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AN OLD FRIEND, GUN FLINTS AND SNAKEOIL
ME | MAY 09.2013 | swampsniper

Posted on 05/09/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Back in the days when we had an economy and the living was almost easy, when I was hunting and shooting and building rifles, and still had some color in my beard, I would not have considered not having a Dixie Gun Works catalog around.

Almost 700 pages, everything from tomahawks and gunlocks to snake oil. There are tools, gun flints and chunks of wood for fancy knife handles.

Well, the other day I ordered myself another one.

5 bucks, and for another 2 bucks they ship it UPS!

You can read a Dixie catalog for hours, even if you don't need any gun flints right now.

If Chuckie Schumer ever sees one of these his head will explode!

It's bigger than these pictures, about like an old Sears catalog.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; history; rifles; secondamendment; snakeoil; vanity

1 posted on 05/09/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Everybody should order one!!
2 posted on 05/09/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Pretty dam cool.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 11:46:48 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER


4 posted on 05/09/2013 11:48:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RAY

I bought any part I couldn’t make from Dixie or the old Numrich Arms Co. Numrich had gain twist cut rifled barrels that were hard to beat. A cut rifled barrel has firm square edges on the lands and will hold a round ball a lot better than the new swaged or broached barrels.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 11:49:27 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono

Good Lord, if Chuckie sees that thing he will do an Al Roker!


6 posted on 05/09/2013 11:50:53 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
We used to get the Dixie Gun Works catalog. Just bought our daughter and her husband a P35 Enfield musket for their combined post graduate gift. Cost a lot more than when we bought them 15 years ago.
7 posted on 05/09/2013 11:51:37 AM PDT by ussc1863
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
We used to get the Dixie Gun Works catalog. Just bought our daughter and her husband a P35 Enfield musket for their combined post graduate gift. Cost a lot more than when we bought them 15 years ago.
8 posted on 05/09/2013 11:51:50 AM PDT by ussc1863
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To: ussc1863

The price increases are scary!


9 posted on 05/09/2013 11:52:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

When I took my first machine shop class in high school, the teacher, whenever he wasn’t teaching us, would be making muzzle loaders. He would by the barrel, and the rough sawn wood for the stock, and would make all the other pieces, including springs, screws, hammer, etc. He would give them away as presents to family and friends. We would all watch him make those parts and be amazed that it could really be done.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 11:58:26 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: ZX12R

Local University machine courses are teaching the college students to make electric guitars ... guns are a no no don’tchaknow.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 12:00:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ZX12R
I think I could have forged a barrel but by the time you set up a forge and get enough charcoal to feed it you're into a huge project.

I did have a rifling machine I made out of the differential from a riding mower, and I reamed and rifled a few old shot out barrels. It is a lot of work!

12 posted on 05/09/2013 12:03:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: MHGinTN
Local University machine courses are teaching the college students to make electric guitars ... guns are a no no don’tchaknow.

At the university where I work, we teach a class to graduate students every summer. Starts Monday. The have to make several required projects, one is a very small steam engine that runs off a tea candle, and they get to pick a personal project. No guns so far. But I have cut scope mount slots into a revolver frame for a professor that is into shooting sports.
13 posted on 05/09/2013 12:06:37 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; g'nad; 300winmag; Squantos

Thanks for posting pics of an old friend; I became acquainted with Turner’s book in junior high, we been good friends ever since. Add a Herter’s catalog and you had hours of reading. Which reminds me, I need to get another one.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 12:07:58 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I did have a rifling machine I made out of the differential from a riding mower, and I reamed and rifled a few old shot out barrels. It is a lot of work!

Yes, rifle barrels would be the toughest part, along with the rifling. And accuracy would be hard to maintain without modern equipment, but to a determined and reasonably intelligent man, anything can be accomplished. Much easier to just buy one, though.

It's the same way with telescopes. I've designed and built a few of my own. You can make your own mirrors too, but the investment in time isn't worth it. You can just buy them pretty cheap and make the rest.
15 posted on 05/09/2013 12:16:18 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: osagebowman
Oh Yeah, Farbenglas bows, arrows, reloading gear, all kinds of great stuff!

Used to get the Kittredge Bow Hut catalog too.

I made my own arrows for years.

