The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 25, 2008, 11:13 AM   #26
hockeysew
Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2008
Posts: 91
Quote:
Sorry, but that to me is like buying underwear at the flea market/garage sale and then trying to sue cause you developed a case of crabs.

People need to keep the finger off the lawyer button.

BS.
Amen LR!

The owners wife took all culpability when she tried to fire on a round that did not chamber completley. The minute that he said she used the forward assist I knew what happened.
I am guessing either a case that didnt get sized properly or a shallow primer.
No marks on the case that would indicate debris in the chamber.
hockeysew is offline  
Old September 30, 2008, 12:03 PM   #27
Daddy'sGirl
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 22, 2008
Posts: 5
winchester 52B

I agree with the guy in the post it is hard to find parts. Could any of you possibly help me? I have been looking for what seems to be an out of production part. My father has an older model Winchester 52B that we have been trying to find a replacement trigger for. No luck so far. He has challenged me. . He said if I could find the part that he would leave this old relic to me in his will... Can anyone give me any information or leads on where to find one or a gun smith that would be able to build one from scratch? I really want this antique once he has finished with it!
Daddy'sGirl is offline  
Old October 1, 2008, 02:05 PM   #28
Harry Bonar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 5, 2004
Location: In the Vincent, Ohio general area.
Posts: 1,804
gunsmithing

Sir;
I'm very sorry to say this, but most "gunsmiths" die poor!
Harry B.
Harry Bonar is offline  
Old October 1, 2008, 02:41 PM   #29
Daddy'sGirl
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 22, 2008
Posts: 5
thanks Longrifle

Thank you for the information website. I emailed them to see if they have this part or can get it as I did not locate it on their website. Again thank you so much for the information.
Daddy'sGirl is offline  
Old October 1, 2008, 02:46 PM   #30
Slopemeno
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 19, 2007
Posts: 2,343
Truth..The guy who brought me into the business died at 40 with no health insurance, bankrupt. He actually had a pretty good run for a while. I felt like a heel for quitting that job but I had about $125.00 to my name when I did.

Gunsmithing is an incredibly hard business to run as a business, not a hobby.
I think the next decade will see gunsmithing shrink into small enclaves of specialists, and prices begin to climb accordingly. It's sad, because there have been some incredible specialties and eras that the general public will probably never even know about, much less appreciate the incredible craftsmanship that went into the work.
Slopemeno is offline  
Old October 1, 2008, 05:03 PM   #31
Tom-C
Member
 
Join Date: July 25, 2008
Posts: 45
Model 52 trigger

Daddys girl

If Neal Johnson can't help, try:
Karl Kenyon
Gunsmith
Box 151236
Ely, NV 89301
775-289-2784

The world's absolute wiz on 52 triggers. He does a $135 overhaul that makes it the equal of any.
Tom-C is offline  
Old October 1, 2008, 05:21 PM   #32
TINCUP AL
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 22, 2007
Location: COLORADO
Posts: 109
I would check out Trinidad State College for their gunsmithing program. I graduated from there many years ago, and it was a good program. You also get a lot of machining experience in their program. By the way, where in Colorado are you located ?
TINCUP AL is offline  
Old October 4, 2008, 06:08 AM   #33
dchi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2007
Posts: 170
PM sent.
dchi 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 12:06 AM.


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 0.07883 seconds with 7 queries