Author: TM

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Smith & Wesson 77A Pump Pellet Air Rifle

I picked up this little abused rifle at a gun show in Missouri. I had never seen a rifle like this and I heard that antique air rifles can be fairly expensive. Knowing nothing about it asked the seller to educate me. He said that he had one as a kid, that it shot great…
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Shooting Chrony Remote Control

Salvaged from Web Archive. Shooting Chrony is out of business and the noplab website that published this article with a copy right of 2003-2014 has been shut down as well. Shooting Chrony offers remote controls for their line of chronographs. The single button model sells for $16 and the 2 button model for $19. If…
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Shooting Chrony PC Serial Interface

Salvaged from Web Archive Shooting Chrony sells a PC interface cable for use with the Chrony for around $23. If the parts to build the interface are not readily available or constructing a board with surface mount parts is an issue then buying the Chrony interface cable is a good choice. The Chrony uses a…
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Shooting Chrony PC Protocol

Salvaged from the web archive. The serial port settings are 4800bps, 8 data bits, no parity and 1 stop bit. Each line of a response includes a carriage return (0x0D) and line feed (0x0A), the initiating command does not. A serial terminal emulator application, Hyperterm on Windows or Minicom on OS X and Linux, can…
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Mr. BulletFeeder adapter for bullet feeding die

If someone builds a bullet collator, most likely they will opt for the cheaper $30 Hornady bullet feeeding die, but if you do end up buying the excellent bullet feeder die from Mr. Bulletfeeder you will need an adapter.  Here is a way you can quickly make the necessary adapter. Materials needed: 1 x 3/4″…
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How to make a SKS firing pin

For all of you that have a lathe handy with some 1/4″ stainless steel, here are the dimensions to turn a SKS firing pin that uses a s&w revolver return spring.  This design was jot my idea, but I did figure out the dimensions on my own through trial an error…

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How to modify a S&W sight for a Taurus M44

Fortunately,  this was such a quick job, I forgot to take pictures of the process itself.  I started with a extra SDM S&W sight I had laying around.  The S&W sight had a square mount and then I overlaid the Taurus sight and scribed the radius onto it.  With a belt sander I reshaped the…
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Motorize! …your RCBS Trimmer

I’m just starting to appreciate the art of benchrest rifle loading.  So I figured I’d share my conversion of my hand powered RCBS Trimmer to a motorized version.

2014 USPSA season is on it’s way…

Sorry, I’ve been neglecting the the blog lately.  Work, Family and USPSA has been keeping me very busy. Most of the video’s from the matches have been posted on my Youtube channel, but here are a couple of playlists for the year so far: Rob W: Craig B: Aaron K: Roy N: Paul T:

A Cheap 2011 Build?

Cheap is relative term when you look at a 1911. If you’re considering buying a 1911 you can pick one up brand new for about 500 dollars, but if you want a decent quality 1911 you are in the $800+ price range. If you are looking for a 2011 handgun your new price is approximately…
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