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Old November 5th, 2016, 08:37 AM   #31
 
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I'd cut it to 16.5" and recrown it. For a 22 lr 18" of barrel isn't really an advantage in my mind.

I might slim down the fore grip if it was mine, unless the extra meat forward makes the gun handle better.

Then I'd get it out on squirrels which is great training!

Thank you for sharing your project.

Have you compared how your walnut stocked GSR shoots compared to a laminate or synthetic stocked model?



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Old November 7th, 2016, 11:46 AM   #32
 
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looks like a 2x4, lol.




I actually found another serious crack on the other "ear" of the stock behind the bolt notch. It snapped off :-( I repaired with acraglas, then when i stained the stock it pretty much blended in. You can see it, but its not turrable.

I sanded down the wood and also a part of the butt pad to make everything match up infinitely better. It's still not finished, but we're getting there.

I had this 'dark walnut' stain laying around from some other household projects, and given the theme here, I used it since i had it. a lil darker than i had wanted, but its not bad by any means.





Compared to my other mossy's
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Old November 7th, 2016, 03:00 PM   #33
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You fixed that 2x4 right up!
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Nice work by all on these. How about putting a can on them, closing your eyes, clearing your mind and opening your eyes and gazing at your new, thoroughly modern Scout Rifle. Keep the 30 calibers for backup.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:47 AM   #35
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Dr. Marneaus, what's the ETA of you receiving the barrel?
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Dr. Marneaus, what's the ETA of you receiving the barrel?
Hopefully soon. I took your advice and went shorter. I messaged him LAST Friday asking to shorten it to 18, he replied Sunday and said he would do it but he had already cut it to 20, haha. So he works fast and doesn't check his messages too often lol.

I'm hoping it comes soon.

I've been using boiled linseed oil. Sorry all who said to use tung. It's coming along well.

I also went back and replaced the screws on the sling and it looks way better. Add another 98 cents to the bill.

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You even have your dog involved in the project.
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Well. I'm considering the stock done after 6 coats of BLO.


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Old November 25th, 2016, 08:10 AM   #39
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Dr. M, I guess Thanksgiving has delayed your project a bit.

I'm still looking forward to the end result.
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Yeah, the guy doing the barrel work was on vacation for a week or two. But the good news is......Barrel is cut to 18.25, just needs the front sight hole drilled and tapped, then its on its way back to me.

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Still just waiting. Dont worry, I haven't abandoned the idea or anything. i actually ordered some "scoutish" sights for the rifle on ebay, off of a mossberg 152. The rear S108 sight, i can remove the aperture and have the closest thing possible to a ghost ring sight, while its not a ring, it will be basically a large aperture sight. The front S109 is a winged single post, made to go with the rear S108.

I'm not positive how they will work with my existing rail setup, if they'll be visible over the rail, if i need to devise a quick release for the rail, the scope, or both, if i need to mill out part of the rail and change rings, blah blah blah.


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But more on that later, as they were expensive and I dont really want to attach the cost of them to this project.
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Those sights look promising.

I bought a 12" picatinny rail blank on eBay and will try to convert it to a scout rail for my Zastava over the coming weeks. If it comes out okay, I'll post a photo or two.
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Those sights look promising.

I bought a 12" picatinny rail blank on eBay and will try to convert it to a scout rail for my Zastava over the coming weeks. If it comes out okay, I'll post a photo or two.
Nice, please do!
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Still waiting on the barrel. it's been gone for 6 weeks now.

Did a little mocking up with the rear sight. it'll probably have to be stored in the lowest elevation setting for the optics to work, but then if i had to remove the optics, I could raise the sight to a predetermined mark.

I'm not positive how well this sight system will work with the optics and the rail in the way, if i need to devise a quick removal system for the rail, or what, but that will be determined at a later date


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Still waiting on the barrel. it's been gone for 6 weeks now.
Arrrgh. I feel like I'm the one waiting on your barrel, since I want to see the finished project pretty badly. Joking around, of course.
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