Its been a long time, I have a D&E gun that was about 80% completed when I moved from New York to South Carolina. Because of the practicality, I sold my machines, besides which I had no good spot for a decent shop at the new location in SC.
Well, its almost 4 years now. I built a 32X50 pole barn and a 20X20 room inside that for a shop. I got a 20in swing CNC lathe, a cnc bridgeport, a jet 13x40 manual lathe, a boyar schultz 612 grinder and a RF45 mill. The shop is finally complete and I am MORE THAN READY to resume on the gat gun !!!!!!!
As many know, the DE gun has a LOT of shortcomings when it comes to being a reliable shooter. A lot of people have tweaked things and improved it a bit but its somewhat like lipstick on a pig. I have for some time had the notion of investigating the possibility of incorporating the RGG design internals into the DE housing to render a reliable shooter. I have exchanged emails with Cutter on the subject and he seems to think its a reasonable project. In the process, I intend to add a few of the improvements from the forum such as interchangeable barrels with the wedge clamp, 10-22 style extractors and flat firing pins, and Cutters drum magazine design.
The project is underway, started yesterday studying drawings, revisiting my progress on the DE gun, starting a list to order stock and hardware and other such preliminaries.