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Re: Reparing a Single Shot Rossi/Apocalypse Shotgun

Post by velojym » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:29 pm

A common repair for a broken stock was to use wet rawhide to wrap it. When dry, it shrinks and creates a very strong repair, and I think it would also really go great with the look of your shottie.
Also, if needed, the "mountain man's duct tape" can be moistened, removed, and used for other things if needed.
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I'd probably put a few more wraps on it, and line up the stitching on the left so I'm not gripping 'em.

An easy source for rawhide is a dog chew toy. Let it soak overnight, unwind it, and there ya go!
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Re: Reparing a Single Shot Rossi/Apocalypse Shotgun

Post by Dogan » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:50 pm

All of this makes me really want to find a single-shot beat to hell .22 and do something similar. Just to be one of the cool kids.

However, I may just do something similar with my 1953 bastard child Mosin. It's due for a refinishing anyway. 8-)
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Re: Reparing a Single Shot Rossi/Apocalypse Shotgun

Post by velojym » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:47 pm

I think a single shot .22 would be great for this stuff. Hell, might even be marketable to some folks, if done right.
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:54 pm

When I went to the Jacksonville gun show, one seller had racks of cheap .22s and .410s with signs pointing out how valuable a "game getter" would be if times get rougher.
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Post by mzmadmike » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:32 pm

The ultimate in post holocaust beat guns is of course the AK. :wink:
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Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:46 pm

mzmadmike wrote:The ultimate in post holocaust beat guns is of course the AK. :wink:
That reminds me, didn't you do a steampunk AK a while ago? How did that turn out? I remember seeing some pictures of the work in progress, and it was looking pretty good, but I don't remember seeing how it turned out...sorry about the off-topic tangent. :oops:
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http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/polit ... 0AK47.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I still need to do some greebly.
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Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:39 pm

I love it. :awesome:
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Post by Red Dawn » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:17 pm

Here's a better pic update of the gun. I started cutting the frying pan for the butt plate and found out pretty quick it was steel instead of aluminum as I had previously thought. I only got half way through before I ran out of cutting discs, need to get more.

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velojym wrote:A common repair for a broken stock was to use wet rawhide to wrap it. When dry, it shrinks and creates a very strong repair, and I think it would also really go great with the look of your shottie.
I thought about doing that but there's no reason to at the moment. However when I do another one I probably will do another with the rawhide. I like that look.
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Post by cauldron » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:46 pm

It looks great.

I love the old "indian rifles" with the brass tacks. I've always wanted to do something like that with a pump shotgun, or an obviously newer looking bolt action. Brass tacks might look cool or not in black plactic...




Now that I think about it, a vintage AR with brass tacks and a feather would look cool.... maybe wood furniture...
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Post by Red Dawn » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:07 pm

Now before you all tell me to do this, The screws will be sunk into the back and I am going to fix the plate. This is just to hold it on to show you what it will look like with the plate there. Ok... got that out of the way.

The steel frying pan proved too much of a hassel so I went with an aluminum cake pan instead. I honestly like this cross look better. Cut it out and attached it on.

First pic is of the plate on the gun.
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Second is of the cake pan and the original plastic plate. This new one fits fine. Need to do some minor work on it.
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So all in all it is about 98% finished. Wear down the wood, patina the metal and stain the sling and it'll be ready to go.
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Post by mzmadmike » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:12 pm

Got plans for that buttplate?
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Re: Apocalypse Shotgun - Single Shot Rossi - Ongoing Project

Post by Red Dawn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:05 am

mzmadmike wrote:Got plans for that buttplate?
Aside from what I said nothing much except putting a patina on it but I don't even know if Aluminum can patina so I may have to cook some grease on it.
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Post by mzmadmike » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:56 am

I meant the original one you're not using.
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Post by Red Dawn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:25 pm

mzmadmike wrote:I meant the original one you're not using.
Ohh... None really. It's all plasticy and brazillian.
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Post by Red Dawn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:29 am

I finally finished the project.

Here's the video of it, I plan on doing a shooting video soon now that spring is here.

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Re: Apocalypse Shotgun - Single Shot Rossi - Completed Proje

Post by Red Dawn » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:29 pm

Here's the last thing on the Apocalypse Shotgun until I do a shooting video.

A closer look at it in better light.
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Post by arentol » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:21 am

Love the gun.... Getting me inspired a little. Local gun shop has a couple pretty old youth model .22lr's for cheap. I might pick one up and turn it into an Apocalypse rifle.

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Post by Red Dawn » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:57 pm

arentol wrote:Love the gun.... Getting me inspired a little. Local gun shop has a couple pretty old youth model .22lr's for cheap. I might pick one up and turn it into an Apocalypse rifle.
I say do it. Keep the gun fully functional then just have fun with it. Keep in mind you'll probably never get any money for it so if you want to sell it down the line don't convert one.
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Post by mk_ultra » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:41 pm

That is absolutely rediculous . I dig it . :P
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Re: Apocalypse Shotgun - Single Shot Rossi - Completed Proje

Post by arentol » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:36 pm

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arentol wrote:Love the gun.... Getting me inspired a little. Local gun shop has a couple pretty old youth model .22lr's for cheap. I might pick one up and turn it into an Apocalypse rifle.
I say do it. Keep the gun fully functional then just have fun with it. Keep in mind you'll probably never get any money for it so if you want to sell it down the line don't convert one.
I wouldn't expect to get more than I have into it in raw materials, but I also wouldn't expect to get much less than that either. Heck, I would pay more for yours than what you have in it (though the ridiculously low price you got on the shotgun is a large part of why it would work).

Actually the more I think about it the more I think what I would really love is an O/U Rifle/Shotgun... Something like this .22/.410:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =332767192" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

However, I wouldn't want to spend more than $150, so it might take a long time to find one that cheap. So maybe I will just keep that in the back of my mind to look for in my local gun stores and focus on the .22 first.

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Post by mzmadmike » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:44 pm

arentol wrote:Actually the more I think about it the more I think what I would really love is an O/U Rifle/Shotgun... Something like this .22/.410:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =332767192" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

However, I wouldn't want to spend more than $150, so it might take a long time to find one that cheap. So maybe I will just keep that in the back of my mind to look for in my local gun stores and focus on the .22 first.
You will never find a working one that cheap. Even as parts guns they go for more than that.
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:53 pm

mzmadmike wrote:
arentol wrote:Actually the more I think about it the more I think what I would really love is an O/U Rifle/Shotgun... Something like this .22/.410:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =332767192" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

However, I wouldn't want to spend more than $150, so it might take a long time to find one that cheap. So maybe I will just keep that in the back of my mind to look for in my local gun stores and focus on the .22 first.
You will never find a working one that cheap. Even as parts guns they go for more than that.
Anything with two barrels does. That's a bitch to align when the same caliber (worse for rifles) but try sighting a .410 shotgun and a .22LR with the same bead sight.
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Post by BigDirty » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:05 pm

Thanks for this project it is BADAZZ! I just bought a H&R single shot 410 from the pawn shop tonight, mainly because thats the only ammo I can find out here. Figured it would be a perfect snake gun but now I have a few more ideas. Thanks again.
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