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Mesa Defense
12-06-2009, 9:23 AM
Check this out......

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/760101804/m/3761057511/p/1


unbelievable....there are gunsmiths,,,,and artists.

Look at all 3 pages

pacrimguru
12-06-2009, 9:39 AM
now that is amazing!

GJC
12-06-2009, 9:44 AM
:eek: Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous :cool2:

supersonic
12-06-2009, 9:48 AM
Making a DAMASCUS action from SCRATCH..................W.O.W.....I'm friggin' speechless........:cool:

Arteel
12-06-2009, 9:52 AM
That guys a freak of nature.

killshot44
12-06-2009, 10:23 AM
What truly awesome skills this man has. Not only is this well-described, the accompanying pictures are terrific, too.
For those who don't know what is involved with "Damascas" click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus_steel

Anyone with an interest in how rifles can be built should take the time to read this through. It is truly amazing what one can do with the right combination of talent and tools (oh, does he have tools!).

Not putting anyone down here but, if you've done a conversion or two, you'll feel a little foolish calling yourself a gunsmith once you see this.

Noobert
12-06-2009, 10:25 AM
All the more reason to get a mill!:D

bgoodman
12-06-2009, 11:03 AM
wow

Rukus
12-06-2009, 11:07 AM
Truly amazing work going on there. thanks for the link.

Legasat
12-06-2009, 11:11 AM
That is just figgin amazing!

xm177
12-06-2009, 11:22 AM
Wow.

Ruiner
12-06-2009, 11:31 AM
Simply amazing :eek:

Joe22
12-06-2009, 11:37 AM
:eek: WOW!

Legasat
12-06-2009, 11:44 AM
I didn't really think there was anyone left who had those skill sets. The machining, yes. Folding Damascus steel, no.

ac427cpe
12-06-2009, 11:49 AM
wow, that is no less than ridiculously amazing. I've made Damascus from scratch before, and can't even fathom attempting to make a receiver-quality billet... that would then get MACHINED!

sytfu_RR
12-06-2009, 12:07 PM
wow, amazing skills & knowledge.

nrakid88
12-06-2009, 12:52 PM
That is unbelieveable. That gun will no doubt be cheerished forever.

Is anyone else wondering how many thousands of dollars that bad boy costs?

ke6guj
12-06-2009, 12:59 PM
per the thread, looks to be in the neighborhood ofr $7500.


KC,

I am making every effort to keep these rifles affordable. My base price is $5000. This rifle has several upgrades and is half again more. I have a price list and options page on my website... www.bradshawcutlery.citymax.com

Bailey Bradshaw

nrakid88
12-06-2009, 1:09 PM
Wow... that is definately a heirloom quality gun...

Mesa Defense
12-06-2009, 2:48 PM
Pretty amazing stuff.....I thought you guys migh like it.

Vanguard
12-06-2009, 2:54 PM
Nice craftsmanship on the metal. Beautiful wood. These guys are artists.

Phireglass
12-06-2009, 3:25 PM
Now im fiending.... btw that is simply remarkable, wonder how long from start to finish

bombadillo
12-06-2009, 3:51 PM
Fine craftsmanship at its finest. Good to see we still have some and not just worry about how well a free floating handguard is going to work. Sure they're nice and all, but that is true craftsmanship.

freonr22
12-06-2009, 11:52 PM
kinda getting a guy crush or i dunno, Speechless for sure

rg_1111@yahoo.com
12-07-2009, 12:24 AM
That's Fantastic, Lots of work.

caoboy
12-07-2009, 12:56 AM
The man creates some amazing tools...thanks for sharing.

ENTHUSIAST
12-07-2009, 3:04 AM
Wow unbelievable skill level... and I thought building an AK was a lot of work. :o

cowboyup
12-07-2009, 7:03 AM
That is not Damascus.... It is what we call "pattern welded" steel.


Not sure if it is or is not Damacus, but never the less, it's remarkable.

Bug Splat
12-07-2009, 8:24 AM
Truly amazing. What a skilled craftsman. I can't even begin to thing about how I would build something like that. It just blows my mind. I've milled my share of gun parts but nothing like that. What I would give to apprentice for that guy.

Fjold
12-07-2009, 8:54 AM
Bailey's a nice guy too. I had an occasion to email him about a question on a double rifle bolting method once, he called me back at his expense and spent like 20 minutes on the phone with me.

gun toting monkeyboy
12-07-2009, 10:56 AM
Wow. That just about covers it. I wish he made them in a bit bigger caliber. But wow just the same.

ac427cpe
12-07-2009, 11:15 AM
That is not Damascus.... It is what we call "pattern welded" steel.

Technically, yes. But given the extreme rarity of components and loss of historical instruction, it is fair to call it the "new damascus". Pretty much anything you find outside of a museum won't be TRUE Damascus steel.

WeekendWarrior
12-07-2009, 12:14 PM
WWRTW

Plinkin
12-12-2009, 8:01 PM
wow. thats nice.

Seesm
12-12-2009, 10:47 PM
It was a pleasure reading all his post and to see how he does it all... It would be neat to do a build like that once at least in life.

hamster
12-13-2009, 12:29 AM
neato!

odysseus
12-13-2009, 1:23 AM
I am definitely impressed!

roc
12-13-2009, 1:43 AM
holy crap. i think i just sh*t my pants. that is awesome.

Mesa Defense
12-13-2009, 10:11 AM
I agree.....once in a lifetime

Cali-V
12-13-2009, 10:30 AM
I've admired his blades for a while.... but now I'm way wow'ed...

BroncoBob
12-13-2009, 2:10 PM
Man, if I could afford it I would love a double in .17HMR.