Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by R.W.Dale, Jun 12, 2022.
I believe you are probably right. Not being much of a fan of lever action rifles I didn't even know there was such a thing as a "waffle top" and don't really care one way or the other now that I do.
Right, don't think it would effect re-sale value, other than improve it over the holes. To a collector, it might lower the price a bit, but if a reasonable price was paid for it, that does not really make a difference. Of course if the Waffle is super important to the present owner, then perhaps the trouble and expense of somehow reproducing the waffle is "worth it", although not in a $$$ sense.
The rifle in question is a cool, sought after example, but not too many would pass on it if the top of the receiver was well done, holes gone, but didn't have the waffle top. The Waffle top don't matter, it's gone anyway. Moot point.
Plan A arrived which was an engraved brass plate from an eBay seller. This features a adhesive backing and cost a whopping $12
I don't think it looks too bad. Out of place yes, but so would any other solution.
I've cleaned the receiver waffling with brake parts cleaner and have the decorative place clamped in place overnight.
This may actually end up looking ok if it loses some of its shine over time.
Believe it or not, I traded a 336 in 30-30 for my .35 - even trade, about three years ago. Both made in the '70's, in similar, VG condition.
The guy I traded did not handload and was tired of looking for .35 ammo. Score for me.
Again, that looks fantastic and was a simple fix. Happy shooting!
Nice (and inexpensive) improv for fixing an otherwise sticky cosmetic issue.
Are you concerned about the adhesive failing at some point?
(Just funnin' you...)
That brass plate idea is a good one.
yes and no. If it doesn't hold over time I'll just epoxy it on and then it would take heat or a chisel to remove
It's a Williams that fits side drilled marlins and Winchesters. Model below
It's a regular Williams peep sight with the Target Knobs... hence, TK. It's my understanding that the knobs themselves are available if you want to retrofit a standard model.
I wouldn't say it's "regular" because Williams has the cheaper 5d which is not click adjustable. It's just loosen friction screws adjust and the tighten back down
Here is what one gunsmith - Jim Milks - charges to work such wonders:
160 Weld up & dress scope mount holes (each) 75.00 to 125.00
Hmmm... I wasn't aware that there was a lesser model. Learn something new every day!
Maybe an aftermarket Hillary hole?
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