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    Default Re: 8x68 S Owners opinions are welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by treeman View Post
    From the above it seems the gas bottles are pretty much rifle barrel steel ?? (but I am soooo amateur here)
    It would appear that the spring steel impression I got was from the tempering.
    Which raises the question of after you have put it in the forge and hammered the **** out of it, just what steel do you have at end process and why is it so 'good".
    Treeman, I can tell you one thing..according to the composition of this sheet metal that has great properties in bending, folding, with stand direct charcoal furnace heat...and it really is spring type of steel...I am thinking of cutting strips and layer it to forge a damascus type pattern knife..when sanding it on the knife belt sander machine I notice the high carbon content when the sparks are exploding in star type patterns...it will be sufficient steel to forge at least a kitchen vegetables knife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kola View Post
    These threads are cool to follow, often no need to post anything, I just rather follow the updates.
    What he said

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    Default Re: 8x68 S Owners opinions are welcome

    Great BBT, nice to hear from you again...I will provide finer detail in regards to some interesting procedures when building a rifle from scratch..Johan Greyling as my mentor and adviser has the talent to explain procedures in fine detail to me..I am sure I will be able to convey this info to the members..it makes the thread more interesting... It still will be great if members would ask questions in regards to procedures involved when building a rifle ...keep in mind..this is a build from a person who do not have the skills or capabilities a professional gunsmith like Danie Joubert and other qualified gunsmiths has...or a talented highly qualified, much experienced Johan Greyling has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gert Odendaal View Post
    Great BBT, nice to hear from you again...I will provide finer detail in regards to some interesting procedures when building a rifle from scratch..Johan Greyling as my mentor and adviser has the talent to explain procedures in fine detail to me..I am sure I will be able to convey this info to the members..it makes the thread more interesting... It still will be great if members would ask questions in regards to procedures involved when building a rifle ...keep in mind..this is a build from a person who do not have the skills or capabilities a professional gunsmith like Danie Joubert and other qualified gunsmiths has...or a talented highly qualified, much experienced Johan Greyling has.
    You could have fooled alot of us Gert. It looks like you are a pro and know exactly what you are doing.
    Most of us can only dream of doing what you do

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    Default Re: 8x68 S Owners opinions are welcome

    BBT, thank you for the kind reply, it is much appreciated...I think what makes it possible to be able to do these projects are my access to the gun smith shop...I am in an environment where I am able to learn from another person...this privilege ensure that I am set up for success...with a great friend and mentor like Johan Greyling I am able to accomplish projects not possible for a person who do not have such access...this is what makes the difference...

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