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Old 01-22-2017, 09:46 PM   #11
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Yes the Tomahawk Is a RCA gun Number 8 . I have a guy trying to buy it but it is not for sale . I told him I would trade but only for a Mag-Na-Port Predator (new) They only made 90 of the Tomahawks for the RCA and so marked . I should shoot it some time but really do not need to ?

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Old 05-07-2017, 02:26 AM   #12
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I like the jeweled hammer!
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:13 PM   #13
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Sorry you got ahold of a bad smith, my favorite is a three screw 45Colt. Love them old guns.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:17 PM   #14
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My grandfather was a gunsmith and watchmaker by trade. I always thought it kind of funny that the two could be related, until I took apart an old mechanical watch. The attention to detail is apparent in both mechanisms. A good smith is worth their weight in gold.

I learned a bit from my grandfather and worked a bit in my Marine Corps Reserve unit in the armory. Got pretty good at replacing parts in the M16's and 1911's. I also try and do most of my work. I have built much of my collection by buying broken and neglected firearms and fixing them up. I am still waiting on gun parts ink to send me a cap or something in appreciation for what I have bought from them. That said, I am not a smith nor do i claim to be anything like one. Didnt even stay in a Holiday Inn last night.

BTW. That is a really good looking Ruger they fixed up for you.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:10 AM   #15
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Muy buenas pistolas KEYBEAR!!!! Looks like very good work.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:40 PM   #16
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Unfortunately there is a shortage of 'smiths. I had a competent one about 5 minutes from my house for a few years. He worked fast and cheap. (He did a trigger job on my AR for $49, with a 3 day turn around.) Unfortunately the political climate under our previous POTUS, combined with his advancing age, caused him to retire. No one has stepped in to replace him.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:21 PM   #17
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You can do it.....I'm the most un-handiest , least talented person that owns hardly any power tools and I did it !
I cut the stock by hand with a miter box and miter saw. just go slow and watch your cut . Sanded the end flat with a sanding block.
Screwed the pad on. Protected the stock finish with two layers of masking tape. Took my time and sanded the pad down with a little belt sander clamped in a vice. After getting down close to the tape I switched to hand sanding.
Cutting the pad down to the stock without sanding the stock finish was the hardest part...just go slow and be careful !
Shoot , if I can do it anyone can.
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