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Ballard schematics
Apr 4th, 2020 at 8:49pm
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Looking for a set of drawings to complete my pistol-grip Ballard castings (8620) from Rodney.
  

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Re: Ballard schematics
Reply #1 - Apr 8th, 2020 at 6:46pm
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You'll get more help if you post this in "gunsmithing"  check with Laurie Gapko- Go to ASSRA Home, click ASSRA Bookshelf, the first checked paragraph gives you a list of prints available and there is one for a Ballard -
  

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Reply #2 - Apr 8th, 2020 at 9:55pm
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This Topic was moved here from Forum Help [move by] Josh Borton.
  
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Re: Ballard schematics
Reply #3 - Apr 8th, 2020 at 11:34pm
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The ASSRA drawings are excellent. Much very good information.
IMHO, The tang is shown upside down in the first two pages. Other opinions??
Drawings show sloped side in the bottom, think it should be on top
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Re: Ballard schematics
Reply #4 - Apr 9th, 2020 at 7:30am
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Built my last one using the ASSRA drawings for reference. Yes the shown tang is in wrong position. Some of the dimensions must be approached with caution as they did not work perfectly with the casting set and...........did not match my 2 originals. They are worthwhile to have on the bench though and I referred to them constantly instead of dissecting one of my rifles for part measurement.
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Reply #5 - Apr 9th, 2020 at 9:44am
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Thank you Gentlemen.  I'll grab the ASSRA schems.
  

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Re: Ballard schematics
Reply #6 - Apr 9th, 2020 at 11:57am
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I got a set of Ballard prints and am also using these to restore / build parts for my vintage Ballard. I do like that they have both (original) and new dimensions listed... the original dims being in (parenthesis). Getting ready to mock up the dst's next so will drill the trigger pivot holes then verify spacing before committing on the trigger plates that I've milled... alot of machine work in them plates!

Best of luck to you!
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Re: Ballard schematics
Reply #7 - Apr 9th, 2020 at 12:58pm
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yup!! lots of machining and filing on those trigger plates, (almost like watch work)I made the triggers too, and hate to even mention how many hours I got into my fabing my set. The Block castings seemed to have less room to get everything packaged into as the assembled 2 halves where slightly less in thickness after surface cleanup.   
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Reply #8 - Apr 9th, 2020 at 5:56pm
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I was fortunate to have an extra double-set action complete to fit the receiver.
  

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Reply #9 - Apr 9th, 2020 at 10:51pm
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Measure carefully. My home-made from the drawings had some issues compared to one original. Probably my machining, but worked with another original.
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Re: Ballard schematics
Reply #10 - Apr 10th, 2020 at 8:37pm
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I've got copies of a full set of drawings from Ballard Rifle. When I set out to make a few hammers we tried to use the drawing to redraw it in Inventor so it could be cut out on a waterjet. There is no way to make a hammer from that drawing. Lines, arcs and points did not connect by a large margin. We just had to reverse engineer it the old fashioned way by measuring an original hammer. If the remainder of the drawings are as bad as that hammer I don't know how they got anything made.
  
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