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Old 09-20-2011, 06:22 AM   #11
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ruzai, what a wonderful project! if it was mine, i would thin the profile just enough to get rid of those verticle lines on the forward grip. they look like someone used a hacksaw and cut them by hand! the wood looks like it would turn out very nice with sanding an new stain. wish you luck with your project, and post more pictures as you progress.

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ruzai, what a wonderful project! if it was mine, i would thin the profile just enough to get rid of those verticle lines on the forward grip. they look like someone used a hacksaw and cut them by hand! the wood looks like it would turn out very nice with sanding an new stain. wish you luck with your project, and post more pictures as you progress.
Unfortunately I cant get rid of them without making the foreend flimsy. This will be a hunting gun so its not a top priority on making it look too spiffy. And nither me or the intended owner want to put more than an extra $100 of parts on it.

On another (frustrating) note, there is so much carbon build up in the barrel not even the strongest chemicals in the school seem to make much of a dent in them. The ONLY thing that seemed to help was Butch's Bore Shine which took the copper fouling right out after a two seperate 15 minute soaks and scrubbings. I think I spent somewhere near 2 hours trying to get as much carbon out as I could before closing time at 4pm.
I dont think the barrel had been cleaned in many years.
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if the butch's bore shine seems to work to some degree, maybe try plugging up the muzzle and pouring some into the barrel and letting it sit for a little while. might loosen up the crud and allow you to scrub it out with a bore brush. just a thought.

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if the butch's bore shine seems to work to some degree, maybe try plugging up the muzzle and pouring some into the barrel and letting it sit for a little while. might loosen up the crud and allow you to scrub it out with a bore brush. just a thought.
My solution to the carbon was to simply sit at the parts cleaner with a bore brush and scrub the living fire out of the barrel then rinse and repeat for about 45 minutes. I finally got it cleaned and the metal assembled, now if only the stock would cooperate then I could be finished with it completely.
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My solution to the carbon was to simply sit at the parts cleaner with a bore brush and scrub the living fire out of the barrel then rinse and repeat for about 45 minutes. I finally got it cleaned and the metal assembled, now if only the stock would cooperate then I could be finished with it completely.
what kind of problems is the stock giving you? i will always be glad to put my two cents in if it would help!
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what kind of problems is the stock giving you? i will always be glad to put my two cents in if it would help!
Using Velvet oil as a finish, and some of the pores on the buttstock arent wanting to fill properly with the typical amount of coats of the stuff. There isnt really much I can do about other than keep applying coats properly.
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Using Velvet oil as a finish, and some of the pores on the buttstock arent wanting to fill properly with the typical amount of coats of the stuff. There isnt really much I can do about other than keep applying coats properly.
well hang in there ruzai! i wish i could offer some advice, but i'm at a loss.
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52 hours total of repair work. Was it worth the money someone would have paid in labor? Hardly. But I did learn several good lessons and didnt screw anything more valuable up. So, its kind of a win-win depending on which way you think about it.
During my time waiting on the stock to dry and finally seal up I've been working on a personal gun I baught at the Tanner Gun show last weekend. Its an old bolt action in 308 Win from JC Penny a Western Field model 780. The stock is ugly as home-made sin so I'm not gonna worry about it and buy one I can work on in my free time.

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52 hours total of repair work. Was it worth the money someone would have paid in labor? Hardly. But I did learn several good lessons and didnt screw anything more valuable up. So, its kind of a win-win depending on which way you think about it.
During my time waiting on the stock to dry and finally seal up I've been working on a personal gun I baught at the Tanner Gun show last weekend. Its an old bolt action in 308 Win from JC Penny a Western Field model 780. The stock is ugly as home-made sin so I'm not gonna worry about it and buy one I can work on in my free time.
so what are your plans for the 308?
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That hole is a true mystery! I think you'll be OK silver soldering or welding it. When the bolt is fully retracted, do the lugs line up with that hole? Maybe somehow there was a burr or something interfering with the bolt and the previous owner just drilled a hole to alleviate the problem? I don't know, just trying to figure out why someone would do that!?
It seems like you have the stock figured out but I would have just gotten this:
12999 - Remington 7400 Monte Carlo Stock & Forend Synthetic Black
I have one on my 7600 and it's great.
Keep us informed with this project. I really like the Remington autos and pumps.

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