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Old August 18, 2013, 12:30 PM   #26
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You do good work Doc.
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Old August 18, 2013, 12:48 PM   #27
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Thanks Hawgster

I really need to clean up that shop.
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Old August 18, 2013, 12:49 PM   #28
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It does look great. Thanks for posting all the pictures. Keep em coming!

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Old August 18, 2013, 02:17 PM   #29
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If you clean it up how are you going to find anything?
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Old August 18, 2013, 02:55 PM   #30
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Thats right!

My screwdrivers are under the dust on the workbench. The files are under the metal filings near the grinder. My sizing dies are under the spilled gun powder next to the press. The chisels are under the wood shavings.

Why would I clean it up?!
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Old August 20, 2013, 05:23 AM   #31
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I can relate Doc. My shop is a mess too. I tell my wife that if I clean it up, I won't be able to find anything! Lol. Still....gotta force myself to clean it up soon as I heal up from my spine surgery....which came out great so far. Up and walking again, but light duty only, no lifting or doing much of anything. Rats, I'm itching to get out in the shop and do some work on my designs, but all I can do right now is design in my head or on paper.



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Old August 20, 2013, 06:00 AM   #32
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Nice to read the the cutter did a good job.
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Old August 31, 2013, 02:11 PM   #33
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As Ronald Reagan said,"Well..."

...I cleaned up the shop.

Jimmy Hoffa is safe and sound and living in Chesapeake.
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Old September 3, 2013, 06:56 PM   #34
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Got the remainder of the parts in from Al Frasca

All of the parts came in from Al Frasca.

I had to make a pin for the cam latch spring. Also had to turn down the firing pin screw.

It appears the screw is from some other source and is not exactly the right size to let the cam lock seat properly.

Photos at eleven.

Also got the word back from Keith Rush (Trapdoors Galore) regarding any history on serial number 485521. Unfortunately there is no record of that particular rifle. The serial number before and after went to Illinois but no record of this rifle.

He said, all he could tell is that it is a rifle. I said, "Not any more."
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Old September 4, 2013, 01:18 PM   #35
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Here are the final photos

This is the plunger I made for the cam latch spring.

My other trapdoors don't have such a plunger but the springs are a little longer and stronger. I think this spring is not from a Trapdoor mayby not from a rifle at all.



Cut it on the lathe



Here it is in the breach block

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Old September 5, 2013, 03:13 PM   #36
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Had to break away suddenly in the middle of the process yesterday,

but here are the rest of the pix.

Right side of the receiver



Port quarter






You see I cleaned up the shop a little

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Old September 5, 2013, 03:16 PM   #37
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Last ones






I probly could get away with a little work on the barrel band to make it match the rest of the rifle better.

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Old September 5, 2013, 06:30 PM   #38
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Doc:

I've found that one does not age when working in one's shop, although my significant other threatens my life when I over extend my shop sessions.

As an aside, I'm always amazed at the classical, functional lines of the trap door carbine.
same goes for the old Colts and Remingtons. They were all works of art.

Your project is looking good.
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Old September 6, 2013, 05:56 AM   #39
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Thanks, CP

I agree with you on the designs of these weapons.

In a previous post I said that I like the Trapdoor over the Sharps carbine for user friendliness.

I think I need to qualify the statement by affirming that it is only true with modern brass case ammunition.

But I do love working on all of these things.
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Old September 6, 2013, 06:25 AM   #40
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For someone self-taught, you have mad skills. That looks great.
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Old September 6, 2013, 06:37 AM   #41
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Revoltella....

Notice that I did not say how many of those plungers I made before I got one that works....



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Old September 6, 2013, 07:42 PM   #42
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Doc,

It sure is turning out nice! Would you mind taking pictures of the front sight and the barrel crown?

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Old September 6, 2013, 10:00 PM   #43
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The project looks great...

...as usual!

Sweet Doc!

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Old September 7, 2013, 02:37 PM   #44
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Thanks fellas and photos as requested

The muzzle crown



An out of focus photo of the sight



And another view a little better focused

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Old September 7, 2013, 06:12 PM   #45
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Doc,

Thanks for posting the photos! And nice job on both by the way. I looked for a "cheap" trapdoor at the gun show today. No such luck!

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Old September 7, 2013, 06:28 PM   #46
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TK.....

I was at a show today as well. It was a bust. Nobody had anything I wanted.

So I bought some ammunition. 100 rounds of .44 Magnum, 100 once fired .44 Magnum Brass. Bout a half dozen bullet boxes.
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Old September 7, 2013, 07:10 PM   #47
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I looked for a "cheap" trapdoor at the gun show today. No such luck!
I can't believe you used cheap and trapdoor in the same sentence.
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Old September 7, 2013, 08:56 PM   #48
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I should have said I was looking for a project rifle like Doc's. I did find Lee-Enfield I might go back tomorrow and make an offer on. I need a new project. I found some 30-40 Krag dies, so I was happy. Ammo prices are still blowing my mind, but everything normal was plentiful.

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