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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2012, 11:30:53 AM »

Oh boy, too much moonshine. I'll stick with Grain Belt. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2012, 11:56:42 AM »

At least you're bathed.
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012, 01:38:42 PM »

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Oh boy, too much moonshine. I'll stick with Grain Belt.

 Moonshine? I never touch the stuff. Building a fowler in a city pool while inebriated is too easy, and the mark of a rank amateur. Not to give myself a pat on the back, but doing it stone cold sober demonstrates an absolute unfaltering dedication to the craft. Or so I hear.


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At least you're bathed.

  Water? I never touch the stuff. Guess I didn't mention that I was wearing a wet suit at the time. Also, does it pass for gun building advice if I recommend that fledgling builders should have a rented wet suit properly sanitized before wearing for extended periods?
 
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2012, 10:48:21 PM »

Ian........often wondered how you got those great wood to metal fits.  How long did you have to soak it in the pool to
get it right?..........Don
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2012, 12:00:29 PM »

  Long time on this one Don -  you know how it is, fowler buttplates and round barrels just naturally have lots of inletting gaps.
  As a bonus, the chlorine in the water helps to "age" the metal. So did all that the muriatic acid they dumped in to try and chase me out of the pool. Those people had no sense of humor. 
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