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Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2021, 10:31:51 PM »
Resealed the model 177 and made a holster for it.


I also distressed the 132 holster a bit to better match the gun.


The model 177 was only made in 1935 before it became the 107 when they model numbers for the series was changed, and the model 132 is ca '48-'52.
Obviously production had halted during the war.
This started in '43 and most of their production was back up by '46, for reasons I'm unsure of production for the model 132 pistol didn't pick back up till '48 though.
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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2023, 09:03:14 AM »
I resealed this nice 1980 Sheridan model E co2 pistol the other day, and naturally it needed a holster as well.



I have done a few other guns over the past couple years too, a 1962 Crosman model 400, a 1965 Crosman model 180, a 1969 Crosman 760, a 1978 S&W model 79g, a 1997 Crosman/ Benjamin H9a .22, and a 1970's CZ slavia 618 to name a few.
I don't add to my airgun arsenal all the time, but when I do it's almost always a vintage gun that needs seals.
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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2023, 10:03:40 PM »
Very nice. I mostly play around with springers, and have collected everything from a pre-WWI BSA, to an eighties Diana. Along with a few Benjamins, because that is what my dad started me with.

I have a Barnett Spitfire (Webley Tracker) on its way, hopefully before Xmas.

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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2023, 10:13:01 PM »
Very nice. I mostly play around with springers, and have collected everything from a pre-WWI BSA, to an eighties Diana. Along with a few Benjamins, because that is what my dad started me with.

I have a Barnett Spitfire (Webley Tracker) on its way, hopefully before Xmas.
Are you by chance a GTA member ?
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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2023, 10:33:17 PM »
Since starting this thread I expanded my Chapman set, really just by adding more extensions and driver handles because I have all the bits I need except for a couple of the long hex bits I haven't gotten around to buying yet.


I also found a need for regular fixed drivers where the Chapman bit driver doesn't always fit and bought a set of GRACE gunsmithing screwdrivers

I made a simple numberd 24 rack for them , and numbered each driver.
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I also bought an 8oz Grace brass hammer which I don't have a picture of , I actually need t
to get another one because I found myself using it on my leather pricking irons.
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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2023, 10:51:37 PM »
Very nice. I mostly play around with springers, and have collected everything from a pre-WWI BSA, to an eighties Diana. Along with a few Benjamins, because that is what my dad started me with.

I have a Barnett Spitfire (Webley Tracker) on its way, hopefully before Xmas.
Are you by chance a GTA member ?
I am, but I don't post there too much. I use my real name, Aaron David

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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2023, 08:28:29 AM »
Very nice. I mostly play around with springers, and have collected everything from a pre-WWI BSA, to an eighties Diana. Along with a few Benjamins, because that is what my dad started me with.

I have a Barnett Spitfire (Webley Tracker) on its way, hopefully before Xmas.
Are you by chance a GTA member ?
I am, but I don't post there too much. I use my real name, Aaron David
That's what I thought, because you bought yourself the Barnett spitfire for Christmas.
 
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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2024, 08:30:48 PM »
Awhile back I decided to shorten all the shanks of my Grace drivers for more finesse/ control,  and I'm very glad I did.
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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2024, 11:08:29 PM »
A short shank in a full size handle is hard to beat.

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Re: Personal airgun smithing.
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2024, 07:26:21 AM »
those turned out nice!
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