A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Cracker Larry » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:36 pm

They are off the charts expensive now in that vintage...
I think this revolver brand new cost about $250 in 1970. I could easy sell it for $1000 today on gunbroker, but it's not for sale and never will be. I've got a few that aren't going anywhere except to my son.


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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by peter-curacao » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:47 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:
Hey are you expecting me also? :P :lol: :lol: :wink:
I wasn't expecting you, but you and Gloria are always welcome. Don't even knock, the door isn't locked. Mi casa es su casa mi amiga.
I know thx same goes for you guys you know 8) My remark was because of the rum coke not the gun :wink: didn't even notice the gun :o

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Fuzz » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:10 pm

My remark was because of the rum coke not the gun :wink: didn't even notice the gun

Amazing how folks see the what is near and dear to them in a photo :lol:
I have a python that I really like, a model 29 4-inch that gets carried a lot but it is my HighStandard .22 that gets shot the most. Be glad when 22 rounds are easy to get again.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Cracker Larry » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:19 pm

My remark was because of the rum coke not the gun
I knew what you were talking about :lol: How did you know that was a Cuba Libre? Answer, because you know me too well :lol:
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Cracker Larry » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:38 pm

Be glad when 22 rounds are easy to get again.
I don't think that's going to happen. They have become a little more available than last year, but about 6 times the price. I've got 3 bricks in the closet with the price stickers on them, 2 are 9.97 and one is 11.97. Today they are $60 or $70 when you can find them. Sure wish I had put every penny that I could have scraped up and mortgaged the house too, and invested it all in .22 rounds about 4 years ago. I'd be watching somebody else sand my boats today while I point.
It's much easier for the feds to control ammunition than it is firearms.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Fuzz » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:14 pm

My Father ran his own little gun shop until last fall. After 30 years and reaching age 84 he hung it up. He got a shipment of 22s in a couple of years ago and I only took two bricks. I have been regretting that ever since.
So the GF-18 is getting close to done, do you an idea of what might be next? I see lots of interest in the new FS-19. I would love it if someone just had to have one, hint-hint :D
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PS. Dad had a S&W 357 a couple of years ago. It was an 8 shot revolver, came out of their custom shop, that was really nice. Smooth and tight right out of the box. Only one I have ever seen. Sorry for the hi-jack and gun chat :oops:

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by mattken85 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:12 pm

I've got rat shot in .22, .38, .357 and .44 mag. Good thing about revolvers, they always go bang.

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Dark Horse » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:56 pm

I'm starting to see .22 for 25-30 a brick. More so in the Mom and Pop placed than the big box's. Eley is still made of gold though $8-12 for a box not that it was inexpensive before.

I gotta say the blue does look interesting on the sole. I'm looking forward to seeing how it finishes out.

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:55 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing how it finishes out.
Me too. I've fretted, lost sleep and built 5 test panels before I was ready to commit. There aren't any do overs on this sole, but I finally committed and started mixing and smearing.

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Mixed and smeared.

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Mixed and smeared some more..

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2 1/2 gallons of epoxy, 4 pounds of wood flour and 9 hours later, done. Then pulled all the tape before the epoxy could set up hard on it. 2 more hours to pull the tape.

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Big bite out of the elephant toe.Time for a very tall drink. I'm very happy with how it looks so far :D Tomorrow I'll sand it and give it a good seal coat of epoxy. Then clear coat.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Post by rjezuit » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:01 pm

Beautiful work, as always.

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