Tag: Machining

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Scratch Built 1880 SA Revolver

Thanks to Enzo for sending this our way. Waffenschmiedin x builds an 1880 Single Action Revolver from a piece of 4140 steel that was heat treated to a rockwell hardness of 27-33. She makes the entire revolver including the screws from this piece of metal. Better yet she [Read More…]

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Making The M1 Garand

In my critique of the M1 Garand rifle on Sunday, I noted that John Cantius Garand was not only a firearms designer, but a machinist as well. It was his intimate understanding of the world of the shop floor that made his rifle economical to produce, which is in my [Read More…]

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