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Teddz77



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Machined Barrel or Cylinder for PKD Blaster... Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Some of you may know of my run on the RPF for the steel, stainless steel and aluminum replacement barrels for the PKD Blaster kits. For the rest of you, I'm Ted, I'm a machinist and I like to make things. Things like steel parts for the PKD Blaster kits like Tomenosuke and Sidkit. Also some custom ones too... and other such things.

I've recently started a run for the cylinder of this fine blaster. The run is now in production. The first round will be 10 steel and 10 stainless steel cylinders, but I may tack on as needed. So far, 7 stainless and 4 steel are spoken for.

I'm going to be making these from Steel, Stainless Steel, maybe aluminum and possibly brass.. because why not... there's always going to be that one guy who wants a silenced "Golden Ghost". Shocked

Pricing:
- Steel - 100 Euros
- Stainless steel - 140 Euros
- Aluminum/Brass - TBD
Finishes:
- Raw Machined finished - standard
- Cold Blued steel - 10 Euros
- Mirror Polished - 30 Euros
Shipping:
- In the EU - 12 Euros
- Rest of Humanity - 15 Euros
these are for each cylinder. if you want more than one, contact me for a quote.
Payment:
To be included on the run, the choice is yours as to a full payment or 50% deposit of what it is you want and how you want it finished and where you want it shipped. Paypal: artofsindesign@yahoo.com


As for the barrels, I'm constantly making those, so when you need one, you can order it and it'll be cut. These are also in steel, stainless steel, aluminum and brass.

Pricing:
- Steel - 80 Euros
- Stainless Steel - 100 Euros
- Aluminum - 80 Euros
- Brass - 90 Euros
Finishes:
- Raw Machined Finished - standard
- Cold Blued Steel - 10 Euros
- Mirror Polished - 30 Euros
Shipping:
- In the EU - 8 Euros
- Rest of Blue Sphere - 10 Euros

Combo:
1. Steel Barrel & Cylinder - 150 Euros
2. Stainless Steel Barrel & Cylinder - 210 Euros

Payments:
All payments can be made via paypal to artofsindesign@yahoo.com
Please make sure to include your name, what it is you are ordering and how you want it finished in the paypal note.

Now some pics... For now, just the barrels. Later the cylinders too.

Steel Sidkit and Aluminum Tomenosuke barrels.


A Tomen-style custom barrel for a client that also wanted it Blued.


Machined finished Stainless Steel...

...and also a Polished Stainless barrel next to a machined finished blank that I made an oopsie on.

Hope you guys like.

Happy building!
Ted


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm mildly interested in a metal barrel of some description but I'd need one finished the same way as the receiver (so I can weather it down in the same manner that they match).

Are these machined as 'tubes' or are they not completely drilled through, if you get what I mean. I wouldn't want to import anything that could be misinterpreted as a firearm part. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the receiver is blued, then the barrel can be blued as well. As for matching them up, it's possible, but a lot easier when you have both components to compare against. The cold blue for the steel can be made as dark as needed by just going through the process again. For things this exacting, unless I have a really good reference photo or actually have the receiver in hand, I would recommend you blue the steel yourself so the finish can be exactly where it needs to be. It's a VERY easy process that pretty much anyone can do if they have some cold water, steel wool and a sponge... and the Super Blue stuff of course.

These are machined from a solid piece of material. I bore them out to roughly 2.5" and there's no rifling. There might be a through hole for cap firing and smoke, but that's always a smaller diameter hole than the main bore, usually 6mm max. And just to make sure, the material I use is not suitable for an actual firearm.

When I ship them, they are declared as "metal toy parts", and so far, I haven't had any issues sending barrels all over the world.

I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's needed to match the standard Tomen with regards to finish (whatever that is!).
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this arrived in the mail today... Thanks to David for getting it to me from the UK.

Plastic Tomenosuke cylinder.



and to answer the question about the if the blue matches up, here's the cold blued steel barrel I did yesterday without a reference for the tomen and the plastic tomen. They're very close.



Here's another angle.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good ted Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stussy. Smile

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I have these 3 barrels available for immediate shipping...

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Steel Sidkit prepped for blueing - 80 euros -can be blued for extra 10 euros.
Raw steel Tomen - 80 euros
Blued steel Tomen - 90 euros

shipping will be 8 for Europe, 10 for outside Europe

Payments via paypal: artofsindesign@yahoo.com

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, you even put that large washer inside the cylinder so you canít fit a real .44 SPL Round inside them? Interesting....

My bad, I just noticed only rhe barrel was custom and not the cylinder. Sorry about that!
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may not be putting the washer in there, but I will be doing something so as to keep it legal. I still don't know what I'll do, but I'll figure something out.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't put the washer in the cylinder ted,much better look without it.i got a cylinder from mr don parker on here before he stopped making them. it never had the washer and it looks much better.you can fit real inert 44's in it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Don Parker cylinders didnít have the washer and he had no trouble sending them around the world. He sent me two here to the UK and they werenít even opened for checking at the border.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for letting me know. It was a real pain to try and figure out what I could do. Everything I was considering was just making things more complicated.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The replacement cylinder portion of this run is now in production. Smile

If you want in on the run, a 50% deposit or full payment will be required.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added the Bill Doran version of the PKD Blaster to the list. If you have the Doran version and want a metal barrel or cylinder, I now offer them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I get in on this?

I would like a Blued Barrel and Cylinder for the Tomenosuke. Can the Cold Blue barrel and cylinder be polished a bit?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, you can still get in on this. Just follow the instructions posted above.

By polished, do you mean before I blue it or after? If it's before, sure. If after I blue it, I don't know. I would assume no since polishing requires very fine abrasives. I know hitting a blued barrel with 600 grit wet/dry paper takes the blue off (when on a lathe at 700rpms). I usually hit the steel with some 600 and 1000 grit paper before I blue it, and while I blue it, between coats, I brighten it up with fine steel wool. It helps it, but far from mirror finished. If that's what you want, mirror finished, prior to blueing, there is a cost to it.

I have a dud blued barrel that I can try to hit with the polishing compound to see how the cold blue reacts to it.

However, giving it a coating of gun oil or a light 10w oil will gloss it up a bit.
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