The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 19, 2012, 05:24 PM   #1
TATER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 19, 2002
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 890
Want to see somthing Neat?

This is a spin off from the meltdown post.

Its a ShadoGraph Monitions Scale.
Easy to read but weighs in at about 40 lbs. 18" long..





TATER is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 08:05 AM   #2
Beagle333
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2012
Location: Auburn, AL.
Posts: 1,344
That is pretty neat!
Beagle333 is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 08:42 AM   #3
UtopiaTexasG19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 3, 2011
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 743
Will it fit in my range bag?
UtopiaTexasG19 is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 09:10 AM   #4
Salmoneye
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 31, 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,319
And then I need my Hewlett Packard, Reverse Polish Notation engineering calculator to convert grams to grains...



JK...That really is a kool piece of hardware...
Salmoneye is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 10:22 AM   #5
TATER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 19, 2002
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 890
After the restoration, Because it is a True balance, I am thinking that I can Back the lens off to
Create greater magnification. At that point, Recreate the exact graphics with divisions in GRAINS
and silk screen a new plate. I am also think'en that If I use an LED to replace the lightbulb I should
get a crisper shadow. Heck, it's just another project to tinker with and probably never finish.
TATER is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 10:33 AM   #6
lamarw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 12, 2010
Location: Lake Martin, AL
Posts: 1,649
That is Sweet Tater.
lamarw is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 11:26 AM   #7
Mike Irwin
Staff
 
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 35,735
How do you set the weight that you want?

Oh, and I know Mal H will be VERY interested in this. He collects scales.
__________________
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 11:52 AM   #8
TATER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 19, 2002
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 890
Mike,
You place a predetermined weight at the rear and close the top.
The exact weight is determined when it zeros out. And, you have the Over/Under hash marks.
I have seen Two others that were grain sensitive, I'm guessing this one was for heaver monitions as its in Grams.
TATER is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 12:58 PM   #9
Mal H
Staff
 
Join Date: March 20, 1999
Location: Somewhere in the woods of Northern Virginia
Posts: 14,482
That is cool, indeed. It's a comparator scale, but not necessarily only for munitions (not "monitions"). As you can see it was owned by Goodyear, although the US Gov bought a bunch of them during WWII and probably did use them for munitions analysis.

Toledo has always been a big innovator in scales and balances.
Mal H is offline  
Old July 20, 2012, 01:10 PM   #10
TATER
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 19, 2002
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 890
Thanks Mal H,
I guess it would be hard to weigh a "warning"
TATER is offline  
Old July 21, 2012, 08:55 PM   #11
Sport45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 25, 1999
Location: Too close to Houston
Posts: 4,050
That is indeed neat!

I'd clean it up and leave it as it is. It has enough sensitivity to weigh bullets and such, but not so much for weighing powder. The scale graduations are 0.1 gram (~1.5grains). Trying to get better than +/-0.3 grains may be an exercise in futility and changing things will ruin any collector value it has.
__________________
Proud member of the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association. Registered and active voter.
Sport45 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09088 seconds with 9 queries