Saturday, December 5, 2009

Short Saturday Ramble...

Derrick and I have been incredibly busy lately which is why posts have slowed down a bit. We both work in retail and this is the busy season...but fear not we've both been accumulating projects and things should ramp up soon on the blog.

I finally cleaned the Haenel 311 so I can reassemble it and see if it works. I managed to go to a gun show last Saturday and bought a Benjamin 137 pistol that needs resealing, I think that will be an interesting project. I should also be receiving a Taiyo Juki Junior soon , assuming Fed Ex tracking is correct. More details on that purchase later, let's just say it's a good idea to look for mislabelled items on Gunbroker from time to time.

I bought a Mongomery Wards labelled Crosman 140 at the same gun show, and it needs seals as well. Derrick is getting the Daisy 717 I also bought. He sent me a Crosman 600 that I'm scared to take out of the needs everything. Should be a very interesting project.

So lots of airguns to monkey with, we just need time...

It's worth noting that we're over 300 posts on the blog so far...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trigger Shoe Update

A quick project. When I made the first trigger shoe, a few days ago, I used half of a ring of aluminum. This is the other half of that ring. Not much difference at all. Just left it "in the white". Sanded it a bit more than the first shoe with the Dremel tool and a small sanding drum, then took it to 500 grit with successively finer grades of emery cloth. A bit of Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish, and it shined up like a mirror.

Installed on an extra 22XX/13XX grip frame to test for fit and trigger travel.

I liked the polished finish so much I couldn't bring myself to blacken it.

Installed it on the 2250 CAR project from last year.

As of right now, all my airguns are functional so it looks like the next project is gonna be grips for that Crosman 150. Dang. I hate making grips. I need some busted airguns.