We are now taking reservations for out reproduction VG1-5 rifles! Price is $4000, and they will be ready to ship once ATF gives final approval on the design. The get on the priority list, contact Matt or Greg at Allegheny Arsenal – (814) 362-2642. No payment will be taken until the guns are ready to ship.
I received a number of pictures from my friend in North Carolina that I wanted to share with all of you. My buddy was nice enough to take his rifle apart and take pictures of all of the components. It is not often someone will take apart there rifle so you can see the inside workings of it, so Thank you very much.
The first set is of the block and it’s components.
These next pictures are of the receiver with the block installed and removed.
A few more pictures of the rear sight.
The hammer and sear assembly.
The butt plate and misc metal parts.
Again thank you for the pictures.
Here are a couple of video’s I took while on my trip through the mid-west. This is John D. Chatting about his Peabody rifle.
What you are looking at is a magazine loader.
My friend brought over his Beretta Model 38a, these are just stock photos to give you an idea what it looks like.
And with it he brought this loader. While I do not think it is Italian, I could be wrong, it works well with the Beretta’s magazines.
However, notice the magazine stop and it is not correct with this loader. The magazine does lock up and can be loaded from this tool. I too am still looking for an answer.
On my trip through the mid-west I had an opportunity to look at a 1867-77 Peabody rifle. The movie will be completed so as well as the one at Forgotten Weapons. Here are some of the still pictures that I took of this beautiful rifle.
The side of the receiver.
A series of pictures of the top of the action and block.
A couple of close up pictures of the rear sight
I kind of lust after this rifle and would love to have one. Then I get an e-mail from a friend in North Carolina showing me the pictures of his newly acquired Peabody rifle.
This is just such a nice looking rifle. Great lines.
A couple of close ups of his rifle.
Another top view.
Here are a few of the barrel. Just look at the over all condition.
Even the muzzle is great. Like it came off the factory floor.
The stock marking
And the rear sight.
I would really like to have one of these.
Just as a quick side not. If anyone knows where a block can be found for one of these rifles please let me know. The weapon is a rim fire rifle and my friend wants a spare bolt to convert it to a center fire rifle.
This post is about another interesting pistol that I had an opportunity to look at while on my trip through the mid-west. This pistol is the S&M single shot pistol, called the SM Sporter 22 lr. It is a single shot pistol with an automatic opening bolt, much like a semi-auto pistol, but it stays open after every shot. This allows the shooter to reload and then using the bolt release to close the bolt. To fire the weapon make sure the safety is off and squeeze the trigger. It has the look and shape of a Ruger semi-auto pistol
A couple of views of the left side of the pistol showing the bolt release lever and the safety
You can see the firing pin on the bottom of the bolt.
Close up of the bolt release lever and safety.
An interesting and simple design. Thanks again to John D. for letting me look and study it.
This is the bolt and bolt carrier for the Cetme model L.
It is part of the kit that I received from Apex gun parts.
I also bought some of there magazines.
It is a interesting looking gun and one that I am looking forward to build in the future.
To this end a start has been made. As always the first step is to design the receiver so we can make stamping dies. A great deal of work has been accomplished toward this goal. Now it is necessary to get the last few measurements that we don’t currently have. So here are the solid models as they currently look.
Still working on the internal block and how to convert to semi-auto only to meet ATFE requirements.
It looks like a fun project and is on the list,but have the finish the VG1-5 first and a solid model project for our friend back east. I am thinking a 3 or 4 die stamping die set.
I did not finish the weekend update for last weekend so I thought I would fill you in on everything else that was accomplished. As you know we went out shooting on Saturday and then came home and cleaned the guns that we used. Come Sunday morning Axel made the fatal mistake of asking is there anything he could do to help. This a typical work list that I start on the Monday after the weekend to help plan for the next weekend.
My wife jumped on that right now. We had problems finding ammo from the ammo rack so it was time to reorganize and check everything. Axel, with normal Teutonic efficiency, tackled the job. You can see the kind of disaster we were dealing with.
Every can was removed from the rack and opened then labeled.
Talk about a fun day, WOW.
While they were having way to much fun doing this I decided to take it easy and lounge around by the wood shop. The new conduits needed to be laid for electricity for my wife’s a/c in the office, who would have thought that she did not want to work in a room that was 120 in the heat of the summer. The trench was cleaned out an bedded in sand.
Then the conduit that was here was set in place.
The 4″ conduit will be put in next weekend.
My son wanted the spot welder moved to machine shop in 2 and that was accomplished.
Finally all the ammo was organized and stored based upon caliber.
We ran out of label material so temporary labels were made. But still organized.
The moral of the story around here is not to voluntary for work because we can find you something to do.