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    Default What have I been doing the last year.

    It dawned on me that for the last year I've been very busy with two major projects and not been on here a whole lot till lately. I've talked some about both projects but they are nearing completion now and I'm trying to get back into my old more relaxed routine now.

    I started fighting with the city over a shop permit a year ago and in April I finally got it. Since then I have been pretty steadily putting in 4 to 15 hours a day building this . . .


    But along with the shop and mu normal gunsmithing work I have put in COUNTLESS hours with my brother in-law reverse engineering, tooling up for, and building Winchester pre 64 model 70 actions. We have made every part from scratch on these and they are now out in the world where people may start seeing them. So when you see a m70 with milled in square bridges you can think "hey, I know who made that."

    About 1/3 of the total . . . these here have been shipped now.


    Hand cutting the cams on an old lathe we modified into a cam cutter . . . as far as I know this is the only Winchester receiver cam cutter outside of a Winchester plant. That back extractor cam is a booger to make.


    In the beginning we had bar stock and I whittled away till it started looking like this.


    From the above to this still far from complete receiver is 9 hours of machine time . . . 12 hours of machine time to make one receiver, not the action just the receiver.


    I'd like to show you some of the completed and assembled actions but I'm not yet allowed to . . . so keep a look out for them at places like Safari Club events and magazines, Rock Island Auction and other very high end show off spots.
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    Looks to be very fine workmanship. Do you broom off with a feather for final fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Looks to be very fine workmanship. Do you broom off with a feather for final fit
    No with 400 grit cloth usually.


    Here is me making bottom metal at 2am some night . . . woo hoo.






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    Wow, very nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    No with 400 grit cloth usually.


    Here is me making bottom metal at 2am some night . . . woo hoo.






    You've come a very long way Andy! Those are a very high dollar item. Not many folk have what it takes(me included) to accomplish a project like that. I hope it takes you far!

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    It did take him far.From Ak to Az,our loss
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    Well thanks guys but I been doing this machining stuff since 1986 so after almost 30 years I should be passable at it.
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    That's HEAVY, stuff, Andy.

    I'm glad you're doin well.

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    Very impressive Andy
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    Excellent work.
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    May look into purchasing this action sometime down the road. Exciting to see your work!

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    Beautiful machine work

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    Wow Andy! Looks great!

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