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Old 09-29-2009, 01:11 AM   #11
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It is looking beautiful. I love your stock. It has the commercial magazine on it which keeps the profile much sleeker.

You got a great deal on it and it will probably be a tack driver.

Can't wait to hear your range report.

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I can only hope.

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The stock is sanded and waiting for the recoil pad and then oil. I removed the cheek pad because it was too wide with the shorter stock and looked out of balance.

BTW, the stock isn't walnut like I thought. I'm pretty sure it's mahogany; at least it sanded like mahogany.

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I just found the manufacture date, it was 1918.

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Damn nice for a oldster!!

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I got an email from Brownells, my order shipped today. So I should be able to work on the steel within a week. Then, I'm still on the hook waiting for the recoil pad to ship from Pachmayr so I can finish the stock.

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Got an email from Pachmayr this morning, the recoil pad shipped today. I love it when a plan comes together.

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I picked up some emery cloth on the way home and went at the barrel. Out very close to the muzzle it's stamped 11-18. The serial number puts in 1918, so I assume the manufacture date is November 1918. A very cool thing to know.

I sanded the heck out of the barrel, but some of the pitting is really deep. Is there a way to fill it? Or should I just let it go? Of course, it's not so deep now.

Right now, between the TruOil, Blueing & Rust Remover, Oxpho Blue, recoil pad and miscellaneous stuff, I've got around sixty bucks into it besides the purchase price, tax and DROS fee. That brings the total to almost precisely $300. So far, so good for a low buck, long range shooter.

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The recoil pad came yesterday. So I went to my buddy's house earlier so I could use his bench vise to clamp my belt sander to grind the recoil pad. The pad is ground, fitted and ready. I stained the stock with a mahogany stain to even out the color a bit because it was blotchy from the old finish.

Now I'm on hold until the stuff from Brownell's gets here. I want to get this done and see how it shoots.

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You don't fool around on a project CA!! Well Done! I can't wait to see the pics and range report.

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