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#410260 - 07/13/15 10:20 PM For the talented few...Please share!
Dave Weber Offline


Registered: 11/09/01
Posts: 791
Loc: Bloomfield, NY
Building from scratch, refinishing, or just a simple repair of a Double Gun or other sporting firearm in an appropriate and proper manner is a true talent.

I encourage you to share your DIY gunsmithing experiences and accomplishments with rest of us who sadly are lacking those abilities.

Thank you all for your participation.

PS - Don't forget to tell us about your tools and fixtures too...I love gadgets!
Dave Weber
DoubleGun Evangelist
In Charge But Not Responsible

#410288 - 07/14/15 10:05 AM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
Franc Otte Offline

Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 3553
Loc: NH
Good man Dave for going with this!
This could be great.
I'm only a reader n asker here....but I really hope the answerers will keep it nice n friendly...there may be several ways to do the same job...will be nice to hear them all in a civilized manner..I guess we will see how it works,eh?
Cheers to all

#430005 - 12/23/15 08:46 AM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
rog8811 Offline

Registered: 12/13/15
Posts: 6
Loc: UK
I hope this is the kind of thing you want to see smile

There is a back story to it, one of the subjects I teach is fire lighting and I want to show the kids as many ways as possible to go about it.
I tried to buy a flintlock tinder lighter kit but no one seems to sell them any more, decided to build my own, first I did a bit of Googling for ideas and came across pictures of, what was a common practice way back when, once the barrel was unsafe to use pistols were converted to tinder lighters.
There was one picture that came up that really appealed to me where the barrel was slit and hinged! As I also do pirate birthday parties I realised I could hit both sessions with one piece of kit.

I purchased the lock and the basic trigger guard, the rest I did myself.

I have got it to the point you see, trial assembled ready for a bit more fetttling, over Christmas I will hopefully get it finished. I need to sort out the spill holder and some char rope then see if it works.
As all my machine tools are still in storage this was accomplished with basic hand tools and elbow grease. cool

Edited by rog8811 (12/23/15 08:49 AM)

#430999 - 01/01/16 02:24 PM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
rog8811 Offline

Registered: 12/13/15
Posts: 6
Loc: UK
There doesn't seem to be that much interest in the above but here is the finished item and how it works.

#441861 - 04/17/16 11:06 AM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: rog8811]
xausa Offline

Registered: 04/11/06
Posts: 619
Loc: Puryear, TN
Well done! It looks as though the spi9ll snuffer was made from a rimmed cartridge case. Am I right?

#441872 - 04/17/16 02:36 PM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
skeettx Offline

Registered: 06/03/08
Posts: 4832
Loc: Amarillo, Texas
What a sparking good time!!
Thank you for sharing

USAF RET 1971-95

#455638 - 09/08/16 11:51 AM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
Rockdoc Offline

Registered: 02/28/02
Posts: 2859
Loc: Currently Arizona
I love tinkering with the tattered old relics that I'm drawn too yet I'd forgotten all about this site. I'd wondered why the main site had become so boring, now I know. The things I'm interested in are here.

Approach life like you do a yellow light - RUN IT! (Gail T.)

#461256 - 11/05/16 09:47 AM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
Jerald Ware Offline

Registered: 01/02/02
Posts: 103
Loc: west Mi
Really a neat project.
I am encouraged as much by this as I am discouraged by those individuals w/o vision or interest in making "things".
"A promise made is a debt unpaid", Robert Service, Cremation of Sam McGee.

#472879 - 02/22/17 09:22 AM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: rog8811]
2 Soot Balls Offline

Registered: 01/09/17
Posts: 11
Very nice gun this sight is not over populated so not many responses but you did a very nice job.

#499868 - 12/31/17 02:14 PM Re: For the talented few...Please share! [Re: Dave Weber]
John P Offline

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 9
Loc: Port Angeles, WA

Edited by John P (01/06/18 10:47 AM)

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