Hail from The North Woods

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Powderhorn, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Powderhorn

    Powderhorn New Member

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    Hi everyone. Just checking in here. I just discovered this site, lurked a few days, read a few posts, and decided it might be nice to become a part of the community here.

    I'm a machinist by trade, and a huge gun nut. Nut-job, as my wife would call me, but she knows that my guns will be a fine inheritance to her when I am worm food.

    I love hunting and fishing. Not so much fishing anymore - too many jokers out there pulling tubes and jetskis flying around. Oh but give me a day in the wilderness, and I am right as rain.

    Being a machinist, I also do most of my own gunsmithing. I have a parkerizing tank setup, and working on maybe making a salts-bluing tank. I love taking an old used and abused gun off the racks at a gun store and fixing it up new. My pride and joy is an old Savage 24 in .22/.410. It was in really sad, rusty shape, but I worked on it and got it clean and healthy again. I installed new firing pins and springs from Numrich, and did a trigger job. Blasted and parkerized it. It came out very sweet! Even the stock held some surprises in the form of some very nice grain. I finished it in Watco Oil.

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    I also took the time to reshape the buttstock a little. The pistol-grip was huge and fat and clunky. I slenderized it. I sawed almost 1/2" off the bottom of the grip!

    Well anyway, I'm happy to be a part of this fine site. If you see me hanging around in here, just say howdy!
     
  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

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    Welcome to our fine forum. That is an absolutely beautiful firearm, one to be proud of for sure. Thanks for putting up the picture!
     

  3. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

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    Welcome to TFF. That particular gun is not my cup of tea but I like the work. I'm partial to old firearms and like to see them resurected. Some years ago some kid inCanada cleaned up an old cap and ball revolver. He covered the pitting with some realy great engraving.
     
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Looks like a fine job that you've done.


    Art
     
  5. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. It looks like we all amy learn some new things from you. I am sure you will learn many things here.
     
  6. azsigman

    azsigman New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I look forward to reading your threads since, as a gunsmith, I make a fine seamstress.......
     
  7. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

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    Welcome, very fine work
     
  8. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

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    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.
    Pull up a stump, and enjoy.
     
  9. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!!
     
  10. islenos

    islenos Active Member

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    Nice, very nice........great ta have ya
     
  11. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

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    Welcome to the funny farm. Looks like you did great work there,thanks for the pictures. catfish
     
  12. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

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    Welcome...a most admirable work.