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Kit Gun

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Logansdad, Feb 3, 2004.

have you ever wanted to build a kit gun ?

  1. yes

    25 vote(s)
  2. no

    3 vote(s)
  1. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    have y'all ever wanted to build a gun from a kit ?..where you have to put it together and finish it..mostly blackpowder :target:

  2. Dennis

    Dennis G&G Evangelist

    yup a "fitty cal" hawken pistol.
    It was a half finisned and forgotten project that this woman gave me after it had been abandoned by her son.
    Only shot it once and gave it to some innocent unsuspecting newbie shooter.
  3. Bookman

    Bookman G&G Enthusiast

    Many years ago I built a BP blunderbuss from a kit. It turned out OK and I kept it as a wall decoration for several years. Quite an unusual gun. I think Dixie Gun Works might have sold them at one time.
  4. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    I've seen the Class III stuff in kit form....Always figured ATF give me about a month to build it and then come visit :)

    The KIT guns Im thinking of are the ones without a reciever or the reciver is cut in 3 places.....Never understood them.

    Seen the Black powder rifle kits...but my mind thinks more of the Class 3 stuff I see advertised in some flyers I get.
  5. Snakebite

    Snakebite G&G Evangelist

    Built a couple of 50 caliber Hawkens. Took a LOT of work to get them exactly as I wanted.
    There is a lot of satisfaction knowing all the blueing, staining, etc is all your work.
  6. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Been wanting to build either an AR15 or a FAL from a kit - just haven't sprung for it yet.

    Might eventually try a Muzzle-stuffer, though i'm not really into charcoal burning yet, either. ;)

    Class III - that's for those what's got de "Bling-bling". :p

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I have put together a .50 cal Hawken and a .45 cal dueling pistol! Pretty cool.
  8. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    i guess that was your pre-AK days. or did you AKize them:rolleyes: :D
  9. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor


    i bought a CVA flint lock pistol kit from TWO GUYS in NJ back in the early 70's. well before the NJ dem/libs put all black powder guns in the same class as cartridge guns, with all the b/s to buy them. but i degress.

    the stock barrel channel was preinletted, with a major curve to the right, the side plate, and lock plate required major inletting, the openings were too small. gave up trying to make the stock work, gave the kit to a smithy friend for his parts pile:mad:
  10. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 Retired Moderator

    I too wanna build an AR. Maybe a FAL too someday, but I think the days of the affordable kits are over.
  11. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I have never wanted to build a kit gun..I wouldn't mind building a 1911A1 from parts though :target:
  12. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    Put together a Rock River lower receiver for the AR 15. Pretty simple to put together. Bought the upper already built,but may do an upper by myself some time in the future
  13. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 Retired Moderator

    I'm in a similar boat, with an Eagle lower on order. After I get familiar with the AR system, I plan to build one using as much synthetic as possible.
  14. Bookman

    Bookman G&G Enthusiast

    Hey. Papa G. I remember TWO GUYS stores - kind of like an early Wal-mart, right?
  15. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor


    i wouldn't go that far in describing them. didn't know they got as far as 10 paces south of Canada. i always thought Two Guys was a NJ thang. rummaging through my accumulations(junk) boxes, i still come across fishhooks in the "cellophane" bag with Two Guys price sticker:eek: :D
  16. Dymoke

    Dymoke G&G Newbie

    Buying BP kits

    Looking to buy BP kits, maybe you got them for a gift, and haven't the time or inclination to build/finish.
  17. Dragunov

    Dragunov G&G Evangelist

    I'm building a Smith and Wesson AR15 this weekend :D :D

    BattleRiflG3, Mine ran me around $1200. You can put one together for around $800 though.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  18. Idaho Dave

    Idaho Dave G&G Addict

    all blackpowder
  19. SKS NOOB

    SKS NOOB G&G Evangelist

    DANG! ANOTHER necro thread revived.
  20. FN FAL

    FN FAL NOT a new member Forum Contributor

    Some one pull the plug on the time machine...

    that thread started in 2004, 6 years ago to the day

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