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by Bill DeShivs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: German Leverlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: German Leverlocks

thom wrote:Thanks Bill. Really I need one for a .410. I still have some old cardboard .410 shells and a single shot .410.
It would have to be custom made. I did a 28/.410 Leverletto shellpuller once!
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: German Leverlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: German Leverlocks

Newer ones are 12/20
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: German Leverlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: German Leverlocks

The nail nick is in case the spring breaks. Of course you can pull shells with them.
C.12= 12 ga. C.16= 16 ga.
by Bill DeShivs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: German Leverlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: German Leverlocks

Notice they are almost exactly the same?
Interesting, isn't it?
by Bill DeShivs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Hubertus Shell Pullers
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Hubertus Shell Pullers

John- These knives were not originally shell pullers. They were regular Hubertus lever locks.
I converted them to shell pullers.
by Bill DeShivs
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Asian??
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Asian??

The Italians made knives with that rivet for years. It's so the spring can be installed "later."
Does the hole in the blade tang go all the way through? If not, it's Italian.
by Bill DeShivs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Peek repair and adjustments?
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Peek repair and adjustments?

You can move metal where it needs to be moved.
The only way to properly add metal is by micro welding. This is not an option for most people. Laser welding can be done without affecting heat treating of parts.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Chatellerault switchblade marked T F BASTET AMSTERDAM
Replies: 29
Views: 2396

Re: Chatellerault switchblade marked T F BASTET AMSTERDAM

Probably around the turn of the century.
by Bill DeShivs
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Chatellerault switchblade marked T F BASTET AMSTERDAM
Replies: 29
Views: 2396

Re: Chatellerault switchblade marked T F BASTET AMSTERDAM

Don't know what happened there, but I think it was made around 1900!
by Bill DeShivs
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Finding knives in England
Replies: 35
Views: 729

Re: Finding knives in England

I hear they have bins full of knives in London!
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Deforum with Bill DeShivs
Topic: Peening questions
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Peening questions

While a very small ball peen hammer is helpful, most knives that have raised rivets are peened with a flat hammer.
The peened heads are then polished on a buffer to remove sharp edges and round the head.
You can also use cupped punches to shape rivet heads.
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: G. Grafrath German Springer
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: G. Grafrath German Springer

That's an awful lot of lever locks!
by Bill DeShivs
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Closing an auto?
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Closing an auto?

It's better if you do.