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I've got a lot of projects going on from refurbishing old guns, making new ones and other gun related stuff. I thought I'd put up some pics to share and maybe other people would put up some of their work also. Feel free to join in.
I bought an old 1022 for a project ABRA gun to see if I could make it shoot. I threaded the barrel hole and made a rear lug for the action but then it needed a new stock . I've shot it and its about 1/2 inch at 50 yds . Not really happy with that barrel so I turned and chambered a new one. I haven't shot it yet but that old barrel wouldn't shoot on my bench gun either.
I've got a couple of rimfire actions I've been working on since before I moved back to kansas so I got them out the other day and worked on them for a couple of days. There left bolt ,left port, right eject for pistols. one .22 and the other .17 hm2. I had to make the triggers for them so that's been the last 2 days.DSCF1279.JPGDSCF1298.JPGDSCF1284.JPGDSCF1290.JPG
 

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Bowling lane on Shag carpet.............................................could be a thing...............gun stock i mean............................oh way too many Balfour spirits ......
 
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Bowling lane on Shag carpet.............................................could be a thing...............gun stock i mean............................oh way too many Balfour spirits ......
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Bowling lane ? Naw just some scraps I had, Probably left over from this one. 1022 stock is a pain to make ,this one only touches on the bedding points front and rear and no touching on the sides
 

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I now have two triggers almost finished still need to match to the sears after I get things a little more put together and final fitted. Once I get them in stocks I'll drill the triggers to match the bolt handles. There adjustable for sear engagement over travel and pull weight hopefully in the low ounce range.DSCF1306.JPG
 

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I haven't had to go to work in 16 days now so I've been trying to get these two pistols somewhat completed. I've also realized that the next ones I do I'll use savage extractors , cartridge guides and retainer springs. what a pain to make ,whole lot easier to machine the bolt nose like a savage and use factory parts . I've got one of the actions trigger fitted and functioning But it looks too tall for the look I'm going for. I'll see if I can shorten it about 1/4 inch or so that will help. I'm thinking aluminum stocks with AR pistol grips.
I've got another project I started a long time ago it was going to be a .17 hmr . I bought some raw forgings for AR 15's one lower and two uppers . Out of that I made a semi auto .17 hmr and a single shot bolt action in .17 hmr. I've scrapped the semi auto although it worked just fine ,most of the cases were bulged in the back and I wasn't happy with it. The bolt action has sat around for about 8 years now while I tried to figure out what kind of paint to put on it. last summer I got it out and re-chambered it in .17 WSM. Thats a pretty impressive rimfire! Still no paint though. I've finally decided I'd learn how to anodize aluminum and get some of these projects done. The guy that developed the LCD anodizing method for caswell plating was a member on another gun forum before he died and I have copies of his notes and his book outlining the prosess. He also developed what he called the sput welder for attaching aluminum wires to the part being anodized. they were being sold on the forum but I wasn't able to get one . I did however figure out how they worked and made a capacitor discharge welder that does the same thing. So I guess I'm going to learn to anodize and put some color in some projects.
Anyway here are some pics to entertain you for reading all that ramblingDSCF1319.JPGDSCF1322.JPGDSCF1325.JPGDSCF1331.JPG
 

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It seems like I've been working pretty hard but not a lot to show for it. I've cut a stainless barrel blank down to 16.5 inches and profiled it for the .17 cal pistol, threaded it and have it ready to chamber in the morning . That pretty much took all day. That and keeping the cat out of the chips. I've got an excell file that figures the math on threading just put in the diameter and tpi and it figures the rest including infeed at 29.5 degrees . The goo on the threads is copper anti seze .(stainless barrel and action)
If you look close in the pic with the threads you can see a tooling ball glued to the tool post in a washer, that is my center for pushing the reamer. It's centered on the barrel hole and cranked up tight till it sets. wecsog engineering at it's finest.DSCF1334.JPGDSCF1339.JPGDSCF1340.JPG
 

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Thanks for the complement.
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Although I don't post much I do read a lot of the forum, both those areas included. the forum has changed a lot in the 10 years I've been a member. I've learned a lot in my time here and furthered my education in long range shooting. Rimfire Benchrest is still my main interest. I don't compete as there is nothing in this part of the country but I did shoot one match when I lived in Tx with my homemade gun.

