Friday, August 09, 2013

Spiffy threads...

Gunsmith Bob was working on a couple of 10/22 barrels over on the lathe here at CCA yesterday. I wasn't really paying attention to what he was doing, and so when I saw the finished result, it took a while to figure out how he managed to thread them and still retain the front sight...




14 comments:

global village idiot said...

THAT is attention-to-detail. Very nice work!

gvi

Anonymous said...

Gunsmith Bob and Gunsmith Shannon at Coal Creek do mighty fine (a little Southern lingo) work. I have had more than several guns repaired, several guns modified and one entire pistol built by CCA. I am very happy with the results.

A loyal CCA customer,

Shootin' Buddy

Kyle Miller said...

Very sweet. If he wants to do another, just tell me where to send it.

Tam (remotely) said...

Give Coal Creek Armory a call: (865)9mm-4545

Jennifer said...

Nicely done!

og said...

Long as you already got it in the lathe...

drjim said...

Great phone number they've got!

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Please tell him that my 1911 is much better for his care :)

Matt G said...

Okay, I'll bite:

How DID he do it?

I can think of a method or two, but I'm sure that I'm not thinking of all of them.

Tam said...

Matt G,

The front sight is also threaded and then set back on with red LocTite.

Anonymous said...

He didn't need to remove the front sight band. That's what we call "threading to a shoulder." He turned down the length forward of the sight band to the major diameter of the thread, set up the barrel through the headstock (most likely, it could also be done in a stead rest), then single-pointed the threads on the work area.

- another gunsmith

Tam said...

-another gunsmith,

"He turned down the length forward of the sight band..."

What length forward of the sight band? It's a 10/22; there's maybe a quarter inch of barrel in front of the sight band, if that much. There's nothing there to thread.

Tam said...

(Wikipedia photo of unaltered 10/22 for reference.)

Sigivald said...

Someday, when I have a lot more money to throw at tax stamps, or Congress (or hte Supreme Court) fixes the stupidity around SBRs/SBSs and suppressors, I intend to own a plethora of things with threads.

Someday...