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#7795 D&E Carriage

Posted by Roller on 28 August 2017 - 10:59 PM

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#9292 RG-G food for thought

Posted by barrelguy on 10 November 2019 - 05:15 PM

I am a machinist with 60 years experience in the trade who started a couple of guns 3 years ago.  With my machining experience I decided I didn't like the idea 

of silver soldering or welding these parts together.  I used dowel pins and screws instead.  I have disasembled these guns at least 100 times in the last three years

to re-work, modify, tweak, or re-engineer the parts to make the gun work.  I couldn't have done that with a soldered up gun.

     Just food for thought.


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#9264 Chris’ build.

Posted by maccrazy2 on 12 October 2019 - 10:02 PM

Ok. I got these all sorted out. I made 3 of them so far. The last one came out better than the first two. I ended up using a 3/8 endmill instead of a boring bar to finish out the holes and was much happier with the surface finish. I’m going to remake the first 2 so they all have the same barrel tennon size.
I started with.400 and it’s fine but the material is quite thin between the counterbore holes for the barrel mounting holes. I tried.385 on the second and the material between the holes was more stable but I got a little bit of chatter when boring the holes. Both of them displaced a lot of metal at the surface when drilling the holes requiring more deburring than I expected. I drilled pilot holes and finished with endmills on last one and it came out much better.
In retrospect, I should of made these first so the holes would be fully supported going into the aluminum fixture holding the part. I made the bolt carriers first so the holes are .420 and it caused a burr I had to remove on the barrel plate in all the barrel holes. Not a big deal but one more step that could of been avoided.

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#9258 FInding pictures

Posted by Cutter on 03 October 2019 - 12:24 AM

This is what I did.
The adapter sets on top the frame with a hinge
on the left side and a latch on the right

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#9113 Entertainment!

Posted by Cutter on 23 June 2019 - 03:16 PM

Machinist life

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#9077 New Bolts

Posted by Cutter on 12 June 2019 - 10:17 PM

Cam is in and functioning.
I’ll try popping a blank tomorrow. 
 

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#9058 New Bolts

Posted by Cutter on 01 June 2019 - 05:46 PM

Working on the frame today.
I decided on direct drive for the model

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#8989 1 piece Items

Posted by maccrazy2 on 04 May 2019 - 02:30 AM

Nice. I have to let you know the reason I am taking the plunge and starting on this project is the info and photos you and a couple other guys have shared. I greatly appreciate all your help. The modifications and methods you have done really make a working gun attainable. After buying the plans and reading the old forum posts I was deterred because of all the posts where people followed the plans and the guns were quite unreliable.
A big thanks to Cutter!
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#8779 Small surface grinder

Posted by Dave on 05 February 2019 - 11:12 PM

I added a Enco 6 by 12 surface grinder to my shop. I sure wish I would have done this (cheap) addition way sooner. I was told it had only a few hours on it. I took a few pieces off to clean it, looked good on the bottom sides!  It sure makes a neat finish on parts! I can think of a lot of uses for this machine. Came with the magnetic chuck too

 

Last pic is just a test part, before I got the diamond dresser for the wheel.

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#8717 Faux Brass

Posted by Sparky_NY on 11 January 2019 - 01:05 AM

Not machining but material related.   

 

As we all know, brass costs have gotten totally out of hand.    I have been considering alternatives that would look like brass.   

 

About a month ago, I bought a Harbor Freight powder coating system, $60 with coupon.   My main idea was to powdercoat the metal pieces of the tripod when the time comes, probably in black.      Well,  I got to looking and there are 6500 colors/types available from just one vendor (prismatic powders).    They have a "tinted" clearcoat brass that is intended to go either over a chrome color base OR bare polished metal.   I ordered some and today gave it a try.

 

I took a scrap of aluminum about 1x4 , polished it up and coated it.   After the usual baking at 400 deg I was amazed at how much it looks like brass.   How close does it look??????    The aluminum coated piece laid up against my real brass housing matches about as identical as you could ask for !!   Its amazing !!    I would say that with real and a coated piece on the table in front of you, standing, you couldn't tell which is which.

 

I am inside now but will try and get some pics tomorrow.   Don't know how well pics will do justice to such comparisions but will give it a try.

 

Here is a link to the product.       https://www.prismati...ASABEgLKe_D_BwE

 

AND a couple pictures from their website that I would say is a real good representation.

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#8682 Birthday

Posted by Cutter on 04 January 2019 - 07:09 PM

Happy Birthday Roller/Frank !
 

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#8589 .38/.357 prototype

Posted by Sparky_NY on 15 December 2018 - 05:31 PM

AND.... because we like videos.....

 

Have not made crank yet.      SO.....    wanted to run things a bit.        A few more parts remaining but not much.      Notice the redneck test stand !    LOL

 

 


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#8414 I made my first part

Posted by Sparky_NY on 27 October 2018 - 12:43 AM

Here is a Fusion 360 rendering of my gun from my cad drawings.      

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#8412 I made my first part

Posted by Dave on 25 October 2018 - 10:34 PM

A M60 semi bottom rail, all drawn up and all dimensions correct.......Addicting shit!

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#8182 .38/.357 prototype

Posted by Cutter on 04 August 2018 - 05:44 PM

I’m liking this model.
I might just finish the model then start the real deal all over.
It’s only a hobby  
 
 
 
 
 

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#7485 Model 1874 Camel gun

Posted by Anderson Guncraft on 10 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

This pic was taken yesterday 01/09/16. 1874 Camel in .45-70 nearing completion. I still have the feed hopper to machine. This is the last major part of the gun to be done. Gear blanks are at the gear cutting shop and should be done in a couple of weeks. After the gun is done I'll start on the tripod parts. 

 

If you are on Facebook search for Anderson Guncraft.

 

Barry

 

 

 

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#9263 Chris’ build.

Posted by maccrazy2 on 10 October 2019 - 12:08 AM

Barrel plate finished. Still needs deburing.

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#9251 FInding pictures

Posted by Cutter on 01 October 2019 - 09:55 PM

A post from Paul, late last century on his forum
 
Cutter,
The drum magazine is difficult to build and is not very reliable.  I wish I'd never started it.
I have one that works but it's very tricky to set up, not as fast as the stick, and only holds 30 rounds compared to the 50 rounds in a stick.
Paul
RG-G INC.
 
Thanks Richard

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#9162 .38/.357 prototype

Posted by Sparky_NY on 30 July 2019 - 12:35 AM

Got the tripod finished up.   Few cosmetic pieces needed yet but the end is in sight.    I have the bruce feed mag drawn up in fusion 360 and that will have to be made/tested soon.  I am going to do the bruce feed with 3 columns, 100 rounds is the goal.  I have a bit over a hundred rounds through the gun and it functions beautifully.

 

Got a little thimble piece to make for the elevating mechanism BUT my cnc lathe failed to home a few weeks ago when I was about to make it.   Turns out the index pulse on the encoder went bad.    The encoder was $348 from the original supplier but I found a identical one on aliexpress for $50 which I ordered.   It took 3 weeks from China but its all installed and the lathe is back in operation.    That thimble will probably be the next piece to make.

 

Been thinking about making one of those medallions discussed earlier in this thread.   New territory for me.

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#9156 New Bolts

Posted by Cutter on 26 July 2019 - 03:33 PM

This is what I used, from McMaster-Carr

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