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Gun Building and Repair / Re: New CVA Bobcat Stock
« Last post by Winter Hawk on September 18, 2021, 02:48:50 PM »
Time for an update.  I don't have new photos, that will have to wait a week or so.  However, I have the stock completed and now it needs 7-10 days to completely dry.  I stained it with Birchwood-Casey walnut.  I had read somewhere that B-C was an alcohol based stain, and I have also been advised to stay away from water based and use alcohol based.  So the stain arrived and it is water based.  Decided to use it anyway.  I had the stock smooth as the proverbial baby's behind, sanded down to 400 grit and whiskered several times until it wouldn't raise any more when wet.  After applying the stain it (of course) raised more whiskers.  A good rub down with 0000 steel wool took care of that problem.

I used GB Lin-Speed (https://www.lin-speed.com/), which I have used in the past with good results.  The instructions were somewhat different from what I remember (see the web site) but it came out very nice.  I am pleased with the end result.  The directions say to let the final coats dry 7-10 days so that is where I am at.

I ran into a small problem with the lock screw being a tad too short to get a good grip in the lock plate.  Being from Spain, it is metric, but I was able to tap the hole in the plate for a #8-40 thread and will order a new screw from Track of the Wolf while waiting for the finish to dry.  Otherwise it looks like the rifle is ready to be put back together, get some photos taken, and taken out and SHOT!

~Kees~
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Caplock Long Guns / Re: To Choke or not to choke. That's a hell of a question.
« Last post by Winter Hawk on September 16, 2021, 03:31:41 PM »
Good thinking! :yessir:

~Kees~
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Caplock Long Guns / Re: To Choke or not to choke. That's a hell of a question.
« Last post by Semisane on September 15, 2021, 10:44:52 PM »
 :hairy
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Caplock Long Guns / Re: To Choke or not to choke. That's a hell of a question.
« Last post by Bigsmoke on September 14, 2021, 11:15:52 PM »
And all's well that ends well.
Good thinking about the brake cylinder hone to open up the improved choke tube.  :bl th up
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Caplock Long Guns / Re: To Choke or not to choke. That's a hell of a question.
« Last post by Nessmuk on September 14, 2021, 10:09:22 PM »
Gentlemen or Rascals (Whichever fits),
    I sincerely thank you for your suggestions. I ended up buying a used Improved choke on Ebay and used a brake cylinder hone to widen it just enough to allow me to use the 1000 wads and cards I'd already purchased on TOTW. Necessity is the mother of invention or jury-rigging, I have trouble remembering how that goes exactly

Thank you all, Nessmuk.   :shake
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TMA Postal Shoots / Re: Kees
« Last post by RobD on September 14, 2021, 08:52:41 PM »
There is zero value for the handle.  Only the four bands in the cup hold positive scoring values.  Mike Fink's head hair top has a negative -10 value!

Does that mean that, if we drill him between the eyes (not the hair top), we don't get points off?   :bigsmile:  :luff:  :lol sign

~Kees~


Yep, that is correct - don't mess with Mike's hair!   :luff:
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General Interest / Re: #11 Percussion Caps?
« Last post by Winter Hawk on September 14, 2021, 08:46:04 PM »
gotta get me a new "round-to-it", I think I've worn my old one out.
:luff: :laffing :lol sign

~Kees~
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Caplock Long Guns / Re: To Choke or not to choke. That's a hell of a question.
« Last post by Winter Hawk on September 14, 2021, 08:43:04 PM »
My question is a screw in choke traditional the answer is no  when we talk about screw in chokes , jug chokes and others  I feel we are moving away from a traditional percussion gun built in the percussion period  .No offence
Feltwad
True enough, but we are speaking about an existing shotgun with an existing screw in choke and the problems this causes.  A cylinder bore barrel replacement would make it more traditional but that is probably more costly than just getting a cylinder bore choke tube to make it usable.

No offense taken!  :toast
~Kees~
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TMA Postal Shoots / Kees
« Last post by Winter Hawk on September 14, 2021, 08:28:46 PM »
There is zero value for the handle.  Only the four bands in the cup hold positive scoring values.  Mike Fink's head hair top has a negative -10 value!

Does that mean that, if we drill him between the eyes (not the hair top), we don't get points off?   :bigsmile:  :luff:  :lol sign

~Kees~
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General Interest / Re: #11 Percussion Caps?
« Last post by Uncle Russ on September 14, 2021, 07:02:11 PM »
I wouldn't feel bad.  My neighbor texted me a month or so ago that he had bought a brick of .22 rounds at Walmart for $20.  I didn't rush out to get some, the next day they were GONE!  Probably the same with percussion caps....

~Kees~


Yeah, Kees, I feel the pain, maybe it's the disappointment!

North 40, our local Feed and Farm Store, had a sale a few weeks back on .22LR at $15.95 a brick.
Well, I fiddled a few days, then went to the store and they were gone.
I asked the Clerk, and she said they only lasted a couple of days.
On a brighter note, I did pick up 2 boxes each of CCI #10's and #11's at $4.99 ea. not because I really needed them, but because of the Political atmosphere, if ya get me drift.

Much like Butler Ford, I have one of those Cap Makers, somewhere, I don't think I ever opened it, and I'm not so sure I could find it even if I wanted to....gotta get me a new "round-to-it", I think I've worn my old one out.

Russ...
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