Originally Posted by axxe55
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.