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Old 01-14-2010, 02:53 PM
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Blast from the Past!!

This was my first high end (and only thus far) silhouette pistol built for Steve Ware, a magazine writer and silhouette pistol addict out in Oregon. I'd lost my photos and he was kind enough to send these to me.

Built on a Nesika NXP action, Lilja fluted barrel chambered in 6.5mm BR Ware, and a piece of Claro Walnut that I whittled out. The scope mount is a piece that I made that allows for an easy transition from scope to irons. I adapted it for the Bo-Mar rear sight. The trigger is a Jewel/Mark Dewey piece that allows the shoe to be positioned in the center of the gun. Initially I didn't care for this as the linkage eats up some bedding and I was fearful of the recoil causing a violent upward rotation, but the gun shoots quite well so I guess I was (again) painting myself into a corner. . .

Steve has done well with this little gem and records golfball hits at 200 yards with it when laying down Creedmore style.

We finally connected again this morning and he was kind enough to send me the photos that I'd lost.

Enjoy and thanks Steve!









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Old 01-14-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: Blast from the Past!!

Nice whittling job
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:16 PM
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Re: Blast from the Past!!

thats purdy!
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:52 PM
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Re: Blast from the Past!!

Looks like your quite the stockmaker...nery nice wood and craftsmanship.
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Re: Blast from the Past!!

Yeah...I wish I could 'whittle' like that. Nice work.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:08 PM
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Re: Blast from the Past!!

That sure is beautiful!
If that was published in the IHMSA News I probably saw it before but I wasn't into bolt guns at the time or fine wood.
I met Steve in Ohio the first year the Internationals were held there along with Mike Dewey who makes great triggers, I have one now.
I sure like the way you have the iron sites set up. And the grip looks like I would enjoy holding onto that for quite a few rounds.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:39 PM
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Nice rig!!! Congrats.
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