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CHICOPEE C.F. ACTION This shows the action closed, locked and with the hammer in the at rest rebound position. This is the position the hammer is automatically placed after firing by the design and shape of the mainspring and mainspring strut. It is also the SAFE position in that the sear tip of the trigger is behind the SAFE notch on the hammer, blocking the hammer so that it cannot contact the spring retracted firing pin. Note the hole in the trigger in line with...

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The firing pin assembly, showing front and side views of the firing pin block, front and side views of the breech block faceplate and side view of the firing pin and retractor spring. The grooved top of the firing pin block serves as the loading platform. A Weaver scope mount screw is used to join the parts together as shown in the sectional drawings, Figs. 5-2, 5-3 and 5-4.

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Fig. 3-8 SIDE CROSS SECTION OF THE ACTION OPEN This shows the action of the extractor and the extractor lever in halting the opening motion of the action. It also shows the hammer cocked and on SAFE, a position the hammer will remain in when the action is closed. Also shown is an alternate firing pin design, as described later in the text. The smaller right view shows an alternate method for the breech block plunger arrangement, plus the Mann-Neidner style firing pin. To the right of this is...

Front

Fig 3-2 RIGHT SIDE AND FRONT VIEW OF RECEIVER This drawing shows the receiver with a right hand loading port, but for the left handed shooter the port can be milled into the left side. The upper rear contour of the receiver can also be made different than shown. More metal can also be cut from the beveled areas to reduce weight. The recessed side panels can be omitted, but they help reduce weight and add much to the finished look of the action.

Hammer Design For Falling Block Rifle

The hammer of the No. 1 VAULT LOCK is readily cocked with either the thumb or forefinger. If the hammer is cocked by the thumb it is best done by starting the cocking action with the side of the thumb and once you become adept at it, it can be done in one motion without difficulty although you may want to roll your thumb so that at the end of the swing the tip of your thumb pad does the final cocking. Some shooters using this rifle prefer to use the index finger to cock the hammer. In any case...

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Rifling Hook Cutter

This part, as well as the extractor, is 5 16 thick. Dotted lines F indicate the small hole which is required if the rifle is chambered for the .22 rimfire and has the half-moon extractor hook as in Fig. 3-29. This hole provides an access for a pointed tool to depress the breech block plunger to allow the breech block to be removed. Also see Fig. 3-36 and the text for an alternate breech block removal arrangement. Fig. 3-31 TANG This shows two views of the tang. The tang screws can be 10x32 Fig....

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Information you will want to 5 CHAPTER 2 How to make the FM No. 1 VAULT LOCK action and CHAPTER 3 How to make the FM No. 2 VAULT LOCK action and CHAPTER 4 How to make the F.D.H. CH1COPEE R.F. action and CHAPTER 5 How to make the F.D.H. CHICOPEE C.F. action and

Falling Block Rifle Plans

Fdh Chicopee Rifle Action Build

Side and end views of the mainspring strut and strut sleeve. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-3 . Fig. 4-12 EXTRACTOR POWER BLOCK Side and end views of the extractor power block. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and Top and side views of the trigger. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-3. Top and side views of the trigger. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-3.

Ruger Mark Ii Schematic

Ruger Sear Diagram

Fig. 2-2 RIGHT SIDE VIEW OF THE FINISHED RECEIVER Fig. 2-3 LEFT SIDE VIEW OF THE FINISHED RECEIVER Fig. 2-4 TOP VIEW OF THE FINISHED RECEIVER The big hole is the breech block hole and the small one is the sear safety hole. Fig. 2-5 BOTTOM VIEW OF THE FINISHED RECEIVER Fig. 2-4 TOP VIEW OF THE FINISHED RECEIVER The big hole is the breech block hole and the small one is the sear safety hole. Fig. 2-5 BOTTOM VIEW OF THE FINISHED RECEIVER

Mark Dehaas Usmc 1969 1000 Yard

Single Shot Rifle Plans And Drawings

With detailed instructions and drawings build four unique breech loading single MR. SINGLE SHOT'S BOOK OF RIFLE PLANS With detailed instructions and drawings on how-to build four unique breech loading single shot rifles. Single Shot Actions - Their Design and Construction with Mark de Haas Mr. Single Shot's Gunsmithing - Idea Book Bolt Action Rifles - Revised Edition Managing amp Mastering the Set Triggered Rifle copyright 1987 by Frank de Haas Second printing, 1992 Third printing, 1993 All...

M16 Rifle Construction

Drawing Plans For Firearms

This drawing shows side, end and top views of the extractor housing. The large hole near the top is for the pin that holds the extractor assembly in the receiver. The dotted line in all three views indicated by the letters TI show an alternate method of construction to allow for quick take-down as described at the end of the chapter.

