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Re: The Model 47A

Postby volpin » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:20 pm

Badger wrote:Please go and read through all the progress post, it'll bring you up to date with the project.


Oh, I have! Believe me, I've been drooling over the monitor every time you guys post new information.

Best of luck with the metal flow issues on the trigger guard. I'm honored to be in the "Owner's Club"
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Re: The Model 47A

Postby Badger » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:50 pm

We don't really need any luck, though I appreciate the sentiment :D

We'll get around the trigger guard issue. On real guns they aren't usually cast, they're machined, so it's not a problem a real firearms manufacturer would encounter. We may need to run a 'tributary' sprue from the main body of the frame out to the middle of the guard so metal flows into it from three directions. This would mean more finishing on each piece, but the result would be worth it.

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Re: The Model 47A

Postby Joatrash » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:55 pm

Did you encounter a lot of these issues on the original 47 as well or was it easier because it's mostly made of bronze?
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Re: The Model 47A

Postby Badger » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:19 am

The 47 had a nickel plated brass trigger guard/bottom of frame unit. It joins the steel frame just under the edge of the side panel. On the 47A, the trigger guard is integral with the frame itself. This means the liquid steel has to flow through the whole frame and then into the trigger guard. it's a longer journey.

We're running two test pieces this week to see if we need the extra sprue.

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Re: The Model 47A

Postby E-Wan » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:58 am

Bam said the lady! 50% deposit has been sent and the balance is forthcoming.
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Re: The Model 47A

Postby Badger » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:05 am

Excellent news, thank you.
Welcome aboard. I'll post your name on the Owners Club list as soon as the payment has been confirmed.

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Re: The Model 47A

Postby uc7 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:02 am

Great work! This piece is looking better and better with each update.
I have sent my payment in so that I can belong to the owner club too. ;)

I intend to display this work of art with both the QMX Serenity ship and my operative sword.

Edit: I completely understand the difficulty with putting together such an intricate project. Thanks for taking on the task.
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Re: The Model 47A

Postby Badger » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:34 am

Hello and welcome uc7!

We'll get your name up just as soon as the payment has been confirmed. Take a look at the entire progress thread if you can, there's lots of info on the project there.

Cheers,

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Re: The Model 47A

Postby E-Wan » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:33 am

Just sent the remaining half of my payment to Deb. I'm a fully paid up member of the 47A Owners Club!
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Re: The Model 47A

Postby Badger » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:53 am

Great stuff!

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