Unknown Gunsmith Item


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marklav111
November 11, 2012, 05:51 PM
Can anyone help me identify this item. It came from a gunsmiths shop that I purchased. I have been working on guns for over 15 years and never seen a jig like this one. Thanks, Mark

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marklav111
November 11, 2012, 05:53 PM
Pictures

rcmodel
November 11, 2012, 06:16 PM
I don't, but that isn't saying much.

I have a jig in the shop kinda like that I picked up somewhere years ago, and I don't have a clue what it was made for either.

I just kept it in the "possibles junque" as it looked like I could eventually modify it and use it for something. Never found out what yet though.

Your guy might have thought he could make a receiver drilling jig out of it or something, and just never got a Round-Tuit either.

rc

1911 guy
November 12, 2012, 12:36 AM
Looks like a machining fixture. The silver slab with T-slots gets clamped down on the mill table and squared up, the black pieces are clamps to hold the work piece.

Not gospel, just a guess.

mnrivrat
November 12, 2012, 12:52 AM
I don't think it is task specific jig. The features seem to lend themselves to adjustability to fit multiple purposes. Or in other words, a general purpose holding device.

marklav111
November 12, 2012, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the input. I have a few more mystery objects that I will post pictures of to get advice. Thanks, Mark

BBBBill
November 12, 2012, 06:03 PM
Wanna sell it? :)

4v50 Gary
November 12, 2012, 10:59 PM
Not a bolt welding jig, is it?

rcmodel
November 12, 2012, 11:19 PM
I thought about that.

I see it has two centering points in the front two clamps spaced about right to hold a bolt.

But the rest of them are either badly out of position to hold the bolt handle?

Or he did a lot of Mannlicher-Schönauer bolts. :D

rc

medalguy
November 14, 2012, 12:28 PM
Just throw it out, and about an hour after the trash is picked up, someone will send you the exact purpose for the jig. Works for me every time. :neener:

BBBBill
November 22, 2012, 10:02 AM
Well, one thing for sure. It cannot be used to convert a Chevy Powerglide shifter to work with a Turbo 350 tranny.

Taurus 617 CCW
November 22, 2012, 11:08 AM
It looks more like a drilling and tapping fixture to me. Something sort of like this one but home made:
http://www.forsterproducts.com/store.asp?pid=24833&catid=19938

Skylerbone
November 22, 2012, 02:29 PM
The famously elusive tolerance de-stacker?

BBBBill
November 22, 2012, 04:41 PM
Well, I've been holding out. Just wanted to see if anyone else knew before I spilled the beans. That is another Power Custom product (no longer offered as far as I know). It is a sort of universal sight jig that was designed with revolvers in mind. It appears to be missing some pieces.

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