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Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:25 pm

mobile chernobyl wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:41 pm
I don't know about you but no amount of fancy ARs or AKs, custom built or exotic auction win will ever seem to replace the feeling you get after completing a big "spud" launcher and firing it off for the first time.

I've even had the honor to shoot .50 BMGs out here in Colorado at truly long ranges and also rapid fire at big steel barrels...

Nope - that hybrid golf ball gun will always have top dibs haha.
Very true. I built this one completely from parts though so I guess I felt a little better about it, but still not the same as sawing into some pipe yourself. :P
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Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:22 am

mark.f wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:25 pm
still not the same as sawing into some pipe yourself.
In adulthood it is gratifying to add some movie classics from one's adolescence to the collection :D

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I'll agree however that it's nowhere near as satisfying as designing and building your own.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:24 pm

A really excellent video from 1969 following Master Gunsmith Wallace Gusler as he builds a flintlock rifle from start to finish using traditional tools and techniques:



Seeing someone make their own screws using only hand tools makes you realize just how much we take for granted these days.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:41 pm

I swear this showed up here before, at least I saved it at some point in my random youtube folder. :lol:
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