[ Y-Man, TFB's resident Nigerian shotgunner, has written a series of articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. He has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun parts are so limited. I have had many people ask me to get in touch with him and find out if they can send him any spare parts or accessories. He responds below. ]
Many thanks guys, for the kind words and prayers on my last guest
post: Many, many thanks.
I assure you all that upon all the fears and concerns with the
upcoming elections in my country, I love my country very much, but if
need be I would gladly go someplace else: Alaska, Iceland or
Greenland would be nice (I fell in love with Iceland after reading Tom
Clancy’s Red Storm Rising.) I love cold, brrrrr!
I would love to go shooting with all y’all who offered: great! I am
actually saving up for a visit to the USA next year (I have travelled
quite a bit in Europe: I am an oil company worker…) You can all be
sure I am saving up a sh*tload of dollars to spend on ammo at your
ranges! I DEFINITELY will go back home with a sore shoulder and a
“sorer” trigger finger, but a BIG smile on my face! I can imagine the
guys at the airport smirking at me: “This one is loopy!”
Guys, I really appreciate the offers of sending stuff to me. I will do
some thinking about what “innocent” items I would love to have. It
can’t be more than a buckshot mould, a good smoothbore slug mold
(Lyman, maybe?) and the ATS Universal Shotgun sight.
Maybe when I come over to the USA, I can buy these: and carry them
“innocently” back. (In the past 2 years, a friend who’s from New
Orleans, but works in my country: has been able to bring some of the
things I have been able to get: the Bushnell scope, the B-Square
mount, the Hi-Viz turkey sights, some Tri-Mark lasers (green and red),
etc. The trick is to throw away the packaging, disassemble the
components and spread them all around checked-in baggage. Thats how we
have gotten some things in.
For the guys who worried about the rust in my bore: that was when I
left off for several months without oiling properly. That’s been
Guys, thanks for the offers: but sometimes: the fun is actually IN the
fabricating and modifying! (Can you imagine how boring the 80′s would
have been if MacGyver had a Walmart or other full hardware store right
inside EVERY shack he was locked up in, or EVERY pilot-less plane he
had to escape from had a full tool box with welding kit included?)
In that spirit: check out my fabricated “Ghost-ring” sights! I
realized I have a drilled and tapped receiver on my Mossberg 500A, so
I used some erector set stuff:
To get these bits …
To achieve this:
What do you guys think? Cheers.