My sons new Rifle!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jpattersonnh, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    OK, here we are. I ordered the Stock, I ordered the new bolt handle, I ordered the scope, bases and rings. The scope is Philippine w/ Japanese glass. I have the same scope on a rifle, have for 16 years. Also have an AO version on my .17HMR in a slightly higher power. Cabelas is having a 50%++ discount on a package of the scope, rings, laser bore sighter, and gun oil for $99.00. Basic 3-9x40mm. Scope alone sells for $179.00++. Bases from Weaver were $13.59 including shipping.
    So on this build we are at:
    Stock, $89.00 incuding shipping.
    Scope and rings, $99.27 w/ free shipping.
    Bases, $13.59 including shipping.
    Bolt handle, 19.57 including shipping.
    Bolt work, $40.00.
    Full dura coat 3 color kit and air brush for metel parts. $84.00
    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Ross-FT-Mauser-Small-Ring-p/600-065-ft.htm

    The barreled action is off a basket case 1943 Husqvarna M38 Swede. Nothing matches on this poor *****. It was put away wet a few to many times before I picked her up.
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  2. CA357

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    Please post updates and some photos for us.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

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    And a range report! W/ irons and scope. ;)
     
  4. Biohazard2

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    Sounds great, can't wait for the pics & range report.
    Good luck
     
  5. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    My long lost DADDY!!! Sounds like a project of love.
     
  6. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    +1, cant wait to hear how it turns out.
     
  7. Neophyte1

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    fun project

    sounds like a real ''fun'' project. I too would like to see ''pictures'' along with 'range reports'; n pictures :)
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    I received the stock from Boyds today and the Paint from Duracoat. The stock will be slightly sanded and inletted for the bolt handle. Sight hood from Sarco also came in today. The bolt needs to go to The Bolt Man for modification w/ the new bolt handle from Brownells. This is going to be a sweet rifle! I do need to grind the back "hump" for the sight base. It is all good now.
     
  9. dteed4094

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    Only 1 question; who's gonna pull the trigger on its maiden voyage?
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    Well, I need to make sure it functions! ;)
     
  11. dteed4094

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    The only way to really be sure is to take game with it!!!
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    OK, The stock is finished. I had to do some fitting, but I'm very happy w/ it. I finished it w/ BLO and Hoppes gun wax. The woodland camo laminate looks stellar w/ this finish.
    I stripped the rifle down to bare nothing and took it out for some test shots w/ the original iron sight just to see how she shot. I shot her unsupported/ standing. The bullets (140gr sp) hit exactly at POA. I dropped the action, bolt, new bolt handle and scope bases off at the smith last night. About a week (since he has a real job also) to get her back. My son wants the metal in forest green, not woodland camo, so that makes it easier for me. The rifle w/ scope will be under 7.5 pounds. The smith has the sling studs I wanted also. She sould be done by Christmas eve.
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  13. M14sRock

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    Cool!!!!!!

    I did my sawed of Turk Mauser in dark green. OD Green Gun Kote.
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    Well I have to wait till spring now to Dura coat it, but at least he can go shooting, hunting 'Yotes this winter. I did blue the bolt handle, extractor, and sleeve.

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    The rings are so so, so tomorrow I'm picking up a set of Weaver steel.
     
  15. PaulDano

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    I'm digging that camo. ;)