Armorpax's 25 Pounder

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Hi Ian,

Sorry, the last few parts are one offs.

Although I may make an oil can in the near future :wink:

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:56 am

Dave,
Those knurled adjustment knobs on the ranging cone and on top of the telescope where did you get these?
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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:10 am

Hi Marcus,

They are off the Dragon German Range finder kit.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Terryaidanclarke » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:10 pm

Dave Dibb (Armorpax) wrote:Hi All,

Main assemblies primed. I have a little more to do on the front of the sheild and the wheel hubs but getting there.

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Dave
Dave, where did the foresight on the barrel come from, and where can I source Grease nipples.!
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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:05 am

Wow! Surely now the kit has a completely different look: congratulations Dave!
Great job! :wink:

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:46 pm

Hi All,

Got a couple of casts today of the metal masters for the base ring parts. My metal casters will now be getting these into a full production mould as soon as they can.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:47 pm

Hi Dave!
Finally had some time to spent on my 25pdr. I am working on the platform and was rearranging the pointed sections of the lower ring to have them line up with the spokes. Then I noticed that the spokes were inverted (vertical part of the angle line is on the other side), what would mean that the hooks now would have to be mounted on the left side instead of on the right side of the spoke (looking at the nearest spoke that is) :cry: . With the casting having the mounting pip (and rivets on the other side) the hooks then have their opening facing inward. What still can work but is less secure........
Remedy might be to re-invert (?) the spokes what would mean drilling an extra hole for the double rivets on the rim, what is done quite easy.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Bob Farmer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:18 pm

Hi Dave

Some great work you have done on this kit.

When and how can I order a full set of your 25 pndr upgrades? I have searched and searched your web site but cant find and mention of it.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi Bob,

Full details are in the thread in the craftsman section of this forum inc. postage prices and options. I have only advertised here as it is specific to the Armortek product.

Just a heads up to all that the first batch of Ground ring hooks and end plates should be with me later this week. Pricing etc will be announced towards the end of the week.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Jurgen Kozak » Sun May 04, 2014 9:40 pm

Hi Dave.

Will be your new parts (foto from 02.03.2014) for sale?

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun May 04, 2014 11:48 pm

Hi Jurgen,

Sorry no, they were made as one offs.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:14 pm

Hi All,

Working on these with a friend at the moment. Just need to sort out supply of thimbles and pricing and we will start to offer them.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Paul Morris » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:14 am

Hi Dave.

That's smart mate will you be splicing the thimbles in yourself .. .. in your spare time lol.
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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Backway » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:45 pm

Hi Dave,

Fantastic build and I have read with great interest. I was wondering whether you have now completed the gun and what colour you have or are going to paint it.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:15 pm

Hi Dave,
Took my 25 pdr. apart for the last time and started priming (lots of rust had to be removed :oops: )! However before doing that I took a last look and was not happy on how far the barrel protrudes over the slide nose cap compared with the photos I have. I remembered that you modified the slide very early in your build. On your progress blog (on Nov. 24 2013) you mention using a 'full size hacksaw to modify the slide so it sits further forward over the recoil slide nose'. What exactly was modified on the slide?

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Marcus

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