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Old Remington video from the 60's on how they made firearms

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by bolus, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Who would have thunk CNC machines in the 1960's. I had no idea. Cool video on production, hand construction and engraving ~30 min long

     
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  2. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I'm not even going to watch the vid.

    LOOK AT THOSE GAMS!:)
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great video, but I didn't see one person wearing hearing protection, either making the guns or shooting them.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    These days I think you can get a 3-D printer for like fiddy bucks.. lol

    Now a guy with a screwdriver and hammer can do a "build". lol
     
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  5. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    What really caught my ear was the part where they talk about wood selection. Grain pattern and wood density. Really nice wood still available back then. Modern wood is so light and punky!

    Last week I replaced some damage from a leaking gutter. Took out some rotten tongue and groove 1x4 from the 1930's. Even half rotten I could still stand on the old board and not break it. And heavy. The new stuff I put in weighed a quarter of the old, and would bend like a rubber band.

    Also, last week while waiting for a background check I was eyeballing some rifles with wood stocks. They would have made pallets out of that wood in 1969! Of course you can make a really fine gun with no wood at all, it just caught my attention.

    Fascinating video, thanks for posting.
     
  6. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    Nice video, thanks for sharing. Now I want an old Wingmaster.
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Just hanging off the side of that barn eh?.. Me thinks Ill borrow a few. ;)
    But really though, Awesome genuine "made in America" back then.. Now its all china crap.
     
  8. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Cool video, kind of a flashback, I used to run manual and tape machines like that.
    I love the fake machining noises and soundtrack too.
     
  9. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Where can I get some remington 5mm rimfire!!!. Classic video
     
  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very cool, especially the hand checkering and engraving, wow, what craftsmanship. I had no idea they had such advanced tooling equipment back then as well. Thanks for posting.