Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sold My Double Eagle M56A

Since I have my Maschinenpistolen 40, I do not need this double eagle M56A.
It is a great shotgun, but after I went to an airsoft game with my AEG, this gun does not satisfy me anymore. I already sold everything on ebay for $40.

I do think I sold too cheap. Well, I wanted to get rid of this anyway.
Good bye and thank you.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cleaning Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve Typewriter

The first thing I noticed when I received this typewriter is that the inside was quite dirty. It was more like, there were a lot of dust and some other sand kind of particles inside. Just like computer keyboards have dust and other dirty things under the keys.

This typewriter was worse than those keyboards though since it has been used since 1960s.
I did not know if I want to disassemble or not since making even a small mistake can ruin the entire thing. It would take forever or even impossible to assemble everything back together if I make even a single mistake!

I was really hoping to break into every single part to clean them, but I decided to clean just basic parts by removing covering boards and plates. Which was still not easy.

I know, however, how to do basic disassembly now.
Hey, trust me. I am an engineer.

Here are the guidelines for you to remove the top spool cover, bottom plate, side plate, and keyboard cover.
- Remove bottom plate by removing top two bolts.
- Open the top spool cover and look in front of it. There are two bolts total, connecting top cover leg each side. Remove those bolts to remove the top cover. To remove the cover, push from both sides just like squeezing it and lift it.
- Unscrew two bolts each side of the typewriter to remove the black retractable top plate holder.
- Look inside and sides of the keyboard. There is a bolt on each side. Unscrew them to remove the keyboard cover.
- Unscrew four bolts of bottom plate and lift the entire device off the bottom plate.

I used Zippo liquid fluid to remove all gums and stains.
Why use Zippo? If you are a person who did or does plastic model making (aka, plamodel), we do understand that the best way to remove stains, enamel paints, and glues is to use a paint thinner. Now, what makes it great is that a thinner can dissolve and somewhat "melt" the gums very affectively. Also, it evaporates very quickly too! Everything gets cleaned very nice and easily...

Okay, so this is how it looks like when you are pretty done.
Just lift the device off from the bottom plate.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve Typewriter

Today, I bought this nice working Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve from a typewriter collector named Mark. He was a very nice and kind person who, for sure, had a strong passion toward typewriters.

We enjoyed lunch very much and had a discussion about the typewriter for about two hours.

I did some basic cleaning, but I cannot touch so much since I don't know a lot of the typewriters.
I will get used to it and just love the design and everything.

The machine is very durable, I think I can use this for quite a long time. The feeling when I use this is so much different than using a computer keyboard.

I am planning to do all of my writing assignments using this.