View Full Version : Chickopee Kits- Its Official!!

11-16-2016, 08:44 PM
After many hours of design changes and hand filing the Chickopee kits are finally signed off and the parts are on order! Now you can be the first in your club to show off a fine looking rifle you built yourself!

The classic single shot revived. This kit contains all the laser cut parts needed to build Frank DeHaas's Chickopee CF rifle as detailed in his book Mr. Single Shot. It is a simplistic little gun designed to be built from flat stock by the average tinkerer in a home shop with minimal tools. It features 1018 steel construction and laser cut parts with upgraded 0.25" thick sideplates instead of the thinner 3/16 plates called for in the plans. The barrel block included will fit a standard 0.925 Ruger 10/22 barrel or can be threaded to fit most other barrels of suitable caliber. It can be made in rimfire or centrefire based on firing pin placement. Instructions are included in Frank DeHaas's book, Mr. Single Shot, some dimensions differ from mr DeHaas's book but all the parts will fit proportionately
Kit includes:
2x reciever sides
2x breech blocks
2xsupport shoulders
1x trigger
1x hammer
1x release lever
1x hammer block
1x spring block
1x firing pin block
1x breech face
1x extractor blank
1x trigger guard
1x barrel block
1x hinge pin
assorted pins

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h66/diygunkits/chickopee/20161105_214043_zps6gswhe2m.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/diygunkits/media/chickopee/20161105_214043_zps6gswhe2m.jpg.html)

Feel free to ask any questions you may have

11-16-2016, 08:52 PM
Awesome, you got to weld these right?

11-16-2016, 09:49 PM
They can be mig or stick welded together, the original plans called for hard solder but Im not sure I would trust that

11-16-2016, 11:30 PM
I might be in deep doodoo if a mig welder shows up in the garage. This might be an ideal new years project.

11-17-2016, 12:19 AM
I might be in deep doodoo if a mig welder shows up in the garage. This might be an ideal new years project.

If she asks just say you're 'borrowing' it from me indefinitely :cool:

11-17-2016, 06:02 AM
Just tell her you want to make her some of that garden art you saw in the magazine's lol

12-13-2016, 05:50 PM
The kits are here and available for purchase on our website. www.diygunkits.com

01-16-2017, 07:49 PM
Heres a new years sale for ya. Form today until the 23rd, our chickopee kits will be on for $85 USD! get yours today! https://www.diygunkits.com/product-page

Dewey Cox
01-18-2017, 10:51 PM
Do you have any pictures of a finished product?

Dewey Cox
01-18-2017, 10:58 PM
Also, does this kit come with instructions, or do we have to buy the book you mention? And do you sell the book?
It looks like a cool project that I'd be interested in, but your website doesn't have much information on it. (And I'm a curious guy)

Dewey Cox
01-25-2017, 07:18 PM
Anyone order one during the sale?
Did it come with instructions?

Dewey Cox
02-03-2017, 09:58 AM
Ever feel like you're talking to yourself?

02-03-2017, 01:49 PM

Dewey Cox
02-11-2017, 04:52 PM
I hear crickets.

02-11-2017, 07:10 PM
You will be fine as long as you don't feel them..

02-13-2017, 08:13 AM
Go to www.weaponsguild. com.
More discussion there.

Dewey Cox
02-23-2017, 03:38 PM
I'm not a member on weapons guild.
I kind of figured I'd get an answer on here within a month.

02-26-2017, 06:03 AM
Up until this point, I was intrigued; I tried the link and here is where it went:

This site can’t be reached

www.weaponsguild’s server DNS address could not be found.
Did you mean http://www.weaponsguild.com/?
Search Google for weaponsguild

Right now, confidence is low

road kill
02-26-2017, 09:43 AM
If I remember correctly there was a write up on a rifle build on Frank DeHass's design in The Home Shop Machinist. Not sure if it was Frank or somebody else did a build. It would likely take me a year of digging through my stuff to find it though. I used to get the magazine as well as some others, you could go to THMS web site and maybe find some info, not sure if you can look at past issues. I'm intrigued but I have way to many projects to get done before the end comes. :eek1: