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Old 04-08-2014, 02:42 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 04-12-2014, 09:32 PM   #12
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:52 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
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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.

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Here is the safety lever, it has a detent that keeps it in position
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This shows how the safety blocks the trigger movement

safety on
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safety off

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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, 09:27 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

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Then I started removing wood

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

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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, 09:33 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.

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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

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

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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, 12:34 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
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working the toe line, it is important to keep the correct angle

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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Old 05-28-2014, 01:55 AM   #20
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Good job. Impressive indeed.


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