Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:53 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:03 PM
Not a light endeavor. Machining/metallurgy knowledge to begin would help (and help understand the complexity of how much more you need to learn). One of my retirement goals is to get some machining tech knowledge.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:25 PM
Before you laugh, John Brownings first guns were made with hand tools only. Even the barrels were hand made and hand rifled. DR
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:02 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:57 PM
Something you can definitely work ona bit at a time (aquiring equipment and knowledge), just don't expet to be able to just jump in. There are a few gunsmiths on here - maybe ask if you can volunteer doing some clean up or something for a bit to see what is involved - could be a huge eye opener either way: 1) I GOTTA do this!! or 2) oh, maybe not quite for me.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:54 PM
Heres one I made for my grandson, the trigger and bolt are from a Marlin 120, the barrel is a cast off Remington, and the reciver and stock I made.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:42 PM
I traded a shotgun to have the barrel fitted and the bolt turned down.
after replacing the trigger it will be getting a cammo job. DR
Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:14 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:47 AM
.......Or you could start by rebuilding older guns into something you would want to shoot. Sporters have gotten a bad name over the years but my grandpa had built quite a few old military rifles into great sporters.......
Yep. The term "sporter" once meant taking a suitable military rifle and taking the time to make a nice hunting rifle out if it. Now it seems to mean taking any piece of junk military rifle available, chopping a foot or two off the fore end, and adding a scope via some crappy clamp on mount.
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