for milling?
  15. Thread: WTB B&S #9 Collets

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    WTB B&S #9 Collets

    Just picked up a little horizontal mill (Sheldon), would like to pu some gently used B&S #9 collets.

    Thanks

    Mike
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    Primrose Oil makes way oil with Moly-D added ...

    Primrose Oil makes way oil with Moly-D added

    Primrose Oil - (800) 275-2772 - 203M Armor Plate with Moly-D Machine & Way Oil

    V/R

    Mike
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    Just a couple of thoughts; Use filler material...

    Just a couple of thoughts;

    Use filler material close to the base steel, if you don’t know what the base steel is, use a low carbon steel such as 1018.

    Most problems with bluing welded areas...
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    I would be interested in 10 or so for the 1/8...

    I would be interested in 10 or so for the 1/8 inch ball end mills

    V/R

    Mike
  19. Thread: Line Throwing Gun?

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    They are still being made: Naval Company Line...

    They are still being made: Naval Company Line Thrower, Bridger Line Throwing Gun, Line Launcher, Line Deployment, Access Solutions, Line Gun Manufacturer

    Nice folks

    Mike
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    Hummm...dont see a Firearm Restoration type...

    Hummm...dont see a Firearm Restoration type gunsmith listed

    Mike

    Miike Hunter
    Hunter Restorations
    Hunter Restorations – Color Case Hardening, Winchester Restorations
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    May want to try these guys: ::: My Homepage :::...

    May want to try these guys: ::: My Homepage :::

    Reasonable pricing, user friendly and 100% USA made

    V/r

    Mike
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    Don’t know about Colt grips specifically, but I...

    Don’t know about Colt grips specifically, but I have done quite a bit of research on pre 1920 firearm manufacturing techniques, specifically Winchesters.

    One of the things that I’ve found is that...
  23. Ok, reading this post and the previous one; where...

    Ok, reading this post and the previous one; where you tried to validate prices.

    Now I’m not a “General” gunsmith, so I may be way out in left field but

    A few comments

    First it looks like...
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    With a .750 shank dia, I doubt that the barrel is...

    With a .750 shank dia, I doubt that the barrel is designed for 45-70.

    Couple of examples, Winchester barrel shank dia for the 1873s and 92s (44 cal pistol ctg) is .808

    1886 chambered for 45-70...
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    Sir Understand that making a lower out of a...

    Sir

    Understand that making a lower out of a billet involes more machining, but from the end user's point of view, why is having a lower made out of a billet superior to a forging?
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