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The 1867-77 Peabody Rifle

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 […]

Weekend update 1-19-15

Well it was another fun weekend around Gun Lab. This was the list I worked out during the week to be completed this weekend.

The 4″ conduit was run around the wood shop as well as the rest of the 2″ and 1″ and we buried it in preparation for the next phase.

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Gardner Gun Manual

Today’s post is going back to the Gardner Gun. These are a series of manuals for both the Pratt& Whitney and the British/Dutch manuals.

 

Pratt & Whitney Gardner Gun Manual

Dutch Gardner manuals

British Gardner manual (b/w)

British 2-barrel Gardner manuals (1886 & 1894)

British 1-barrel and 5-barrel Gardner manuals

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Interesting Spanish pistol

On my trip through the mid-west I had a great opportunity to look at a number of great gun collections. At one of the stops I had a chance to come across a unique Spanish pistol. The pistol is not the unique part but the magazine is. It is a double column magazine that was […]

Updating the Vulcan V18

I just received an e-mail from a friend in southern Arizona concerning the Vulcan V18. You have seen my write up in a past post and Ian’s post on the Vulcan V18 so you know what we this of this piece of cr@p. Really it is truly junk. Well the good news is that it […]

What is it Saturday

VG1-5 magazine release button.

In this post we are going to show you how the magazine release button is made. We start with a laser cut washer.

Okay over 100 laser cut washers.

Then run them through the pressing tool that forms them to the shape we need.

After this step they look like this.

One hundred later […]

Weekend update 1-5-15

Well the new year is here and the holidays are over. It is time to get back into the routine of life. This last week was just that but a little longer. The first on the list was the honeydo’s project. My wife wanted a new kitchen faucet for Christmas ,seeing how the old one […]

Making the miniture Gardner Gun “The Receiver”

In this post we will start with the making of a miniature Gardner Gun. The very first step that Joe did was to find someone with a Gardner Gun that would allow him to study and measure it. That was no easy task but one that he prevailed at. Joe spent a number of months […]

Christmas Gifts

This one that my son received. It is such a useful item that I just had to post it.

Not only is it a fork for Bar-B-Qing but now you can do it at night.

Be sure to check out the warning on the box.

To aide in the bar-b0q experience there is also a […]