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Winchester Lever Action Rubber Band Rifle. The Build #4: Motivation to get it finished

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Blog entry by anthm27 posted 04-04-2019 08:20 AM 2186 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This entry more as a motivator for myself to get this thing finished. With the sandwich style lamination of the moving parts its taken quite some man hours. The rifle and its moving parts are sitting on the shelf out of reach. Every time I think of starting another project the unfinished rifle haunts me. I have to get it finished.

Anyways here is a few pics of the progress with the oak and walnut laminated trigger, leaver and hammer in place with small dowel, The cover plate basically done apart from final trim, Both walnut barrels are done ,

Just need to make a few more small internal parts like the magazine and bolt and install them, final trim, shaping of parts and sanding.

As I,ve said to Mrs, I need to take my time so as not to make a mistake , Now Im so far in a mistake could be disastrous at this point. I do though need to finish it.

Thanks for reading
Regards
Anthony

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process



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crowie

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#1 posted 04-04-2019 09:50 AM

We’d be in big trouble having one of them here

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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robscastle

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#2 posted 04-04-2019 10:19 AM

Dont be too concerned with slow progress from what I see so far its looking very good.

Stash it away for a short time then return, always provides a different thought train however it certainly looks the part at its Build #4 stage.

-- Regards Rob

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mikeacg

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#3 posted 04-04-2019 11:23 AM

You are doing a really bang-up job on this project! Looking forward to the next episode!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 04-04-2019 11:47 AM

Anthony, that already looks great. Taking your time time when venturing into new territory is key to a successful outcome.
Looking at what is already done, there’s no doubt you will prevail.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 04-04-2019 02:00 PM

i forgot all about this fine looking rifle …... keep going the satisfaction when finish will be very …. GR8 ….... LOOKS GOOD :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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builtinbkyn

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#6 posted 04-04-2019 02:13 PM

That’s lookin’ like a nifty shooter, partner.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 04-04-2019 08:40 PM

Looks really great so far. Keep up the good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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anthm27

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#8 posted 04-05-2019 12:42 AM



We’d be in big trouble having one of them here

- crowie

Yes, thats what I am worried about, If I ever get it finished one day I suspect I will want to take it Home to Australia. It will be interesting to see if Australian Customs seize it or not, It will break my heart if they do, made even worse as I have licensed fire arms on the farm, so it will be interesting to see if they let me have a rubber band rifle.

Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#9 posted 04-05-2019 12:44 AM



Dont be too concerned with slow progress from what I see so far its looking very good.

Stash it away for a short time then return, always provides a different thought train however it certainly looks the part at its Build #4 stage.

- robscastle

Cheers for the encouragement Rob,
Thank you

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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anthm27

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#10 posted 04-05-2019 12:49 AM

Thanks to all for the replies,

Thanks Mikeacg, Cheers Dick always good to get your replies, Tony GR8 thank you, Bill from Pitts burg thank you and to Mike Stefang, thank you

Good weekend to all,
Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 04-06-2019 12:00 AM

Nice job Anthony. Great natural contrast in wood colour.
Looks good enough to knock out some of those tough HK flies.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 04-06-2019 11:52 AM

Work like this can be a real motivator. It looks fantastic. The finishing of this will make you want to make another. keep it up Anthony.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 05-14-2019 04:31 PM

Nice gun, Anthony! 30-30 or 32 special??

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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anthm27

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#14 posted 05-14-2019 10:10 PM



Nice gun, Anthony! 30-30 or 32 special??

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Hi Jim
I am pretty sure its a replica off a 30 30, Big Bullet short range type thing.
For some reason I cant muster the energy to finish it, and that is very out of Character for me. I like the bigger not so fiddly projects. I will definitely get back to it soon though.

Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 05-15-2019 12:04 AM


For some reason I cant muster the energy to finish it, and that is very out of Character for me. I like the bigger not so fiddly projects. I will definitely get back to it soon though.

Regards
Anth

- anthm27


I hope you get some energy to finish this guy cant wait to see it finished :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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