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30carbnut posted this 16 December 2017

Hello all, To make a long story semi short, a little more than a year ago my father brought me a 5 foot long piece of 304 hexagonal stock and told me to build him a gun with it, I said ok and told him it would have to be a pistol. Well I had been putting it off because of the hex shape, but a month ago they diagnosed my father with Multiple Mioma, so I figured I should get my butt in gear and get the pistol made for him for Christmas. I started working on it 11/14/2017 and finished it today 12/16/2017. to save time I bought the stock pre-shaped and inlet-ed it for the hex barrel and the lock that I designed and built from several other lock designs. Hats off and many thanks to John Lifer j.lifer@ozarklaserengraving.comfor the engraving,he did a wonderful job and got it done quickly so I could get the pistol done in time for Christmas. You think he will like it?

Here is the link to the whole build. https://postimg.cc/gallery/21cxjqxmo/

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Dale53 posted this 16 December 2017

30carbnut;

Well, I am impressed! I’ll bet it shoots well, too...

That’s a FINE gift for your father!

Happy Holidays to you both!

Dale53

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Ed Harris posted this 17 December 2017

Absolutely lovely!  

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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BigMan54 posted this 18 December 2017

A VERY FINE PIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP.  YOUR DAD WILL BE PROUD TO HAVE IT.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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rhbrink posted this 18 December 2017

I have  to say that is the first hexagon barrel that I have seen looks good though! Did you rifle the barrel or bored smooth?

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30carbnut posted this 18 December 2017

Thanks, yes it has 6 groves 4 thousands deep in 1:20 twist that I did with my grooving machine that I built a picture of it is in the link to the build. Here is the link again in case some one missed it. https://postimg.cc/gallery/21cxjqxmo/

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30carbnut posted this 18 December 2017

Thanks to all for the kind words.

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4570sharps posted this 14 April 2019

Very nice!

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x101airborne posted this 14 April 2019

That is very sweet of you. I know he will treasure it.

I want to go back to the build thread and especially to the grooving thread. My FIL has an old stock duplicator and a single point rifling machine but neither are in working order yet. 

Have yall shot the weapon yet? How she run?

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30carbnut posted this 14 April 2019

Well in the last year we have shot it quite a bit, probably 100 or so rounds, It will shoot a 2 1/2' - 3" 4 shot group off hand at 60 feet with patched round balls if we do our part. We haven't tried any other kind of bullets but it shoots fine with round balls and they will go through a treated 2 x 4 at 60 feet.

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