Got my barrel chambered and crowned and those pesky extractor slots cut, headspaced at 43.5 and samded out the tracks from the steady rest. I used my air powered milling head on the cross slide to cut the extractor slots ,I'll have to final them out with a jewlers file on the bench but it wont take much. Last pic is action and barrel together and a round for scale 22.5 in long . Gonna be a heck of a pistol.DSCF1347.JPGDSCF1346.JPGDSCF1348.JPGDSCF1351.JPG
 

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The indexing disk is a 10 inch saw blade I cut the teeth off and made the 1 1/2 hole in it with the milling cutter. My chuck screws on and the disk is sandwiched in between the chuck and headstock spindle. I made a frame around the upper housing with angle iron for the little spring loaded plunger to mount on and also the 90 to 1 gearbox that mounts to the back of the spindle so you can rotate the spindle with some control while your milling something in the chuck. The clamp allows you to lock the disk when your milling back and forth. The milling head is an air powered die grinder with a planatary gear reduction max speed is about 2500 rpm . It's belt drive to the arbor that holds the tool bit. I have different arbors for different sized bits shanks. I bored the housing on the lathe so it's for the most part on the centerline. I can raise it up with assorted shims just cant go down. Its not perfect but it's better than nothing and has allowed me make a lot of cool stuff. I used it to cut the lug abutments from the front for my little centerfire action ( full diameter bolt so only had to cut the front) I can flute if its not too long ,bolts and such. It aint no CNC but I didn't have to learn how to write code.DSCF1352.JPGDSCF1354.JPGDSCF1353.JPG
 

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The last part to make to have a complete action is the loading ramp/ejector . I started with a piece of 3/4 drill rod and turned it down to the diameter of the bolt. I also had to make a jig to hold it while milling away the unwanted part That was a sleeve that the bolt would just slide into with 3 flats milled onto the sides. The loading ramp is held into the action with a small machine screw through the bottom and into the jig the same way most of the front of the jig was milled away to allow access to the part and I finally got a good part on the fourth try. the whole part is 2 inches long 9/16 wide the ejector is .055 wide and .090 tall.DSCF1360.JPGDSCF1363.JPG
 

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Made a few sets of some stabby bi-pod feet for some of my friends and my long guns. This was the first prototype. Made them all out of 416R stainless (lots of scrap pieces to use up) and heat treated them to 42R.

The remaining sets came out better since I didn't heat treat these but hey they are still going 3 years later and a bunch of abuse.
 

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I was fortunate enough to get a box of barrel rejects from a well known barrel maker for the cost of shipping .I've made a lot of stuff out of them. My two rimfire actions are made from 416 stainless 50 cal. rifle barrels.
I made a jig to hold the firing pins so I could grind the tips on them. I popped a primer in the mach 2 the other night but I need more firing pin spring. I'll be making a spring guide rod today so I can cram more spring in there.DSCF1366.JPG
 

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Decoy ,
thanks but I'm pretty well stocked
Seed tick ,Thanks

I've got a few more things done, the guide rod for the firing pin spring really helped and now have a good heavy pin strike.The barrel for the .22 LR action started as a green mountain gunsmith edition blank, finished on the inside just bar stock on the outside 21 in long and a tad over an inch on the outside in stainless. As usual there was some chatter and turning it down took all day to get it to a nice finish. Looks good on the outside but require lapping on the inside if its ever going to shoot well. The way I left it larger at the breech end caused it to be tight on the breech end and more loose at the muzzle. That wont work on a rimfire .22 it's got to be the other way around so it will get lapped to fix it .
the last thing done was to start getting the .22 action final finished. There is a lot of detail work to do such as lapping the cocking cams and bolt lugs, stoning out file marks and polishing . The loading port will need to be enlarged also . The right side eject works perfect on the mach2 action so that's a relief.DSCF1371.JPGDSCF1372.JPGDSCF1374.JPG
 

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Well I've got my barrel lapped and with the help of my new teslong borescope was actually able to view the inside of the barrel. Lapping a barrel is pretty strenuous, takes a lot of pull to pull those laps coated with abrasive through and since the tightest part was at the breech I couldn't get a run at it . Just short stroking to get it started and get the first couple inches opened up. After it was pretty uniform all the way through but still tight on the muzzle the last 30 strokes were pulled all the way through from breech to out the muzzle . Slugging it felt constitant to just tightning at about 3/4 inch from the end. I'll cut off about 1/2 inch and crown it there.
There is some distortion in the pics and it showed up with both cameras but was better with the phone. the first pic is unlapped barrel showing factory finish . The others are lapped finish. These pics were taken on a 42 inch monitor so they show everything.Picture 004.jpgPicture 003.jpgPicture 001.jpg
 
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Had to go back to work the last two weeks and most everything I've done has been a repeat of the .17 cal action so really not much new to show. I do now have two barreled actions to show for all my hard work. Both have been test fired and will get the final polish after the stocks are made. I wont have material till the middle of next month when I go to the Yard in Wichita. Anyway here's what they look like today.DSCF1393.JPG