Gunsmithing  Clausing Colchester Variable Speed Lathe

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Whats everyones opinion on these lathes? How do they compare to Grizzly and other lathes commonly used by gunsmiths? Just curious. My buddy just got one.
 

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Re: Clausing Colchester Variable Speed Lathe

If they are tight and all there, they are a standard....if not, they are expensive to fix up.
 

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Re: Clausing Colchester Variable Speed Lathe

hes going to build my 6.5x47 on it. im pumped. it looks like a beast
 

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Re: Clausing Colchester Variable Speed Lathe

The ones I have worked on were very stiff machines easy to get good results with.I think they are made in Spain.