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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 07-09-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By mattybock
I actually go my FFL not to long ago, but if...

I actually go my FFL not to long ago, but if you'd like to hear me blither on, I will. And to think I went to college to be a funeral director.:p
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 07-09-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 44
Posted By mattybock
relative quickness measurments

I'm really interested in powders (esp. cordite, but I'm of the steampunk mind set so it's kind of ground in there) but what I'm having a hard time finding information on is the method of measuring...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 06-09-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By mattybock
Oh, I know I am not competent do manufacture...

Oh, I know I am not competent do manufacture complete ammunition as of yet. No way in heck am I going to just slap a powder together and call it safe. I do have the goal of eventually manufacturing...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 06-08-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By mattybock
Oh I know there cannot be a single universal...

Oh I know there cannot be a single universal powder for pistols/shotguns AND rifles. There is a distinct divide between the two due to pressures produced via burn rates.
What I'm wondering is about...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 06-08-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By mattybock
Thanks for the congrats. I will not incorporate,...

Thanks for the congrats. I will not incorporate, ever, as I have worked for corporations before and it short, the intelligence of a corporation ultimately boils down to the lowest common denominator....
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 06-07-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By mattybock
Ammunition manufacturer FFL - I got approved! advise needed

I got the okay from the ATF just yesterday morning. In the span of 30 days I should have my gunsmith/dealer FFL and my ammunition manufacturer FFL. Yay!
And now, here comes the nitty gritty about...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 04-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By mattybock
SOT date of payment expectations

We know the holders of the type 07 FFL who actively engage in the manufacture of guns and ammo must pay a special occupations tax.
The license is $150.
The more common type 01 license is $200 and...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 04-10-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By mattybock
type 7 and muzzleloaders

and here is the grey area for gun laws; muzzleloaders.
It seems the BATF just does not just a hoot about the manufacture and sale of muzzleloaders, esp. sidelocks.
I am wondering if I need the type...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 04-08-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By mattybock
minimum breech diameter for shotgun

So far, as much as I can gather, the minimum breech diameter of the barrel of a rifle should be the width of the base of the cartridge multiplied by 1.8.
But this does not seem to be the case with...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-13-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By mattybock
Can you define heavy? And would at what point, or...

Can you define heavy? And would at what point, or at what chambering, would a lug be necessary?
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-13-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By mattybock
How much does a gunsmith make? Sadly it is not a...

How much does a gunsmith make? Sadly it is not a yearly salaried thing. There is no hourly wage. Annual income numbers range from 20K to 60K per year, but the variables are mostly as follows;
-...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-13-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By mattybock
stock splitting causes

two questions;
1) have you ever actually seen stock splitting anywhere on a gun? I have not.
2) what is the basic cause of stock splitting?

I can fix a split, but the underlying cause is what is...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By mattybock
I would if it was economical, but it's simply not...

I would if it was economical, but it's simply not for the reason of labor v material cost. A blank runs about 100 dollars, but the wood from the blank costs about 15 to 20. I'll not pay 80 bucks for...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By mattybock
well that's the trick of it. There aren't any....

well that's the trick of it. There aren't any. Lots of saw mills who do god knows what with what they cut, which is probably all pine. I'm going to do two things;
- experiment with the recoil...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By mattybock
This the stock to a kentucky long rifle. Is it...

This the stock to a kentucky long rifle. Is it potentially dangerous or just cheap looking?
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 02-25-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By mattybock
softest acceptable wood

Here's the straight and narrow of it; there is no hardwood anywhere near me. Lots of pine, lots of cedar, and that's it. I am not driving 150 miles to Arkansas on a gamble just to see worm eaten...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 10-18-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By mattybock
business notion

I plan on starting a business this upcoming january, but need some feedback.
I'd like to start a website for the business, but the cost of actually starting the site is kind of forboding. I can save...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-24-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By mattybock
The ultimate goal of this is to build a shotgun,...

The ultimate goal of this is to build a shotgun, or rifle, from the plank which will point or get on target the second it comes to the shoulder, and shimming on a handmade gun just kind of spoils the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-24-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By mattybock
any gunstock must fit close to the body,...

any gunstock must fit close to the body, shoulder, cheek, etc., but what I'm looking for is feedback on the method of stock fitting. An off the rack shotgun will rarely fit the off the street...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-24-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By mattybock
that's a good notion, but it doesn't explain the...

that's a good notion, but it doesn't explain the rifle shooting. I can shoot fair with a rifle, but not without much contortion to get a good sight picture.

Have a big sheet of cardboard?
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 09-24-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By mattybock
experimental method of fitting a stock - need help

I was fiddling with skeet shooting a year ago and I hit one!... out of 40.
So I was wondering, why is it that I can't shoot for poo, and I've come to the conclusion that there are three keys to...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 08-23-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By mattybock
Other than the blanket reason of 'that's...

Other than the blanket reason of 'that's capitalism' (which is a horrible reason for anything), there is no real reason to charge for non-labor.
I don't yet have my own business set up so take all...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 08-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By mattybock
websites/ payment method

So all the guns I've had have been paid for with cash. All the guns I've ever seen bought have been paid for with cash. I literally have never seen anyone use any other method. But then again......
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 07-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By mattybock
I wonder if the stats are different for shops out...

I wonder if the stats are different for shops out in the country vs in the city, where i suspect auto-pistols would not be the biggest seller.
Would that be 5 to 6 blackpowder guns per year, or per...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 07-06-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By mattybock
business - sales information questions

I'll be starting up this fall/winter in a new town. My previous try to start up was shot down by the city for want of a bribe.
I'm wondering a few things, and if you could help me out I'd be very...
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