i have half of somthing here, also have all the plans but no names
dad made it when he did his apprentaship, everyone had to build one, half way through new laws came in saying you must be a registered manufacturer and all this rubbish about it so it all got canceled a lot were handed into the police.
dad kept his in the filing cabnet in the shed, one day i might make one but id prefer to make a rifle to go hunting small game with
Hello all, Pickstock, I find your comment on the set piece for your father in his
apprenticeship very interesting . All I did was fit round pieces in square holes!
When was the pistol exercise in being and what was the type of pistol (drawing?).
The design is based on the Chicopee center fire rifle by Frank De Hass. I modified the design to make the action a little more compact. The barrel was purchased from Green Mountain Barrels...they sell 11" long rifled barrel blanks for $29. I will have to cut the chamber and thread the barrel to fit the action. As long as you follow the ATF rules its perfectly legal to make a handgun or rifle for yourself, but you can't make a gun to sell unless you are a licensed manufacturer.
Along with the engines, transmissions and other stuff I have made a few miniature weapons myself. This is a half sized Colt army .44. Many years ago a friend had a few black powder guns and I took this one apart and made drawings for it. Mechanically everything works but I've never tried to shoot it.