I Have Decided To Arm Myself

Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:53 am

Well if I ever get it built, would you like to fire it? Not a bad prize. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:55 am

coaledsweat wrote:Well if I ever get it built, would you like to fire it? Not a bad prize. :)



Any time.

Assuming you've already don the test shots.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 am

ErikLaurence wrote:Any time. Assuming you've already don the test shots.


That is why I'm using a piece of 4140 instead of cast iron or bronze. You could fill the whole barrel with black powder and not have a problem with it rupturing. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:31 am

coaledsweat wrote:Exactly! Generals being fussy about details, don't like showing up for a fight with an army of men and horses covered from head to toe with mud.


I'd imagine the hundreds of pounds of extra weight and not having a quarter operated car wash on every corner was another reason. :lol:

You could easily get 400 or 500 pounds of mud on a coal truck pretty quick. Yet another thing to point out in the "I've been ripped off thread" and why those weight tickets are all but useless unless you have a honest dealer. ;)
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:38 pm

For the poster who wanted to know for real how to do home protection. A short barrel smooth bore 18" home defense pump shotgun is the way to go. Mossberg or remington are good affordable choices. Join the nra and take there classes is what i would recommend, at the least get your gun friend to take you out, and kill a couple of pumpkin or other fruit to shoot it and get a feel for it.
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:58 pm

Freddy wrote:I like the idea of a small cannon for home security, but I'm afraid the swivel mount on the headboard will block the mirrors on the ceiling. :)

I'm not much of a gun person, but I saw a nice pistol last week that I thought might be a good choice for home. It looks like a "normal" revolver, but shoots a 410 shotgun shell. It holds five shots. I thought $650 was a bit steep!
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Freddy, I believe Taurus is the manufactuer of that model gun. In fact, they make many nice guns.............
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Re: I Have Decided To Arm Myself

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:00 pm

Good stuff here, leave it to the Brits. :) Good views of the wheels here and how they are assembled. I stopped at the shop of guy who rebuilds trolley cars for a living and he has a piece of steel that could make 5-6 barrels. Anyone else want in? :D

http://www.artillerysociety.co.uk/index.html
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