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Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)

gb Offline andywork

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Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
on: April 29, 2021, 05:19:10 PM
Hello!

I’ve been lurking on here for months, trying to find a way of getting an Alox Rambler.

Are there any options, short of trying to fix this mess?  :D

Andy


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 06:46:42 PM
Looks like you're half way there.
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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 07:13:42 PM
Welcome to the forum Andy.  :hatsoff:

Syph007 is a chap who does 58mm SAK modding if you want someone else to build one for you. :)

If you fancy it yourself then I don't know if you've found this guide; https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,43271.0.html
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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 09:15:46 PM
Looks like you're half way there.

I think it’s one step forward, and two steps back.

I managed to dismantle the cellidor Rambler easily enough. Though those little Alox Classics are very tough little cookies by comparison.
I’ve managed to really mangle the Alox back scale, good and proper, while failing to actually drill the pins out.

I guess it’s now a case of, either admit defeat or I ‘try try again’?  :-\


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 09:38:36 PM
Welcome to the forum Andy.  :hatsoff:

Syph007 is a chap who does 58mm SAK modding if you want someone else to build one for you. :)

If you fancy it yourself then I don't know if you've found this guide; https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,43271.0.html

Hi Gareth,

Thanks for the welcome, and the link, it’s much appreciated. That link is what convinced me I could probably do the mod myself.   :facepalm:

You know what they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Well, they haven’t met me with a drill bit and too much time on my hands. :rofl:

Seriously though, I’ve got to get another alox scale as this one’s now toast. And, even though there are more holes in it than Swiss cheese, I still can’t get it apart.

So I guess I’ll have to…? :think:

Thanks again, Andy


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 12:47:02 PM
After much swearing… :rant: I got out the large persuader hammer and convinced it to come apart.  :woohoo:

Now all I have to do is find a replacement back scale, and then peen it back together.

Is there a particular length I need to cut the brass pins, to get a good finish?

Thanks.  :cheers:


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 08:49:03 AM
Is there a particular length I need to cut the brass pins, to get a good finish?

For 58mm alox you should cut them very short, as close as your cutters allow. Half a mm above the scales should be plenty.
Good luck with the peening


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 12:20:32 PM
For 58mm alox you should cut them very short, as close as your cutters allow. Half a mm above the scales should be plenty.
Good luck with the peening

Thanks for the info ComboTool. That’s great! :cheers:

And thanks for the encouragement, with regards to the peening. I’m sure I’ll be fine…  :-\


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 04:47:37 PM
Looking good Andy.  :tu:

I agree, you'll not need much at all to peen.  I'll just add that you'll be best cleaning up the cut surface so as it's nice and flat before you start hammering.  Might I suggest you go ahead and build it with the bad back scale?  It'll be good practice anyway even if you do take it apart again. :)
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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 05:30:49 PM
Looking good Andy.  :tu:

I agree, you'll not need much at all to peen.  I'll just add that you'll be best cleaning up the cut surface so as it's nice and flat before you start hammering.  Might I suggest you go ahead and build it with the bad back scale?  It'll be good practice anyway even if you do take it apart again. :)

Thanks Gareth.  :cheers:

Though there’s a bad back scale, and then there’s a “bad” back scale!  :-\

Was it Meatloaf who sang, “One Out Of Four Ain’t Bad”?!  :rofl:


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 04:18:51 PM
Thanks Gareth.  :cheers:

Though there’s a bad back scale, and then there’s a “bad” back scale!  :-\

Was it Meatloaf who sang, “One Out Of Four Ain’t Bad”?!  :rofl:

Hey, that's a good thing! Drill some holes, about 1cm apart in that scale. Then, use it to train your peening. If you miss the pins and hit the scale, there's no problem.

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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 04:54:25 PM
Hey, that's a good thing! Drill some holes, about 1cm apart in that scale. Then, use it to train your peening. If you miss the pins and hit the scale, there's no problem.

 :cheers: :tu:
Hi pfrsantos,

That’s a great idea!  :cheers:
I’m sure a few misdirected hits won’t matter.

 Isn’t that another quote from Meatloaf?!  :rofl:


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 09:13:13 PM
Thanks Gareth.  :cheers:

Though there’s a bad back scale, and then there’s a “bad” back scale!  :-\

Was it Meatloaf who sang, “One Out Of Four Ain’t Bad”?!  :rofl:
For future reference, no need to drill, you can push the pins through (use a soft underground like wood and a center punch). Warning, only works for Alox 58mm.
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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #13 on: May 04, 2021, 06:39:39 AM
For future reference, no need to drill, you can push the pins through (use a soft underground like wood and a center punch). Warning, only works for Alox 58mm.

Thanks for the tip. That’s great!  :cheers:


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #14 on: May 09, 2021, 01:53:45 PM
Well… That didn’t go as expected.  :facepalm:

Another victim Victorinox Classic bites the dust…


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #15 on: May 09, 2021, 02:20:07 PM
It seems to me that your alox Rambler is going to have two front scales...


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #16 on: May 09, 2021, 03:15:14 PM
It seems to me that your alox Rambler is going to have two front scales...

Unfortunately, the front scale is bent too… :(

I can’t afford to keep buying classics, ‘til I get this right. And I haven’t even tried peening yet!

My solution is…  :surrender:


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Re: Current options for an Alox Rambler? (2021)
Reply #17 on: October 24, 2021, 11:00:12 PM
If you're still there. PM me and send me the knives/spare parts you have. I'll get the disassembling and pin job done for you.


 

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