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Offline Electric Miner

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Passed up a flintlock pistol today.
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:13:36 PM »
Local gunstore had it marked "as is".

It was a Jukar .45 caliber kit pistol. It had been put together out of the box with no attempt at fitting stuff. Problem was the inletting for the lock was such that with the barrel in place, the upper edge of the touch hole barely showed above the pan. There was no way to lower the pan that wouldn't require completely altering the inletting of the lock to move it down, which would require repositioning most everything else. And I could see no good way to reposition the touch hole to moved it up to a useable position.

Despite the $75 price, I said no. It would have required a ton of work to end up with a mediocre flintlock pistol.

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Re: Passed up a flintlock pistol today.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 05:05:38 AM »
Pay $50 for it.  )lI

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Re: Passed up a flintlock pistol today.
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 02:06:58 PM »
Drill and tap the existing touch hole, screw in a small screw, Lok-Tited in place, cut off flush. Then drill new touch hole at sun-set position. Yeah, mediocre pistol, but just think of all the fun you could have customizing it into a piece of art! Like Sam said, point out all the obvious flaws, offer $50.00.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2018, 02:08:37 PM by mazo kid »