Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Bay State 32 (Read 791 times)
Rebel
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Happiness is a warm gun.
J.Lennon

Posts: 1815
Location: Daytona
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Bay State 32
May 18th, 2017 at 10:28pm
Print Post  
Hi,
couldn't find my original post.
Here are some pics of the sliding firing pin, to convert from center to rimfire; and a couple others.
Seems a better plan than Ballard or H&A had to convert, but probably costs more to machine.
Geez, I really like the odd stuff.
I'm loading up some 32 Colt, with .312 HBWC's for now.
Aaron
« Last Edit: May 18th, 2017 at 10:54pm by Rebel »  

WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
uscra112
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Online



Posts: 1940
Location: SE Ohio Hill Country
Joined: May 7th, 2007
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #1 - May 19th, 2017 at 12:08am
Print Post  
Thanks !   

BTW what for a camera are you using?  I badly need one that will do such excellent closeups.

Phil

n.b.  Do you know that ASSRA member tenmile sells the correct heeled bullets?  Or did we already have this discussion.... Embarrassed
  

Jack of All Trades - Retired
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Rebel
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Happiness is a warm gun.
J.Lennon

Posts: 1815
Location: Daytona
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #2 - May 19th, 2017 at 7:06am
Print Post  
Hi Phil,
This is a Fujifilm S5000 that I bought about 15 years ago, set on Macro...nothing special.
I used a lamp to light up the parts as the flash gave too much glare.
It's set on it's lowest pixel setting.

Here's a link to a used one on Ebay with a bag for $40:
(You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

Here's one for less, but from Latvia:
(You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
« Last Edit: May 19th, 2017 at 7:27am by Rebel »  

WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
calledflyer
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline



Posts: 1475
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #3 - May 19th, 2017 at 12:12pm
Print Post  
Reb, I agree with the statement that your photo is real clear. In fact, it's so clear that I cringed at what looks like a great big hole in the block, and a tiny firing pin. Or......is it just a shadow?
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Rebel
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Happiness is a warm gun.
J.Lennon

Posts: 1815
Location: Daytona
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #4 - May 19th, 2017 at 1:07pm
Print Post  
That is a big hole!
Firing pin has a step, so the hole is taken up when the spring loaded pin is protruding. I guess It's part of the design.
No gas channel.
BP loads only for this one, it's an old survivor.

Aaron
"What, me worry??"  A. Newman
  

WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
calledflyer
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline



Posts: 1475
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #5 - May 19th, 2017 at 1:42pm
Print Post  
OK, thanks fer the answer. Camera sure works good. Have your neighbor shoot the first dozen or so, just to be safe. Smiley
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Rebel
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Happiness is a warm gun.
J.Lennon

Posts: 1815
Location: Daytona
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #6 - May 19th, 2017 at 1:48pm
Print Post  
I'm really not worried, this is the factory setup.
Aaron
  

WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
uscra112
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Online



Posts: 1940
Location: SE Ohio Hill Country
Joined: May 7th, 2007
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #7 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:42pm
Print Post  
I'd be inclined to do something about that firing pin.  This rifle has a rebounding hammer, which means that the mass of the hammer is not there to hold the pin forward against gas pressure.  Regardless, the pin should fill the hole when retracted.  I don't think that pin is as it was when it left the factory.  None of mine are like that.

The medium frame rifle was sold in sizes up to and including .38-55, as well as 20 gauge.  I don't think the tiny little .32 is going to stress it much.  Fix that pin; after that no worries.

Phil
  

Jack of All Trades - Retired
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Rebel
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Happiness is a warm gun.
J.Lennon

Posts: 1815
Location: Daytona
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #8 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:45pm
Print Post  
This one doesn't have a rebounding hammer.
The primer is obviously held in place by the block, no gas pressure unless it's pierced.
I think some play must be there so it can change angle.
Do you have one with the sliding block?
I'll take it apart further and do some research.
Thanks to everyone for their concern, safety first!
Aaron
« Last Edit: May 19th, 2017 at 4:53pm by Rebel »  

WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Rebel
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Happiness is a warm gun.
J.Lennon

Posts: 1815
Location: Daytona
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #9 - May 19th, 2017 at 7:45pm
Print Post  
(You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

There is a pic in this link showing quite a big relief for the firing pin. Sorry, I could not just display the breechblock pic by itself, but it's an interesting article.
I disassembled every part of the rifle today, glad to say no problems with sticky screws and such. Just a little crud, no rust.
Cool little roller on the lever the runs against the lever spring.
There must have been a lot of hand fitting, almost every part has a serial number, breechblock, link, lever, receiver, lower tang, extractor, hammer, barrel, et. al.
It came with a Beech front, now to find a tang sight.

Aaron
« Last Edit: May 19th, 2017 at 9:01pm by Rebel »  

WARNING: This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
calledflyer
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline



Posts: 1475
Joined: Mar 9th, 2015
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #10 - May 19th, 2017 at 8:52pm
Print Post  
Interesting rifles. Never saw one around here, I don't believe.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
ssdave
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline



Posts: 1217
Location: Eastern Oregon
Joined: Apr 16th, 2004
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #11 - May 20th, 2017 at 12:50am
Print Post  
Nice rifle.  The medium frames are the best of all the Davenport/Bay State/H&A designs.  Except possibly the junior.  I like those a lot.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
uscra112
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Online



Posts: 1940
Location: SE Ohio Hill Country
Joined: May 7th, 2007
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #12 - May 20th, 2017 at 8:03pm
Print Post  
Rebel wrote on May 19th, 2017 at 4:45pm:
This one doesn't have a rebounding hammer.
The primer is obviously held in place by the block, no gas pressure unless it's pierced.
I think some play must be there so it can change angle.
Do you have one with the sliding block?
I'll take it apart further and do some research.
Thanks to everyone for their concern, safety first!
Aaron


I forgot, this a Bay State, not a Hopkins & Allen.   Embarrassed   Internals considerably different.
  

Jack of All Trades - Retired
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
kensmachine
Full Member
***
Offline



Posts: 181
Joined: Nov 21st, 2012
Re: Bay State 32
Reply #13 - May 20th, 2017 at 10:35pm
Print Post  
breech block patent No.326276
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint