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Farrow Kit Arrival
May 18th, 2020 at 9:15pm
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After much waiting I am please to say I have cleared one of Rodneys Farrow kits from the clutches of the Australian Boarder Force. About to place my reamer order with Dave Mason Reamers which should arrive about the same time as my new barrel. For those that may be interested I am going with an 8 x 57R. This is simply down to the ability to obtain a quality 8 mm octagonal barrel  from a local producer (they don't make 32's) and the fact the 8 x 57R brass is easier to obtain out here in Aus than 32/40. Will be blackpowder and breach seated and should be fun once completed.
  
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Reply #1 - May 18th, 2020 at 10:19pm
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That is GREAT! 
The Farrow is a bit of a challenge to make, be patient and take your time, they are a wonderful rifle.  The 8x57R will be a very nice cartridge in this.   If you get the stock pattern from Rodney, or even the drawing from the ASSRA it has the outline of the stock, make your wood from that and there are very few rifles that hold as nice as a Farrow.
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Reply #2 - May 18th, 2020 at 11:46pm
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Just don't forgety to post lots of pictures
  
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Reply #3 - May 19th, 2020 at 12:49am
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And let me know if you ever figure out a coil spring conversion! I hate the funny shaped flat spring but itís so slender I never was able to make a satisfactory coil spring for it.  I have a little cigar box somewhere with several attempts at hand wound spring.  Making one to fit isnít the problem making one to fit thatís strong enough to get consistent ignition  was the issue for me.
  
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Reply #4 - May 19th, 2020 at 10:06am
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Charley hunter ordered the 1884 model it has the horse shoe shaped main spring, that are now water jet cut and work really well I just put two of them together. Now to barrel up and stock. Jason has my patterns and a very good duplicator and can make patterns for the 1887 or the 1884 models. Zack T Bruce Nelson has a 1887 with a coil spring that I bet he would send a picture.
  
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Reply #5 - May 19th, 2020 at 10:39am
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Very good. Best of luck with it. The Farrow will make you scratch your head and a few other places, but can be done and a fine rifle.
If you figure out how to make the receiver cut that rotates the breech block, let us know. Hopefully, it will be in the casting.
No problem with the cartridge selection. It should work well. Second the picture request.
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Reply #6 - May 19th, 2020 at 5:20pm
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Ok Rodney, Here are a couple of Farrow pictures.  The first one shows the stock blank that Jason did for it.  The second one shows  a close up of the coil spring version internals.
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Reply #7 - May 19th, 2020 at 6:38pm
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A very nice piece of wood and a friend of mine owned one of the first three Miller Farrow actions that they once made. It had similar wood and that is what reminded of it. The action itself was a true example of a machinists abilties and I am not sure exactly how many were made outside of three. If memory serves me right I believe Gary and Kyle keep the first two that they made.
  
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Reply #8 - May 19th, 2020 at 8:01pm
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Had a friend who had one of his kits (Rodney may remember who) from a long time ago. Have lost contact now but always wondered if he finished it. Very sleek lines.


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Reply #9 - May 20th, 2020 at 5:58am
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yes totally agree with the sleek line! The action is smaller than I had anticipated! Already think about a light weight rimfire and what a sleek little rifle it would make. Will need to save some pennies to make it happen though   Grin

PS dealing with RodneyS was a pleasure and can only recommend his gear! Very appreciative that he was willing to send one out to the Antipodes.
  
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Reply #10 - May 20th, 2020 at 10:38pm
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Just in case the madness takes over  Smiley, where does one go to get one of these casting sets and is Rodney offering other sets that he previously had available?

Thanks,

-Ron
  
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Reply #11 - May 20th, 2020 at 10:59pm
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I sent Ron a pm. Anyone else that has any interest in building a Single shot action just email me for a price list. rodney4477@yahoo.com thanks
  
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Reply #12 - May 22nd, 2020 at 2:24am
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rodneys wrote on May 20th, 2020 at 10:59pm:
I sent Ron a pm. Anyone else that has any interest in building a Single shot action just email me for a price list. rodney4477@yahoo.com thanks


Retiring so you have time to work?  Wink  I have e-mailed you for a price list.

Thanks much Rodney!

-Ron
  
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