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Old 10-29-2010, 12:26 PM   #21
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I made my final decisions on which sights I am going to use for both the air cooled, and water cooled versions of my convertible dress up stock.

Last night I made the rear ladder sight bracket. I realized that I could mill off the triangle on the right side, and just keep the triangle on the left side (like on a real Browning 1919a4 or 1917) and still be able to secure the sight bracket without it having any kind of looseness or "rock" at all. All that is left to do with this sight bracket is to drill and tap the sight riser plate for the ladder sight's spring, and then to drill the sight protector "ears" and install a small diameter bolt through them and the ladder sight so I can effect windage. The 1917 Enfield rifle ladder sight I am using did not have the ability for windage. It was a flip up type only. So I tapped its pin hole where it flipped up, so it is threaded. The small diameter bolt I will put through it will enable me to turn the bolt to make the ladder sight travel left or right on the bolt, thus effecting windage. I left the sight protective "ears" a little higher than I needed until I mount the ladder sight's spring and the sight itself. Then I may be able to trim the “ears” down some maybe an 1/8th inch or so. So when you look at it now, the protective ears may look a little higher than they will eventually be. When I made them, I figured better to have them too high and be able to trim them after I finished mounting the sight and its spring, than to have made them too short. You can always trim metal, but it is hard to add when you have cut off.

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CLIP1314.ASF videos from good times videos on webshots

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I did a little redesign on the mount for the tripod. I think it looks better now than just the earlier bent piece of steel it was.
Stronger too. What do you think?





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It's been a while since I last posted about my crank fire creations, so here's an update on my latest 3rd prototype that is convertible between being water cooled or air cooled in under a minute and showing it firing at the range. I used to use Webshots to upload my photos and videos to. But when they closed down, all the pictures and videos I had linked to there in my online posts, disappeared. I still have my pics and videos on my computer and saved to disks, but they disappeared in all my online posts since they were all linked to Webshots. Now I use Photobucket as well as YouTube.

Here's a video I just finished creating showing the evolution of my crank fire dress up kit prototypes versions 1 through 3. The first one is air cooled only. The second one is (truly) water cooled only. But my third prototype is convertible in under a minute to be either air cooled or (truly) water cooled (no fake water jackets here). I learned a lot making the first two, and my 3rd prototype incorporates new design changes that I learned from making the earlier ones. In the last several minutes of my video you will see my latest 3rd prototype firing at the range using the new GSG 110 rd drum mag and it's really spitting out the rounds. Hope you enjoy it. Bill


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Been a WHILE? Man, it has been 4 years! Glad to see you again!
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Wow. Thank you for sharing.
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Been a WHILE? Man, it has been 4 years! Glad to see you again!
Sorry 'bout that Yes it has. I've been rather busy these last four years with other projects and development of my crank fire has had to take a back burner during that time. Plus I didn't have any videos of my convertible between air cooled and water cooled 3rd prototype firing until now.
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That looks like it hurt
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That was Great Bill!..Are you over at Chassawitzka Range??
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That was Great Bill!..Are you over at Chassawitzka Range??
It was at the Hernando Sportsman's Club. I think that's the same place though right?


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disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED...
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That is like, outstanding!!


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Didn't take long to empty out that drum mag. About 10 seconds just counting in my head. Great video.
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