Post by frankenfab on Aug 22, 2019 14:42:45 GMT -5
Made 4 barrel vices and an action wrench at work Saturday. Got the gun completely disassembled today. I made the action wrench from a Red Oak 4x4 from one of the big pallets that our sheet stock comes in on. One end fits small frames, and the other, large frames.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2019 14:35:13 GMT -5 by frankenfab
Your pictures aren’t showing up. It is a shame because a 327 with an octagon barrel interests me greatly. I bought a bubba’ed up single seven bisley for a project and can’t make up my mind whether I want an octagon barrel or a round barrel with a barrel band sight.
Post by frankenfab on Sept 5, 2019 14:23:53 GMT -5
Got my forcing cone cut at 11 degrees using a small end mill as a boring bar. Started measuring things to set my BC gap, and man was I dissapointed in what I found.
The cylinder nose is short, so the cylinder face contacts the barrel, and there's still a gap at the gas ring. No wonder it had over .008" BC gap. Soooo, I'm going to have to order a piece of pre-hardened material and put a bushing in the cylinder to make things right.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2019 14:26:14 GMT -5 by frankenfab
Post by frankenfab on Sept 5, 2019 15:14:43 GMT -5
So here's where I'm at.
I'm going to wait to start milling the flats until I have the cylinder bushed. Once the cylinder fit and BC gap are where I want them, I'll index the first flat off the top of the frame with the barrel installed, then remove the barrel and cut all 8 sides in relation to my index. I'm not going to use a rotary indexer to cut the barrel flats. I'll just slab out 4 sides in a regular milling vice, milling off the top, and use an angle block to rotate 45 degrees and start the last 4 sides.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2019 15:17:24 GMT -5 by frankenfab
I like the looks of that forcing cone. One of my single sevens has a forcing cone like yours, and the forcing cone on the other is about a 1/2” long. I don’t understand how they can differ so much with the same brand new guns. Awesome work! I wish I had the tools and patience to do something like that.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2019 15:21:07 GMT -5 by wheelguns