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Portuguese Mauser

At the last SAR show I was finally able to pick up a Mauser rifle that I have been looking for for over 30 years. When they were available I had no money and you know the rest of the story.

This rifle is a Model 1941 short rifle with a transitional stock. It uses […]

The SAR 2018 show wrap up and Christmas

For us the show starts on the Wednesday before with the machine gun shoot. About 50 to 60 people showed up. It was a great deal of fun. There were two MG-34’s setup on both sides of me and they worked great. I took a video of then and I am working on a loop […]

Being a “hoarder” part 2

In the post I talked about the trip to the storage shed. This pile of stuff came about because I just asked. I was doing a job for a home owner and in the back yard was this pile.

The home owner said she wanted it gone. So at my house sets to kilns […]

VG1-5 update 8-19-18

It has been a while since I have posted an up-date on the VG1-5 project.

The fire control groups have all been assembled and tested. The top covers have been fitted to the rifles. Here are a few pictures of the rifles getting ready for the next operation.

A quick video

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Update on the VG1-5 The new trigger guard

With mainly doing the hand fitting on the rifle we are correcting a few problems that have come up. This issue is the trigger guard. The original design that we had did not have the correct look and was actually to close to the trigger it self.

The solid models for the new design trigger […]

The Ermawerke Carbine

A little while back a very interesting box showed up at the house.

And in it was another box.

But then when it was open you could see that there was plastic wrapped goodies.

Then like magic when the wrapping came off you could see something very interesting. First one.

Then another.

And when all […]

Time in the fab shop

I did manage to work on a couple of other projects other then the Library. I spent some time working on the new little single burner forge and table.

The old forge.

The new and old ones together.

The new burner

A little video about the progress

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The Library part2

Work on the library has started in earnest. The worst thing about the Library build is that the back hoe broke and everything had to be accomplished by hand.

The footer was dug and poured by had using my mixer. The framing was built and then the stem wall was poured.

Ready for concrete for […]

Nepalese Enfield

I am starting back with a weekly post of guns from the reference collection. I hope you enjoy them.

This is a Nepalese Enfield rifle.

This rifle has now gone to the Pattern Room to be added to there permanent collection.

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The going’s on at gun lab, end of year report (late)

This is an end of year update for what has been happening at Gun Lab.

This last year has been a very busy one. The VG1-5 is moving along. We have programmed the Sharps machining center to make the hand guards, video coming soon. A new welding fixture has been made to straighten and weld […]