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I am real happy how this one turned out..I copied old Marlin model 1892 .22 that inherited from Granddad. I made every piece except bought the tube magazine and the extractor and used a rifled barrel blank.
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WOW. beautiful rifle. You did a fantastic job. Tell us a bit more about the process and time spent.
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That's a beauty! WE NEED MORE DETAILS!
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nemhed wrote:That's a beauty! WE NEED MORE DETAILS!
That's a big +1
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Took most of my spare time for two months... ...It aint hard to build a gun if you got some good tools and know how to use them..Toughest thing is to keep going all the way to the finish..
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Outstanding! Did you do the color case hardening also? Nice colors!
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Fantastic job! It' beyond my wildest dreams to be able to do that! :mrgreen:
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Alphawolf,

Anyone that can do what you do will find the "sweet spot" for sending pictures. Don't you and Charlie go leaving this forum. You guys are like our "Hugh Hefner". If this is the latest rifle; what else have you built? Can you document your color case hardening process? Whose blank? Cut or button rifled?

With the economy there's a lot of used equipment for sale at rock bottom prices. What would you look for in a mill and lathe and how would you inspect for excessive slop and wear. My background is programming and tooling large new horizontal machining centers; I never did a lick of manual stuff. But I love making chips. I'm going to stop before I gush too much.

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Fer your NEXT attempt = you can enlarge a few measurements, and do one up in .22 Mag ! :P :P :P :P

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Yes Marc I do the color casehardening also..It is good part of the fun. Results are variable, never know for certain if its going to come out of the quench tank purty or double ugly.
Bob soon to retire ...Yeah I finally figgered out where I was messing up with the pictures..I never do anything right the first time..Herhhehhe..Well yeah Charlie is friend of mine..He's into the details and I am into "Git-er-done"..........I have built some others that I will show and am building on a couple now and look forward to finish so I can start yet another..It just a hobby. I'd never sell one of these after putting in this many hours they are worth far more to me than anybody would want to pay..And 'sides I building toys for myself is how I am looking at it.............As for lathes and mills and such..Well it does take a lot of stuff like that and those kind of choices are personal....Personally I buy every machine that is cheap and close to my house...I got a lot of stuff..Some good and some junk..Still buying.
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Very nice work! That's so far above my skill level. I guess that's why I buy them instead of building them. :D
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Pete44ru wrote:Fer your NEXT attempt = you can enlarge a few measurements, and do one up in .22 Mag ! :P :P :P :P

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Oops rats...Lost my post..Well anyway..Hehhehh Pete the model 1892 has weak breechblock and cannot handle even high velocty .22long rifles...I made this breech block from A-2 toolsteel hardened and tempered ,,,,might get away with shooting high velocity ammo thru it but bumping it up to .22 magnum prolly be testing the big bang theory..I dunno..
See what this one looked like in its early stages of being machined-It so much work to build one that I dont change up from the originals much..Naw basicly I like to copy original antique guns.Image
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That is flat out amazing!
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Very nice! :mrgreen:
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Absolutely a beauty. Thanks for sharing such a remarkable project . What raw material did you start with for the receiver , bolt ?
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HOOOO BOY....THAT'LL MAKE YOUR DOBBER QUIVER !!!
WOW, I AM IMPRESSED !!
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gimdandy wrote:Absolutely a beauty. Thanks for sharing such a remarkable project . What raw material did you start with for the receiver , bolt ?
I use a low carbon steel for the frame and lever and any other part I want to colorcaseharden. 8620 would be the best choice since that is best for parts to be carburized ..I like to use A-2 for hammers and triggers..
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Man, you guys came to the right place.
Very very nice.

