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    ABOUT ME

  • 100% last of a breed, of old fashion gunsmiths
  • Southern United States
  • Geology, Hunting, Shooting, Reloading, & Fishing
  • Gunsmith-retired Pneumatic Tech / Electrical Tech/Lineman

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  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 08-01-2015 at 04:43 AM
    Show me; I'm n o from MO.

  • Posted in thread: Pet peeves...we all got'em on 08-01-2015 at 04:41 AM
    Since I've hung my hat in Pinellas County Fla, {1952} this has been know as our
    raining/storming season. So what do the gods who sit a pond the ivory throne in commission
    gatherings decree: Lets tear ...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 08-01-2015 at 04:25 AM
    Semantics, if the flutes are triangulation in shape then as it if known the triangle is the
    strongest shape; its possible it could be more ridge. The amount really doesn't matter, it
    gives the illusio...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 08-01-2015 at 12:18 AM
    Oh the classic what does fluting really do...been down this road once or twice. ;)Yes fluting
    does make it stiffer, that's the mechanics of. But just like free floating a barrel, it does
    not always ma...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 07-31-2015 at 10:13 PM
    Talked to Shilen & a tech from Brownless today; both said the same thing. Yes you can turn a
    Shilen or similar made type barrel {Not HAMMER-FORGED} without danger of altering the internal
    diam of the ...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 07-31-2015 at 04:47 AM
    That is what I have heard, not only from my mentor/master gunsmith, but also great barrel
    makers I've met over the decades. My memory is just not as sharp, so thank you for your help.

  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 07-30-2015 at 11:16 PM
    Yep; pretty much on target....funny thing was he mentioned this deal week ago or so, and I told
    him then...but some just never listen...anymore I nod my head do the work, and show him the
    bill, I then...

  • Posted in thread: Barrel turning on 07-30-2015 at 10:23 PM
    A customer of mine recently purchased a Remington 7 which has a Shilen #8 barrel in 7/08 24"
    long. Of course he wants it for hunting; which leads me to the question; why did you purchase a
    rifle with ...

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo you have taken, any photo (Part 2) on 04-23-2015 at 01:46 AM
    The days before 2008

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo you have taken, any photo (Part 2) on 04-22-2015 at 10:26 PM
    The mighty "Chewbaca" about to tangle with the deadly green Cuban tree frog...you should the
    battle rage between her and the lizards; of course some of those lizards down here.

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