Unexpected christmas gift

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by General_lee, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    A little background.
    Some of you already know I work at a gun store part time, but I also work two days every week with the owner of the store, who is a gunsmith.
    I've been working for him since June of this year.
    Anyways, for the past couple months, he's been teaching me how to build a custom rifle.
    I did most of the shaping of the stock, fitting the barrel and action in the stock, acraglass bedding and the finish on the stock.
    Yesterday he told me I had been building my own Christmas present:D
    It was built completely from spare parts the boss man had around the shop.
    The action is from a 95 Mauser, the barrel is from a Remington 700 and it is chambered in .308.
    He even threw in a BSA scope that had been collecting dust in the shop:p
    I have not shot it yet, I just got it home today.
    There's still a couple things i need to do to it, the stock needs one more coat of polyurethane and we've got to do some fine tuning to the action... we'll probably get that done next week.
     

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sweet!

    Merry Christmas! :D
     

  3. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Luckiest SOB here. Merry Christmas :D
     
  4. ItsmeShane

    ItsmeShane New Member

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    that is awesome. it looks just like my buddies Savage. nice gun though, Merry Christmas brother. Im getting a gun today as well.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Congratulations on a fine looking rifle. I'm sure you will truly enjoy it since you have your own sweat & effort in it. I hope it shoots great. Glad you had a Merry Christmas from your boss.
     
  6. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    I bet that was quite a surprise.
    Anything & everything means sooo much more when you've
    made it with your bare hands. Congrats!!
    That's a sharp looking rifle!! Job well done!!
     
  7. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Thanks everyone! I hope yall had a merry christmas:)
    I'm going to try it out this afternoon. I don't have any ammo for it yet, but I have a friend thats gonna lend me some rounds.
     
  8. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    I smell a detailed range report. (with pics) :D
     
  9. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Well fellas, heres a little update for ya.
    Sorry no pics yet.. I was shooting at stumps in the water again.
    It appears to be a very sweet shooting gun, we still need to do a little fine tuning to the feed ramp and extractor though.
    She shot fine, I didn't think I would do very well with it at first because I figured the boss just mounted the scope without boresighting it.. well, apparently he DID boresight it so It did just fine as far as accuracy.
    Really the only thing thats gonna take some getting used to is the long mauser trigger pull.
     
  10. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    That's some nice boss you got there.
     
  11. james_black

    james_black New Member

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    xtra super sweet.
     
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