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Online Rob DiStefano

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An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« on: September 04, 2018, 08:55:20 AM »
... gets a makeover.

I bought this used Jack Garner (of TVM fame) Southern inspired rifle a few years ago.  It was a .36 with a 13/16" straight 42" barrel.  It was an ok shooter with a quite reliable lock and fast ignition.  Really liked the gun but never took to that caliber, though.  So I went and sold it off.   ???  :-[

I think it was late last year that I saw it up for sale at one of the forums, and on an impulse I bought it.  What was I thinking?  Nope, no common sense thought process happening 'tween my ears.   :D

What to do?  Send it off to Bobby Hoyt for a caliber makeover, that's what to do!

Due to the the depth of the dovetail cuts and breech plug threads, going to a .45 was kinda on the border line, so we made it into a .40 with deep .012" radius groove rifling.

Ah, mo' bettah now!  She's a shooter!  AND if I'm all the smarter this time, she'll be a keeper.   8)  :thumbs:



















     

Online doc nock

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 10:17:23 AM »
IF, Rob, IF...

IF my aunt was built different, she'd be my Uncle! :):)

Ole Bobby does take care of you and you give him plenty of work... and you like his work...

Can you illuminate us unwashed types about the real aspects of this Deep groove radius rifling?

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 10:55:00 AM »
deeper radius groove rifling for better hold of a thicker patch and better gas sealing (though gases are never fully sealed off).

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 11:44:21 AM »
Nice Rob.  Jack builds some nice guns.  That .40 is a great caliber......

Online doc nock

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 01:57:58 PM »
thanks Rob,

I knew you said there were advantages but couldn't remember what

Online goingoldskool

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 06:49:46 PM »
That's a good looking rig...... kinda surprised that you didn't send it off to be reamed out instead of selling her off.

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 07:31:10 PM »
That's a good looking rig...... kinda surprised that you didn't send it off to be reamed out instead of selling her off.

i'm surprised, too.   ???  8)

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 08:03:53 PM »
As that brass furniture has dulled with time, I rather like it and it's being somewhat subdued, it's not much different looking then iron furniture...

Rather pleasing to the eye although we both dislike gaudy looking guns

Offline Flintlock

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 03:56:47 PM »
Sweet lookin rifle Rob! :thumbs:

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 04:25:10 PM »
we shoot together again tomorrow - the garner .40 and the sharps .45-70 ... life IS good.  :)

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2018, 09:11:31 PM »
Thatís a beautiful piece right there!

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 08:16:37 AM »
she sure is a good gun in every way.  we had some good times together, for sure.

however, she has yet again departed my gun safe and has wandered off to the ohio lands where she has taken up lodging with a good chap who's been treating her most righteous. 

the end.   :wavey:  :camp:


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Re: An old friend comes home to roost, and ...
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2018, 11:23:53 PM »
Face palm emoji needed.     :P

My brother in law trades guns, bows, etc... all the time. I donít know if I get to sentimental or what.