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Old 10-13-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default 1917 Eddystone Sporter Revamp

Maybe I'm just odd, but I love this rifle. I bought it cheap and shortened the stock, refinished it and threw some cold blue on the steel. It turns out to be an excellent shooter for a 92 year old rifle. It's got a 3-9x40 Nikon team Primos scope on it and it shoots more accurately then me.

So, I was shooting with mrm14 a couple of months back and he suggested a Huber trigger would be helpful. So, I bought one. But I got to thinking about updating the rifles appearance. So, I redid the steel with Brownell's Aluma Hyde II and refinished the stock with primer followed up by Krylon textured paint. It's starting to look entirely different at this point. Completed photos in post #37.

Here's a pic as it was after my original rehabbing and then some pics of the steel in process:

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Old 10-13-2010, 01:08 AM   #2
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Man, I can see why you love it. It's a labor of love! Nice.
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Some of the small parts and the stock with its new clothes:

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That gun looks beautiful either way IMHO. Easy to see a great deal of care goes into your work CA.
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Thanks HP, Lon, it's enjoyable for me.

I haven't adjusted the new trigger yet. I test fit it, but it will need adjusting to get it to break right.
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So how does that trigger feel now? I know you have some more adjustment to do to it.
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The old war dog is looking pretty good..


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Nice CA! You just can't leave anything alone, can you?

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Looking great! You did a hellova job there-anybody would be proud of it!
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mrm14, I haven't fooled with the trigger yet. I installed it and then removed it to spray the steel bits. However, it would not fire as it came from the Huber folks. So it will need major adjustment.
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