smithy AT-300 LATHE/MILL

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jgss2, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. jgss2

    jgss2 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know anything about this lathe model? I have a chance to pick this up from a guy whos is moving away at a great price. I want to use it to learn some basic gunsmithing like action trueing, chambering and threading barrels, etc.. Would this work?
     
  2. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a web site for this type of machine, may have all info you need
     

  3. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Just relaying one not so cheap lesson I learned. Combo lathe/mills usually do a poor job at both turning and milling. I am not saying you could not do gun work with that particular machine as I have no experiance with it, but doubt that it as rigid as I would like. That said I have seen some great work done on some smaller machines, my limited skills apparently take bigger machines.