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So I ended up with a FLAIG'S rifle!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Clint C, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a really neat find and a fine custom rifle.
     
  2. bainter1212

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    I have subscribed to this thread (something I do NOT do lightly) and I am enjoying this thoroughly. I don't appreciate rifles for their monetary value, so much as I do for their uniqueness and the story behind them. I have one request......will you post a range report as soon as you can get out to the range?? I have a sneaking suspicion that this rifle will be a superb shooter. Thank you for sharing it with us.
     
  3. Clint C

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    Thank you Dr.Rob

    bainter1212, I know what you mean, and appreciate what your saying, I will definitely give a range report. I'll do it as soon as I get the middle section of the scope mount repaired or replaced (threads messed up on the scope rings) shouldn't take to long.

    Your welcome, it is my pleasure to share with everyone.
     
  4. WardenWolf

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    Wow, what a beautiful rifle with exquisite craftsmanship. Far nicer than anything I own.
     
  5. sage5907

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    Clint, there's a man in Horn Lake, Mississippi that had several plunger and ring assemblies for sale. I noticed them on GunBroker this morning. If you're unfamilian just go to Google and type in GunBroker. Look at Item #333172280. He wants $50 for this particular plunger and ring assembly and it looks like the one you have. Sometimes you can wait around and keep looking at eBay and GunBroker and find a better deal. Some of the assemblies are made differently so look for one like you have. Remember, a bird in the hand is better than one in the bush. The man's eMail ID is SpaceCowby43@yahoo.com if you want to ask him a question.
     
  6. Clint C

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    Thanks for the heads up sage5907. I am familiar with Gunbroker, I have bought from there a few times before. There is a gunshow this weekend (smaller one) here in Iowa not to far from me that I go to every year. I think I may hold off until after this weekend to buy off the net. I just missed a set on Ebay yesterday, last time I seen them they were priced at $21.00, ooooops! They were beat up though.

    I'm thinking the plunger style rings set in this auction may work, and is a little cheaper the item number is 333024831. What do you think?

    Thats a good one!
     
  7. headoftheholler

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    Would love to see pics of it, Flaigs made some fine rifles, I picked up a Flaigs stock for my K98 project:
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  8. Clint C

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    Nice rifle headoftheholler! I have some pictures of my Flaig's rifle on the first page of this thread.
     
  9. sage5907

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    Clint, I looked at that 333024831 and I don't think it will work on your rifle. It's for sure the bases will not work because they are not for a Mauser. They appear to be one piece and for a short action rifle like a 722 Remington. I would send the seller a note and ask him to measure the distance between the adjustment knobs, and also to tell you if the plunger is round like the one on your rifle. I think the ring assembly is too short so the ends of the plunger assembly will not fit the distance between your bases. A note should answer the question.
     
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    I have nothing of value to add to the thread. I simply wished to thank you for sharing your rifle with us. It's a beautiful example and I appreciated seeing it this evening.
     
  11. ElPasoCounty

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    That is a great looking rig...
     
  12. Clint C

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    sage5907, That is a good point, I never thught about that. I'll ask the seller about that tomorrow.

    Thanks for the kind words fellas. It's my privilege to share.
     
  13. Clint C

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    Ok guys so I finally found a set of nice rings at a local gun show. I had to pony up fifty bucks for them, but I was able to match them up, and got to pick the best one from four sets. I'll get out and shoot it as soon as I get a chance. Just wanted to give you all an update.
     
  14. CAMERO79

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    I just picked up a custom made Rifle with a Flaig's barrel and an FN mauser Action, 4 digit serial # in the 6700 range. I know this is an old thread but just wanted to post pic and see if anybody could identify what the stock wood is. It is a 243 win and came with 2 stocks and 2 barrels. The other barrel is a Sako.
     

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    Hmmm...kind of hard to say on the main part of the stock. Could be lots of things. Walnut is likely, but the picture isn't very good, and lots of woods can be stained dark.

    The nose cap and PG cap appear to be figured maple.
     
  16. headoftheholler

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    Stock looks to be walnut with maple caps
     
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