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hueyville
November 21, 2014, 21:38
Going to start with one of my favorites:

http://www.crowderinc.com/images/guns/rifles/remington_700_7mm_mag01.jpg

Purchased this rifle years ago used. Original owner bought for same purpose I did, deer hunting on power line cuts, corn fields and other places with longer range opportunities but not 1,000 yard sniping. Gun shop owner said guy returned less than month later to trade. It sported a 3x-9x Weaver scope in high rise scope mounts so able to use iron sights and 15 rounds fired from original box of ammo. Original owner said kicked like a mule and would not put rounds on target at 200 yards.

I purchased for cheap, cleaned bore, changed scope mount and put a spare scope on for testing. Was considering rebarreling in different caliber as usually avoided metric calibers at time. Took to range and fired one five round group with remaing rounds in box. At 100 yards it grouped about 1.75 inches and I put back in case with a big, hmmmmm...

Was wanting light enough rifle to carry in woods but able to put down deer at 400 yards or so. Took to riflesmith who built my F Class rifle and we discussed options. He set barrel back enough to recut chamber, recrowned and added muzzle brake. Sent barrel to Blackstar (now defunct), had cryofrozen, hand lapped locking lugs, squared bolt face, did 20 ounce trigger, refinished, rebedded, floated barrel and reassembled. It got a Leupold scope hand lapped into Leupold rings, base and was ready to go.

Took to range with a variety of handloads and factory ammo. First trip managed to find a few loads that were consistent at little over an inch at 100 yards. Came home to bench, using two bullets it liked, two powders that shot well, matched cases now fire formed to chamber and assembled more test loads. Back to range and best group was just under 1". Back to bench, used bullet and powder liked best with different charge weights. Back to range and best loads hovered 3/4" to 7/8". Hoped for better but with tapered factory barrel had no reason to complain.

Next session at bench put together 50 rounds of best load developed. Not long after had opportunity to use range longer than 100 yards took the "custom/factory" 7mm with only non Remington parts muzzle brake and bedding block/material. Set targets at 100, 200 and 250 yards (range limit). By now barrel was broken in, loads worked and nothing left to do but see if throwing money at factory components was worthwhile. As before it shot solid sub MOA 3 shot groups at 100 yards. Let it rest (and my shoulder) then went at the 200 yard target. Over course of afternoon switching between it and a couple smaller rifles while barrel cooled and shoulder recovered fired three 100 yard, three 200 and three 250 yard groups. Threw out worst group at each distance due to operator error.

Results suprised me but not the smith that built it. Solid MOA at 100 yards, 2.5" at 200 yards and well under 3" at 250 yards. Asked smith how he got factory hunting taper barrel to shoot this well and he said not a factory barrel after rechambered to match dimensions, recrowned and harmonics tuned with muzzle brake. Informed me test fired with three different brakes to find one that tuned harmonics and maximized accuracy of barrel and along with all other work done it had no choice but to shoot well.

With current pet load using 168 grain bullet at 3044 to 3088 fps (actual average using Ohler chrongraph 25 feet from muzzle), ballistic coefficient of 0.643 my point blank range on most targets is 450 yards sighted in 4.5" high at 100 yards. Near zero is 20 yards, far zero is 377 yards. Cold bore with wife working as spotter calling wind and distance with this rifle under 300 yards is first shot 90% into torso of silohette target, in the 300 to 500 yard range she can give me my numbers to dial up, if miss she can call adjustments and put me on target with second round most of the the time. We have map of distance to points of reference for distant areas from house and this rifle will put rounds on anything we can see even when leaves off trees. Weight, recoil, consistency and range all taken into equation this is my favorite "do all" turnbolt as easy to carry, manageable recoil, popular caliber quality ammo can be purchased for most anywhere. Considering some of the true customs in vault that is big statement.

