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Old 05-22-2008, 01:27 PM
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great work. I had a chance to meet you briefly at Gunsite last june when you delivered a pistol to a friend while we were taking a private 250 class.

How many hours from the time you take the magwell guide out of the bag til it is done?
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:18 PM
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Chuck: great work and post.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:25 PM
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doj, Might that have been one of Her Majesty's Finest?
How many hours? No interest, no idea.

cowboy, The frame recess measured .546" wide. The mainspring housing measured .535" wide. The pins eliminated the .011" of side to side slop.


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Old 05-22-2008, 04:27 PM
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Yes, the man in question does have a soft spot for the Queen.
I understand you response re time in the job-as long as it takes to get it right. You are really a master.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:57 PM
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I usually do not comment on these threads because my ability in the usage of words is not up to the ability of the creators of the work shown. I have to say this however and I hope it is taken as a compliment. The mag well in the finished pictures looks like a soft, warm, custom piece of leather work. It does not look like metal at all. A person has to love what they do to put that much effort into their work. A feast for the eyes as always.


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Old 05-22-2008, 10:09 PM
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Simply perfection.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:00 AM
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:37 AM
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:59 AM
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How many hours from the time you take the magwell guide out of the bag til it is done?
Hours?
I'm guessing 15 minutes...20 tops.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:46 PM
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Hours?
I'm guessing 15 minutes...20 tops.
Thats for the TOP NOTCH guys like you and Chuck. Your average smith would probably need 30 minutes, and a newby up to a entire hour.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:05 PM
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Amazing work. Definitely top shelf!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:48 AM
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Mr. Wrench:

When you make the plug to fill the existing hole in the magwell, do you make it slightly undersized so the silver solder will flow around it?

I guess my question really is: How do you solder the plug in place? From each end with wire solder? Pre-mixed paste?

Beautiful work, and speaking for myselt, the most admirable aspect is how unselfish you are to share it with us. Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:57 AM
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Even if I had those machines, I still would not know how to use them with effectiveness !!
Amen. Chuck is a skilled craftsman. Gifted genius is more like it. Wow. I long for the day that I can afford to have someone with such skill work on something special for me.

Very cool.

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Old 05-25-2008, 04:42 PM
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gbw,
Sharing is what the internet is all about!
The pin is .001" or .002" undersized. I use .030" diameter wire silver solder and draw it in from both sides.

Thanks to all for the comments. Hopefully one of our budding smiffs will find this of use.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:01 PM
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Darn it sure it aggravating looking at these pics since we can't get in on some of the work....
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:01 AM
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Truely an art! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:20 AM
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Chuck,

Your machine work is second to none.

On my authority, please engrave "Willed to TonyF" on the inside of the frame.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:20 AM
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Wow!!

That is amazing. Chuck Rogers.......Artistry in steel.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:35 AM
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I usually do not comment on these threads because my ability in the usage of words is not up to the ability of the creators of the work shown.
+1

These threads always evoke adulation and regret on my part. Adulation for the unique talent and dedication by the craftsmen and regret that this perfection is only available to so few.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:00 PM
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How did you bore out the mainspring tunnel? Just a long drill bit?
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:27 PM
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Standard length drill bit. Ground to a 45 degree angle to match the angle of the mainspring pin retainer.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:39 AM
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Always nice to see your posts like this. It's nice to see where your money goes when using a TRUE gunsmith as opposed to a part-changer. Really what commissioning a custom gun is all about, knowing that a craftsman spent time and effort on something as opposed to knocking some pins out and dropping in a part.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:56 PM
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Just outstanding Chuck... Just outstanding.
Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:17 AM
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Wow,

Awesome work and pics. Thanks for the tutorial ( not that I would be able to pull it off though!)
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:18 AM
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Fantastic work indeed! Good to see these quality informative posts again!

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