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Ever bubba'd a firearm?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FROGO207, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

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    Have you ever tried to do "something" to a firearm and end up actually doing more damage to it?:banghead: Might be like trying to make a magazine fit something else and fail miserably. When I was a teenager once I attempted to Fix an old revolver that had a bad firing pin by grinding it off the hammer and drilling,tapping and adding a screw in place of it. Did that hammer ever drill hard.:eek: First time I pulled the trigger on an empty chamber the hammer snapped off where I had drilled it!:cuss:
    Never tried that again.:D
     
  2. mljdeckard

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    I once had a taurs T-92, and I wanted some Pachmyr grips on it, but I could only find Beretta grips, so.....two hours with a file, and they went on. And worked. It looked like a beaver had done the job. I eventually found the right set of grips and chucked them.

    I never mutilated a gun terribly, but I had a few break so badly it wasn't worth it anymore.
     
  3. Deckard

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    I'd like to learn how to do it properly, but learn by doing is out of the question because my budget can't take any foul ups.
     
  4. gimlet1/21

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    I once bought a shot gun from a pawnshop that had been bubba'd; when I worked the pump action , it fired. Luckily I was outside when I discovered this important fact!
     
  5. Quilbilly

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    I sawed off a shotgun barrel.....then had to saw the other end off a week later after I checked the rules.....if you know what I mean. OOPS!
     
  6. tigeroldlone

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    I bilt a mosin nagant 91/30 from parts so I could have it scoped. However all of my work goes to my gunsmith so it turns out right.
     
  7. mcdonl

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    I did this to a perfectly good 10/22

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    But, to make it better I did this to a perfectly good mosin....

    Before:

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    After:

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  8. CajunBass

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    Back in my IPSC club days, it was all the rage to have the front of your trigger guard checkered, or at least have grooves in it.

    So......(insert innocent look here) I don't know how it happened but "someone", yea...that's it..."some guy", took a file to the trigger guard of a perfectly good, satin nickle, series 70, Colt GM 1911, that I used to own. :what:

    Man, it was UGLY. If that fool ever shows up around here again, with a file in his hand, I'll have to kick his butt. :eek:
     
  9. Mp7

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    i put

    ...an AK underfolder-stock

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    on a perfectly fine Patriot pistol

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    No, i am not showing that :)
     
  10. KenWP

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    I tried to install my own scope mounts and didn't know what hole to drill to tap out later. I must have drilled the hole a bit to small as I snapped off the tap in the hole and had to fix that afterwards. never tried it again. I also bought a set of Lynx rings and found out they are not steel and stripped the one bolt on it and had to tap it out to another size of bolt that I luckly had around that matched the rings. Have used it for 20 years that way
     
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  11. halfded

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    Halfded+dremel+Ruger 10/22 trigger pack= Almost getting an extended reservation at Club Fed.
     
  12. mcdonl

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    Chicken
     
  13. Sav .250

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    Nope.........:)
     
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    Nope, I haven't bubba'd a firearm in a long, long time (since hacking off the sights of my childhood .410). Firearms are too expensive to screw up and I don't have the money to fix them after I screw them up. Whatever mods I need are handled by a gunsmith.
     
  15. B yond

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    I wouldn't call it a 'bubba' job, as it is more enjoyable for me after the modifications, but some would disagree (and did the last time I posted this pic)...

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    This was a $90 surplus m44 and I did the following to it:
    -replaced beat up original stock for synthetic ATI stock
    -hacked off original straight bolt handle, welded new (bent) one on (after breaking a tap in it trying to bolt the new one on) :(
    -drilled and tapped receiver, mounted scope
    -slapped on a bipod
    -blued the bolt except for the new handle
    -'smoothed' the chamber to a mirror finish so lacquered surplus ammo wouldn't stick in it as easily

    I was lucky to get this gun for the price i did with the bore in the condition it is. It shoots better than I do, and can put 3 rounds in a 1" group at 100 yds, which I'm pretty happy about for a rifle that I have under $300 into.
     
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    I just buy up what Bubba has already screwed up. Then I can do what I want to the poor things with a clear conscience!
     
  17. GRIZ22

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    I wouldn't call it a 'bubba' job, as it is more enjoyable for me after the modifications, but some would disagree...



    I wouldn'rt either. You didn't take a rare military rifle and chop it up to make it look cool. If you're going to use that rifle exposed to the elemnets on a regular basis a synthetic stock makes sense. Maybe I wouldn't spend that much on a Mosin but I don't think you went way overboard. Enjoy your rifle!
     
  18. Claude Clay

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    B yond-- how do you prevent ejected brass from impacting the scope?

    I'll guess that i am flattered that you like my sig line enough to paraphrase it:uhoh:
     
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    I though nothing of bobbing non-collectible grade military bolt actions to get that Krag cavalry carbine look I so admired, until I realized even a "beater" grade Mauser or Carcano was an irreplacable historical artifact.
     
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    I should note that my mosin above is rare in the mosin world... It is an 1895 french made, with the sight graduates on the left side, not the right and has a 1 year production run rear sight... No offense to anyone who mods thier mosin, I will mod the next one this one just deserved to look original.
     
  21. tomh1426

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    I dont think of it as Bubbad but I did do some unreversible stuff to a Yugo SKS.
    I cut the barrel, sights, bayonet and grenade launcher off, sanded out the stock for the mags and ground down part of the bolt to let the mag drop free.
    Its just as accurate as it was befor and Its alot handier, I dont feel bad at all about chopping up a $100 gun.
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    When I was 15, I had a sporterized Springfield '03, .30-'06. It had a scope mounted on it and I didn't see the reason for leaving the front sight on it. Dang, it was hard to get off. I had to put that barrel in a vise and just rip on that front sight with anything I could grab it with... probably big, big pliers. I thought it was an interference fit. I worked it back and forth and finally got it off... and left a huge zig-zag groove in the steel where the set screw dug a little valley all the way to the muzzle.... if I'd only taken the blade out of the dovetail, I would have seen that little screw... At least I padded the barrel when I put it in the vise!
     
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    I had a BSA red dot on my Marlin 60 for like a month.
    It made me feel dirty :p
     
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    The only gun I have hacked up is a 10/22 . All my other guns I have left alone over the years.
     
  25. mcdonl

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    10/22's are fun to modify and easy to put back together again.
     
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