Texgunner
November 21, 2014, 22:55
I'll play; my unfired UF series Enfield No. 4 Mk 11:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Enfield%20rifles/1955%20UF%20No4MkII/55no4mkIIleftsidefull-1.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Enfield%20rifles/1955%20UF%20No4MkII/55no4mkIIleftsidefull-1.jpg.html)

Does straight-pull count? 1942 K-31 with Bushnell Elite 3200:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/K31/42K31Bushnell3200closer.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/K31/42K31Bushnell3200closer.jpg.html)

The K-31 at work:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/deer/IMG_0025.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/deer/IMG_0025.jpg.html)

SAFN49
November 21, 2014, 23:54
I'll play
Rem 700 Varmint in 308. Shephard scope. 0.75" MOA. (Could have been less, but I was using KY windage to put the third round dead center.)

Bone stock didn't even loctite the base/mount/rings.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/Bolt_zps40611697.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/Bolt_zps40611697.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/75MOA_zps6c9df816.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/75MOA_zps6c9df816.jpg.html)

Sagerider
November 22, 2014, 09:53
I have several bolt action rifles that have managed the cut. My method to cull is simple, if I can't get it to shoot MOA or better it goes to a new owner. Over the last twenty five years I have a very nice collection of very accurate rifles.
1. Sako A1 in .17 Remington standard barrel that does groups of a nickel at 130 yards.
2. Sako Vixen in .223 heavy barrel beaver tail forearm the does dime size at 130 yards. (not in picture)
3. Remington Classic in .220 Swift that does a nickel and better at 130 yards. (The first two were shot and then I dialed it up and over for the winner of three shots)
These three rifles are box stock as they came from the factory.
4. Ruger in .308 stainless Shilen barrel and Fiberglas stock mountain rifle which is my go to hunting rifle will do quarter groups at 130 yards.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77960&d=1416668103

hueyville
November 22, 2014, 12:00
Another "factory custom" Browning A Bolt in 22-250 with their Boss System muzzle brake/harmonic stabilizer. A darn fine varmint getter.

http://www.crowderinc.com/images/guns/rifles/browning_a_bolt_22_250_01.jpg

This rifle was ordered new with intent to see how accurate a factory rifle can be made with significant hand fitting and massage of supplied parts. Actually intent was build a "cheater" rifle for the annual Browning Boss A-Bolt competition. When they first released the Boss rifle sales were slow and they came up with plan to bump sales up. They had an annual competiton where whoever shot smallest group with a Boss equipped rifle received a check for 50,000 dollars. A series of state and regionals determined final ten for nationals with lots of money and prizes being offered. I decided I wanted in.

I ordered a new A Bolt Boss in 22-250. Debated between 223 and the 22-250. Nice calm pretty day and the 223 would have advantage. Rules said days shoots were scheduled that rain, shine, wind, snow, hurricaines or tornados would not delay a competition. Discussing idea with riflesmith we decided while 223 would be inherintly more accurate at 100 yards, if windy, raining or both; the 22-250 would be affected less by poor shooting conditions due to quicker time to target. Ordered Leupold base and rings to hold a Leupold 36x target scope from custom shop.

This rifle preceeded the 7mm factory build and spawned an entire series of blueprinted factory rifles. The rules were you had to show up with and shoot a factory appearing A Bolt. My smith pulled the barrel off, set it back and cut a dead perfect match 22-250 match chamber. He massaged the crown and ordered two additional Boss brakes. He found one he said shot tad better than others and put to side in event they noticed we modified the others and refused to allow a modified Boss. The other two he altered angles and diameters of holes creating compound holes where some were almost figure eight shapes and some angles changed dramatically.

The bolt which is often shown some attention, past lapping the lugs and squaring the bolt face most stop there. We sent the A Bolt to Van Dyke Rifle Designs to be completely blue printed. It was not cheap but my goal on this rifle was to take every thousandth of slop possible out of every part. While he had the action he bluprinted scope mounts to receiver. As each piece was trued and fitted together we approached a level of fit that rivalled the idea of entire action being sculpted from a single piece of billett armorers steel.

