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Forum: Ask The Experts 07-29-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By sniperfan
What I'm abut to tell you is completely...

What I'm abut to tell you is completely unscientific, but..

At work I used to supervise the distribution of about 10,000 gas cylinders a month. In nine years I saw one cylinder failure, and it...
Forum: DIY Tech 07-26-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By sniperfan
I used to build custom .45s before I started...

I used to build custom .45s before I started airsmithing. I've checkered- oh, probably 100 or so 1911s.

I'd say practice on a piece of 1" diameter round stock of steel first. Checkering "LPI" or...
Forum: West Coast 07-25-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,130
Posted By sniperfan
Just got home, unloaded the car and took a...

Just got home, unloaded the car and took a shower. I'm beat but I had a huge smile going the whole way home.

Edit: Just got to see Aunt Linda's videos
Forum: West Coast 07-25-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,130
Posted By sniperfan
Loading the car now.

Loading the car now.
Forum: West Coast 04-02-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,130
Posted By sniperfan
Definitely!

Definitely!
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-02-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By sniperfan
Wasn't "Rhonda" the one you had to call for parts...

Wasn't "Rhonda" the one you had to call for parts for those early VL's?
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-16-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,354
Posted By sniperfan
Saw a couple. Outlaw field in Northern Ca-...

Saw a couple.

Outlaw field in Northern Ca- guy hadn't played in a year or two, and got shot out rather neatly by a guy I know. He won't call himself out. Gets shot again. Pulls his mask off and...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-25-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By sniperfan
My experience (admittedly in the C02 era) was...

My experience (admittedly in the C02 era) was that there was no difference. Cocker, Sniper- they were equally efficient.

I found Illustrators to be among the most efficient guns available when...
Forum: West Coast 12-22-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By sniperfan
Dan- I can't make it. My apologies. I did a...

Dan- I can't make it. My apologies.

I did a double take at that pic- looks like 1983 all over again.
Forum: Ask The Experts 11-30-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By sniperfan
Still wont make any difference. You can leave the...

Still wont make any difference. You can leave the bore unblued and wax it with paste wax.
Forum: Ask The Experts 11-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By sniperfan
Are you using cold blue? it probably wont make...

Are you using cold blue? it probably wont make any difference.
Forum: Ask The Experts 11-18-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By sniperfan
I never really liked the lack of thread support...

I never really liked the lack of thread support in P-blocks. It seemd like P-blocks developed wobble from less than optimal thread percentages and bolt fit. The old-school cocking blocks were very...
Forum: Ask The Experts 10-26-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By sniperfan
I've also parkerized a ton of guns. It was the...

I've also parkerized a ton of guns. It was the first real gunsmithing "act" I ever did. Not a huge fan. Parkerizing is so easily scratched, same with bead blasted bluing. The Amerline Seal that you...
Forum: Ask The Experts 10-23-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By sniperfan
I hot-blued a couple of hundred guns as a...

I hot-blued a couple of hundred guns as a gunsmith. Bluing is about as fragile a finish as there is. It has some slight resistance to corrosion.

My 2 cents? "Kote" it. Those bake on spray...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-17-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By sniperfan
I still have my ammo box with the butler creek...

I still have my ammo box with the butler creek lid...somewhere.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 06-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,953
Posted By sniperfan
The way to go might be to just silver solder (or...

The way to go might be to just silver solder (or silver braze) the two pieces back together.

As far as getting the pin out, a Starret punch designed for roll pins will make it easier. Brownells...
Forum: West Coast 05-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,926
Posted By sniperfan
What about point-ted sticks? I'll be there. ...

What about point-ted sticks?

I'll be there. Had a blast the last time.
Forum: What Is It? 05-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By sniperfan
Yeah, I sold a couple of hundred J&J hardchrome...

Yeah, I sold a couple of hundred J&J hardchrome barrels and I'd say it's one of them.

I still use my J&J barrel- they shoot great.
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-06-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By sniperfan
My friends and I fly slope soaring r/c...

My friends and I fly slope soaring r/c sailplanes, which have a *rough* life. Every landing is a controlled crash, and the impact on the nose makes the fuselage want to oil can the sides out. The...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By sniperfan
Try E-6000, which is a plumbing glue similar to...

