For Those into CAS...Here's my finished Gun Cart

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For Those into CAS...Here's my finished Gun Cart

#1 Post by rbertalotto » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:44 pm

I wrote a bit of an article on my web site:

http://rvbprecision.com/shooting/cowboy ... -cart.html

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Lots more pictures in the article.

Let me know what you think..........Thanks
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#2 Post by adirondakjack » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:04 pm

That is pretty slick. I like everything about it except the smallish wheels (lousy in sand, etc). But if they work where you shoot, then by gumbo that's a fine looking cart.
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#3 Post by Griff » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:11 pm

Fine lookin' cart. Gotta agree about the wheels tho'.
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#4 Post by Old Savage » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Wait just minute there pard', didn't see Doc Holliday with one of those at the OK Corrall. :D :D :D
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#5 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:24 pm

That`s a fine lookin cart pard. Mine is just a simple open one. I have to agree with those who say the wheels are too small though.
CAS is a good sport for fellers like me who likes to make their own stuff!
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Those wheels have been replaced with solid rubber and steel spoked 13" ones from a Craftsman lawn mower.
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#6 Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:33 pm

Don`t know nothin about cas but nice job on the carts fellas. 8)
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#7 Post by Birdman » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:11 pm

You are quite a craftsman. I can cut boards and swing a hammer. I can build a shipping crate with the best, but I am no carpenter. You did good.

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#8 Post by perry owens » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:19 am

Really nice job on the woodwork. Not sure how well your system would work here in the UK as our CAS rules require guns to be transported with the actions open. I have designed a cart for a winter project but I need to become more proficient with a router before I start. Our range is muddy year-round so I will use 14in wheels with 4in pneumatic tyres. My range box design has a hinge-down front panel and internal drawers like a machinists tool cabinet so I don't have to rummage around in a box.
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#9 Post by rbertalotto » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:55 am

Opps! Didn't read the CAS rules fully. I now modified the hinges to make the covers removable so the actions can be open during transport.

See the article for updated pictures of this modification.
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#10 Post by Griff » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:26 am

Perry,
As they do here also. But in practical application, if the gun is inside a closed box, it's out of sight, and just as if they were being carried in a hard or soft case, the "action open" rule needn't apply. Once removed from the box, or the box, opened, the action must be opened.
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#11 Post by rbertalotto » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:56 pm

Thanks for the clarification Griff, but now with the removable doors, there is no issue.
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#12 Post by Rube Burrows » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:32 pm

I'll get a pic of mine tomorrow. Mine pretty much looks like yours in the original post....without the two longer boxes.

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#13 Post by 86er » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:46 pm

Nice carts!
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#14 Post by Ysabel Kid » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:04 am

Spectacular!!! I really need to get off my rump and build me one of these!
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#15 Post by rbertalotto » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:42 am

I took folks advise and decided to go with bigger wheels. I searching for a set of wheels, I found 16" spoked wheels for $20-$30 each. I didn't want chrome, but that was all I could find. I figured I'd paint them black. As I was searching, I received an email from Cabelas and it had a Deer Cart on sale for $49 with 16" Black wheels !

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I ordered it and it showed up three days later. It included a nice set of black 16" wheels, a few nylon tie down straps, 6 clevis locking pins an axle and a few nuts and bolts.....and a whole bunch of aluminum that can be used on various other projects!

The smaller wheels had an axle running the entire width of the cart.

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This wouldn't do as it would raise the height of the cart too much.

I cut the axle that came with the deer cart for two "axle stubs". I welded these to a couple small plates of steel. And usiong 4 nuts and bolts, I bolted them to the sides of the gun cart.

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The cart rolls much nicer now over rough ground. And I think it looks a whole lot better..........

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#16 Post by Shrapnel » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:51 pm

What is a guncart if it isn't period correct as well as functional...

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#17 Post by rbertalotto » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:58 pm

Love the coffin look! We have a fellow up here in Massachusetts that has a similar, yet a bit smaller, coffin case. Gets lots of attention at the shoots.
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#18 Post by Griff » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:25 pm

Shrapnel,

That's a fine lookin' cart... but looks like it need a pony to drag it around! :P :lol: :lol:
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#19 Post by 30-30 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:29 am

do you need a caddy for that...? :)

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#20 Post by Shrapnel » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:45 am

It works fine, it isn't the typical "wimpy" cart most are used to, but it will protect your guns in bad weather and it is made to lay flat and to be used as a seat also. I take all sorts of guns to a shoot, I enjoy Cowboy Action more for the guns and history than for just shooting. If all I had to use were Marlins and Rugers, I would do something else...

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