My new (old) custom rifle, 1903 .270 AI


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Larry Ashcraft
November 21, 2004, 09:45 PM
Before the flames start, my dad bought this rifle in 1946 for $12.95, used it the first year in full military dress. It is a Rock Island Armory, serial no. 303308. Then he hacked it down to save weight, and finally in the late 50's he decided to make it a nice rifle. The barrel was shortened and turned down, full polish and reblue, and my dad did the stock work using a Herter's bird's eye maple blank. He added a Weaver K-4 scope.

So it is beyond restoring. He gave me the rifle about 1970 and it would never shoot for me. A couple years ago, I checked the bore and found out the first seven inches looked like a shotgun (dad used to buy 4831 by the fifty pound keg).

So I recently had it rebarreled to .270 Ackley Improved. It was re-blued, even though the old blue job was still pretty good. I mounted a Burris Fullfield II 3-9 scope. I left the stock as dad made it, even though it is a little "amateurish". I like it that way. The barrel is 26" machine cut rifling stainless, made by a company out of Raton NM, whose name escapes me. I just started fire-forming brass today, so results will be a few weeks.

My gunsmith guarantees this one will be a shooter...
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NORM
November 21, 2004, 09:55 PM
made by a company out of Raton NM


K&P gun company possibly?

Larry Ashcraft
November 21, 2004, 10:05 PM
K&P, I think that's it.

I'm gonna try to post another pic, THR is acting up tonight.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18672

NORM
November 21, 2004, 10:19 PM
Ken & Peggy Johnson, I worked for them a short time when K&P Gun was located in New Rockford ND. Made the mold to make the fiberglass stock from Volquartson for the ruger heavey barrel 10/22

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