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Author Topic: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II  (Read 217886 times)
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« Reply #1750 on: April 20, 2015, 02:00:29 pm »

It really depends on what you have in mind, in my opinion as a pistol, maybe shorten the barrel a tad, or add a rifle stock to the rear and it would look just fine as it is, decisions, decisions eh? Grin
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« Reply #1751 on: April 23, 2015, 04:47:26 pm »

Here's my latest piece.  Took me FOREVER but, as those of you who've seen my previous posts know, I have few tools and even FEWER skills.  Lots of dreams (nightmares?) about what parts to use and how to fit everything together have haunted my sleep for months...but many of YOU probably deal with that, too.
Anyway, this one will be one of the centerpieces of my table at MY first ever Steampunk Show in May in Boone, Iowa USA.  
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« Reply #1752 on: April 23, 2015, 04:51:54 pm »

Looks good.  I do find the sprinkler head a bit bothersome.  It tends to jump out at you.  Perhaps if it was horizontal and closer to the barrel.

Best of luck at your first show.
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« Reply #1753 on: April 23, 2015, 05:01:17 pm »

Looks good.  I do find the sprinkler head a bit bothersome.  It tends to jump out at you.  Perhaps if it was horizontal and closer to the barrel.

Best of luck at your first show.

Thanks, Maets.  I agree and wish I'd done that.  The sprinkler head is certainly "out there"...literally and figuratively.  However, I'm so glad to have the gun "finished" that I'm going to leave it as is.  I DO appreciate the constructive criticism, particularly from someone with your amazing skills and creativity!
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« Reply #1754 on: April 26, 2015, 02:23:51 am »

This is the frame of a Ruger Super Blackhawk:


I have been checking web sources, and have found this to be a very popular pistol. It has a nice 19th century look to it, and you can buy replacement grips in a great variety of designs and materials.

So I have this idea to us this frame as the basis for a prop ray gun. If I could produce the gun in resin, I could very the color and use a variety of off-the-shelf grips to give each resin gun a unique look.

But the frames are expensive; I don't want to use a real frame to prototype the resin pistol.

Are there design drawing somewhere that I could use to make my own frame that would be close enough to the real gun to be able to use stock grips? I could maybe have it made in slices on a laser-cutting machine.

Advice?
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« Reply #1755 on: April 26, 2015, 09:06:00 am »

Is that  a Brass frame? if so they are highly desirable.
If you can locate rough-cast grip frames they are easily fit to cap-and-ball parts.
Alternatively you might consider casting your own from scrap aluminum.

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« Reply #1756 on: April 26, 2015, 09:55:07 am »

That looks like it would fit the colt 1851/61 receiver judging but the placement of certain sections.
Looks more sturdy the colts version.
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« Reply #1757 on: April 26, 2015, 12:47:42 pm »

The frame in the photo is an image grabbed from the internet; I don't own it. They cost about $130, which is why I don't just buy one and use it for my project.
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« Reply #1758 on: April 26, 2015, 10:37:39 pm »

Might try finding someone who can do a 3d print.
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« Reply #1759 on: April 26, 2015, 10:42:53 pm »

That's why I'm looking for a drawing.
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« Reply #1760 on: April 27, 2015, 01:12:56 am »

That looks like it would fit the colt 1851/61 receiver judging but the placement of certain sections.
Looks more sturdy the colts version.

PERHAPS it could be fitted to a '51 or '61 Navy if the screw holes line up or could be altered.  But the Ruger revolver uses a coil mainspring rather than the Colt's leaf mainspring, so some new engineering would probably be required.
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« Reply #1761 on: April 27, 2015, 06:55:05 am »

That's why I'm looking for a drawing.

Sorry, I overlooked that part.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1762 on: April 27, 2015, 10:54:16 pm »

PM sent to Herr Bowman...

If I can get on top of the house wrecking remodel work, I intend to do a bit of casting and hope to try my hand at casting a small variety of grip frames, especially for the 1851/1860 series , particularly the brid-head and "thunderer" style.

whilst casting aluminimumum is easy, it is not as pretty as brass. however I do have a learning curve for brasses and bronzes to overcome having never melted any yet.

In order to avoid hijacking this thread, I will open a couple of project threads a tad later...

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« Reply #1763 on: May 01, 2015, 08:37:12 pm »

Professor Marvel, perhaps the aluminum frames could be anodized. I had read somewhere that an efficacious colorant for the process is RIT fabric dye, of all things. Perhaps a convincing brass color could be obtained through yellow and brown dyes.
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« Reply #1764 on: May 02, 2015, 02:20:30 am »

For a brass finish, could one coat the mold with Release then, while the release is drying, liberally dust the mold with brass powder ala the 'cold metal casting' method for resin?
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« Reply #1765 on: May 02, 2015, 05:44:24 am »

Smooth on's  magic cast may be an option to look into too
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« Reply #1766 on: May 03, 2015, 06:44:28 pm »

i was wondering if anyone knew what the policy would be with regards to taking a replica pistol to a con, it is a gas bb pistol but i'd leave the gas and bb pellets at home, bringing only the gun and dummy shells
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« Reply #1767 on: May 03, 2015, 08:10:02 pm »

i was wondering if anyone knew what the policy would be with regards to taking a replica pistol to a con, it is a gas bb pistol but i'd leave the gas and bb pellets at home, bringing only the gun and dummy shells

That would depend on the "management" of the individual con.  Ask ahead to make sure, or at least keep it out of sight (preferably in a vehicle) until you are sure.
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« Reply #1768 on: May 03, 2015, 08:18:17 pm »

For the area I am in, bb guns are forbidden at cons. Many cons have a weapons page, so check there for rules.
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« Reply #1769 on: May 03, 2015, 09:44:00 pm »

itd be for lincoln asylum
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« Reply #1770 on: May 03, 2015, 10:54:12 pm »

Carrying an air weapon in public without reasonable excuse is an offense in the UK, loaded or unloaded.
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« Reply #1771 on: May 04, 2015, 06:42:39 am »

pity, it really would have looked the part, thanks or the info
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« Reply #1772 on: May 04, 2015, 11:53:08 am »

Carrying an air weapon in public without reasonable excuse is an offense in the UK, loaded or unloaded.

Moriarty's Law.
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« Reply #1773 on: May 04, 2015, 08:44:21 pm »

is that a reference to james's weapon of choice? if i recall it was an air rifle assembled by a blind German gunsmith?
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« Reply #1774 on: May 04, 2015, 10:58:40 pm »

That wasn't Moriarty, that was Col. Sebastian Moran.
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