Blast from the Past!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by NesikaChad, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    Nice whittling job :D
     

  3. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    thats purdy!
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like your quite the stockmaker...nery nice wood and craftsmanship.
     
  5. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...I wish I could 'whittle' like that. :rolleyes: Nice work.
     
  6. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig!!! Congrats.
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Very, very nice Chad!
     
  9. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    The owner was kind enough to post this photo of a sample group shot with this pistol.

    These are 1" squares and 5 shots from 200 yards.

    enjoy,

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  10. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess it can shoot too. Very very nice.
     
  11. rancilio

    rancilio Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Can you post the Nesika NXP pistol pix again? I am considering a .223 pistol build around an NXP action. I would enjoy what you have to say about such a gun. I don't have a real purpose other than a well-built good shooting gun. Thanks.

    Matt
     
  12. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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  13. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Chad, looks even better the second time around. Awesome pistol!!!
     
  14. rancilio

    rancilio Well-Known Member

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    Great! That sure is nice. Thanks for posting. Why is that your one and only pistol build?Matt