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***************Man At Work! **************
New stuff for 12-07-01
Got the first wet coat of oil on
It's soakin' in ... Gonna look real
I've started a new rifle. This is
a photo of progress so far. No, I'm not kidding.
The Weight-Reduction plan continues
. . .
No - not me. Our 9 lb. solid block
of steel (photo immediately above) has been the focus of some
intense machining operations. It now weighs between 3-4 lbs. Quite
a few more operations are still required.
Tactical 32 testing starts in October
This is a Ranger 25 Magnum action
which is currently in testing.
It's owner placed his order a few years
ago. Very soon now, and for the rest of his life, he'll have a
hot pcp varmint rifle which was custom built especially for him.
The "First Fire" celebration
is a special event around here.
We'll fit this rifle with my current
full barrel shroud moderator. To keep peace with the neighbors,
we must avoid supersonic rounds. This action shoots the 20.5 grain
Diana Magnum pellet @ 1096 fps - just under supersonic velocity.
The Beeman Kodiak, @ 31.2 grains (weighed),
fly @ 977 fps for 66.14 ft. lbs.
Some of this new equipment I've
been talking about.
It takes alot of heavy, precise
equipment to make a bunch of small parts!
I have a great stock going here
for a XXV Magnum - Nice vertical pistol / thumb hole design
How's that for a nice pc. of walnut?
Slow and easy with very sharp tools
- that's how to work highly figured woods like this.
Pressure Tube - Preparation for
acid etched total coverage detail
Yes, every one of those details
is painted on by hand, one at a time!
And, the actual etching. Steel background
removed - design stands in relief.
Folks always ask, "How long
does it take . . .?"
Well, here's a day's work. A "Billet
Construction" stock/reservoir/barrel clamp combination unit.
That's solid aluminum bar 3/4"
by 1 1/2". The back of the clamp is a hollow mortise, and
mates perfectly to the forestock's tenon extension.
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