Try E-6000, which is a plumbing glue similar to Goop. Lowes has it. I've used it for lots of stuff that has to remain flexible for years, and it works great.
Forum: Old Gun Tech 04-11-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By sniperfan
Chuck up the cup seal with the seal facing out in...

Chuck up the cup seal with the seal facing out in your 1/4" or 1/2" drill. Spin the drill up to about 1/4 speed and hold a piece of 400 grit wet and dry sandpaper up to the seal for a few seconds. ...
Forum: What Is It? 04-11-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By sniperfan
I'd say Brad Nestle- as far as I know he put...

I'd say Brad Nestle- as far as I know he put Bomar sights on some guns.
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-03-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By sniperfan
Use E-6000, which you can get from Lowes, or any...

Use E-6000, which you can get from Lowes, or any plumbing supply house. That stuff stays flexible for decades.
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-03-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By sniperfan
I toured the place back in 1992 or so. Charlie...

I toured the place back in 1992 or so. Charlie MUllenkamp from WGP took me there.

What do you want to know? They made mostly fanny packs, with or without a center pouch for a 20 oz tank. Their...
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-28-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,061
Posted By sniperfan
Those things lasted forever- I never had to...

Those things lasted forever- I never had to replace a part on them ever.

Huge hassle otherwise.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By sniperfan
Like this: (handshake) "Sorry for your...

Like this: (handshake) "Sorry for your loss"
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-23-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,535
Posted By sniperfan
Interesting. Brian Enos huh? I like his forum. ...

Interesting. Brian Enos huh? I like his forum.

I shot club level USPSA at a nationally ranked A-class level/Club rated master class from 88 through 93. The shop I worked for was an American...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By sniperfan
As a gunsmith I used this technique many times-...

As a gunsmith I used this technique many times- stuck screws were an every-day thing.

I would use a Brownells removeable tip screwdriver, and use a tip that fit the slot perfectly. Pressing down...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,535
Posted By sniperfan
I was in the industry back in 92 thru 95. I...

I was in the industry back in 92 thru 95.

I remember having a conversation with the rep from PMI at Mare Island in 1991. He related that they were going to pursue "The younger players- like 14...
Forum: Ask The Experts 01-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By sniperfan
Brad worked for Olympic.

Brad worked for Olympic.
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-30-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By sniperfan
IIRC WGP sold them back in the day as a paintball...

IIRC WGP sold them back in the day as a paintball mask. I found them foggy and sweaty, but a friend of mine played in his for at least five years on the original lens.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By sniperfan
Start a notebook of every idea you have- good,...

Start a notebook of every idea you have- good, bad, whatever. You don't need to show it to anybody, so don't be self conscious. Think of it like a teenage girls diary- it's there for you, not them....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-07-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By sniperfan
It was done on swiss screw machine. Keep in mind...

It was done on swiss screw machine. Keep in mind those are like 1991 prices.

To sell you'll need a business license, so you'll be a sole proprietor. Your social security will be your DBA. You'll...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-06-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By sniperfan
Been there- done that. Same part too. So...

Been there- done that. Same part too.

So you have a prototype. Make appointments with a couple of machine shops in a reasonable driving distance of you. Bring the part and and drawings. Ask...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-25-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By sniperfan
Auto Trracer. Painfully loud.

Auto Trracer. Painfully loud.
Forum: WGP 11-18-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By sniperfan
I thought they were a nice touch. I had them on...

I thought they were a nice touch. I had them on a matte blue anodized mini-cocker I built.
Forum: WGP 11-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By sniperfan
Before you put the line onto the barbed fittings,...

Before you put the line onto the barbed fittings, slide the knurled collar over the hose. Slip the tubing onto the barbed fitting, then turn the collar and it'll thread its way onto the tubing.
...
Forum: WGP 10-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By sniperfan
Any store that carries R/C Airplane supplies...

Any store that carries R/C Airplane supplies carries these really nice knurled 1/8" aluminum collars, or you can get them from Tower Hobbies.
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-30-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By sniperfan
I played with some back woods players who all...

I played with some back woods players who all wore ghillie suits, and they all called bounces as eliminations since they recognized the issue with finding hits.
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By sniperfan
Usually run springless and an o-ringless bolt. ...

Usually run springless and an o-ringless bolt. Lately I reverted to an o-ringed early Sniper-II "pull-style" bolt.

The quietest Sniper I ever saw had an interesting bit of work to it. The owner...
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