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    When I drill the chamber, it is a short distance...

    When I drill the chamber, it is a short distance ~ 1/2" and the clean up with boring bar, and then the reamer.
    I want the pilot always engaged in the bore. After a the reamer has got the taper...
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    I gave away my $2k Rockwell 21-100. I bought a...

    I gave away my $2k Rockwell 21-100.
    I bought a $12.5k Bridgeport.

    It turns out the old mill would have been good enough, if I had added DRO and auto feed.
  3. I have friends that had jobs that did not pay...

    I have friends that had jobs that did not pay much despite hard work:
    1) Gunsmiths
    2) Rock musicians
    3) Photographers
    4) Attorneys that went to backwater law schools

    I know people who make...
  4. This barrel is Lilja that was tapered for a...

    This barrel is Lilja that was tapered for a Kimber 1.050" shank. It barely goes though the rotary table. 325658

    I got that Lilja 3 groove barrel blank cheap, but the shank was too small for a...
  5. I made one cut with 1/8" carbide bit. I made the...

    I made one cut with 1/8" carbide bit.
    I made the last cut with 1/4" carbide drill bit.
    1/4" 2 FLUTE NEW 590-2500E "CGS" CARBIDE SPOT DRILL !! | eBay
  6. Extractor relief cut when rebarrelling a Mosin Nagant.

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    I am no machinist. Just a retired electrical engineer. I did this yesterday and it was hard.
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    325581 I found a 16" twist Douglas barrel...

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    I found a 16" twist Douglas barrel meant for a 22LR and gave it to my brother.
    I loaned him my 0.250" neck 223 reamer.
    He converted a 1903 Turkish Mauser to 223.
    It stabilizes 50 grain...
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    2002 I put a Shilen .452" bull barrel on a 1903...

    2002 I put a Shilen .452" bull barrel on a 1903 Turkish Mauser and chambered it with a 0.470" straight reamer and a 45acp throater. I had to pound brass in and out of a Lee Carbide sizer die to get...
  9. 323540 My brother made a gun from non gun...

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    My brother made a gun from non gun parts as a 10th grade shop project in the 1970s. The springs were from auto brakes.

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    It made a lot of smoke with black powder.
  10. 323537323538323539 Here are 3 of them I did...

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    Here are 3 of them I did that way: 223, 250 Sav, and 7mmRM.
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    Try to buy a tiny piece of antique carved ivory...

    Try to buy a tiny piece of antique carved ivory on ebay and you will see that ivory has been cancelled.

    My aunt married the guy who owned the last working 4 masted schooner, that did the fir trade...
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    317751 In 2002 I converted a 1938 Turk Mauser...

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    In 2002 I converted a 1938 Turk Mauser to 243. I resized some 308 brass to 243 and did not turn the necks.
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    Barrel tenon threads can take over 1,000 foot...

    Barrel tenon threads can take over 1,000 foot pounds of tightening torque, but typically only get 100 foot pounds....so I think we can get away with sloppy threads.


    I am really grateful to the...
  14. Is there a service manual for a 1969 Bridgeport X power feed?

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    I would like to adjust how much torque caused it to kick out of gear.
    I have to turn the speed down to get it to go into power feed.
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    What is this object?

    From email, from email from email.
    Now I am being asked what it is.
    I can't figure it out.248839
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    238919 My brother just bought a model X...

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    My brother just bought a model X without an extractor. I have a model X so I made a drawing. He is a great machinist, but I don't think he is off the dime yet.
    My father got one at age 12...
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    I built a 17HMR on a 10/22 with a Majestic Arms...

    I built a 17HMR on a 10/22 with a Majestic Arms 17M2 barrel with Lothar Walther liner
    The Majestic arms barrel would always make the first two hole touching at 50y [very close with 17 cal holes]...
  18. 227310 This 9mm Luger was made in 1917

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    This 9mm Luger was made in 1917
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    222155222156 I made a drawing today for...

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    I made a drawing today for someone who bought a rifle with the extractor missing.
  20. 214659 Out metal shop / wood shop teacher in...

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    Out metal shop / wood shop teacher in Jr High in 1965 said, ~ ""What is for sale at the lumberyard as mahogany is what I would call "tropical cedar""

    My father bought some of that same...
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    J2 drawbar bushing sharp edge needed?

    I have a Lagun drawbar, because I am too short to hit the Bridgeport drawbar with a hammer.

    Lately my quill is hard to raise and lower. But If remove the collet and drawbar, it is easy. THe...
  22. My one year old phase o matic has started clicking when not in use

    Is there any easy fix for this?
  23. I have worked up overloads on a lot of guns. I...

    I have worked up overloads on a lot of guns.
    I have calculated maximum pressure for a gun lots of times.
    They do not blow up when they are supposed to.167864
    My father was chief engineer at PAC...
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    What hammer to hit drawbar?

    The chuck gets stuck, but the collets with end mills do not. I need a bigger hammer. I have a plastic head hammer from Boeing surplus that weighs half a pound.

    I measured the weight of the drawbar...
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    After 15 years of amateur gunsmithing I am on my...

    After 15 years of amateur gunsmithing I am on my second mill and 4th lathe.
    After 40 years I am still on my first wife.
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