Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:39 pm

Wow. I wish you the best of success in your new ventures. It isn't easy to make a living hanging out your shingle as a skilled craftsman... I'm certainly not giving up MY day job to pursue my own similar interests. Insert comment regarding giant brass ones here.
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Post by cageym » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:17 pm

I also wish you the best. I'll keep you in mind for anything I need, and anything I come accross that you can do for others.
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Post by tfbncc » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:27 pm

Chris, my best wishes for your success. I won't say good luck, because I believe you'll make your own luck.

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Post by Les Nessman » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:46 pm

Best wishes Chris. Your kind of drive and self-determination are sorely needed in this country.

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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by Rod » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:31 pm

Chris, contact me. I need a hammer fabricated for a Merwin Baby Pocket Pistol in .38 S&W. The firing pin broke off. Dibs on first customer.
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Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:39 pm

Bonzai! God grant you success and good reputation. Gotta be some stock work around here to send you that can ship as is while you wait on the FFL.

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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:41 pm

I've been thinking about extending the length of pull on my son's .270 back to original. Like to put on a block that matches the grip and forearm caps and a new pad. I'm way backed up on bench projects so it's about #372 on my list.

It's the one with the curly maple custom stock -- would make a nice promo pic for you.
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:41 pm

I don't know that it would need completely refinished. It's in nice shape otherwise -- esp for a field gun. I presume it's tung oil so shouldn't that be OK to recoat/refresh and blend transition from a new butt block?
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by Rod » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:57 pm

CByrneIV wrote:
Rod wrote:Chris, contact me. I need a hammer fabricated for a Merwin Baby Pocket Pistol in .38 S&W. The firing pin broke off. Dibs on first customer.
Do you have the original piece(s) still? Drawings? Did you want it color case hardened or just torch hardened?

It's likely that my machining and fitting time (I'd guess two hours shop time total, plus a couple hours bench time) is likely to cost a fair bit more than the piece is worth.
I have the original piece, I think it was torch hardened. I can remove the hammer and send it to you. Don't forget this gun was built in the 1880s so, unless it'd cost around 900 bucks to make a piece that's maybe 1 1/2 inches by 3/4 of an inch, I'll pay to have it made. Can't shoot the damn thing as is and there are NO parts available.
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Re: Announcing Crispin Arms, and Crispin Fabrication

Post by rightisright » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:05 pm

Excellent.

Do you have a long term rent agreement?

A note on the residential plowing: I gave it up a few years ago (and I was getting $50 for a 100' driveway) because the insurance went through the roof and winters here are unpredictable. I would expect the people in your area are less litigious than those in NJ, but you need to CYA as far as slip and fall accidents go.

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