16 posted on 05/09/2013 12:17:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ZX12R

I’m about to do somehting I do not see anyone has tried ... at least nothing in the video world to indicate it. I’m going to thread the end of a CZ82 barrel with 1/2 x 20, attach an adaptor which converts 1/2 x 20 to 1/2 x 28, then grind down the outside of the 1/2 x 20 portion and the slide opening, so the slide will move unobstructed over the adapter attachment. I may have to weld the spring on the slide opening end to the slide, to give reliable functioning. I’m preparing a few tools for a 9mm suppressor ... waiting on the fedzilla to send me permission stamp for owning what the Constitution says is an unalienable right to own. The 9mm suppressor will be usable with 9mm, 9x18, 32acp, and .22lr, in rifle ands well as pistol configurations..


17 posted on 05/09/2013 12:27:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ZX12R
I locked one drive axle, mounted the differential on a slide. There was a length of motorcycle chain in a groove that ran the length of the bed for the slide, had a sprocket on the other drive axle. The cutter head fit on the input shaft and would rotate as the differential was pulled along the slide with the sprocket engaging the chain. I could adjust it with different sprockets for any pitch I wanted.

Round ball barrels use a slow twist, 1 in 48 is considered fast, nothing like the modern barrels.

18 posted on 05/09/2013 12:29:43 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: wafflehouse

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19 posted on 05/09/2013 12:35:53 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: MHGinTN
I’m about to do somehting I do not see anyone has tried ... at least nothing in the video world to indicate it. I’m going to thread the end of a CZ82 barrel with 1/2 x 20, attach an adaptor which converts 1/2 x 20 to 1/2 x 28, then grind down the outside of the 1/2 x 20 portion and the slide opening, so the slide will move unobstructed over the adapter attachment. I may have to weld the spring on the slide opening end to the slide, to give reliable functioning. I’m preparing a few tools for a 9mm suppressor ... waiting on the fedzilla to send me permission stamp for owning what the Constitution says is an unalienable right to own. The 9mm suppressor will be usable with 9mm, 9x18, 32acp, and .22lr, in rifle ands well as pistol configurations..

I'm not sure I understand exactly how you're going to do it, but a suppressor that would interchange with all those calibers and platforms sounds like an ingenious idea, and quite nice to have.
20 posted on 05/09/2013 12:36:20 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: IncPen; Nailbiter

ping


21 posted on 05/09/2013 12:40:26 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: ZX12R

With a baffle axis large enough for 9x18/9mm, all that is needed to adapt the suppressor to smaller calibers is a set of exit end screw on constricters, to achieve max pressure constriction.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 12:48:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RAY; SWAMPSNIPER
Everybody should order one!! and send it C.O.D. to Chuckie Schumer!!
23 posted on 05/09/2013 1:28:30 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: JoeProBono

Cool...A bayonet with a gun on the end of it...


24 posted on 05/09/2013 1:34:49 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

We used to get those regularly. I’d drive to their store every now and then just to drool. I remember they used to carry McClellen cavalry saddles that they had discovered in a warehouse and Hotchkiss mountain cannons. Those were the days. If I’d been smart I’d have bought as many of those saddles as I could.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 2:34:56 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

They still have cannons.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 2:38:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: osagebowman

Awesome ..... Orders in !


27 posted on 05/09/2013 5:40:32 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: ZX12R; mylife

Completed the project this evening. Works like a charm. Now when I get that 9mm suppressor, I can use it on a the CZ 82 also! Tested the extension in the garage. No problems ... tolerances were tight though.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 4:02:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ZX12R; mylife
Made a couple of poor quality photos. Thought you might want to see it on the 'project gun':  photo DSCF02762.jpg

 photo 1.jpg

29 posted on 05/10/2013 4:40:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

That’s fascinating! Thanks for posting. How was the adapter attached to the end of the barrel?


30 posted on 05/13/2013 5:20:23 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: ZX12R

The adapter is a 1/2 x 20 female thread to 1/2 x 28 male thread ... it is screwed onto the barrel and can be screwed off when not in use. I threaded the barrel in 1/2 x 20, to recieve the adapter, then ground down the adapter to fit through the opening in the slide and into the spring which cycles the slide.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 8:14:24 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
The adapter is a 1/2 x 20 female thread to 1/2 x 28 male thread ... it is screwed onto the barrel and can be screwed off when not in use. I threaded the barrel in 1/2 x 20, to recieve the adapter, then ground down the adapter to fit through the opening in the slide and into the spring which cycles the slide.

Did you single point cut the male threads in a lathe?
32 posted on 05/13/2013 8:33:47 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: ZX12R

Didn’t have to. I have a nice tap and die set. Using a barrel alignment insert is the key to getting a straight threading. BTW, that metal in the CZ barrels is very hard!


33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:17 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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