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steamer

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Cool!

Is it from plans, or your own design?

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Cool Indeed!! I have a half made .22cal pistol I hope to finish one day. This just got me thinking about it again.

Did you make the barrel? If so, how does one go about rifling the bore?

Also, Is it legal? Can it be sold?

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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
 

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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?).

Waiting in anticipation and very great interest.

Chalky.
 

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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.
 

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Great project. Always wanted to give it a try but plans are so hard to come by. I will follow this thread with great interest.
 

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I do not like firearms myself, but I do find this build very interesting. You have yet another loyal follower.

take care,

tom in MA
 

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Do NOT build this one....... :eek:



*Trojan in link, Link removed*
 

radfordc

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Herbiev said:
Great project. Always wanted to give it a try but plans are so hard to come by. I will follow this thread with great interest.
Search for JACO pistol, JACO Western, JACO Derringer and you should find several sources of plans.
 

gbritnell

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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.
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colt army half 2.jpg
 

radfordc

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Wow...very nice. Much more sophisticated design than what I'm doing.

Here is the action starting to come together.

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chads

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Nice job on the pistol! :)

I made a .22 cal Cannon last year. It shoots round lead balls with BP...


 

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This doesn,t look like an engine to me.and I DONT think weapons belong in this forum.

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radfordc

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Thank you for your input, Ian. I was wondering when a Net Nanny would show up.

BTW, this is the "Off Topic" area for all things "not engine". However, if you feel so inclined there is a link here so that you can report this to the Moderator and ask that this thread be removed.

Charlie
 
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