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    Self isolation gun projects

    What's everyone doing for self isolation projects

    I have a few years worth of gun projects on the book
    But i suspect I might rip through them this winter

    Fitted and tested a 209 primer conversion nipple on my muzzleloader to get it ready for the roar and winter hunting.
    Better spark for cold winter tahr hunts

    Fitted an extractor and started a safety tumbler for the Hollis martini 500 express

    Finally put all the parts back into my 1885 22K hornet and zeroed the scope.
    I had burgled all the springs to copy and cook 2 sets for my other 1885 project

    Mounted a 6x Malcolm scope on my Stevens 44 1/2 today.
    Went to fit the new firing pin I got from USA and found that because the breech block was bushed it's the wrong size
    So that was a fail

    Might finally get back on to my double rifle build

    Have @Tentman s 44 1/2 to try and get shooting

    Waiting for jacketed projectiles to sort my fussy 375 Winchester that doesn't like cast bullets

    And that's just the last week !

    Have I stick to finish
    Two stocks to make from scratch
    And what ever other projects come along as well

    Happiness is a well stocked workshop

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    Im trying to make my own black powder, have made basic stuff before but now taking it a bit more seriously(balling etc) to try and get usable stuff. Want to fill the freezer with a home made gun using home made powder etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    Im trying to make my own black powder, have made basic stuff before but now taking it a bit more seriously(balling etc) to try and get usable stuff. Want to fill the freezer with a home made gun using home made powder etc
    @res that makes you a Completist then

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    Actually this is more a "Social distancing projects" at the moment but has the potential to become "Self Isolation"
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    "Happiness is a well stocked workshop" - And making sure to keep sharing pictures and stories of your interesting projects with those of us lacking in the workshop department!

    I really appreciate the time you take to show others what can be done.

    ESPECIALLY when accompanied by pictures of those glorious single shot rifles like the one above!!!
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    Looking to fit a geared reduction motor to the bandsaw so I can cut steel for knife making, fit a blower to the forge, finish the anvil base, prep everything for Easter weekend bunny busting, bottle the 25kg of honey I extracted last night, put down another brew of mead now that its cooling down, paint the darn workshop (hate painting, should have used bricks!) - always plenty to do
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    Much the same here

    Have traps around my hazel orchard and go up every morning and there are usually one or two possums to pluck and a couple of pockets full of nuts to pick up.

    Have a few apple trees in the orchard that have lovely eating apples ready to pick and store away for the next few months

    The walnuts are just starting to drop
    So that will be a bucket full every day to pick up there

    The possums will start coming to the walnuts now like kids to candy
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    What's everyone doing for self isolation projects

    I have a few years worth of gun projects on the book
    But i suspect I might rip through them this winter

    Fitted and tested a 209 primer conversion nipple on my muzzleloader to get it ready for the roar and winter hunting.
    Better spark for cold winter tahr hunts

    Fitted an extractor and started a safety tumbler for the Hollis martini 500 express

    Finally put all the parts back into my 1885 22K hornet and zeroed the scope.
    I had burgled all the springs to copy and cook 2 sets for my other 1885 project

    Mounted a 6x Malcolm scope on my Stevens 44 1/2 today.
    Went to fit the new firing pin I got from USA and found that because the breech block was bushed it's the wrong size
    So that was a fail

    Might finally get back on to my double rifle build

    Have @Tentman s 44 1/2 to try and get shooting

    Waiting for jacketed projectiles to sort my fussy 375 Winchester that doesn't like cast bullets

    And that's just the last week !

    Have I stick to finish
    Two stocks to make from scratch
    And what ever other projects come along as well

    Happiness is a well stocked workshop

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    As for the 375 try using the lee bullett and shoot as cast with lee alox liquid lube , was the only way we could shoot cast in the win 375 years ago as an edit just found the load , it was lyman375449 bullet as cast with 18grns of 2205 hope this helps
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    Ha, youre just trying to escape from the Mother in Law
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    Have already made rifle primer thingy for my Hawken, but haven't used it yet as caps are ok, my .50 barrel needs rust browning now I have set the sights. There was a firing pin to make up but change of plan, bottled up 29 homebrew bottles with virus killing formula, replaced rusting brake rod under my caravan with s/steel one and washed the house. And if I run out of things there`s always the Rolling block rifle to make, It`s all go.
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    no gun projects but i am building an amplifier to power transducers in the couch and chairs. so explosions on the tv will literally shake the furniture .
    the double 12" subwoofer just aint enough !!

    remember if its too loud, youre too old !!!

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    Be bloody funny testing these projects......you will have to pay your neighbours to set up the targets and not lie about the scores
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along
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    I've got a bipod to finish off and a few rifles sitting in the safe that just need a rebluet but always on the lookout for a project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Be bloody funny testing these projects......you will have to pay your neighbours to set up the targets and not lie about the scores
    I test all my projects on things I can eat !
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    What's everyone doing for self isolation projects

    I have a few years worth of gun projects on the book
    But i suspect I might rip through them this winter

    Fitted and tested a 209 primer conversion nipple on my muzzleloader to get it ready for the roar and winter hunting.
    Better spark for cold winter tahr hunts

    Fitted an extractor and started a safety tumbler for the Hollis martini 500 express

    Finally put all the parts back into my 1885 22K hornet and zeroed the scope.
    I had burgled all the springs to copy and cook 2 sets for my other 1885 project

    Mounted a 6x Malcolm scope on my Stevens 44 1/2 today.
    Went to fit the new firing pin I got from USA and found that because the breech block was bushed it's the wrong size
    So that was a fail

    Might finally get back on to my double rifle build

    Have @Tentman s 44 1/2 to try and get shooting

    Waiting for jacketed projectiles to sort my fussy 375 Winchester that doesn't like cast bullets

    And that's just the last week !

    Have I stick to finish
    Two stocks to make from scratch
    And what ever other projects come along as well

    Happiness is a well stocked workshop

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    where did you get the primer adapter

 

 

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