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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Hi Justen,
Good to meet you at the weekend. Don't worry about not getting an invitation to join yet, the 2/95ths gears run slowly sometimes. Andy Burke, Sarah Juniper and Kevin Garlic all make great boots, tailor your choice to their waiting times and your pocket. Don't overlook Andy Burke's soldier's shoes, in many ways these are likely to be a more authentic choice than a boot. But you're going down the right route in starting with your footwear first. Get your licence application in early too, as this can sometimes take a while to process.
Paul is about 60, but looks 25. Sickening ain't it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem is i dont want to apply then find out i dont need one etc,

I have aranged the sale of my roman armour and that is going to cover the cost of boots so thats ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok,Barrel finish arrived,going to have a crack this weekend,one question,how does the barrel come off the stock,or do you do it in situ?
Feel heat and wood won't be a good combination?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will be three pins set into the forestock. These communicate with holes in three lugs under the barrel. If you tap the pins at their narrow end, with, say a turnscrew, they will pop out, and the barrel will then lift out. There is a small variety of styles of breech plug, most just hook in and will hook out though. You may want to remove the screw that holds the breech plug, and brown the breechplug also. Don't brown the lock, thats not done.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matelot81 wrote:
Ok,Barrel finish arrived,going to have a crack this weekend,one question,how does the barrel come off the stock,or do you do it in situ?
Feel heat and wood won't be a good combination?


on some of the rifles you'll find that annoyingly the fore strap swivel doodad is screwed through the barrel too. Mine is. bloomin pain in the arse.
I'd loosen the screws a tad on the lock and breech plug too.
Dont forget to brown the ram-rod as well.
Not that I've browned a barrel myself but i hear tell that its a good idea to degrease it first and get any finger prints and smudges off it else they'll leave a funny pattern. An even application of heat is the trick so I'm told.

Thanks to uncle Dave for browning my barrel.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok,thanks for the info,barrels degreased,didn't think about the ramrod,so all ready to go Sat or Sun depending when the wife lets me hace the oven!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or...electric paint stripping heat gun.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Paul forgot I had one of these

Well jobs done,quite impressed with results,all quite easy with help from everyone on here,
Only downside nobody mentioned the safety aspect of having a pile of soft cloths soaked in barrel finish in close proximity to a hot air gun,wife noticed after a mini firestorm went off in the kitchen swiftly followed by me coughing and belching and staggering out of said room,well lesson learned and eyebrows intact!
Here's a couple of photos of the beast.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/wafoo81/DSCF0839.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/wafoo81/DSCF0837.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice cooker. Rangemaster? How do you get on with it? q14  Haha. Well, I amuse myself anyway! Great job, good to see you getting stuck in.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Eric - now do it again!

Seriously though, was that just one going over? If so, you may need to do another 1 (or2)

(and keep rubbing oil into it.)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was just two goings over,having another hit tommorow once the smoke clears...

And the rangemaster is a foriegn object to me,wife swears by it though
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to barrel browning,since doing mine find I'm oiling it every other day to stop it feeling rough,seems to suck the oil in,is this normal or have I made a chronic faux pas somewhere?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the oxidisation process is having a party on your barrel and isnt ready to quit yet.
I'm no expert though so it could be doing what it's supposed to.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the history side.....

Why brown the barrel, i know it decreases light refraction but to be honest after the first bang if you have not seen the green jackets then your a bit deaf!!!

Are there other reasons they browned them?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prevents rusting?


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