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Old August 5, 2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Roy Dunlap's book, Gunsmithing for FREE (ETA: expired)

I have the hardcopy (but don't have a kindle). Anyway, here's something worth downloading at a price we can all afford. It's a good book and besides, it invokes my favorite four letter "f" word, free. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BDORIS

****Sorry, but the offer expired****
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Old August 5, 2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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I'm about as "mechanically reclined" as they come, but even I'm going to jump on that one. Thanks!
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Old August 5, 2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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If I had a Kindle, I'd be all over it. Thanks for spreading the word.
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Old August 5, 2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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If I had a Kindle, I'd be all over it. Thanks for spreading the word.
You can download the Kindle app for the PC from Amazon. There's two versions, one for older PC's like XP, and one for Windows 8. There is a Mac version also.
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Old August 5, 2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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This is amazing. Thanks for letting me know.
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Old August 6, 2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Roy Dunlap, I have quoted Roy Dunlap, he was very capable of making his own gages, he choose not to, he made his own dies with the same reamer he used to cut the chamber with rational.

He was not opinionated. He explained other methods and techniques used by other smiths, he did not get snarky, then there is the denial part, those that believe they invented/discovered smiting and reloading claim they have never heard of Roy Dunlap.

My old green Roy Dunlap book is coming apart.

I will share the new link and download with the wife. The grand children have Kindles, they will not share pass works.

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Old August 6, 2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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I have a first edition Samworth and a Stackpole edition.

Somewhere I also have a Samworth edition of Clyde Baker's gunsmithing book.

Sounds like it's time to download it on my phone!
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Old August 7, 2013, 11:28 AM   #8
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I have a copy of the first edition Samworth that someone on one line sent me. I like the firing pin section.

There is a print of a painting on the dust cover and a color plate opposite the title page..


image above same as link below
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Old August 7, 2013, 09:56 PM   #9
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Free? I guess I should have read this when I first saw it yesterday. It's $30.92 right now.
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Old August 8, 2013, 02:22 PM   #10
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I have the first printing of this too, and the photo above of the print always reminded me to keep a clean shop, as that one looked to have the floor covered in wood shavings. It does give a good idea of a hefty checkering cradle though.
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Old August 8, 2013, 05:59 PM   #11
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Wood shavings on the floor are great if you chew tobacco. I don't chew though. I noticed he is using a blacksmith's side vise in that painting. That checkering cradle is super heavy duty compared to what we have today. I'm not tall, but that cradle is too short for me (unless I'm seated). My neck would give out if I tried to checker on that for four hours. Never mind an eight hour day. That would leave me a cripple.
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Old August 9, 2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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I can see a cane.
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Old August 9, 2013, 03:31 PM   #13
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The blacksmiths vise or knee vise is still in use by the Italy's gun makers today along with the latest CNC machines.
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Old August 10, 2013, 07:26 AM   #14
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http://www.google.com/search?q=post+...w=1536&bih=696


I was offered one that was located in East Texas, all that is visible is the handle, the rest of the vise has been overcome by the tree. In this part of the country the vise is called a post and or leg vise.

I have one, it did not come with cautions and or a warning label. Keeping the jaws parallel is a must, when working on something round use two pieces the same diameter, one on one side and another piece on the other.

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Old August 10, 2013, 11:06 AM   #15
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Someone was throwing out an original [red] versa vise
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...--prod361.aspx

I mounted it to a steel plate bench elevator bench from Boeing surplus.

That does not get used as much as an old 4" Columbian vise from Boeing surplus.
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Old August 11, 2013, 11:11 AM   #16
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I was wondering when someone was going to thumb (scroll) to the 30/06 chamber drawings, match, M1 Garand and the standard 30/06 chamber. Then there was the accuracy change in about 1911 and the ‘Leaver Policy’.

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