Sniper Rifle Project

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by cappaletti, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    :cool:started this sniper project about 6 wks ago..started with a VZ24 Czech mauser (from SOG). It was ROUGH!!! lots of pitting on outside surface metal, dark bore (rifling OK), stock had 3 cracks and steel butt plate was probably used as a hammer! Action nice and tight/smooth. Rifle is 7x57mm w/turned down bolt.
    Got an ATI stock, BSA scope w/Weaver mounts/rings, UTG bipod & Allen sling. Used Brownells Aluma Hyde II in 3 colors (dark earth, OD grn, desert tan, clear matte) on stock, bolt, cheek rest, trigger group, bbled action)..gonna cloth camo the scope. Will try and post pics when I'm done!:D:D:D
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    pictures or it didn't happen! show some before and afters and during.
     

  3. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    makes no difference to me if u believe it happened or not...
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    OK, but perhaps some of the membership would like to see the project. Who knows, your expertice may inspire someone!

    BTW - I think this will make a great restoration thread.
     
  5. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    can't give any b4 pics..didn't take any..most of the camo is done excluding touch up on the stock and scope/bipod haven't been installed yet..I'll see if I can take a coupla pics tomorrow if it's not raining......
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    "Pics or it didn't happen." Is a standard phrase around here for: "How about posting some pictures?"

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  7. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    gotcha...thanks!:eek:
     
  8. canebrake

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  9. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Did this one last fall! It is also a Czech, but a K98k.
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    Here is my sons 1942 Husqvarna M38. Still need to dura coat/ camo the metal.
    His is not a Sniper though.
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  10. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    those are 2 beautiful rifles!!!
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    :Dkeep us advised of how your project is coming along.
     
  12. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    They are some mighty high rings there JP! How does one go about getting a proper cheek weld?
     
  13. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    That is the price you pay for the use of your Iron Sights !!!!!
     
  14. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Correct! He wanted to be able to use irons. The irons are great for 100 yards, the scope is zeroed at 200. It is a very versitile rifle. With the stock configuration, it is not bad at all.
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  15. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    Ahh, see-thru rings! It all makes sense now!
     
  16. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    Sniper Rifle build update!

    well it finally stopped raining this afternoon and the sun came out..whoopee!!
    got some of my rifles outside..broke out the camera and took some pics! Now if I can get them posted on here!!!!

    1st photo is (top-btm) MN 91/30 PU Sniper
    Yugo SKS
    MN 91/30

    2nd photo is the 7mm sniper project..getting there but still a ways to go...:D
     

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  17. cappaletti

    cappaletti New Member

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    OK!!!! finished this project (finally) today..glad it's over to tell u the truth. One thing I learned is never to buy a cheap stock!!!!! This one from ATI was a real pain to get to fit together but everything else went pretty smooth.

    Hope all enjoy the pics!
     

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  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nice looking rifle! i was not a big fan of the looks of the ATI stocks, but the way you did it, with the paintjob, it looks really good. glad you got it finished. now you get to out and put some range time in!
     
  19. jpattersonnh

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    I am curious. If the scope is mounted to the stock, can it be stable/ accurate?