Restoration project


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Sisco
March 30, 2003, 09:15 PM
I started this project a few months ago, finally got all the photos in one place.
It is a .270 built on a Mauser 98 GEW action. It was an ugly dog that begged me to take it home from the gunshop. Price was right and I needed something to do.
Hope this link works

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Sisco
March 30, 2003, 09:28 PM
Apparently the link won't work so I'll do it the hard way.
This is the way I found it, told you it was an ugly dog
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/p9d93ba64c1192b4f5d388d19a6317722/fc6b5543.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/pd45a21af1ab66e9ec65d772e29e79014/fc6b554d.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/p54134915953ecbfe685c0338f3c05d84/fc6b556e.jpg

Stripped all the old finish and prepped it for glass bedding. Had never tired bedding before, first time for everything.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/pf64d06ee04bf5ea4fd765291ca09cd9a/fc6b5131.jpg

Finished bedding job. OK for an amature job?
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/p4399960725be92a616391271e4d7cd57/fc6b5574.jpg

Sisco
March 30, 2003, 09:29 PM
Too many images for one post. Sorry, but I feel a need to brag. :D

Replaced the military trigger with a Timney Sportsman
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/p7199810a75da07634a08714142e22ac0/fc6b4b70.jpg

A dozen or so coats of tung oil later. Look any better?
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/p76455f3fc748aff9bc44920c660691b6/fc6b55a6.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/pcf9d0bbe89b786e10f57c13531b49970/fc6b5589.jpg

Still need to play with the mechanics and experiment at the loading bench but I'm getting there.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid57/p23cbf6da2c2ac5b8f60f21380e818b23/fc6b54d7.jpg

QuarterBoreGunner
March 30, 2003, 09:49 PM
Wow- what a difference on the wood! Look great. In the ‘before’ picture it looks like the stock has a lot of minor dings- how did you get them out?

Also, have you refinished the metal?

Al Thompson
March 30, 2003, 10:11 PM
Good job on the rifle. Great job on the pics. :D

That group will kill any critter W/I 300y where you have a good shot. I'd try a different bullet weight and take a hard look at the crown too.

Thanks!

cratz2
March 30, 2003, 10:23 PM
Beautiful... just beautiful.

Bet that wouldn't be the first one to go if times got rough, eh? ;)

Sisco
March 30, 2003, 11:42 PM
The wood wasn't dented up all that bad, the varnish the previous owner put on it made it look worse than it was. I was able to steam out the dings that were there.
Blueing on the barrel was pretty good. I used Brownells Oxopho blue on the bolt and handle and it came out pretty good.
Haven't really expermented with loads much. Used the same load while playing with the mechanics (bedding & free floating, new trigger).
Shooting a 130gr Sierra SPBT over 59.5 gr of H4831

swingset
March 31, 2003, 12:21 AM
Great job! Looks like a success to me.

I absolutely love to see a beater turned into a queen again. Thumbs up!

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