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by g.pennell
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:26 pm
ForumCOLON Winchester Rifles
TopicCOLON 1885 high wall 40-60 from WV!!!!
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 2524

Re: 1885 high wall 40-60 from WV!!!!

Hey Jed! Sorry to be so late in replying, but I seldom visit this part of the forum. Where in WV are you? I can probably put you in contact with someone fairly close by that can give you a hand getting that old girl up and running...unless you want to sell it, that is <grin>. My name is Greg Pennell...
by g.pennell
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:16 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON 1885 Lo Wall Hammer Problem
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1828

Re: 1885 Lo Wall Hammer Problem

Your gunsmith should be able to recut the full-cock notch, and re-harden the hammer.

Also, keep an eye on eBay...low wall parts come up fairly often.

Greg
by g.pennell
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:33 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Malcolm 8x USMS hi lux scope Mr china Nock Off.
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1741

Re: Malcolm 8x USMS hi lux scope Mr china Nock Off.

Nope, Did not have that particular problem with mine. I purchased one of these, and also a spare set of their rings. Both sets of rings had extremely strong plunger springs, which I replaced with some that were a bit softer (more like the ones in my original Unertl rings). I also had to de-burr the ...
by g.pennell
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:13 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WTB Green Mountain #3 octagon in .22 lr
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1359

Re: WTB Green Mountain #3 octagon in .22 lr

Might check with Track of the Wolf...they usually have GM barrels in stock.

Greg
by g.pennell
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:04 am
ForumCOLON Match Notices and Results - BPCR, Long Range, Gong, and Schuetzen
TopicCOLON 2012 Kentucky State BPCR Match
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1747

2012 Kentucky State BPCR Match

First off, thanks to everyone for coming out to play with us at our little range in the hills of Cannonsburg, KY. We had a great turn-out, with 33 shooters total over the two days of shooting. We had shooters from Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida (!) and Mich...
by g.pennell
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:00 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Browning-Smithing
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1863

Re: Browning-Smithing

Mike Lewis up in Colorado has done a bunch of work with the new(er) Browning/Winchester/Miroku 1885's. I don't have his contact info any longer, but you can probably google him up.

Greg
by g.pennell
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:02 pm
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON Wanted: Scope Rings
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1493

Re: Wanted: Scope Rings

Now that's just too durned funny... Ranch, I guess I should have explained myself better....those mounts are what I want to replace! I just bought the same scope (Midway has the best price, BTW) for my low wall in .22RF, and want something more repeatable for long range .22 shootin'. The tube is nic...
by g.pennell
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:51 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON Wanted: Scope Rings
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1493

Wanted: Scope Rings

Gents, I need a set of 3/4" externally adjustable rings...brand immaterial (Unertl, Lyman, Fecker, etc.). Don't care if they have clicks or not...

If anyone has a set to spare, either reply here or email me at browning3855@hotmail.com with your asking price.

Thanks,

Greg Pennell
by g.pennell
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:17 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Walnut stock finishing
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 6223

Re: Walnut stock finishing

Any of the oil-type finishes that are mostly "in the wood" are not going to cause any particular problems with checkering. Some of the stuff that some folks use to fill the grain in the wood is fairly abrasive, and may cause checkering cutters to dull quickly, though. The biggest thing that makes ch...
by g.pennell
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:16 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Winter Project
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 3580

Re: Winter Project

Nope, I didn't get the top flat matted, but damned if that ain't a good idea for the next build! I have a CF low wall action that's going to be a .25-20 SS. The extractor is in fact similar to the ones DZ sells, but is bench made. The arm of the extractor fits on the lever pin, and functions exactly...
by g.pennell
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:28 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Winter Project
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 3580

Re: Winter Project

Hey Brent...yep, I saw your low wall (beautiful rifle!) when it was at Doug's for checkering. I was dropping off a rifle (Earle-Wesson) that I had stocked for Ken Hurst...Doug was to checker it as well. No special Fewless-tricks on this one...unless you count the trick two-piece extractor. I did mos...
by g.pennell
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Winter Project
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 3580

Winter Project

Here's a few pictures of my winter project...just completed. Started with a Winchester 1885 Winder musket action. I fit the 30" Green Mountain #3 weight barrel and my buddy Brad Hurt cut a nice tight Dave Kiff chamber (.22 LR Match). Wood is an insane stick of California wild black walnut from the g...
by g.pennell
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:18 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Walnut stock finishing
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 6223

Re: Walnut stock finishing

+1 for the Pro-Custom oil finish. I've used it exclusively for a number of years now.

Greg
by g.pennell
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:46 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON how do you mark the calibre on your barrels
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 2996

Re: how do you mark the calibre on your barrels

I have mine marked with either an engraving pantograph, or most recently, a CNC mill. Yeah, it costs a bit in shipping, etc., but it really looks professional. Nothing worse IMHO than a nicely done rifle crudely caliber stamped by hand...it don't cost much extra to get it done right.

Greg
by g.pennell
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:37 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Green Mountain Barrel Issues
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2989

Re: Green Mountain Barrel Issues

Amen to that, Arnie. I'm a Green Mountain fan, and have been since the first one I bought. I just fitted up a #3 taper in .22 RF on a Winchester 1885 action that put the first 5 shots after setting the sights, into 1/4" at 50 yds. I can't wait for the wood to come back from the checkerer on this one...