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Offline WKevinD

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Ramrod tips
« on: June 06, 2019, 06:39:43 PM »
I have been making ramrod tips using a friends lathe and like them alot so I thought I'd share.
5/16 stock with a 1/4" hole 1" deep in one end and a 10-32 tapped hole in the other 3" long with a 1 degree taper. Since I taper all of my 3/8" ramrods to 5/16" anyway I figured this have a nice (functional) period look to any of the rifles I send out.
The picture shows one mounted, a standard 3/8" brass tip for comparison and a couple of others.

Kevin

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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 07:25:56 PM »
Looks real good. Such tips solve many “front lock bolt is partly in the RR hole” issues.
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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 10:03:34 PM »
I really like what you came up with.  Neat.
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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 11:34:58 PM »
 Good look'n, are you going to sell a few?

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Offline Cory Joe Stewart

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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 04:46:36 PM »
I really like those.  I have made a couple by using my drill press as a lathe.  Mine have not turned out as nice as yours tho.  Well done.

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Offline Clark B

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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 12:54:52 AM »
Now those I could make, easily. The brazed kind haven't panned out for me just yet.
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Offline WKevinD

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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 01:02:47 AM »
I tried brazed ones, mine were ugly and didn't hold up to use.
They are not difficult to make
 just a lot of steps to make something so simple.

Kevin
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Offline Clark B

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Re: Ramrod tips
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 04:19:09 AM »
I tried brazed ones, mine were ugly and didn't hold up to use.
They are not difficult to make
 just a lot of steps to make something so simple.

Kevin

Small stuff always seems to take a lot of steps on a lathe.
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