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Offline runastav

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2018, 10:57:53 AM »
Hi All!2 Ramrod pipe 1-1/2"long, why not make them from a pipe from a old lamp ;)
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2018, 06:25:27 PM »
Hi Guys! Forestock is now round shape, I cut a bit from a corner profile list work grait With abrasive paper for the round forestock shape ;)
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2018, 12:45:57 AM »
Looking great Runar.  I cannot wait to see the final rifle.  Best wishes, and God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2019, 07:37:23 PM »
Hi all! and thank you Marcruger! Nosecap in progress made of 1mm mild steel 2 part silversolder
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2019, 07:49:07 AM »
Good find on the sanding block, Runar!  Looks like a real time saver.  The rifle is coming along very nicely.

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2019, 11:17:13 AM »
Hi guys, and thank you Curtis! Nosecap done, copper rivet and a litle glue ;)
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2019, 12:26:15 PM »
Hi all! Rear sight made, hopfully its loock like a Gillespie!
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2019, 05:43:25 AM »
You are really doing a first-class job on that rifle.  Maybe you emigrate here like the German gunsmiths in the 17th and 18th centuries?
And our state of Minnesota has a LOT of Scandinavian people - Ollie and Sven jokes are always popping up.  Nice and cold, lots of snow there.
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2019, 12:49:42 PM »
Hi all! Thank you Craig Wilcox! Emigrate me? no I must see the North Sea Horizon every day ;) So the front sight is made.
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2019, 03:33:50 PM »
I sure do enjoy following your progres, sir. Another fine one for sure. Thanks for keeping us in on it.
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2019, 01:10:06 PM »
Hi all, and thank you Bob Hill! Okei, the rifle is now in the white.  :)Thank you Dennis for all help when building this rifle!
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2019, 08:13:00 PM »
A litle muzzle decoration, I use a old letter stamp ;)
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #62 on: January 11, 2019, 09:56:52 PM »
Nice, easy loading crown, too.
Well done, Runastav, well done indeed.
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2019, 10:46:52 PM »
This style of rifle fits your approach and working style beautifully.  Real nice job!

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2019, 01:00:06 AM »
That is going to be a beautiful, well-made rifle - I congratulate you on a job well done!
Craig Wilcox
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2019, 03:53:19 AM »
Runar,

Jeg vet ikke om du er en geni eller rett og slett gal, men jeg liker det! Super arbeidet igjen.

Stay warm and dry through the winter,
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2019, 04:13:35 AM »
Very Nice! Well Done!
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2019, 10:12:10 PM »
Hi all! And thank you all! Angus, haha sikkert ein kombinasjon ;) Ok, I hate polishing but here is a Nice tips I learned from a old tool maker. Take a old butter knife and file a litle tip on the end for fasten the sandpaper see photo.Dont steal the silverknife the wife will see it >:(
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2019, 07:29:04 AM »
Great tip with  the butte rknife Runar!  :)

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2019, 06:25:10 PM »
Hi Guys! And thank you Curtis! The Gillespie is done, finish produkt in photo. 3 American produkt thank you America ;) Photo show the Gillespie together With my 2 earlyer longrifle build made after Gunmaster Steve Bookout longrifle model :)
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2019, 06:33:42 PM »
I like it a lot.  Very nice.
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2019, 03:26:44 PM »
You've done another great job, Runar. Thanks for taking us along on the ride.
Bob
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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2019, 04:56:03 PM »
Runar, that looks great!  Congrats! Be sure and post photos when you shoot it.

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2019, 05:38:31 PM »
Runar, I really enjoy watching your progress step by step!
The finished Rifles are beautiful. Many of us on this forum are amazed at your
creativity.
Gus :)

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Re: Building a Gillespie Rifle cal 50
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2019, 05:45:25 PM »
Nice job on the Gillespie rifle. What kind of barrel did you use?