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Old 12-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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I bought a volquartsen bull barrel for a 10/22 i am custom making. I want to add sights to it and have to cut a dovetail. Here is my practice attempt. My next try i will not cut so deep with a hacksaw and will use painters tape around the area.



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Old 12-17-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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Looks pretty good.



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Old 12-17-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Looks good . How did u keep it plumb . Or centered ?

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Good question. From what I read they said to use a square. Which I only used at the beginning. (Probably should have used it more now that you mention it).

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Here is a link of the process I tried.

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?33233-Cutting-Dovetails-by-KSCO

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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looks like you got things figured out. good job.

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Looks good. Good thinking trying it first on cold rolled . Get your system down . Figure out what works ...



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