Ruger Rifle Receiver Blueprints

Rifle Plans

Top, side and front views of the assembled receiver consisting of five parts receiver ring, two identical receiver sides and two support shoulders silver brazed and pinned to the sides. The side view shows the radius dimension for the curved surfaces of the support shoulders, shown in dotted lines. The front view shows an alternate method of preparing receiver ring and receiver sides if the sides are attached by oxy-acetylene or arc welding. See text for further details.

Extractor Kit Rifle

Drawing Plans For Trigger Assembly

This drawing shows two views of the rimless extractor. This is the extractor that fits the barrel shank shown in Fig. 3-6. Note the oblong pivot hole and the spring and plunger that a rimless extractor requires. The spring is 1 16 in diameter, light tension. Letter D is the shoulder against which the breech block plunger engages to halt the upward movement of the breech block. Also see Fig. 3-8 for an alternate rimless extractor and the text for more details. In this alternate method a straight...

Rifle Section Plan

Rifle Plan

This drawing shows views of two different style firing pins, firing pin retainers and firing pin retractor springs. The Mann Neidner type, shown at left, is always preferred. See text for further details. CROSS SECTION OF BREECH BLOCK This drawing shows side cross section views of two different methods for making the firing pin hole. The left view shows the required hole for the Mann-Neidner style firing pin, while the right view shows an alternate method. These views also show the breech block...

Mann-neidner Breechblock

Open Shotgun Style House Plans

This drawing shows side and front views of the breech block. The side view left shows the right side of the breech block and the small hole near the top is the vent hole marked G.V. drilled into the retractor spring area of the firing pin hole. A hole of 5 32 is adequate for this. The front view shows the bushing, with spanner wrench holes, for the preferred Mann-Neidner style firing pin. Fig. 3-14 BREECH BLOCK SKIRTS AND PIVOTAL BAR This drawing shows a front view of the front end of the...

Target Rifle Trigger Guard

This drawing shows the trigger guard as used on our target rifle. The short spur shown on the rear of the guard is there only to fill the gap in the upper part of the pistol grip see Fig. 3-34 . To open this action we attached a plate to serve as a thumb piece, as shown, to the front of the trigger guard housing with the plate projecting about thumb width to the right of the receiver edge. Pushing down on it opens the action. On a later rifle we omitted the thumb plate and welded on a long...

Silver Soldered Homemade Gun Auctions

Fdh Chicopee Rifle Action Build

This drawing shows a rear end view of the receiver ring before it was machined octagon in shape but grooved for the receiver sides, machined flat at the bottom and with one receiver side in place as if silver brazed there. Also shown is a side view of the receiver ring and the barrel shank which had been fitted to it with both parts machined for the extractor, and one of the two 1 8 thick receiver sides drilled, as indicated by dotted lines, to accept short pieces of silver solder wire prior to...

Revolver Blueprints

50bmg Plans

This drawing shows the left breech block side with the trigger guard attached to it, and the top and front views of it. The trigger guard is silver brazed or welded in place. Two breech block sides are required, both identical in size and shape, with the trigger guard attached only to one side as shown here. Note the angle dimension for the rear surface, which is the same as the contact surface of the tang. The hole for the extractor activating pin 10 is shown here, being located just rearward...

Hammer Safety Lock Lever

Lever Gun Lock

Side view of the hammer safety lock lever. The function and purpose of this part is shown in Figs. 5-2, 5-3 and 5-4 and fully described in Fig. 5-3. Fig. 5-12 TRIGGER Top and side views of the trigger. See text for details. Fig. 5-12 TRIGGER Top and side views of the trigger. See text for details.

Scope Mounts

For additional information on selecting a scope mount for the FM No. 1 VAULT LOCK rifle sees Chapter 3. Perhaps the mounts that will work best on the FM No. 1 VAULT LOCK rifle are any one of the different brands made for the Ruger No. 3 Carbine Weaver, Cone-trol, Redfield and Buehler makes them. Depending on the size and contour of the barrel you have on your FM No. 1 VAULT LOCK rifle, you may or may not have to shim or alter one or both of the bases to bring them level with each other when...

Assembling Receiver Sides

Before silver-soldering or welding the receiver sides to the receiver ring it is necessary to spot and drill one of the receiver sides for the hinge pin. You may have a different way of spotting this hole but here is the way we do it. Assemble the receiver ring and the left receiver side and hold them together with a C-clamp, and making sure that the threaded end of the receiver ring is toward the front and that the front ends of both parts are even. Now take the left breech block side with the...

