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  • A little Cowboy Action project

    I grabbed a Winchester 1873 Rifle project a little bit ago in 38-40.  this one was made in 1888.

    Winchester 1873 missing lots of parts
    Winchester 1873 missing lots of parts

    Rusty, side plates didn’t fit, no links trigger or lever.  It has a an octagon barrel that has been shortened and a buttstock that is shorter too. Not much original.  I decided to make it a shooter and give it a simple refinish.  So I started searching for parts.

    Here it is apart after I found some toggle links.

    1973 Winchester in pieces
    1973 Winchester in pieces

    This Saturday I spent my time filing and sanding on my back patio sipping ice tea.  This was an extremely rewarding build so far.  I just have a smile ear to ear when I take two rough, crusty and rusted parts that are ~130 years old and make them fit together just right.  More pics to come.  Should have it done in a couple weeks.

    -Rob


  • Trip to Vegas complete with shooting my Fav SMG

    A fun 10 seconds!  I think the mp5k is the mostfun  FA gun I have every fired.  Expensive at this place but still fun.
    A fun 10 seconds! I think the mp5k is the most fun FA gun I have every fired. Expensive at this place but still fun.

    Went with some co-workers from work to have some fun shooting full automatic guns. Tone of fun!

    The mp5k is just so small and easy to shoot. I would have liked it better with a red dot, but it is still easy to keep most of the shots on target.

    I also shot a fairly beat-up m249 and a slightly lose mp5k but both worked flawlessly. Cant say the same for the Saiga 12 🙁 It wouldn’t shoot more than 2 in a row. So I tried my hand with a glock 18c. 🙂 The fully automatic glock machine pistol was pretty crazy. First shot of a burst was on target and all the rest high. Not the must useful gun but fun to shoot.

    I realize I haven’t posted anything in a long time. I think I want to start posting something at least once a week. Lets see how that goes!

    Peace! -Rob

    Gallery with video added

    http://katzbalgerarms.com/wp/?page_id=155