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Heat Treating & Tempering Flat Springs
April 10, 2021
3:03 am
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The heavy barrel 1876 project is turning out to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.  Thankfully, I've been getting lots of help from 1873man and TR as I sort out a plan of attack.  In the meantime, I needed to recontour a couple of set trigger springs while I have the rifle apart.  I'll be getting back to the 76 shortly with some pretty interesting episodes. Mark

April 10, 2021
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Morning mark 

Another interesting video, nice to see useful information .

Your presentation and format is absolutely spot on.

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April 10, 2021
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Mark, a very enjoyable and informative video.  Well done!

Tim

April 10, 2021
9:41 pm
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I love these type of videos!!!!

April 11, 2021
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Thanks guys!  There's probably a pretty narrow audience for this one, but I hope it's useful information for anybody who needs to do some work on flat springs.  Mark

April 11, 2021
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Mark, have you ever thought of doing a video on pouring some lead bullets?  I have never attempted this but I am surely thinking about it.   I have a ladle.

April 11, 2021
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Yes, I have an episode in the works where I'll be casting some 38 caliber bullets and loading them for the 1895 in 38-72 that I used in the episode showing how to slug a bore.  I have an automated system, so I don't hand cast.  The principles are basically the same though.  There are many videos out there on YouTube showing how to hand cast lead bullets.  Mark

April 13, 2021
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Thanks for showing the process of making springs. I doubt I’ll ever have the opportunity or the skill to do this myself but in this day and age when anyone who can assemble an “M4 platform” calls himself a gunsmith it’s good to see a craftsman with old-school skills. 

 

Mike

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April 13, 2021
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 Fantastic video Mark, I can't wait for the next one. It's great to see the work of a GUNSMITH as opposed to a "parts changer" calling himself one.

  Mike

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April 13, 2021
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  Thanks Mark, you've pulled back the curtain again and I've learned something. T/R

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