Single Shot Rifle Plans

Single Shot Rifle Chicopee

The hammer of the CHICOPEE R.F. action. Further details are given in the instructions. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-3 . Rear, side and top views of the extractor. The extractor fits between the bottom of the receiver ring and the top of the breech block extensions. The top view shows the notch provided for the plunger which activates the extractor rearward upon opening the action. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-4 . The hammer of the CHICOPEE R.F. action. Further details are given in the...

Chicopee Rifle Plans

This drawing shows the left breech block side with the trigger guard attached to it, and top and front views of it. The trigger guard is silver brazed in place. Two breech block sides are required, both identical in size and shape, with the trigger guard attached only to one side as shown here. The radius dimension for the curved rear surface is the same as the radius dimension shown in Fig. 5-6. The extractor activating pin shown here above the pivot hole is a press fit into the left breech...

Rear View Of The Receiver

Cross Block Gun Lock

The side wall of the loading port can be made thinner than shown. Fig. 3-5 SIDE CROSS SECTION OF THE RECEIVER This also shows the location of the trigger guard hinge pin and the suggested angle of the breech block hole. The sert, at top, shows an alternate blind hole construction for the top shelf. See text for details. Fig. 3-5 SIDE CROSS SECTION OF THE RECEIVER This also shows the location of the trigger guard hinge pin and the suggested angle of the breech block hole. The sert, at top, shows...

Falling Block Rifle

Falling Block Rifle Plans

Rear, side and top views of the extractor. The extractor fits between the bottom of the receiver ring and the top of the breech block extensions. It functions equally well with rimmed or rimless cartridges due to the tension provided by the spring and plunger shown clearly in Fig. 5-4. This spring tension allows the extractor to snap down and back up behind the rim on rimless cases when the action is closed. The top view shows the notch provided for the plunger which activates the extractor...

Vault Lock Rifle Action

On closing the No. 2 VAULT LOCK action, the hammer is left cocked and on SAFE as shown here and to fire the rifle the safety must first be pulled back. One of the author's FM No. 2 VAULT LOCK rifles. It has a stock and forearm made of myrtlewood, a Bushnell scope in Buehler mounts and an engraved receiver, engraving done by Neil Hartliep. Close-up of the engraved action on the rifle shown in Fig. 3-H. It is shown here opened. Wfr ' gt - Amateur gunsmith Ronald Van't Hof made this fine FM No. 2...

Fecker Woodchucker

CH1COPEE R.F. rifle chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge ready and fully equipped with sling and scope for the small game hunter. This was our prototype model with a 23 half octagon barrel, 4X Bushnell scope, Jaeger 7 8 carrying sling and auxilliary open sights. An F.D.H. CH1COPEE R.F. rifle chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge ready and fully equipped with sling and scope for the small game hunter. This was our prototype model with a 23 half octagon barrel, 4X Bushnell...

Homemade Muzzleloader Gun Drawings

Homemade Rifle Blueprints

This drawing shows the top and side views of the assembled receiver with the unfinished tang in place and the front end view of the octagoned receiver ring with the two receiver sides in place ready to be steel welded to the receiver ring. Note the V channels on both sides of the receiver channels made by beveling off the edge of the receiver ring and matching area of the receiver sides to form a channel in which to lay the steel welding bead. See text for details.

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M82a1 Drawing

This shows rear, side, front and bottom views of the breech block. See text for further details. This shows rear, side, front and bottom views of the breech block. See text for further details. This drawing shows the side, top and front details of the finger lever. This drawing shows the side, top and front details of the finger lever. This view shows trigger details, both side and top views. This view shows trigger details, both side and top views. Side and rear views of the sear safety. Also...

Bolt Action Rifle Plans

Fig. 5-15 TANG AND STOCK BOLT Views of the tang and stock bolt. Exact size outline drawing of the stock and forearm of the F.D.H. CH1COPEE As described in the text, this photo shows the drillpress setup to grind the radius surface on the rear of the breech block sides. This shows the drillpress set-up to grind the support shoulders. See text for further details. Instructions and Sequence of Operations for Making the F.D.H. CHICOPEE C.F. Action As you may already have noticed if you have...

Shotgun Blueprints

This is the exploded view drawing, with all parts identified and numbered. It also shows the general shape of most parts and their relationship to each other. The parts in this view are not drawn to scale. Fig. 4-2 SIDE CROSS SECTION VIEW OF THE F.D.H. CH1COPEE R.F. ACTION This shows the action closed, locked and with the hammer in the at rest rebound position. This is the position the hammer is automatically placed after firing by the design and shape of the mainspring and mainspring strut. It...

Cross Section Of The Trigger Guard Housing

This drawing shows the location of the hole at E for the pivotal bar. The rectangular hole for the trigger need be only long enough to allow insertion of the trigger. The round hole forward of the trigger is for the trigger overtravel stop screw and the larger hole just forward of the guard bow is for the trigger weight of pull adjustment screw. These holes are also shown on the top view of Fig. 3-11. A trigger spring of medium or heavy tension 1 8 diameter and about 1 2 long is adequate and...

