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Sep 26th, 2018 at 11:18am
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I've been jerked away from making the sights I like - so not much to post on them.  I was railroaded into teaching a GS class at a local college but they let me pick how I wanted to teach it... Wink.
Anyway, there's a small supply of castings available again and I persuaded a few of my students to purchase - plus I made mention that I really needed people to shoot this vintage of firearms with, a brief video and a dare that they couldnít hit a gong at a 1000 yds using open sightsÖ  We're off to a slow start as the majority of these folks understand the process but it is new to them.  The first couple weeks were centered on the use and theory of a file, most felt they knew most of this process until I asked for flat surfaces, smooth contours, and crisp straight corners... they're calling me names behind my back now  Grin
With studentís permission I hope to share a few of their projects as they progress.  Iím building one as we go just so the students can see itís not just all BS. 
As with several of my projects, I canít let it remain simple and the same each time.  Saw a picture of an original Browning and it inspired some changes.  Hereís a couple of my action in the early stagesÖ
  

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Reply #1 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 11:20am
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And then the oddity I had to add...
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Reply #2 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 12:04pm
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Glad to see they roped you into the GS class! It's a very good thing, and we need more good gunsmiths today!
I like the "Rigby" flats on that receiver! Definitely a nice little touch to personalize your action!
  

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Reply #3 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 1:20pm
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Very cool GT!  I am envious of your talent!  Not much chance of having a class like that offered in Illinois much less in the same county as Chicago ... ha.

Until I saw the last photo, I thought you were going to run the flats out to the barrel.  Did you round them off with a file?

Too cool ...
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Reply #4 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 1:38pm
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Joe, I did round them with a file.  This set of flats was considerably easier to do than the flat I chose to do on a round barrel.  Here's the photo that gave me the bug.
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Reply #5 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 4:49pm
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Hi GT,
your mention of learning how to use a file reminded me of a friend who years ago had a small square cube of metal on his desk and when I asked him about it he told me that when he started a five year apprenticeship in Portsmouth dock yard the first thing they had to learn was to file a perfect square of metal with all sides dead square and the same size.
Enjoyed your post's.
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 6:12pm
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Hey Greg, I am also envious of your talent. Actually, I'm amazed at all the talent I've seen from different people on this forum.   Dale.
  

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Thanks guys for the kind comments, my talent in proportion to how long I've been doing this is marginal.  What gets me is some of the talent and artistic ability on this forum - from some of my peers is astounding - and they act like it's nothing... and they've been doing this for a short time.   I do wish more would post what they're working on and give US more to look at.  Smiley  Is it just me or has the forum been a little quiet?

Here's some from last night's students, not much for details but they're focused on the use of a file  Wink
  

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Reply #8 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 7:06pm
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Good article for the Journal!
  
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JLouis wrote on Sep 26th, 2018 at 7:06pm:
Good article for the Journal!

If only - the time - The class is already stretching me thin, may have to have a chat with the boss  Grin

Here's a little sample of what I made them start with filing, each got a hot rolled piece set it on the granite surface when they thought they were done checking parallel and square... then each got to file a short flat on a Faux barrel section and mark their initial on the flat they did we'll go back and look at it later...  Grin
  

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Reply #10 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 9:34pm
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great post ..you can bring the new rifles and shooters north for the shoots
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 9:35pm
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GT:
Are your classes for locals only or could some poor out of towners possibly drop in and learn a few tricks?

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Reply #12 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 10:35pm
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Greg,
  Good pictures, here is the set up we use on the reciever.
  
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Here is the tapping
  
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Reply #14 - Sep 26th, 2018 at 10:43pm
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rodneys:

I assume that is a standard 15/16 X 16tpi tap?

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