"Terry, if you can figure out what kind of blade came off of it originally, it may be a good candidate for my blade replacement procedure as explained in my post made in this group yesterday. You'd need to find a donor knife…"
I've a Rock Chucker Bullet Press & dies for the .223 & 22-250. My bros add to the die set w/ their own .220 Swift, 7mm, 30-06, 7-30 Waters, etc. We occasionally go to the Dakotas prairie dogging. The 7mm & up are for…"
"Why yes, I do reload. More bang for the buck. Started in the 6th grade with a Lee Loader for 16 guage. Still had the loader 50 years later when I gave to a friend at work. I also do gun smithing as a related hobby.
Read your links, thank you,…"
You'll have no problem with this then
With that experience .. you might even get away with skipping the suggested cheapo rebuild.
However .. experience is the best teacher ..&.. I'll leave that one up to you.
I'm retired now but throughout my career I worked as a repair/maintenance tech for several manufacturing companies. My skill sets include electronics, electrical, hydraulic, and pnuematic power, welding, and machining. I…"
The heads of the pins need to be drilled out to facilitate being driven out without damage to the rest of the knife.
The X-Y table of a mill makes that easier. This step can be performed on a drill press ..just.. proper alignment will…"
For this conversion .. a mill's not required !!
It would make some things easier ..but.. a drill press will more than suffice. A pin vise will even do for the drilling of the scales.
Might I inquire .. what did you ..OR.. do you do…"
"Thank you every one for all the info and advice. I will be converting this knife to a single blade trapper with new scales. It'll be my second project after I practice on a learner knife. I'll post pics when it's done.
"Terry- THIS IS a R-2048 2 blade slimline trapper- The R is the designation for Candy stripe celluloid, although the designation was used occasionally on other celluloid patterns. It appears to be from the Case Era, circa 1905-14.In great…"
The enlarged bolster that curves upward @ the blade pivot end is what defines a "copperhead" model.They sort of act as a finger stop or guard when grasping the knife in use.
By the pics .. you've a model 48 there .. cannot…"
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Jack of all trades.I'm retired now but throughout my career I worked as a repair/maintenance tech for several manufacturing companies. My skill sets include electronics, electrical, hydraulic, and pnuematic power, welding, and machining. I have a shop with various lathes, mills and saws, welders, and a plasma cutter.
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Since retiring in August, I've taken up Blacksmithing and am aspiring to become a blade smith. I also enjoy shooting, hunting, fishing, and camping (if you can call sleeping in a 36' 5th wheel trailer camping!).
You'll find a very amiable & friendly crowd in our community of cutlery collectors. Should you experience any issues ... posting pics, navigating the site, etc ... just post a query & someone will step up w/ an answer.
Further, thank you for joining our Repair & Mod group .. it's an area I have a keen interest in.
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