Great so far Gentlemen, more more ideas.
How about some handout printed materials? Like calibers and powder measurement information? I have a generic plan for a pistol/lockback I could make copies of although I have no idea how many copies to make.
Ive done this one other time and time went away fast when I opened for discussion. I want to be better prepared this time.
I will be there, looking forward to it!! I think a handout would be great. An exploded view of one or like you said a diagram to see the mechanics would be cool. 1 hour hardly seems like enough time to cover much. Some points to touch on off the top of my head (granted I'm not exactly at the skill level to start one yet) but if I was I would want to know.
- federal regs for making firearms
- safety tips
- once made and if sold what kind of warranty or expectations of the customer, instructions you give them
- parts source, do you make everything from scratch or can you source firing pins , chamber, cylinder, trigger, exct..
- single shot, multi shot, black powder, center fire, rim fire what is typically used what is easiest.
- is the barrel smooth or twist or does it even matter
- what does a customer expect, a conversation piece or something with accuracy?
Those are just a few things that came to mind. I'm really looking forward to the show.
What came to mind for me if I was going to build one, was not a cut n shoot but a gut n shoot more geared towards the outdoorsman. Even though I know it would be completely not as functional as 2 seperate pieces but something I could shoot a small game at short distance and then clean it with my do all gut n shoot...lol