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After the male die is pressed completely into the female die, the front and both sides of the magazine will be formed. Remove the guide pins. To form the back of the magazine body, the flaps of sheet metal left projecting above the female die must be folded over and fastened together. As shown, another three-piece die is assembled to fit over the sides of the female die. After that die is in place, swage the flaps flat against the top of the male die, and remove the male die by pushing it out...

Single Shot Pistol Patent

Home Workshop Guns

I am a bit embarrassed about the pistol designs I present here not that they do not perform the way they were designed to quite the contrary. These designs will perform as well as their commercial counterparts will, and are just as durable, reliable, and trouble-free. But my designs utilize the same type of stamped, brazed, and welded construction methods that gun manufacturers use to lower costs and increase production. The result is not my idea of a top-quality weapon. The most desirable...

Fahrenheit Color Use

430 Very pale yellow Dies, punches, etc. 440 Light yellow Chamber reamers 450 Pale straw yellow Action pins, etc. 460 Straw yellow Triggers, sears 470 Deep straw yellow Milling cutters Drills, firing pin bodies Taps, threading dies Hammers, extractors Flat springs Screwdrivers Firing pin noses Action parts, breech block As mentioned, thin parts and those of uneven thickness should be heated in a bath so that they temper evenly. Otherwise, these parts will likely have hard and soft spots. Molten...

Chapter Eleven Single Shot Design

Most of the component parts for the single-shot falling block pistol presented in this chapter are similar to the corresponding parts used in the previous semi-automatic design. Therefore, I will not go into great detail on constructing them. This being the case, do pay close attention to the drawings and dimensions as presented in the following pages. This pistol's receiver is made from a solid steel block 3 inches long, 1V2 inches wide, and one inch thick. If it is to be chambered for a...

Chapter Ten Finishing and Bluing

Hot Bluing Tank Plans

In the preceding volume of this series, i described the methods and materials used in the hot nitrate process of bluing or blacking parts of a firearm. In this volume, I will present sufficient information to enable you to finish weapons with both the comparatively slow nitrate process, as well as a faster rust-type bluing or browning procedure. Let me mention here that you must take every precaution possible to protect your eyes and skin from the more caustic bluing formulas that follow,...

Home Workshop Guns For Defense And Resistance

Home Workshop Guns for Defense and Resistance The Handgun by Bill Holmes Printed in the United States of America Published by Paladin Press, a division of Paladin Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 1307, Boulder, Colorado 80306, USA. 303 443-7250 Direct inquiries and or orders to the above address. PALADIN, PALADIN PRESS, and the horse head design are trademarks belonging to Paladin Enterprises and registered in United States Patent and Trademark Office. All rights reserved. Except for use in a...

Knowledge Which Might Prove Useful

The following chapter is reprinted from the first volume of this series. It consists of several lists naming suppliers of gun parts and or gunsmithing supplies. Also included in this chapter are data tables usually found in machinists' manuals or gunsmithing books. In the event of a true social emergency in this country, the data tables will prove most useful, since they are the key to finding the quality and content of common steel parts and products. I have personally dealt with many of the...