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Old December 16th, 2016, 10:59 AM   #46
 
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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.
I know. I know. I feel the same way. I could have cut and crowned myself, but I couldnt tap the barrel for the sight.

I have dropped a hint or two and slightly inquired....and I really want to just be like "hey.....can we get this done?" but you know....gift horses and all....



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Old December 16th, 2016, 11:09 AM   #47
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It's coming along nicely. I have a little project I'm working on. I will post it up soon. I went a different route with a free 22 I received.
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It's coming along nicely. I have a little project I'm working on. I will post it up soon. I went a different route with a free 22 I received.
Nice, looking forward to it! Nothing like a free .22 to play with!
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Progress can resume!!!!!

Barrel is cut, crowned, and drilled/tapped. Should be in to mail headed back to me in the next few days. If it arrives before the weekend I should have it all put back together.

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Looking good!

And man, am I a liar! I said I would post pictures of my project... Clearly I've been pushing my rebuild off...
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 01:44 PM   #51
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Progress can resume!!!!!

Barrel is cut, crowned, and drilled/tapped. Should be in to mail headed back to me in the next few days. If it arrives before the weekend I should have it all put back together.
Excellent!

So, what's with the wood compression? Was it used as a drilling guide for the sight screw hole? Or, to clamp the barrel for the cut and crown?
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Excellent!

So, what's with the wood compression? Was it used as a drilling guide for the sight screw hole? Or, to clamp the barrel for the cut and crown?
I havent a clue. I assumed it was a home made barrel clamp. I know this man owns many of these style rifles all with precisely similar barrels so it may be an item he has used more than once.

Long as the barrel comes back whole, i'm fine and not asking questions lol!!!
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I havent a clue. I assumed it was a home made barrel clamp. I know this man owns many of these style rifles all with precisely similar barrels so it may be an item he has used more than once.

Long as the barrel comes back whole, i'm fine and not asking questions lol!!!
No problemo. I was curious as I could see using wood like that in a way I never thought of before. Could be useful.
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So everything appears initially to line up perfect. The sights are out of the way of the scope when the rear is in the lowest position. But with the scope removed the front sight still peeks out over the scope mount. This is ideal. All I will need to do is mark my zero on the rear sight elevation and if I remove the optic just raise the sight to the proper position.

I'm glad so far that I went to 18" on the barrel. It's super short and handy.

I gave it a quick shot of the rustoleum high temp oil and chemical resistant stuff, right now it's still the matte finish but I will rub that off and get the satin type color once it cures.

Somebody before me painted the sights black. I actually like the contrast and intend to leave it as such. I may shoot the scope sayin black as well but that isnyet to be decided.

Over all I am psyched. Hopefully it shoots and hopefully the sights work out as far as being able to be zeroed. I love how "scouty" the front sight is.

I don't know why but I'm way more excited about this free gun and $50 project than things I have that cost 20x as much. Can't wait to shoot it.

Better pics will come in daylight.





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Now that is an awesome little carbine! It has Old School Cool written all over it!

I am envious and need to get off my butt to finish my homemade scout rail. I haven't touched it in a month due to flu, workload, family, etc.

I can show where I've started and left off back in early January. All done with hacksaw, file, and sand paper on dowels. It will require some paint when done.

I wish I had a machine shop, but my Zastava is a low dollar modified carbine much like your Mossberg is.



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Wow! Looks like you are doing some very detailed work by hand. Good job! Can't wait to see Moreno of your project.
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I actually shot the optic and sights with a fresh coat of satin black to return them to mostly stock. I then touched up a spot in the barrel and cured the action in the oven at 200 for a little while. That darkened the finish and made it more satin, so everything is a really close color match now. Much cleaner overall.

It's ready for the range.

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The black looks good on that carbine.
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Well All the work on the barrel did the truck. It's More accurate than before from my testing.

It was windy today. Also the trigger in this rifle is heavier than hell. Also the fine reticle is really hard to see on a pitch black target. It stood out fine on the NRA type paper black targets but it literally disappeared on this shiny stark black target. Not making excuses Just sayin. All targets are at 50 yards.

This target was all shot on irons using the pretty crappy golden bullet. I'll take it. Best group was .86 center to center. I find that the S109 front sight is a very very wide blade.


This target was with the scope attached. Still golden bullet. Not
My best work but I'll take it.


Switched over to federal march ammo with the optic. Disregard the center group. I have noooo clue what happened there. I shot the four corners first, then the center, saw that crap and thought I leased my barrel, which I didn't, then I shot the final group on the center line to the left. Again, not the best but I'll take it especially considering the wind.



Best group of the day at .61" center to center.



Sooooo tree you have it. Not the greatest ever but I'd say the rifle will do perfect as is and I am happy. I feel that it is definitely more accurate than before with the pitted barrel and kinda hanky crown.
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