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  • Latest project: 1/3 Mannlicher rifle

    Many years ago a company named Best Plastics issued a set of model rifles. There was supposedly 6 in the set but I only ever saw 3 of them. I had taken the 94 Winchester model and made a copy out of walnut and brass. I recently acquired the model of the Mannlicher Schoenauer sporting rifle and proceded to make a set of AutoCad drawings from it. That being finished I started machining. Here are several pics of my progress. Others can be found on the link to my Photobucket account.
    gbritnell




    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...icher%20rifle/

  • #2
    Now that is the neatest thing I have seen here all week.


    Don't let evan see it.

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    • #3
      WOW. That is very nice.

      It reminds me of the miniature set of 1891 Mosins I saw that were presented to Nicholas II.

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      • #4
        Very Cool! Especially for me since I have several full-sized M-S rifles.

        Paul

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        • #5
          That is really cool, nice work.

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          • #6
            That action will have to be glass bedded for any accuracy.

            Very nice work.

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            • #7
              Hi gbritnell,

              excellent work. At last another brother soul at mini arms !!!
              I also prefer brass for various reasons.
              You may view my photos at : http://photos.kitmaker.net/showgalle...0/ppuser/25923

              Congratulations once more,

              George from Greece

              P.S. How can I have the link to your photobucket account ?
              Last edited by GeorgePapa; 09-21-2007, 09:45 PM.

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              • #8
                Thanks everyone for the responses. GeorgePapa, the link to my Photobucket account is at the bottom of the last picture.
                gbritnell

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                • #9
                  Here's the link for my whole account. I have pictures of everything that keeps me occupied, from artwork to machining and many things in between.
                  gbritnell
                  http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v43/gbritnell/

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                  • #10
                    i love it!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Great work! I have been looking at miniature craftsmanship lately. IMHO some of the greatest talent within metal machining works in this area.

                      Steve

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                      • #12
                        Thats nice, you have done a good job. Reminds me of my 6.5 X 54 Ms.
                        "Just build it and be done"

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                        • #13
                          Hey,
                          If you are talking about the 1950's I got the set for Christmas. I still have most if not all 6. A blunder bust, the gun you are making, a Thompson sub machine gun, a 45 pistol and I can't remember the others. Nice job, I got a bang out of it. Fred

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                          • #14
                            Hi gbritnell,

                            have seen the rest and nust admit that you are an excellent engineer.
                            I wonder if the Topsy was in a "kit" form with drafts and such or a child of your inspiration? Anyway, the rifle is still the most attractive item to me (for psychological reasons I presume, since the traction engine is a beauty and must have taken you 3-4 years to finish).

                            With admiration,

                            George

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                            • #15
                              Excellent Work

                              Very nice craftsmanship.
                              Chuck

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