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Postby charlesb » Fri May 15, 2015 4:45 pm

All of business stuff looks to be going well... I got just about everything but the FFL nailed down today.

My son and I were tired after all of the running around today, and decided to hold off on applying for the FFL until next week. I have all of the forms, and will fill them out over the weekend. That will just leave getting the picture and fingerprints, then mailing it in, getting a copy to the Sheriff.

Any and all advice appreciated.

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Postby Bullseye » Sat May 16, 2015 1:55 am

Once you jump through all the hoops, and have your insurance and security issues fully addressed, everything will start to happen for you.

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Postby charlesb » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:32 pm

Now we have the interview done, and everything looks to be OK, the ATFE folks say the application and interview look good. - So now we get to relax for a few weeks. As far as I can tell, there's nothing further that can be done until the FFL arrives.

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Postby charlesb » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:09 pm

In business now. Still getting things organized, but at this point if somebody walks in, we'll be able to fix them up.

Am contacting gunsmiths in El Paso and Midland/Odessa, looking for places to refer customers who need some service that we are not set up to supply. - Gun bluing, for example.

Will put an ad in the paper, the local radio station soon.

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Postby stork » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:02 pm

If you ever get a wild hair and want to try a cold rust bluing, keep this stuff in mind.

I did a new Caspian wad gun and an older (rough shape MKII) with it this spring. Came out really good. far better than the Birchwood casey products, Brownells Oxopho bluing, or 44-40 I've tried in the past.

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthr ... ound-quote

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Postby charlesb » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:57 pm

I've been interested in rust bluing for a while, and intend to get my feet wet with it on an old 98 Mauser that I must re-barrel.

I haven't read about the cold rust bluing, the stuff that I've looked at requires a steam box.

Thanks for the link!


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