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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #225 on: March 04, 2017, 03:21:29 AM »
Curtis

very nice.  Hope you can make Friendship and we can shoot our CS rifles together on the woods walk.  Perhaps TOF will have a rifle that he can shoot?

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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #226 on: March 04, 2017, 05:55:42 AM »
Sharp looking riflegun, Curtis!  Thanks for the great thread as well!


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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #227 on: March 04, 2017, 06:08:36 AM »
Nice work Curtis, looks great!

I hope you will bring it to WKU this year, I'd love to see it. 

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Norm
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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #228 on: March 04, 2017, 06:35:03 AM »
Thanks for your your kind words, everybody.  It has been a fun and exciting journey for me to say the least!  I hope it encourages or inspires someone to building a gun.

Oldtraveler, I don't believe the barrel ever gets hot enough to harm or weaken the steel, and I haven't experienced any problems with the last barrel I did.  Jack Brooks thinks that it charcoal bluing will anneal the barrel, I assume because it may relieve stresses in the metal?  I am no metallurgist, so my opinion and 50 cents will get you a cup of cheap coffee!  ;)

Snapper, I hope to see you there in Friendship and shoot the CS rifles together as well.  Let's both bring an extra gun so TOF can participate after his gun refuses to fire.

Ed & Norm,  I plan on bringing it to WKU, see y'all there!
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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #229 on: March 05, 2017, 06:15:49 AM »
Your rifle turned out great!

I really like the colors that the charcoal bluing gave the barrel.

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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #230 on: March 08, 2017, 12:46:49 AM »
Curtis, thank you so much for this tutorial! I haven't been on in several months and this was the third thread I opened.  Spent all yesterday evening and my lunch time  mesmerized by it! I will spend the njext couple of evenings finishing it. I haven't looked at the finished gun yet because I want to save that for last. Thanks for all the time and effort you put in to sharing this with us and for sharing your immense talent and knowledge. I'm signing off now to go down to work on the rifle I currently have on the bench.  Will pick back up on this tonight.
Thanks again,
TC

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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #231 on: March 08, 2017, 04:10:37 AM »
Curtis, very nicely done!  See you at WKU.

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Re: Current project by Curtis - Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #232 on: March 08, 2017, 05:44:05 AM »
Thanks TC, hope you like it when you reach the end!  ;)  Can't say I have immense talent or knowledge just like to play around in the shop and figure it out as I go!  Taking classes at the NMLRA gunsmithing seminar has been a big help.

See you there in Bowling Green, Homerifle!

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Re: Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43
« Reply #233 on: February 01, 2020, 02:22:17 AM »
I feel this thread had some unique and useful information in it, so I went through the whole thing and replaced all the photos - they were all missing due to the "Photobucket Fiasco".  Hope someone new can get a bit of use from it!

Thanks for looking,
Curtis
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Re: Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43- Photos Fixed
« Reply #234 on: February 01, 2020, 04:42:10 AM »
Good to visit your lovely work again.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Christian's Spring rifle inspired by RCA #43- Photos Fixed
« Reply #235 on: February 01, 2020, 05:05:21 AM »
Excellent! Thank you!