Assembling And Fitting The Breech Block

Before the breech block halves can be assembled and fitted two items will have to be made. They are the firing pin retainer block assembly see Figs. 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 amp 4-8 , and the trigger guard see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 amp 4-7 . Use 1 4 thick mild steel for the firing pin retainer block and make it as shown but leave its upper end ungrooved, and do not drill the firing pin hole both of these jobs are best done later on. Use 1 8 tool steel for the breech block face and leave its top surface...

Liiips

This photo shows the receiver chucked into a 4-jaw lathe chuck and a 1 reamer being used to ream the hole to its final size after drilling. Lacking a regular milling machine some minor milling can be done in a turning lathe setup using a lathe milling attachment as shown here. Here the end mill is being held in the lathe chuck, the receiver in the milling attachment vise and the groove in the bottom of the receiver is being milled out to final size. The best way to thread the hole in the...

Vault Lock Rifle

Close-up view of an FM No. 2 VAULT LOCK action showing it closed and with the hammer is the fired position. Because the action is loaded from the side the scope can be mounted as low as its objective lens cell will permit and it won't interfere with the loading operation. To lighten this action, recesses were milled in both sides of the receiver. Note the excellent pistol grip, and the checkering done by Mark de Haas. An angled view of the FM No. 2 VAULT LOCK action showing the round breech...

Trigger Mechanism

The trigger mechanism is next in order. The most vital part of this mechanism is the sear safety. Fitting it and making and fitting some of the other trigger related parts is a bit tricky if the mechanism is not fully understood. Therefore, before starting to build this mechanism, study all the drawings showing the sear safety and trigger mechanism, especially Figs. 2-8, 2-10, 2-11, 2-12, 2-13, 2-14 and 2-15. These drawings show the side and rear sectional views of the sear safety and related...

Rifle Blueprints

The author's FM No. 2 VAULT LOCK sporter in .223 Remington caliber. It has a 24 sporter weight barrel on which is mounted a Weaver K-6 scope in Redfield Jr. mounts. The wood is French walnut with the buttstock fitted with a Neidner checkered steel buttplate and pistol grip cap. The forearm is mounted on a through-bolt and floats free of the barrel. The action here is shown cocked. HOW TO MAKE The FM. No. 2 Vault Lock Action and Rifle We take great pride in presenting to you this FM No. 2 VAULT...

Information On Stocking The Fm Vault Lock Rifle

We would like to see every FM VAULT LOCK rifle well stocked and although it is not our intention to go into stock making details, we do want to pass along some suggestions to help you make a good stock and forearm for your rifle. To assist in the direct way possible we have included full sized drawings of the buttstock and forearm, along with details on a good method to attach the forearm to the rifle. We suggest that you use a quality piece of wood to make the stock and forearm as it is not...

Scope Mounts For The Fm Vault Lock Rifle

Shortest Lever Action Rifle

The FM VAULT LOCK rifle is not well adapted for use with open sights. However, if you wish to use the rifle with open sights we suggest the use of the Williams Guide rear sight and a front sight mounted on a Williams ramp base. To use open sights the stock will require a lower comb line than we have shown in the drawings. Any target scope can be mounted on the FM VAULT LOCK rifle using appropriate target scope bases to match the contour of the barrel. The target mount bases made for the Model...

Sights

Whether you want open sights or a scope sight on the CHICOPEE R.F. rifle you make, or you want both types of sights, we highly recommcnd that you use the blank tip-off scope base that Brownell sells. A five inch section of this base fitted and attached to the top of the receiver ring and barrel with two or three screws is ideal for a scope mounting, placing the scope the right height above the hammer so that the rifle can be readily cocked. If you want open sights in addition then we recommend...

Fm No. 1 Vault Lock

Near the end of the project don't all of a sudden rush it to a finish. Take your time at this point, especially with the shaping of the stock. When finishing the metal or wood, sand and polish the surfaces level and very smooth. We want you to be proud of the finished product. If the rifle proves to be what you expected and we are confident it will, we want you to do one more thing, and that is to stamp the gun to identify it. Put your name and address, along with the year and caliber, on the...

Chicopee Action Specifications

Chicopee Rifle Plans

Rear, side and top views of rotary lock release lever. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-4. Side and end views of rotary lock. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-4. Side and end views of the rotary lock spring, plus a view showing the starting step in forming the spring. Also see Figs. 4-1 and 4-2. This is a mid-section drawing of the slock used on our CH1COPKE R.F. rifle. The dotted lines show the areas to be routed or sawed out when making laminated stocks as explained in the text. Instructions and...