Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

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PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:29 pm

KLook wrote:From Chicopee Falls, Mass. I remember going by the Savage plant there. I just looked it up and it was ORIGINALLY the Stevens plant and became Savage later on. That explains that. ;)

Kevin

Yup,thats what's on the side plate of my gun.I tried to find out how old the gun was but had no luck.I believe it's from the 1950 or 1960's
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PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:33 pm

Two knives. The upper my father made from a commercial hack saw blade and is used for skiving leather. The lower one was sent to me by a friend in Finland. It is a traditional style and he made it from an old sickle.
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:34 pm

Records for some of the old guns are very difficult to come by. I found the appox. age of a single shot .22 I have by cross referencing parts in multiple sites. Some of them were sold under different names. One I have just says RANGER on it. Most of them are old as they were owned my people long dead before I was born.

Kevin
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:36 pm

Cool knives franco! It is amazing the ingenuity that people used when they couldnt afford to buy or it just wasnt available or made anywhere.

Kevin
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:36 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:
KLook wrote:Another thing we inherited from my uncle was a Machete from WWII? It is the real heavy one with a curved end and has a leather sheath with brass ends. Very pricey to by at surplus shops I think.


An assault machete.................ohhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooo :D


And it's thick enough to chop with ;)

Sometimes when I hear something outside it goes with me :chop:
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PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:45 pm

KLook wrote:Cool knives franco! It is amazing the ingenuity that people used when they couldnt afford to buy or it just wasnt available or made anywhere.

Kevin

Your neck of the woods reminded me of a model canon my father made after a visit to Lookout Mountain and seeing the real thing there. Wood is rosewood and the barrel was turned on a 35 dollar lathe from Sears.
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:48 pm

Awesome! And I have seen plenty of the real things also. Same ones on Lookout.

Kevin
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:03 pm

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This is the only one I could save in the tragic boating accident. It is an old Hamilton from early 1900. They were made by a couple of sheet metal workers even the barrel is rolled sheet metal . They patented the rifling process.
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:30 pm

Franco cool knives! Very well done canon replica as well!

Coming from Finland that knife is that much cooler!


David that sheet metal rifle is very interesting. What's this about a boating accident if you don't mind me asking?
I can't remember the term but there is an old way of making a barrel with a strip of metal that is spirralled together and then forged at least thats what I recall an old knickerbocker double shot gun my father has being made that way. Somtimes there were week spots in those old shot gun barrels and they would bulge near the firing pin from the repeated explosions which Is why happened to the one my father has. I wouldn't dare fire it again!


Here is the "model T" knife out of its leaf spring that I haven't finished and a fillet knife I made 2 years ago. The handle is out of an old piece of cedar tree I cut from my yard and turned on the lathe then carved . The handle was then oiled and polished over and over. The blade was also chemically blued after being heat treated.

That model T blade is very hard though you can tap it against something and hear that tingy ring . Very sharp too! I new to straighten it slightly and elongate it some was well. The groove you see in it was a groove in the spring. I have more of the spring though so I will be making a few more.

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This thread has turned out to be great! I love seeing all this stuff! And it's made me bring out my knife projects I need to finish!
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:27 pm

Damn it Josh, now ya got ME lookin at unfinished knife projects. this is a not quite done file,gotta take off all that tape & get back at it---turned it into a temp. throwing knife---, with antler she'll eventually go in--I never carve the antler, just go through my collection until one catches my eye. Straight ban saw cuts work well for me. I'll post one of my collectables--1907 vintage, Meriden Fire Arms--Meriden, Ct Referred to as a coach gun I believe--I just call her "Od Blunderbuss" not much aiming involved, just point in any general direction. toothy
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PostBy: KLook On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:55 pm

Here is the one from the Philippines supposedly. I made the sheath over 20 years ago. One of the pictures is of the broken brass clasp. Does anyone have the capability to make one or know of one like it? In the pictures, I am not sure it shows up, there is inlaid material in top of handle and in front of the handle.

Kevin
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:22 pm

freetown fred wrote:Damn it Josh, now ya got ME lookin at unfinished knife projects. this is a not quite done file,gotta take off all that tape & get back at it---turned it into a temp. throwing knife---, with antler she'll eventually go in--I never carve the antler, just go through my collection until one catches my eye. Straight ban saw cuts work well for me. I'll post one of my collectables--1907 vintage, Meriden Fire Arms--Meriden, Ct Referred to as a coach gun I believe--I just call her "Od Blunderbuss" not much aiming involved, just point in any general direction. toothy


Fred I expect to see some progress photos on that knife ;)

Is that one of those guns you can stuff anything down it and fire? :rambo2:

I might go over to my buddies so I can use his coal forge this week.

KLook wrote:Here is the one from the Philippines supposedly. I made the sheath over 20 years ago. One of the pictures is of the broken brass clasp. Does anyone have the capability to make one or know of one like it? In the pictures, I am not sure it shows up, there is inlaid material in top of handle and in front of the handle.

Kevin


Hey Kevin that almost looks like a Bowie ? I can't remember if you were calling that your Bowie or machete .

So you need a new brass clasp? I can make one with some brass flat stock . I don't think I have any at the moment but if any one could get a small chunk I could reproduce it . Would you be taking the stitching out of the leather to replace it?
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PostBy: KLook On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:12 pm

Yeah, this is the Bowie type one. really hard to say where it came from, I am sure my ancestors did not make it. To ornate. The clasp would have to be installed by undoing the stiching as it is a flat bar sewn into the loop of leather. If it is something you can make, without to much effort, I will take it our and send it to you. And of course gladly pay whatever it cost to manufacture.

Kevin
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:40 pm

KLook wrote:Yeah, this is the Bowie type one. really hard to say where it came from, I am sure my ancestors did not make it. To ornate. The clasp would have to be installed by undoing the stiching as it is a flat bar sewn into the loop of leather. If it is something you can make, without to much effort, I will take it our and send it to you. And of course gladly pay whatever it cost to manufacture.

Kevin


Kevin send me a message. I can't promise a quick return but can do something for you. Before you send it to me, if you could take it out and show me photos . I can then do some digging around to find a chunk of brass without buying any large lengths. I think I can salvage some out of my shop. But we can talk more about it through email .

Does it seem to be a cast part or just solid brass?
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