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Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by 406pat, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. 406pat

    406pat Well-Known Member

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    Just finished this one up last night. It's a .260 Remington on an old Turk Mauser Action. Stock is actually laminated plywood that I made and coated with automotive autobody paint. Barrel is E.R. Shaw. Bottom metal I made out of aluminum stock and it accepts M1A magazines. Scope is a cheap BSA placeholder that I'm going to use until I can get some better glass on there.

    Can't wait to see how she shoots!

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    And after;

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    Been working on this one since about the start of January, about 8 months.

    Thanks All!

    -PJS
     
  2. royinidaho

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    Hey! That's quite a face lift!!!

    Gotta make you feel good!!

    Very nifty!!1
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    WOAH!!! Thats realy the same rifle??! You did well, Very well!
     
  4. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    that's quite the make-over! awsome work!
     
  5. 94Winchester

    94Winchester Well-Known Member

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    Since I like military firearms in their original configuration, I don't know whether to say that that is a neat transformation or to say Noooooooo!!!

    On a separate note, how well does it shoot?
     
  6. 406pat

    406pat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for the kind words! This has been a long project and it feels good to have something that I can shoot at the end of it!

    94 Win. I have to make a disclaimer that no original arms were harmed in the making of this rifle :). I too am a big fan of military rifles in their original configuration. This one had not a single part that was matching and the barrel was badly pitted and the stock had been sanded by someone in a poor attempt at refinishing. I rescued this rifle from the "for sale" rack for $89.00 and did a thorough background check before I even considered a mod on it.

    I haven't had a chance to fire it yet. I'm hoping to maybe get out Sunday but will definitely be out sometime next week.

    Winmag. To be fair, the only things that weren't modified on this rifle were the firing pin and the ejector. I did work on the receiver and bolt body and that rounds out the original parts.

    Roy. I can't believe how it came out and I can't express how good it made me feel! Never expected it to be near that good:D
     
  7. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    My hat's off to ya. That ol rifle took on a whole new attitude with its face lift.
    No more '' I think I can, I think I can'' now it looks more like ''Try and stop me!'' Pretty cool man.
    I like most rifles in theyre origional condition as well. But when one wont shoot accurately any longer, its time to go at it like that squirl from the ice age movie franticly goes after that nut:D I think his name was Scrat. Hmm, nick name?
    NO OFFENCE MEANT at all. Im just playin with the nick name thing. Seeing the total and complete transformation of a rifle like that just made me think of someone working feverishly on thier passion. (like Scrat in the Ice age movie) And it rhymes with 406pat...........
     
  8. royinidaho

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    406pat,

    Your work is inspiring. It shows what a fella can do when he wants too. The satisfaction has gotta be priceless.

    However.......you choice of stock material has winmag lookin' at his wife's cupboard doors with a glint of an idea in his eyes.:D
     
  9. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Dang Roy, you read my mind! Im in the proscess of deciding between the Oak in the kitchen, or the Knotty Alder in the bathroom........ Smart Alec:D
     
  10. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    WOW,
    That is not only a face lift. That is a face list, liposuction, Botox, and mammary augmentation all in one!!!
    Congrats, what a difference!!!
    Keep us posted on the shooting results.
     
  11. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Talk about before and after...very nice, quite the transformation. Enjoy.
     
  12. 406pat

    406pat Well-Known Member

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    Having some scope base troubles right now. The rear hole stripped out when I checked to make sure it was tight. I'm going to redrill and tap it but with a #8 this time rather than the #6 it came with. The two #6s in front seem fine so far. Also ordered a Bushnell 3200 10x with 1/10 mil clicks from Midway. Hope it will be here this week!