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Old 02-01-2012, 01:16 AM   #11
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Very nice! BTW, old trick I was shown (by old gunsmith) If a dovetail is cut just a hair too deep, so that sight does not fit snug- remove sight, turn THE SIGHT over, and use a pin punch and hammer- 5 punches on the underside of the sight- not the barrel, like the 5 on a pair of dice. Pushes up just a little metal, and now it will fit snug.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:24 AM   #12
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Holy cow, you cut that out with a handsaw. Damn dude, I don't think I would have had the nerve. Good job.
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C3 actually the sight was easier than I thought it would be a good file goes along way. I cut the dove tail about .02 under sized because the sights dove tail was really in rough shape due to the gun being old and in ruff shape. I the used leather in my small vise and evened up the dove tail on the sight and then started it slightly and placed a thick peace of leather over the sight and barrel and a punch and drove the sight home if fit really snug. I hope I don't have to move it much to get it zeroed back in. I'm stripping the stock now and gonna paint the gun ( to see what color of dura coat to order) and then I'm gonna condition the stock and stain it black the put some semi gloss sealer on it. I should have it done tomorrow if all goes well. I also cut 1.5 inches out of the front end and reshaped the front of the stock. I'm really wanting this gun to look like a 22cal guide gun.

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Cut off and reshaped the front of the stock. I'm leaving the rear of the stock length alone. Just don't need that much stock out front. Later after I shoot it I may glass the stock a little and free float the barrel and mag tube just for fun.

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It's finished for now till I get my dura coat in. It's just painted silver to see if i likes the color and I painted the stock black it wouldn't stain up the way I wanted so black worked.

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Very nice work- and a very good looking little rifle!
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Thanks C3, now I can't wait to go shoot it Saturday morning.

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You did a mighty fine job!!!
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looks like a nice job.
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Thanks guys. Now to shoot it, if this rain stops in the next day or two.

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Well I got to hit the range today with the cut down springer it shot good had on or to jams but I was shooting some really old cheep ammo that I've had for 15 years. The sights were dead on, so I don't guess I didn't mess up the sights when I hand dovetailed the font back on. Now I just need to clean it an oil the action up and go shoot some more. Best $100 I've ever spent on a gun.

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