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Post by WillH on 3/8/2018, 2:21 pm

This brass catcher has been out of stock for a while on line.  Looks like the one to get though.  I decided to buy the adjustment rod and net (the hardest parts to make) and planning to build the frame and the base myself as I have a metal shop / welders.  Some questions to who may have one complete:  Does anything (rod or wire) fold out from the bottom edge of the frame to hold the bottom par of the net open?  Does the frame have hinges to fold up smaller than 12x15?  What are the dimensions of the base?  I see it is triangular.  Thanks in advance for any input.

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Post by james r chapman on 3/8/2018, 2:29 pm

If you don't get answers, I'll post some pictures when I get home. (4:00pm) for you.
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Post by WillH on 3/8/2018, 3:02 pm

That would be awesome...

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Post by james r chapman on 3/8/2018, 3:46 pm







The frame is a rectangle, 15"w x 12 1/2" high by 8" deep.
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Post by james r chapman on 3/8/2018, 3:47 pm

Base is 10" triangle, 1/4 thick steel plate.
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Re: CMM brass catcher question

Post by WillH on 3/8/2018, 4:12 pm

Thanks Jim - that helps a lot! Can you describe how do the rods (with the loops on the end that extend out to hold the net away from the frame) attach to the frame?  Do they go in holes drilled in the frame or does it go into a ferrule welded to the frame?

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Post by mspingeld on 3/8/2018, 4:27 pm

Looks like they're riveted into a flattened portion of the top of the frame. They swivel and the rivet is snug so there's friction there. Pictures coming.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 3/8/2018, 4:50 pm

Did anyone call to see when they will be back in stock ?
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Post by WillH on 3/8/2018, 5:22 pm

Thanks for all the excellent information.  I think I see now how things work / go together.  With some luck in my shop over the weekend perhaps I won't be picking up too much more brass off the ground.  To answer the question about when back in stock - I tried contacting them by multiple means but wasn't able to get a response. Maybe others have had better luck in finding out.

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Post by mspingeld on 3/8/2018, 5:25 pm

A couple of years ago I reached out to them for a part. It took a while to hear back as he has a full time job and he was traveling but he was extremely nice and helpful.

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Post by WillH on 3/8/2018, 5:43 pm

That's encouraging.  I assumed something like that was probably involved and my timing was bad.

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Post by Bullseye_Stan on 3/8/2018, 6:26 pm

The brass catcher seems to be the primary product of CMM.  I expect they will have the catcher back in stock soon.  In the interim I've used a 'homemade' brass catcher from a Frabill folding net with a telescoping handle (18x16-inch) and a 1" EMT tarp footpad as a base.  The handle on the net needed to be cut shorter for the shooting bench. The CMM product is much better, but the fish net is better than nothing - needs the brass cleaned out frequently:





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Post by WillH on 3/8/2018, 7:57 pm

That's a good looking rig.  I bet the folding part makes it easy to carry and use at the range as well.  I hope mine doesn't get too heavy after I'm done with fabricating what's missing.  I almost need a pack mule without the catcher as it is.

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Post by farmboy on 3/9/2018, 1:41 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:Did anyone call to see when they will be back in stock ?
I sent an email about a week ago asking when they will be back in stock.  No response yet
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Post by dronning on 3/9/2018, 3:04 pm

Bullseye_Stan wrote: The CMM product is much better, but the fish net is better than nothing - needs the brass cleaned out frequently:




I used that exact same telescoping fish net when I started out (I had it on hand).  I put the end in an ammo can on the ground and clipped it to the bench.  Bought a CMM when I went to Perry that year.
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Post by KenO on 3/9/2018, 3:53 pm

I have the CMM one also, but made one out of a walleye net for the backyard. I used radiator clamps to hold the net to a conduit stub welded on a plate.

This is an old pic, rainwater was getting trapped under the plate,  I bent each corner at about a 45° angle, this lifts the plate off the table, and also stabilizes it. 

I also clamped a piece of conduit on top of the net to hold it open.

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Post by spyer40 on 3/13/2018, 8:53 pm

I just ordered the table clamp mount from them yesterday and it shipped today.

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Back in Stock around 3/20

Post by farmboy on 3/13/2018, 8:58 pm

Heard back from from them  - email response below;

"Hopefully we will have them around 20th March. Please check our website by then.
Thanks for your patience!

Lorraine
CMM Shooting Sports"
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Re: CMM brass catcher question

Post by WillH on 3/15/2018, 7:16 pm

I just got an email from CMM that the catchers are back in stock now.   That should be good news to you all looking to get one complete.  Since I was able to put one together from parts there should be an extra one out there for someone in inventory...

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