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Old 02-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #21
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Why not just reline the barrel?
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #22
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griffin, great job on the rifle. shows what one can do with some imagination and hand tools to bring an old rifle back to life.

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"Why not just reline the barrel?
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Costs money. Shortening the barrel is free. I know which one I would pick.

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I just wanted to use all hand tools and do a cheep fun project and a short 22 sounded like good cheep fun. And it was.

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Old 02-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #25
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I just wanted to use all hand tools and do a cheep fun project and a short 22 sounded like good cheep fun. And it was.

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sounds like a good reason to me. nothing wrong in doing something on the cheap, if it turns out looking good. i do prefer the word inexpensive over cheap though. sounds better!
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Damn nice job......................

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Bought a 22 today with a bulged barrel and I want to cut the barrel down to 16 3/4 inches and then shorten the feed tube and had the barrel re dove tailed for the stock front sight. Has any one got any tips for this project? My main concern is the push Rod on the feed tube I have a idea in how to shorten it and re crimp the pusher but I'm looking for any help.

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Springfield 87A

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Swell in barrel just past the feed tube dovetail

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See the swell line in the bore ( looks like a ring)

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I'm cutting it at a legal length

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Swell with color behind to show it better

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How did you remove the outer magazine tube from the gun? I am trying to take one apart for rebluing, but I can't get the tube separate from the part that feeds into the action. Everything else I have disassembled.
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griffin81 - I'm doing a restoration of the Springfield 87A that was my Grandfather's gun and the one he used when he taught me to shoot. I was fascinated with your customized Springer and really admire the craftsmanship you lavished on it. It certainly makes a wonderful little trail gun and plinker. I am reminded of something I read several years ago about how some of the lesser small-scale gangsters of the late-thirties and forties took tube-fed .22's and cut them down with bobbed stocks to make nasty little concealment guns. The article mentioned no names but said that semi-auto rifles were preferred by these two-bit types and that was part of the reasoning behind the SBR laws we have today. I know your's is of legal length but seeing it brought back the memory of that article. I'm not modifying my Grandad's rifle, just bringing it back to the quick, smooth and accurate state I remember it being in when he kept it in the mudroom of the farmhouse, ready for work taking down groundhogs and feral dogs or tin can popping and bunny-busting just for fun. You have built a fine looking gun; thank you for sharing it.

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How did you remove the outer magazine tube from the gun? I am trying to take one apart for rebluing, but I can't get the tube separate from the part that feeds into the action. Everything else I have disassembled.
If I remember right this is how. Read completely then try it. It's out of order on my pics. Look at the parts diagram that was posted to help me on page two I think.

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Remove the dove tail


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Remover the dove tail with a brass or wooden hammer or block.


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Here you can see the two holes you must remove these two pins to remind the barrel then remove the dove tails as stated above.


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