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Re: 2nd Allin Conversion Breech Screw

Posted by John 'JR' Hunt on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, at 11:21 p.m., in response to Re: 2nd Allin Conversion Breech Screw, posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, at 9:15 p.m.

My first thought was to dimple the face of the back of the barrel with a center punch in the area where the vertical part of the breech screw meets the back of the barrel but dismissed that 'backwoods' cure pretty quickly.

Not sure if your saying 1/4 turn or 1/4 inch since you mention using a wrench for the last 90 deg in the next sentence. Ordered the wrench today fm S&S so it is on its' way. Either way it needs to be tighter than a bit of solder tinning would take care of. I have several different thickness brass shim stock on hand so that looks to be the way to go.... besides the breech end of the barrel has many inspection marks all the way around that I really didn't want fill with solder. I can trim up a shim after it is installed so the inspection marks show again.

I can't thank you enough for your book, it was a life saver when the trapdoor infection set in several years back and I still refer to it to this day. The picture you have in the book showing the inletting required for the friction spring and ejector will help a lot as the reproduction stock I will use isn't inletted in that area.

Thanks, JR


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