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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2019, 05:46:04 PM »
Looking good Racing.
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« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2019, 02:19:57 PM »
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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2019, 06:54:34 PM »
Nice construction on the drop tube.
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« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2019, 06:04:28 AM »
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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2020, 02:06:53 PM »
I truly wonder what has happend.

After checking a number of my old posts,loads of them lack writing of any kind. The pics,thank god,still there.

That said i´m sorry to conclude that for many that means that the context of these posts is lost.
Dunno why this is..but as a fact...that´s the way it is.

Loads of my posts,in particular,are affected.
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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2020, 02:17:43 PM »
Invisible ink ???

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« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2020, 02:21:00 PM »
But your   <the "Wredes" rifle>  posts are intact.

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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2020, 08:16:47 PM »
Yeah Len.
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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2020, 08:23:44 AM »
Racing, maybe you'll have to work on your Karma.

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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2020, 05:20:04 AM »
Bit late to all this, I have two friends with original whitworth rifles, both of them shoot round projectiles , one was using patches on smaller diameter projectiles but I don't know how he went with it( he lives 1000 miles from me and I catch up once a year)
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Re: The holy grail,the icon,the myth,the legend. Whitworth
« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2020, 06:51:24 PM »
The evolution of the Whitworth is still a work in progress i say.
Many around England shoot paper patch hollow base round projectiles these days.
I guess paper patch is an idea as it cuts leading to an absolute minimum and the paper in case indeed does create obturation for the boolit vs the barrel.

I´ve got a few such paper patch molds,just hexagonal,and i´ll be damned if i give up on the original hexagonal idea easy.
Modifying to hollow base is simple enough on the lathe,and i have indeed conducted trials as far as such equipped boolits. Jury´s still out on that one though.

On that note i really want to hand German based Hensel a severe kick in the ass. I don´t believe i´ve ever been met as bad as a customer,of anything.
I can´t but wish they go out of business. Yes. They´re customer relations are THAT bad.
They START by sending me a mold with the typical Whtiworth rifling twist on the boolit going the wrong way. Yes,you read that right.
So..NOT a single excuse even. Just "we´ll send u a new mold",and that was it. For me to be happy with. First an approx 3 month wait,which put the entire analysis as far as their mold on hold,and when i get around to using it..that there.
Then. Nothing.

So. The new mold turns up,of course after another "decent" waiting period.

As it turns out i got around to casting with their "new" mold they sent me,this time with the built in rifling twist going the RIGHT way just to be brought to the ground again by the mere fact that the mold lacks any and all air evacuation.
I of course wrote the idiot at Hensel asking how to handle this and am still awaiting a reply,a month later.

So. As you know i´m apt enough around metals so i just cut my own "deaeration" slots into the mold and done deal why it now produces decent boolits at least. Boolits looking decent that is.
As to how they perform vs the ones cast out of molds by us....yeah well.. But. I´ll never be an easy quitter so..i´ll give them boolits the benefit of  doubt still.
Hensel as a company tho,to hell with them. Really,and yes. I truly wish for them to go out of business. When you conduct business as they do you friggin DESERVE to file for bankruptsy.
The pic enclosed. I guess you can all figure out which boolit is which... Idiots.

Anyways.
The rifle then. I´ve had an issue with the sear developing wear. Thus i came to lose full cock,which of course was remedied simple enough.
That aside,the thing simply runs like a friggin locomotive.
As i write in the Monkey Tail thread we´ve arrived on that nipples for these rifles out of Inconel 600 indeed seems to be the ticket. Well worth info for other owners right there...
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