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by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Went out and shot six times with the last bow and hit bullseye a couple times, hit the bag every time.
I may ding with a sight later next warm day.
Shot the first bow a few times and put it the bull at 20 yards so pretty happy but its not one you would want to carry around as it`s heavy.
by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well that was a waste of time moving the trigger arm, didn`t have enough leverage and was hard to trip the trigger so put it back the way it was even better looking. I tried to sight in at 20 yards by putting a paper clip on the sight so i could move it up or down for marking but my one and only arr...
by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Re designed the trigger bar, shortened it and turned it around it was kinda unsafe the way it was.
Put a brass blade on it for a sight but have to mark it at different ranges before drilling holes.

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by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Searchers find the USS Hornet
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Searchers find the USS Hornet

Cool it`s great when they find lost historical things. 8)
by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a Grail Gun, Long Time Coming
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Picked up a Grail Gun, Long Time Coming

Very nice congrats and Jay nice one. 8) 8)
by Pitchy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Dat funny, can`t wait to hear the follow up story. :lol:

Funny i was just thinking about building a big crossbow that would shoot across my field.
by Pitchy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Yep two Garands and two crossbows, we`re covered.
Thanks. :)
by Pitchy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks buddy, as ya can see it lost its nock, i have some extras. :)
by Pitchy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

The arrows for these crossbows can only have two feathers on them and i wasn`t sure how they would fly so we took it out and tried one. Shooting at 35 yards aiming at the tin in the back of the shed, shot real straight and went clear through the tin. Looks like i`ll have to put a sight on her yet. :...
by Pitchy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks Griff, had to extend the stock a little today.

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by Pitchy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Sounds like Six is into some natural gas he better figure out a way to bottle it, it`s gonna be big. :lol:
by Pitchy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

The poisonous gas has moved out i can see the moon out there this morn but all the trees are burnt up it looks like a waste land, gonna be hard on the pencil business. :roll:
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Smell he!! it came floating over and when it got to the out door stove it ignited and lit the whole Eastern sky up :lol:
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks Gunny. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

:lol: :lol:

This bow is light compared to the first one, i`ll probably put some sights on it soon.
55 lb is powerful enough.
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

OldWin wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Very nice job, Lenn. That sure is purty.
Thanks Jay, i like it. :)
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks Six, look back to the second picture on this page and you`ll see it uses the long archery arrows.
A 55 pound bow would kill a deer at 20-30 yards.
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks Jay and Gunny, here`s the finished bow and the safety.

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by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

50 inch bow 55 pounds, pretty finished in this pic and video have to put a safety on it yet.

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Video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaLNBp7Q53g

Finish picture coming soon.
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

A taste, 55 lb. fiberglass bow.

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by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

I`m thinking which is dangerous :lol: of taking a slice off the side of that hickory and use it for the limb it has real straight grain and making a slimmer lighter bow.
Or i have a couple board long bows i made that would work and have nice strings on them but they`er aweful long.
by Pitchy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Busy around here from Jay blowing the perfect drive to Gunny growing a beard and Six busy with guns and Fordwannabe winning prizes. :) Jay don`t feel bad i have to make perfect snow piles. :lol: I think i`m going to make another crossbow i have one more chunk of that hickory that`s calling me. Been ...
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Yepper if ya look carefully in the vids ya can see it spinning. The problem with these bows is the short draw length, instead of increasing that they went with stiffer bow limbs clear up to 1,200 lbs. The better solution is like a modern bow with lighter limbs and a long draw length that gets more e...
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SightHunter09 will be getting out soon.
Replies: 29
Views: 678

Re: SightHunter09 will be getting out soon.

Tough deal buddy, prayers up for good results.
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

I think what your hearing Gunny is the string drum lock spinning , it`s important to keep the trigger pulled and let it spin or the catch could get damaged.
All this winter gear i have to wear should stop any arrow. :lol:
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Another video shooting the crossbow. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycIeEfJ4ZME
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks gents, what i did is wrap the string with nylon cord as ya can see in the picture then i rubbed in graphite and rubbed some on the bow body its slippery as snot now. In latter years they mounted the limbs different so the string pulled straight back and didn`t ride on the top of the stock, th...
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Today after fixing a leaky shut off valve on the water heater, just needed some new packing rope i made a finger catch that holds the bolt on the bow. And i beveled the edges on top where the string rides when shooting it so there isn`t as much friction and it made a big difference the bolt went 4-5...
by Pitchy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Glad ya liked it Gunny and real nice box ya made for it, we have the fork with the cats but its going to Norma`s sister. 8) :)
by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

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Looks white there Jay, ha ha Bronco you must have big snow out your way too?
by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks buddy. :)
by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
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Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Suns out, shhh don`t scare it :lol:
Put the sun dial out works good.

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Snow what snow :lol:

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by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Ain`t gonna happen Six bud not enough power though i think if i shot a smaller dia. arrow with a very sharp point it may give good results.
I won huh, well i think Jay better hand over his M14 or what ever ya call the semi auto ones.
by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Whew just got in, plowed us out then to the neighbors caved in boat house boy was that a job almost killed us shoveling snow but we got er done and he`s happy.
by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Griff wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:10 am
Oh, uhhh... Sixgun, Pitchy was first on pg 56... I wonder if'n he's going to claim his yet-to-be-finished crossbow... :P
Uh Griff we finished it yesterday, read back a few posts.
by Pitchy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks again fellers, MM i think they call that type a windless.
I`m going to bring the archery bag in the house so i can shoot it more. :)
Gunny sounds nasty and know how ya feel, we have more snow than we`ve had for years, got another 7-8 inches on the ground so it`s Johnny time again. :roll:
by Pitchy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks buddy. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks Six, maybe on using cable.
It was a good project. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks guys i`m pretty happy with it, the goats foot incorporated a hook so you can hang it on your side.

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by Pitchy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Nice treads Six. 8) Ok here she is, turned out nice but not as powerful as i thought but the string stretched some so will have to experiment with that. First is pics of the goats foot. https://i.imgur.com/9u9Qp2bh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PblHJe9h.jpg The finished bow. https://i.imgur.com/AMHIp5uh.j...
by Pitchy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

That`s cool fellers but there were giants just like the Bible says but people don`t believe in the Bible either they figure there has to be evidence.
Ya can`t see air but it`s there or gravity .......
Have hopes of finishing the crossbow today, cross your fingers it works. :)
by Pitchy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

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Like the Gov wouldn`t lie to ya Six but who knows.
Glad ya got your car fixed Doc.
Busy day today.
by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: This Could Apply to Many Levergunners...

Been that way for years. :lol:
by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

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by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Home made bolt, real feathers latter.

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by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks fellers, should get it done tomorrow but it will be a late start we have to go to the neighbors and help him get the caved in canvas building off his boat after it caved in from snow. :roll:
by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

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Careful is my middle name bro. :lol:
Didn`t get as far as i`d liked today , got the Prod lashed on and the goat foot legs cut out and the mech installed.

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by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
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Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Holy oak pile Six :shock: nice walls on that building 8)
Lunch time, got the limb lashed on and the trigger complete so now to start on the goats foot. :)
by Pitchy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42451

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Hope Parker is going to be ok and weather doesn`t sound good stay safe.
Time to go start a fire in the shop and get busy.