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Offline TDM

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Muzzle Stamp Tool
« on: May 31, 2024, 03:43:52 AM »
This is not my original idea, and Iím sure a lot of members here have used some variation of it. But it might be helpful to a new builder. Itís simple to make and works nicely. Used this today on a .36 SMR Iím building. Just use a wooden dowel smaller than the diameter of your bore, apply tape to create a snug bore fit, secure your punch to the dowel with tie raps and maybe a little tape, and mark the center of each flat. Just a firm hit with a small hammer will create the dimple. Any bulging around the dimple can be removed with sandpaper backed on a flat file.


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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2024, 04:11:28 AM »
Clever, and a nice result!
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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2024, 04:35:19 AM »
Thank you Rich.

Offline Daniel Coats

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2024, 05:22:34 AM »
Very innovative
Dan

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2024, 05:38:37 AM »
Thank you Daniel.

Offline bluenoser

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2024, 10:20:33 PM »
Thanks for a great idea and a simple solution.
Have you tried it with a nailset?

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2024, 11:39:38 PM »
Thanks for a great idea and a simple solution.
Have you tried it with a nailset?

Your very welcome. No, never used a nailset but that might give an interesting looking dimple.

Offline Hawg

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2024, 01:37:04 AM »
Cool! 8)

Offline bluenoser

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2024, 02:10:20 AM »
Thanks for a great idea and a simple solution.
Have you tried it with a nailset?

Your very welcome. No, never used a nailset but that might give an interesting looking dimple.
That's what I was thinking.  Similar to the pattern seen on some SMRs.  Might have to case-harden the tip.

Offline Tenmile

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2024, 03:16:17 AM »
Simple and effective. Clever idea.
Lynn

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2024, 06:16:50 AM »
Thanks Lynn. 

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2024, 11:47:56 PM »
Great tip! Iím nearing close to the fun part of my SMR build (first ever) and I always liked the look of a stamped muzzle. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2024, 03:32:08 AM »
Great tip! Iím nearing close to the fun part of my SMR build (first ever) and I always liked the look of a stamped muzzle. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Wingshot, good luck with yours.

Offline P.W.Berkuta

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2024, 06:27:04 PM »
I LOVE this idea -- and it looks like it did a great job - good for you! 8) ;)
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." - Chinese proverb

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2024, 05:43:38 AM »
I LOVE this idea -- and it looks like it did a great job - good for you! 8) ;)

Thank you.

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2024, 02:33:54 PM »
Thanks for posting this idea. Iíve done them freehand with a nail set on a few rifles over the years. This should make it easier.
Bob
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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2024, 02:51:44 PM »
That's one of the simple  "Why didn't I think of that" idea's! I have done them free handed for years and all is well until I get cross eyed and stamp one flat off center then it bugs me as long as I own that rifle!
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Re: Muzzle Stamp Tool
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2024, 03:21:01 AM »
Thank you Bob and Dennis.