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Old 04-08-2014, 03:42 AM   #11
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Nice find! Bubba was creative with this one! I kinda like it, and a great deal at that, the box of ammo itself is almost $30!

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:52 AM   #13
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OK, so I took the gun apart today to see what it looked like:

Here is the stock showing the inl-letting


The Magazine floor plate and trigger guard, I plan on tapering the rear edge of the follower (to allow closing the bolt when the magazine is empty) and thinning the trigger guard. I plan on polishing to a high shine and bluing them using the hot salts method.




Here is the safety lever, it has a detent that keeps it in position



This shows how the safety blocks the trigger movement

safety on




safety off




I will need to remove these two swaged pins to remove the trigger. The trigger is a bit loose and I would like to completely dis-assemble before rust bluing the action & barrel


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Old 05-17-2014, 10:27 PM   #14
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update

I started on the stock by drawing lines on the wood to show where I wanted to remove wood





Then I started removing wood



At this point I was pretty close so I decided to switch to a file



now it was time to fit the new recoil pad. I got lucky the screw hole patterns were a match. I didn't bother to measure the existing ones, I figured the odds I would find one that was the same were a long shot.



I borrowed DIY_guy's idea of using plastic spacers on the recoil pad. the plastic was on the thin side, so I used two of each

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:33 PM   #15
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If you have thoughts of trying to fit one of these pads without the use of power tools....forget it.

The file and sand paper barely leave a mark. I put a 60 grit belt on the belt sanded and went at it.




There were a couple of places where I nicked the wood a little with the sander, nothing I cannot fix. I was planning on thinning the butt stock a little anyway



A word to the wise, wear a face mask when doing this, the rubber becomes a fine dust and gets everywhere...




I have some things coming up that will be dominating my time, not sure when my next update will be. I will finish the stock and then move onto the metal finishing

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what a good find....very nice

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Old 05-22-2014, 01:34 AM   #17
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The stock is coming along, the black line was left by the sharpie when I traced out the spacers. It acts as a nice guide to let me know when the stock and recoil pad are on the same plane


working the toe line, it is important to keep the correct angle



The gouge in the stock is slowly disappearing, I wanted to thin the stock anyway, so no harm done



I cut new spacers for the grip cap, so they would match the recoil pad



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The trigger guard had been thinned up and I am removing the pits/scratches. I was sanding the bottom of the stock, when sanding in around inlet items it helps if you can sand with them together to prevent rolling the edges.



Here is the trigger guard/mag floor plate after the 1st round on the buffer



next I tackled the mag follower

here you can see the problem. When the magazine is empty, the bolt hits it and wont roll over the top of it. I need to taper the back edge





after some grinding and polishing, the bolt now slides over the top smooth as silk

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next on the list was the trigger. It is wobbly, ugly and needs to be removed so I can blue the barreled action



I then smoothed the sides and face of the trigger and polished it like chrome



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Good job. Impressive indeed.


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