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Mac Scott
November 1, 1998, 01:09 AM
First off, our many thanks to all of you who've participated in the Gunsmithing Forum. Our activity level is lower than some, higher than others and seems to be serving its purpose: Providing an area where all facets of firearms mechanics may be openly -- and hopefully intelligently -- discussed.

Some interesting topics have been so far propounded on our Forum, with some equally interesting answers attending. We could, however, use some more input in this area. I would imagine that there are more than a few highly-skilled gunsmith-types, be they thus employed or hobbyists, who drop in here from time to time. Of you I ask that you share your knowledge, your skills and your attainments with us.

Conversely, one doesn't have to be a working gunsmith to get something out of a forum of this nature. If you have any questions regarding the craft, be it concerning handguns, rifles or shotguns, please ask away and we'll do our darndest to get you some hopefully helpful answers.

As some may know, my co-moderator/business partner, Doug McDougall, and I are full-time pistolsmiths. We specialize in CCW and defense-oriented handgun modifications and are somewhat noted for our Colt .380 conversions and modifications. While we do very little work on long guns these days, we certainly have in the past and might be able to provide some insight into your current project or whatever. If we can't, there's bound to be someone more knowledgeable lurking in the wings out there somewhere -- it's you we're encouraging to speak up and be heard. We'd all appreciate it.

Finally, my thanks to all for their politeness and courtesy in this Forum. It's truly heartening to see and hear -- and probably a bit disconcerting to the errant anti-gunners who undoubtedly drop by in hopes of gleaning some seemingly malicious comment they can get some mileage out of -- and wind up seeing nothing but professionalism. You are all to be commended.

Warmest regards,

----Mac Scott

November 1, 1998, 09:36 AM
Thanks Mac, the kind words are appreciated. I was hanging around on some other boards but they all end up in flaming wars. Glad I found this one. Don't even consider myself an RKI but I do what I can.

January 30, 2006, 02:43 PM
I have an old weave 3 by 9 scope that the adjustments will only move up. I am trying to bore sight the scope mounted on a ruger 10/22 with bull barrel. The elevation will only go up in adjustment and will not adjust to the rectical (
cross hairs)
I have tried tapping on the adjustment rings, but this does not help. does anyone have any suggestions that I might try or is this scope hopeless?

January 31, 2006, 06:25 AM
I am a gunsmith as well. About 50% of my work is comprised of cowboy guns, by the way. Here's my question; I've had this Colt Mustang Pocketlite laying around here for about eight years now. Well, actually, all parts except the frame. Where can I find a frame to complete this "cute" little gun.
Question 2; might the Firing Line have a links page where a gunsmith can list his/her calling card?

February 2, 2006, 07:40 AM
Well, Mac. You there?

Don H
February 2, 2006, 04:06 PM
Well, Mac. You there?

Ummm, this thread is from 1998.

February 2, 2006, 04:30 PM
iirc Mac was the first moderator of The Gunsmithing Forum. He stepped down after his business started making too many demands of him.

February 2, 2006, 11:24 PM
Well, I'm confused.

February 3, 2006, 09:22 AM
SRG, Why are you confused? Mac's not here. :rolleyes:

If you were to post your questions as a seperate thread they would get answers
from other members. BTW, Welcome aboard!

February 7, 2006, 08:11 PM
85-90 % of my smithing is bluing, parkerizeing and nickle plating. saa revolvers and double action trigger job.
the rest is scope mounting and stock work

February 8, 2006, 08:35 AM
I'm confused because if Mac's post was in 1998, why did it show here recently to be a "new" post?

February 8, 2006, 08:46 AM
SRG, The thread really didn't show as new, it was bumped to the top from the past by jrockhull on 30 January 2006. :)