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Offline mazo kid

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My derringer kit build
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:14:08 PM »
Yeah, a derringer on STEROIDS! (jh The barrel on this guy is 16" long. Just finished it up a few days ago and haven't shot it yet. What I started with:


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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 01:15:31 PM »
First coat (heavy) of Tru-Oil

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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 01:16:28 PM »

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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 01:17:18 PM »

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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 01:19:44 PM »


I did have to file, sand and polish the brass pieces. Also had to make two new sidelock screws. Only one came with the kit and it was short but would have worked in a pinch.

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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 03:45:07 AM »
what size punch and type do you use to drift out the pins?  I have an old Flinter tower pistol that has a pinned barrel
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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 03:27:52 PM »
I have a Starrett punch set and tried the punches in one of my Tower pistols. I would use the .086 punch to just start the pin as the punch is a snug fit, then use the .059" punch to drift the pin out the rest of the way. If you don't have those same punches, then a 1/16" punch should do the job.

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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2014, 04:03:48 PM »
what size punch and type do you use to drift out the pins?  I have an old Flinter tower pistol that has a pinned barrel

Why do you want to remove it?

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Re: My derringer kit build
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 04:17:55 AM »
no real reason now, but I figure someday i may want to do a more intensive cleaning, that's all.  Sides, always good to know how to do something, even if i ain't maybe going to, lol!
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