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May 24th, 2019 at 1:14pm
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Neighbor took an interesting picture. Of course, I am biased.
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Reply #1 - May 24th, 2019 at 2:36pm
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Well I'm not biased, and I still think they're gorgeous Chuck!
  

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Reply #2 - May 24th, 2019 at 4:08pm
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YES!  And I'll add they are as great in person as the pictures indicate.  Very nice Chuck!
  

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Reply #3 - May 24th, 2019 at 6:34pm
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beautiful craftsmanship...!
  
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Reply #4 - May 24th, 2019 at 7:10pm
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Very nice Chuck. All of them are real classy looking. I'm always impressed with your talent.

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Reply #5 - May 24th, 2019 at 7:23pm
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Really nice looking work Chuck!  Will you be bringing any of them to Raton this year?

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Reply #6 - May 24th, 2019 at 8:20pm
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nice work Chuck, I would love to have the talent and patients to do that level of work. Thanks for sharing.
  
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Reply #7 - May 24th, 2019 at 8:38pm
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Very nice indeed!  Having only made one I can appreciate the effor and skill.  What actions are numbers 2&4?

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Reply #8 - May 25th, 2019 at 9:53am
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John, No. 2 is my take on a Farrow type rifle.
No. 4 is a Hepburn, 4340 steel, heat treated and rust blued.

Joe, Hope to shoot at least two of them at Raton.
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Reply #9 - May 25th, 2019 at 12:20pm
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Chuck, Did you make the actions?
  

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Reply #10 - May 25th, 2019 at 2:56pm
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Yeah, but only for myself. Don't sell any.
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Reply #11 - May 25th, 2019 at 3:17pm
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Chuckster wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 2:56pm:
Yeah, but only for myself. Don't sell any.
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Chuck,
Besides the legality of it, I don't know anyone that would pay me $75K for the ones I've built, and then I'd only be making about $4.82 per hour  Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #12 - May 25th, 2019 at 4:34pm
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Chuckster wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 2:56pm:
Yeah, but only for myself. Don't sell any.
Chuck

Impressive talent you have!
  

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Reply #13 - May 25th, 2019 at 5:15pm
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Chuck what is the extra screw in #4 Hepburn? or is it the picture
  
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Reply #14 - May 25th, 2019 at 10:00pm
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This may be a dumb question but how do you legaly dispose of a homemade gun like this when the time eventualy comes that it has to change hands. I know you can legaly make one for your own use but can't sell it. We all die sooner or later so what then? I occasonaly see a home made gun at gun shows and have always wondered the legality of selling them. Beautiful work !  I admire anyone able to do that kind of work. Wish I had the time, tallent, and eqipment to build something like that.
  
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