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#41 jarhead jim

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 03:46 AM

Got the swivel made for the most part and also got the gun mounted on it. It pivots latterally and horizontally really easy for a 130 pound gun. The gun was too barrel heavy so I had to remove the trunnions and move them ahead 5-3/4" to make it ballanced.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 05:14 PM

Nice work Jim! Did you ever get your stuff brass plated? Did you do it or did you send it out?

#43 jarhead jim

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:31 PM

I sent it off. Probably be a few weeks.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:30 PM

Mr. Jarhead,

I’ve been following your build all year and had
some doubts in the beginning but soon realized
the talent and enthusiasm you brought to the hobby.
GREAT JOB
Thanks for the show

#45 jarhead jim

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:15 AM

I finally got my brass plating back! Acme Plating from Montrose CO did a FANTASTIC job! Here are a few pictures of it. My picture taking doesn't do the brass justice.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:18 AM

A few more.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:18 AM

Me and my gun.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:20 AM

Cutter, glad you enjoyed it! Hope to do a vid this weekend weather permitting.

Jim

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:15 AM

Yes enjoyed very much, congratulations.
I sure hope your going to do another project.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:37 PM

Sweet! That looks great!

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:45 AM

Looking Good JIM. how much dose it cost to have it brass plated. I wont to do my 1862 gat. I just rust browned my receiver. the brass looks great.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:31 PM

You're very creative! You seem like you could make a bulldozer from a beer can.
Dick C. (gatguy)

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:28 PM

Epps, Acme Plating from Montrose CO did the work for me and they did a FANTASTIC job! It cost me 125 bucks shipping and all. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Their phone number is 970-249-8996.

Shred and Gatguy, thanks for the compliment. It's a fun project but sure a pain in the ass/wallet. LOL!! i just hope I can get some vids this weekend but looks like cold and rain in the forcast.

Jim




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