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Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:02 pm

I profiled these 2 barrels.
What do you think? :think:
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Your skills are improving. :mrgreen:
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Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:05 pm

Neat! :thumbup: ..... That looks like a Mauser K98 action on the first barrel. :think:
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:16 am

It is a Mauser K98. :cool:

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:06 am

Jonathan, nice :thumbup: Did you do it yourself? (barrel)

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:33 am

Jonathan, looks like a Mauser, well done, nice job! :thumbup:

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:59 am

OOOOMS wrote: Did you do it yourself? (barrel)
Yes I start on a CNC lathe to cut he thread to suite the Mauser K98 action
Then I use a CNC Mill turner ( lathe and Milling macing in one) to do the profile and to mill the groves.

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:02 pm

Looks neat, what barrel and calibre?
Did you profile from a unfinished blank?

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:28 pm

Tonto wrote:Looks neat, what barrel and calibre?
Did you profile from a unfinished blank?
Calibre : 9.3 X 62 and 7 X 64
Truvelo barrel profiled from a blank, only the rifling in the barrel is dune by Truvelo, it basically starts as a 1.5" x 27" "shaft" that has the rifling caliber that you what in it.

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Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:34 pm

....... but you make much more technical items than that .........
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:38 pm

How many grooves in that profile .... 4 or 5 ?
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:05 pm

Mud Dog wrote:How many grooves in that profile .... 4 or 5 ?
6 grooves.

Made 1 that has spiral grooves 180`
Traveler wrote:....... but you make much more technical items than that .........
I make a lot of complex and Small parts out of Titanium, cobalt chrome and stainless steel.

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Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:22 am

Profiling a barrel is somewhat of a black art as I understand. The Truvellos are hammer forged. Apparently a lot of stresses built up that can cause warping if not controlled. I am always interested in these control methods. I currently use a Bartlein 1 in 8,5 6 mm cut rifled barrel and had to have it reprofiled to save weight. I was very nervous, but she shoots like a beaut. The cut rifled barrels apparently does not have all the stresses associated with the button draw and hammer forged.

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Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Progress on my .338 win mag.

The top one is a Air Arms S410 Clasic.
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Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:50 am

Looks good.just out of interest sake.How do you get a license if you built the rifle yourself?
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Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:52 pm

It's only the barrel that's actually licensed ... not the working parts. As a licensed gunsmith I imagine you get a permit for the barrel, biuld the weapon and then apply for the license if you are going to keep it .... otherwise the buyer applies. :think:
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Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:29 pm

have a look at Sons of Guns on Thursday nights on Discovery channel 121, just before 9 pm.

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Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:23 pm

Go to a gunsmith buy a barrel and receiver , apply for licence, wait 3 years for your licence then it is DIY time.
A CNC mill-turner will be handy. :thumbup:

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Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:56 pm

You are super handy. Project is looking super excellent.
What scope are you fitting on that?
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Nightforce 12-42X56

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Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:59 am

Impressive stuff!!

I'd like to see that rifle once it is all done.
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Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:33 am

Jonathan, miskien moet jy die winter by my die gewere hier kom toets op springbokke en kudu's

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:14 pm

.303
New stock NOT SORTEND
American Oak.
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Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:19 pm

Dit lyk uitstekend.

Fantastiese werk Jonty. :mrgreen:
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Ons moet skietbaan toe sodra my .270 klaar gebou is. :mrgreen:
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Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Hi Jonathan,

Nice work you are doing there. I started a semi apprenticeship a couple of months ago at Gun o Clock in Stellenbosch as I am into antique clocks so I get to see
a few nice guns as well. I try and go in once or twice a week whenever I can get some time and help out (no pay) but I learn a lot as the owner opened the very
same shop he is in today in 1966. Very nice working with someone with so much knowledge and then also loves sharing it.

Well to get to the point I have bought a Colt MKIV Series 70 .45 Government model from him and would like to know what is you thoughts on the gun and is there any mods
one can do to improve it or should one leave it as is.
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Rooies wrote: Well to get to the point I have bought a Colt MKIV Series 70 .45 Government model from him and would like to know what is you thoughts on the gun and is there any mods
one can do to improve it or should one leave it as is.
I will leve the Colt as is. (its a .45)
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Rooies wrote:Well to get to the point I have bought a Colt MKIV Series 70 .45 Government model from him and would like to know what is you thoughts on the gun and is there any mods one can do to improve it or should one leave it as is.
Would you put a Land Rover badge on your Hilux??
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Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:02 pm

Nice... very nice :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:39 pm

Sjoe! That's a beaut!!! :thumbup: I'd be too afraid of scratches to take that baby out in the veld! :D:

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Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:42 pm

What a beautiful stock on that 300SWM! :thumbup:

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Damn! Thats neat!!

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Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:43 pm

You've got some talent to say the least!!!

What would that combination weigh?
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Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:45 am

Jonathan, I have got a 30.06 mauser action rifle and I am looking for a left handed stock with thumb hole (pistol grip, just like the 300swm). Do you have any available or would you have to make one up?
And of course, what would the cost be?
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Sorry, this web site did not give me much info regarding prices, choice, availability etc. I did leave a mesg onn the contact page with my details, I hope it gets through.
Is this your company?
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Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:40 am

The rifle looks awesome, Johnathan! :thumbup: Not so sure I like the two-tone Browning though. :think:
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Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:09 pm

That rifle is a beaut Johnathan. I was a armourer in the army and really enjoyed it, worked from small arms to the 106 rocket launcher. Since then I have not had much to do with weapons. Pity, because it is very interesting. :thumbup:

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