Photos Some long overdue pics !

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Andy the Aussie, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Love me a good 45/70. Congrats. Can’t wait to see the pics of when you actually put it to use.
    Garth
     
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  2. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Now not only will Andy be able to hunt dump trucks with his Marlin 45/70, he'll be able to skin them with his Alpha Reg!
     
  3. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ........ the Skinner sights for it have shipped and should hopefully arrive next week (but could be a week longer than that) I am going to try and get some rounds loaded up over the weekend (though I did just add Zombie Rails to the side of my new Landcruiser so I will probably be driving that around bumping pedestrians and annoying folk with them for sport :D ) so I can take it to the range as soon as the sights are here !!!!! It will be March at least before it knocks something off it's feet/hooves thought.

    ...... there has been a lack of T-Rex in the street lately so it may have to be trucks.... ;) Not sure what bits are edible though !!
     
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  4. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    You could always take the hard way Andy...
    Drive down to Canberra and try to shoot some of those creatures with impenetrable skin... I guess Alpha Regulator would be the smallest blade option you should consider if you ever wanted to skin any of them...
    I'd say that no parts of them will be edible, but they could make for an interesting sheath inlay/overlay...
     
  5. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Added some sights to the thumper today....

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  6. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Looks good; I sure like mine.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  7. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Love that long baseplate—very solid. Rear sight adjustment mechanism appears strong and stable—also gives the gun a very sleek look. I like that installation a lot.:thumbsup:

    Time to pop some caps!:D

    (How long do you predict before your friend asks for it back?;))
     
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  8. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ...... yes the styling of the Skinners is what caught my eye first then I read the positive reviews on them and figured why not !! I really want to take it out and make it bark but time and a handy range are evading me at the moment. Over Christmas I am going to strip and give the stock and oil finish but I will shoot it first !!

    Yes, I will also have to avoid him seeing it... ;)
     
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  9. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Especially after it's sight upgrade and clean and refinished:cool: Lever Guns are my weakness especially the Older small calibers .25-20 also .32-20 .38-40 and a couple .30 WCF...the stories they could tell.....Really like that sight plate gotta go take a look at 'em now;)
     
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  10. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    My "Christmas Project" is refinishing the stock and forend off the Marlin.

    A couple of weeks ago I stripped, washed and acid washed both, then steamed out the what dings would come up and gave it all a light sand....

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    Given the heat here over the past couple of weeks (and low humidity) I was happy that a couple of weeks was enough drying time.

    Added a little stain on the 26th, it went on darker than I expected and like a numpty I didn't do a test spot first, once I had an even coat that was drying I took a rag and some metho and thinned out and smoothed the stain a little. Gave them a couple of days to dray and...

    Started oiling them up yesterday....so far so good....

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  11. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    .....double tap... ;)
     
  12. ScoMa

    ScoMa Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 13, 2017
    Those are looking Very nice. Good job, Andy!
     
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  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Cheers thanks mate.
     
  14. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
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  15. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    That stock work is looking spot on and I can't wait to see it all together again!!!
     
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