Nice stuff..Made in USA
Ben, Thanks much, I have the manganese Phoshate on order. I think it will work great!Bruce/Jesse,
The Brazilian knife makers get some amazing contrast on their blades with this procedure:
From what I understand it is similar (or the same as?) parkerizing. Bruce have you ever tried this? Personal, I'm more a fan of the subtle etch, but if you like the high contrast...
I have 2 old Damascus double barrel shot guns. A nice Parker and a beat up Buchannan both have good barrels and will still shoot with black powder or modern low base loads. The twist patens are different on each and unique to the maker. They aren't worth much money but they will never be for sale. To make barrels this old fashion method is almost a lost art form. There are very few people that can repeat the original methods.All I can say is. WOWEE that is outstanding . I remember when I was young , my Uncle had an old Damascus shotgun . No one liked them , because they would sometimes come apart
So as a result you don't see many Damascus firearms . This Pistol is a way different animal . The old barrels were twisted . Funny you don't see many old Damascus twist barrels anymore ?
I guess everyone made blades from them . ???........ Bubba
I have 2 old Damascus double barrel shot guns. A nice Parker and a beat up Buchannan both have good barrels and will still shoot with black powder or modern low base loads. The twist patens are different on each and unique to the maker. They aren't worth much money but they will never be for sale. To make barrels this old fashion method is almost a lost art form. There are very few people that can repeat the original methods.
I watched that video several times before somebody took it off the web. Apparently it is protected. I do know Steve Culver has a paid copy of it. That one shows allot but leaves allot of unanswered questions too. Steve has been successful partly due to that one but mostly to his stubbornness to not give up.Bruce,
Remember that video I came across of the men in Belgium in the 1920's-30's forging the Damascus gun barrels in the old stone house? One guy was smoking a pipe as he forged his part of the forge line. I think everyone here would like to see that.
Did you save a link to that? I can't find it?
You just gave me a great idea for a desk cannon. I actually have several twist damascus double shot gun cut offs that were gifted to me from Doug Turnbull. They are original and in fine shape too. I want to sleeve one and slide another sleeve over it so most of the damascus is showing. The outer sleeve and be engraved and would have the pivots attached. Now to figure out the wheels and carriage and find time to make it.That was a great video Lawrence. I have often wondered why someone has not sleeved a damascus barrel. Sort of like the 22lr liner midway sells
The cut and shoot Steve Cutler did was awesome, I watched the video of him forging the barrel a couple times.
I've never had cable TV, but I've watched all your shows.Here's a tv pilot I made a little while back. Thought you guys would enjoy..
Hey Bruce!! I get up at 1am because I can't sleep for the projects running through my head. Start surfing the net and find you posting that I am stubborn!!! LOL!!!!! :lol: That's actually one of the nicer things said about me and my work on damascus gun barrels.Steve has been successful partly due to that one but mostly to his stubbornness to not give up.