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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by velocette, Apr 23, 2017.

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  1. velocette

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    Chambered in .222 Remington. 6 months of work, sanding dust, worn out fingers and much help from some excellent friends without whom this would never be. This rifle started out as the first rifle my dad ever bought. Somewhere around 1955. It had been neglected and abused by other family members until I rescued it.
    Remington 722 action, lapped bolt lugs, Mcgowan RemAge barrel & nut, Kimber hand stop, Morgan adjustable butt plate, Brownells oversized bolt handle, Richards Microfit unfinished laminated stock, (drop in - NOT) Ceracote Titanium metal paint, Ceracote clear wood finish (15 coats) Barrel is free floated, action is pillar & epoxy bedded.
    Sightron SIII 6 ~ 20 X 50 riflescope. Trigger is original 1955 (no lawyers) reworked to 1 1/2 lb.

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  2. entropy

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    Nice work! :thumbup:
     
  3. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Sharp lookin rifle
     
  4. JeffG

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    Great job!
     
  5. WestKentucky

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    It's a beauty now, do you have a "before" picture so we can see where it came from?
     
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    Fine work and a very distinctive and colorful stock! The amount of time and effort you put into this build really shows in the final product.

    Well done!
     
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    Oh dear, that is nice. That it's a resurrection of a super classic benchrest rifle is awesome. The job you did? Spectacular. That it was your father's? Priceless.
     
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    Nicely done.
    Great back-story too.
    Congrats on finishing your project.
     
  10. Panzerschwein

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    Those "deuce deucey deuces" sure are sweet!!
     
  11. Bobson

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    Truly a beautiful rifle. How does she shoot?
     
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    Beautiful rifle, love to see new life breathed into old family guns!
     
  13. velocette

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    Only photo I have of the original is after I refinished the stock 5 years ago, so it looks a LOT better than it did
    after I performed a rendition on it from other family members.
    It goes to my local range on Thursday for its barrel break in and starting out ladder loads.

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    My only regret is that the system only allows me to like this once. The work is really elegant. Congrats.
     
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  15. SwampWolf

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    Jack O'Connor is starting to rotate...:eek:
     
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  16. GunnyUSMC

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    Sir, you have destroyed that poor rifle. Just send it to me and I will dispose of it and any ammo you may have.
    Being the kind soul that I am, I will send you a new Marlin bolt action 22 rifle at no cost to you.
    Be sure to package the rifle very well as to not cause further damage.
     
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    ^ can i help "dispose" of it too? Hell ill bring my own ammo.....i actually have triple deuce dies but never owned one.....wierd.....
     
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    HEY!!! I have first di....... I mean I offered to help first and I'm sending a replacement rifle.
     
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    Pffft......fine *grumble, grumble*
     
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    Beautiful work!
    If you ever want to do that kind of artwork on an AR please let me know. I'm sure it would look amazing and you'd have people lined up to have them done! I won't point out a couple of them above trying to abscond your family heirloom
     
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    I dare say that it's not my cup of tea......BUT.... That in no way takes anything away from, or diminishes in my eyes, the time, treasure, and skill put into a rifle like that. No doubt it is a more accurate rifle today than it originally was. And it really is something to be proud of.

    Jack may be rolling over. But I bet if he touched off a round from that rifle with the right load, he'd probably smile....and load another round.
     
  22. 792mauser

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    Looking good!
     
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    Good lookin' rifle! I hope it shoots so good...all that work will seem trivial and totally worth it! You know you'll spend half your range time telling other shooters about your work.!

    Mark
     
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    All work done by a professional, don't try this at home. Excellent work!
     
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  25. SwampWolf

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    He'd be spinning like a top by now. He even hated the blatantly non-traditional for the time (and for all time, imo) "California" style stocks as evidenced by rifles like Weatherbys, then and now. Beauty might well be in "the eye of the beholder" but so is ugly. Each to their own and I've never begrudged anyone's taste in the looks of any firearm (it's all subjective by definition, after all) but to say that the looks of the op's rifle, to use BigBore44's words, "isn't my cup of tea" is a vast understatement for me.

    There's no argument from me to the meaning of the adage "pretty is what pretty does" but this old "walnut wood and blue steel" traditionalist knows that you can get my idea of what makes a rifle "pretty" to shoot every bit as accurate as what my idea of an "ugly" rifle can. "Whatever floats your boat" is an understandable sentiment but, in this case, you'll find me next to Jack with lifejackets donned, poised on the ramparts, ready to abandon ship. ;)
     
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