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Gunsmith of Williamsburg (videos describing the process of early American gunsmithy)

Posted on 05/10/2013 5:00:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

Video #4

The rest are at the site...

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


TOPICS: History; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunsmith; gunsmithing; secondamendment; williamsburg
This makes me want to take a complete course of study in metallurgy.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 5:00:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Waaaay cool. I have a close friend who, at age 54, headed off to gunsmith ing school in Colorado. Ben there since July and is loving it. I am jealous, but already looked over my, ummm, toys, to see what I want him to work on. :-)


2 posted on 05/10/2013 5:08:38 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Which school?


3 posted on 05/10/2013 5:13:22 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Puppage
Yep...vy cool.

Amazing how much early Americans knew that we don't. I don't even change my own oil...;-) And my chickens eat before I do...lovely little buggers.

Thank God we don't depend on modern kids for our freedom. We would be (may be soon) marching lock step.

That said, I think our love of freedom is powerful...and it is just beginning to be awakened (the Giant awakens).

4 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: MileHi

Colorado School of Trades, if memory serves.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 5:16:47 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ping for later..


6 posted on 05/10/2013 5:18:48 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: reed13

bump for later


7 posted on 05/10/2013 5:34:09 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for posting. I just watched all 10 parts.

Incredible to see the entire process.

I’m in the process of building myself an AR (more like assembling compared to that guy). Would love to incorporate some of the ideas of early rifles into it now that I’ve seen that video.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 6:19:28 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Puppage

That is a good school, as is the one in Trinidad.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 6:37:40 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RoosterRedux

Very cool! Couldn’t find part #9


10 posted on 05/10/2013 6:38:32 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

I will try tomorrow. And will ping you.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 6:40:25 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The entire Gunsmithing collection (113 GB, yikes!) has been uploaded to Pirate Bay. I recognized video # 2 from the link and it’s part of the collection. Good luck though getting all 100+ movies but it’s a keeper.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 6:40:28 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: RoosterRedux
Well thanks, it was a very interesting series in any case.
13 posted on 05/10/2013 6:42:24 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RoosterRedux

tagged


14 posted on 05/10/2013 6:52:05 PM PDT by LouAvul (?)
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To: MileHi

That’s what I hear. I think it’s an 18 or 20 month course, too.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 7:04:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: chrisser

Like your own hexagon barrel?


16 posted on 05/10/2013 7:12:38 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m surprised the government hasn’t gone after them for technical international publication of information about how to make weapons.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 8:08:45 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Puppage

The school at Trinidad (Trinidad State Junior College) operates on a conventional semester system, so the full course of study takes two years (four semesters), with optional summer school classes and electives.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 8:40:51 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: RoosterRedux; All
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19 posted on 05/10/2013 8:50:23 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The lawyers will get you first, some damned fool will do something stupid and blame the gunmaker.


20 posted on 05/10/2013 8:53:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RoosterRedux; All
Up to the 70s you could buy good barrels all over the place for 50 bucks or less, those days are gone!

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21 posted on 05/10/2013 9:06:48 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RoosterRedux; MileHi

Found Part 9 (link below) and watched them all. Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5W9I8r1usA


22 posted on 05/10/2013 11:48:34 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: RoosterRedux

Narrated by David Brinkley. An anchorman from an earlier time when NBC actually reported news.


23 posted on 05/11/2013 3:03:08 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: rabidralph
Like your own hexagon barrel?

I do like the looks, but I was thinking more along the lines of wood stock and maybe some carefully chosen brass accents.
24 posted on 05/11/2013 4:41:27 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: RoosterRedux

So according to this I could make a muzzle loader from a long piece of black steel pipe.... Interesting.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 4:52:30 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Nice. I visited Colonial Williamsburg about 20 years or so ago. The gunsmiths had a demonstrated boring the barrel. They then had a demonstration by the rifle team, who were using rifles made there at CW. Awesome.

Lots of stuff to see and do there, well worth a visit .

Colonial Williamsburg

26 posted on 05/11/2013 5:00:02 AM PDT by csvset
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To: deks

Thanks


27 posted on 05/11/2013 7:07:02 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: max americana

Do you have a link to the torrent?


28 posted on 05/11/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

http://thepiratebay.sx/search/defcad/0/99/0

the search query is “defcad”, but on kickasstorrents, the other defcad packs are available. Versions 3 onwards are split between pirate bay and kick ass torrents, but PB should be enough..especially with the LIBERATOR, which is the latest and most important 3d gun released.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 10:26:59 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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