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Old 10-21-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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New user and I'm not really sure where to put this thread but I figured that this was the most fitting...but sorry if I put it in the wrong catagory. Anyways, I have recently learned about carving gunstocks. Im not talking about relief carving a scene onto a stock but carving the actual stock out of blank. Im trying to find where to buy the rest of the gun. I dont even know what to really search for... Im not looking for anything fancy at all...just a plain bolt action hunting rifle. Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Well, back in the day, rifles consisted of a lock, stock, and barrel. Now a bit more complicated.

The "rest of the gun" could mean different things, depending on the rifle.

The key ingredient is the receiver. The receiver, or frame is LEGALLY the gun. Everything else is parts. Barrels is parts, triggers is parts, magazines is parts- but receivers is GUNS- meaning you have paperwork to do with a dealer, even if what you are buying is incomplete.

You might start by on line shopping for USED guns over at auctionarms.com and gunbroker.com. DO remember that you need to consider shipping fees and FFL fees when you estimate what you want to pay. AFTER you have rifle in hand, THEN make a stock for it.

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I believe what you're looking for are barreled receivers.

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I would suggest (like c3shooter) that you just buy a complete gun and re-stock it. Might very well be cheaper doing it that way. Plus you will have an example to look at when you do the inletting.

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Lots of results on gunbroker.com, most notably some M-1's.


Sporterized M1903 Barreled Receiver & Bolt .30-06 : Barrels at GunBroker.com
Not 100% complete, but interesting.


M91/30 MOSIN-NAGANT BARRELED RECEIVER, 7.62 X 54R : Curios and Relics at GunBroker.com $50, gonna need a bolt & trigger group though.

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Thanks guys! I agree that a barreled reciever is what I was looking for. BUT like you suggested restocking a gun might be better especially for my first time. I want something cheap...i dont even care what caliber just to play around with. Also, thanks for the definitions. Im (obviously, im sure) new to the gun world. This will be my first gun (unless I break down and buy a hunting rifle for the season). If you know a good place to buy barrled receivers for the future that would be cool. Or even better ive seen gun kits (all/or most the parts in a package and you assemble it) but I can't remember where.

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I believe what you're looking for are barreled receivers.
I tried to Google this and couldn't find the answer. What's the difference between a receiver and a barrelled receiver?
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I tried to Google this and couldn't find the answer. What's the difference between a receiver and a barrelled receiver?
Winds, one has a barrel already attached to the receiver. Saves (supposedly) the owner from having to headspace the barrel to the receiver. Receiver alone allows the owner to choose what barrel/caliber they want to use the receiver with.
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If you want an unusual project, there are a couple of pieces at classicarms.net that you might find interesting. They have receivers for a mosin nagant, stripped of bolt and trigger group. They also have heavy target barrels for them that came from a machine gun of the same caliber.

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Thanks guys! I agree that a barreled reciever is what I was looking for. BUT like you suggested restocking a gun might be better especially for my first time. I want something cheap...i dont even care what caliber just to play around with. Also, thanks for the definitions. Im (obviously, im sure) new to the gun world. This will be my first gun (unless I break down and buy a hunting rifle for the season). If you know a good place to buy barrled receivers for the future that would be cool. Or even better ive seen gun kits (all/or most the parts in a package and you assemble it) but I can't remember where.
if i was going to do a bolt gun from the ground up i would prolly go with savage. they sell their recievers and the way the barrels attach is more like setting up a ar15. you end up with a nice do it yourself shooter.
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