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THAT is talent. :D I have never been so impressed as I have to your post. Its one thing to restore an old clunker but 10 fold on building a fine machine. :D I feel humbled as a big thing for me is changing stocks!---------------Sixgun
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Amazing work! You defintely have a special gift to do that. :mrgreen:
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That is fantastic! :mrgreen: :!:
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jdad wrote:Very nice work! That's so far above my skill level. I guess that's why I buy them instead of building them. :D
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Buying would be better for most people..If my big interest were guns I would just buy them...But my deal is that I am a metalsworking hobbiest and then next I need a project..Guns is nice convenient sized projects to work on..I would be building full sized replica of antique Harley right now but the second amendment is under continual threat. It may too soon be illegal to even own a gun in America so while it is still legal to combine my metalsworking hobby with hobby gunsmithing , I think I will take advantage of my American rights as they currently are.....

Wow, something about photobucket resizing and me is not working out..I am unable to show some of my better pictures...Arrrrhhhhhh hmmm
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Truly amazing! I designed a pistol and screwed with making it one and off for years. Unfortunately the frame is still wood and most else is still brass because I tinkered a lot on the design before I got it to work. I have some of the tools and on and off access to others needed but I don't have the training and only enough to be dangerous to myself. My lathe doesn't have the magnet key safety! Want another project? ;)
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This picture shows my weakness..Look at the comb of the original on top picture and then my copy on the bottom. I did not take quite enough wood off the top of the buttstock yet I called it good..By the time I get around to getting the wood work done I am rushing to finish the project. I let some lil uglies creep in..This one of them cases that if I were getting paid for my time I'd do better work but for myself I have relatively lower standards..

. reply to David. No dont want another project but I would be an interested observer if you were to fire your project up again and run to a good finish.Show it here.
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Terry Murbach wrote:HOOOO BOY....THAT'LL MAKE YOUR DOBBER QUIVER !!!
WOW, I AM IMPRESSED !!
what a way with words. :lol:

A.W. you seem a fair hand with them machines, keep up the GOOD work. :mrgreen:
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Wow :shock: That is awsome. I realy do wish I had the skills and tools to do that. Outstanding!
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David wrote:My lathe doesn't have the magnet key safety! Want another project? ;)
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Awesome workmanship! Thanks for posting!

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Simply STUNNING!!!
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You deserve every compliment you are getting!
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Sixgun wrote:THAT is talent. :D I have never been so impressed as I have to your post. Its one thing to restore an old clunker but 10 fold on building a fine machine. :D I feel humbled as a big thing for me is changing stocks!---------------Sixgun
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Gob smacked, just gob smacked I am, outstanding.

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That is a very impressive demonstration of gunsmithing! If you can build your own reproductions from scratch, the possibilities are endless when it comes to building antique or obsolete guns. Very nice indeed.
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Outstanding work...are you using a CNC Mill ?? 3-4-5 axis ?? If you use a CNC are you manual programming or use CAD/CAM ?? 8620 case hardens to about .040 - .080" if I remember correctly...do you do your own heat treating ?? Gotta say the results look great....if you did that on a Bridgeport you are even more amazing...

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game keeper wrote:Fantastic job! It' beyond my wildest dreams to be able to do that! :mrgreen:
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Alphawolf45 wrote: .Naw basicly I like to copy original antique guns.

If I had access to a Merwin Hulbert Pocket Army Revolver in .44 WCF, I'd be tempted to send it to you and dare you to make a matching pair. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

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stunning work!
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That is amazing work!
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great work, you have my respect and admiration!
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Outstanding craftsmanship, thank you for the pics. danny
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Very nice work indeed.
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Alphawolf , You and Charlie are a dream come true for us dreamers. I need to find time to get back to my machine tools. With your posts to prod me,I may just have to get back at it.
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Well done, those a two fine looking Marlins
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COSteve wrote:That is flat out amazing!
Best way to say it! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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It aint hard to build a gun if you got some good tools and know how to use them..
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Speechless...... :shock: :shock:

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My Friend, Alphawolf.

Now this is what I have been wanting to see.

I have been hinting that you would show these Guys what you do. I just didn't want to load another mans wagon.

Guys like YOU make this place fun to visit.

Thanks for posting.
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Very nice work congratulations on a beautiful rifle! You're a very talented man.
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