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#1 Post by TX Gun Runner » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:32 am

I have 100's of trigger drawing by John Sweany from 1930 to 1954 . Need to go to a good home . FREE to a person of interest in gun smithing triggers . I don't want to see his work tossed away . There was letters from Remington in the 30's where he made and developed a triggers for them . I've use his drawing and Ideas and made and sold a few triggers for target guns . I believe this is him mention in this paste .

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#2 Post by Marc » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:58 am

I would take it. It would help with a couple projects I have. I have two rifles in particular that really need better trigger mechanisms.
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#3 Post by awp101 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:50 am

If for some reason Marc passes, I'd be happy to take them.
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#4 Post by Buck Elliott » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:17 am

Am always in need of good resource materials. Trigger mechanisms are not as simple as they sometimes appear. If you don't believe that, try designing one...

Would love to have them to add to my materials library.

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Re: John Sweany trigger drawings

#5 Post by Naphtali » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:22 pm

I have been seeking an unusual, simple single set trigger. Apparently no one makes it. If Any of the drawings have a comparable trigger, please let me know.

Here are thumbnails of the trigger.

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#6 Post by edwardyoung » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:51 pm

Maybe someone with a scanner and some extra time would be willing to scan them and email them to those interested. That's easy for me to say, I know, because I don't have a scanner :mrgreen:

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#7 Post by TX Gun Runner » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:13 pm

I'm trying to fine a good home for these . I don't want them to go on some book shelf . I like someone read and use them like I did . So keep posting why you want them . That scanning sound like a great idea if someone has a scanner ....

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#8 Post by awp101 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:40 pm

I have a scanner if someone knows how to convert the scans to .pdf and then post the files. I bet they could be hosted through an internet provider account or a photo sharing account. In fact, I might even be able to get a dedicated account on a board I help Admin.

I enjoy collecting old documents and seeing how things had to be thought out before CAD/CAM, etc came along. If there's anything in there regarding trigger mods or upgrades for Mausers and Commission 88 rifles, I'm really interested. :mrgreen:
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#9 Post by Naphtali » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:54 pm

tn gun runner wrote:I'm trying to fine a good home for these . I don't want them to go on some book shelf . I like someone read and use them like I did . So keep posting why you want them . That scanning sound like a great idea if someone has a scanner ....
I am a manuscript editor-book designer by trade. I can scan, sharpen images for use on screen or to be printed (inkjet OR laser printer OR offset printer), adjust page size to paper size as needed and create Acrobat files. How many pages are we discussing?

Would it be worthwhile to create scan variations for each scan, then deposit them on this web site? Members could download what they wanted, in the format they want, to suit their needs? This is extra work but may be more useful in the end.
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#10 Post by TX Gun Runner » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:39 pm

There is well over 100 pages . I will mail them to you Naphtali if you are up to it . It is man's life work . PM me your address that way everyone can share them .
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#11 Post by Naphtali » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:11 pm

tn gun runner wrote:There is well over 100 pages .
Not a problem. I thought I read "hundreds."
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#12 Post by bsaride » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:46 pm

If any of the items need CAD documentation I'm up for the challenge
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#13 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:48 pm

What a TEAM you levergunners are...! Makes me proud to be among such talent.


Er...since I have none of the applicable talents, let me know when they're posted, and I'll LOOK at them. That will be my job. I'll even say how cool they are.

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#14 Post by awp101 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:39 pm

I'm glad Naphtali stepped up! If it wasn't an easy process to get them into a .pdf file, I was going to have to ask my wife to do it. That would require cashing in a BUNCH of favors and honey-do's... :lol:
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#15 Post by Travis Morgan » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:53 pm

edwardyoung wrote:Maybe someone with a scanner and some extra time would be willing to scan them and email them to those interested. That's easy for me to say, I know, because I don't have a scanner :mrgreen:

Plus one! It'd be a shame to see this kinda info just disappear on someone's bookshelf.
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#16 Post by Naphtali » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:28 am

tn gun runner wrote:I have 100's of trigger drawing by John Sweany from 1930 to 1954 . Need to go to a good home . FREE to a person of interest in gun smithing triggers . I don't want to see his work tossed away . There was letters from Remington in the 30's where he made and developed a triggers for them . I've use his drawing and Ideas and made and sold a few triggers for target guns . I believe this is him mention in this paste .
John:

I received your package in last night's mail pick-up. I haven't yet opened it, though. With luck, I'll have all scanned by the end of the week.
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#17 Post by Naphtali » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:40 pm

One notebook to go. Two gigabytes on 101 scans so far.
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#18 Post by awp101 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:03 pm

Naphtali wrote:Two gigabytes on 101 scans so far.
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#19 Post by Naphtali » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:47 pm

All pages scanned. All have been converted to JPEG, not larger than 1000 pixels wide, for online posting if needed. Yet to filter original scans and create PDF files. When this is done, CDs will be burned and all will be mailed back.
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#20 Post by Griff » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:07 pm

I will be interested in viewing also... Would love it if one could be adapted to a single or double set trigger for one of my Winch 94 projects
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#21 Post by BenT » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:12 pm

I would love to be able to download these . Please keep us posted about availability. Thanks

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#22 Post by Kansas Ed » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:36 pm

What's the likelihood of getting a separate page for these to view on this site like the articles section or another tab of it's own? All posted in Acrobat files, or even JPEG's?

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#23 Post by Travis Morgan » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:27 pm

Hey Ed, ya wanna go shootin' today? It's awful nice weather and I was at the CTAGA range yesterday for Women on Target, and it's not muddy.
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#24 Post by TX Gun Runner » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:41 pm

I design a trigger for black powder guns with only 3 moving parts . I started this for a rifle 10 yrs ago I never finished it . The pistol I completed it and it a shooter ..

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#25 Post by Naphtali » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:56 pm

Okay, all scans have been optimized for their respective formats and rendered as JPEG and PDF files. I'll try to burn CDs over the weekend and return scans and original art to John on Monday or Tuesday.

I am uncertain how he and Leverguns.com administrators intend to make scans accessible; they are organized numerically, in the order I found them. Possibly the easiest method might be to create a thread/sticky where JPEGs are available as thumbnails. Anyone interested in downloading a high resolution Acrobat file of the document would do so via a link. Since JPEGs and PDFs have identical names except for suffixes, this would be transparent access?
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#26 Post by Naphtali » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:32 pm

The job was sent USPS Priority Mail from Seeley Lake today. I anticipate John'll receive it by Thursday or Friday.

I cannot foretell when the members will have access to the documents online.
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#27 Post by Naphtali » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:55 pm

John received John Sweany's documents and four CD-Rs last week. My part of the job is complete.
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#28 Post by TX Gun Runner » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:08 pm

I need to go to computer geek and get him to work on my computer it won't open files ....
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