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Old 03-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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Shoot it, If it doesnt shoot well counter bore it and keep it origional or sell it to me. Cheap!
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:43 PM   #12
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Bit the proverbial bullet and went to town with the hack saw. The first four inches or so of the barrel were a disaster which is fine since I really wanted to whack it anyway. Gross modifications included cutting the barrel, slimming the for-end and the butt. The butt is still very thick and will son see a 2" rasp I just ran out of time.

Next up is sights. I am thinking I will get a Warne 2 piece mount, ditch the rear most most base, set the front receiver base, add a Weaver compatible "ghost ring" ( guess that's trendy, looks like a plain old peep sight to me) and set a front sight base and ramp. That will give me 17" between the front and rear sights, while keeping the rear sight away from the hammer. I'd only gain 3.25" if I mounted it on the rear mount.

I can't believe the difference in the way it handles just by cropping the barrel. It looks way short but I cut it at 16.5" in order to leave plenty of "wiggle room" for crowning and lapping the muzzle. Here it is next to my model 94 Trapper with a 16" barrel.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #13
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It's taking shape nicely.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:28 PM   #14
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Looks cool, keep us informed...

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:55 AM   #15
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A short fast handling gun needs some kind of peep sight. It does look nice with the short barrel. I bet she is gonna bark. Wear good muffs when you shoot her.
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