Only parts that changed was factory rubber bedding system replaced with bedding block and bedding material. All else was modified factory supplied equipment minus scope. Barrel went to Black Star and cryofrozen along with action. Additional inletting work was done on stock to assure perfect fit. The Leupold scope was purchased from Leupold Custom Shop with reticle and turret options I wanted and never taken out of the box till time to mount in lapped rings.

After it was refinished to appear as out of box rifle builder played with different loads, modified Boss brakes and settings. He finally called me to come pick up. As expected the labor price exceeded cost of rifle, scope an mounts. But as world record holdin F Class shooter, he showed me four groups in the 1/8" range shot at a hundred. I began working loads, practicing with gun, started consistently shooting groups significantly smaller than first years winner and then went on a mountaineering spree for about eight summers straight, never entered the rifle and now it leaned up next to side door of house for zapping ground hogs and crows past 22 hornet range. Total investment has me about 100 dollar investment.in every varmit I shoot with it. Worth every penny when a crow turns into a black explosion of feathers.

Fn/form
November 22, 2014, 18:53
Does straight-pull count? 1942 K-31 with Bushnell Elite




I found a shooter on a other site that got his K in a precision stock of sorts. Tickled me pink.
http:// itstactical.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3332-and-now-for-something-completely-different/ (http://itstactical.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3332-and-now-for-something-completely-different/)


My perversity dream was to finish a Mauser in as stock appearing form as possible, maybe wood skins on alum chassis, front sight, etc rebarreled to 6.5CM and show up to precision matches.

Time, money and work space dictate I stay content with .308. For now.

Fn/form
November 22, 2014, 18:56
Another "factory custom" Browning A Bolt in 22-250 with their Boss System muzzle brake/harmonic stabilizer. A darn fine varmint getter.

http://www.crowderinc.com/images/guns/rifles/browning_a_bolt_22_250_01.jpg

This rifle was ordered new with intent to see how accurate a factory rifle can be made with significant hand fitting and massage of supplied parts. Actually intent was build a "cheater" rifle for the annual Browning Boss A-Bolt competition. When they first released the Boss rifle sales were slow and they came up with plan to bump sales up. They had an annual competiton where whoever shot smallest group with a Boss equipped rifle received a check for 50,000 dollars. A series of state and regionals determined final ten for nationals with lots of money and prizes being offered. I decided I wanted in.
...

I hate cheaters.

I think I love you. :love: i love that kind of stuff.

Texgunner
November 22, 2014, 19:21
I found a shooter on a other site that got his K in a precision stock of sorts. Tickled me pink.
http:// itstactical.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3332-and-now-for-something-completely-different/


My perversity dream was to finish a Mauser in as stock appearing form as possible, maybe wood skins on alum chassis, front sight, etc rebarreled to 6.5CM and show up to precision matches.

Time, money and work space dictate I stay content with .308. For now.

I can't get the link to work but I would hope that lightened the rifle some. Mine's a heavy SOB with that mount and scope. Yeah, I know, I know...hit the gym! :biggrin:

TOWS220
November 22, 2014, 19:24
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k520/Nate_West/Mobile%20Uploads/20140323_135721.jpg (http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/Nate_West/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140323_135721.jpg.html)

M1917 that my grandpa gave me a few years back, barrel is not so good and it has shot badly the few times I have taken it out. A criterion barrel install is one of my christmas break projects if I get around to ordering one and find some tools to borrow.

SAFN49
November 22, 2014, 20:00
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k520/Nate_West/Mobile%20Uploads/20140323_135721.jpg (http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/Nate_West/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140323_135721.jpg.html)

M1917 that my grandpa gave me a few years back, barrel is not so good and it has shot badly the few times I have taken it out. A criterion barrel install is one of my christmas break projects if I get around to ordering one and find some tools to borrow.

Nice. I love those 17's

L Haney
November 22, 2014, 20:18
Recently devolved to me from Shlomo's estate. I am a temporary caretaker. I love this rifle. It is the only thing he owned I wanted to take into my house for a while. This was brought to me by his widow, Julie, at Bama Steve's gathering two weeks ago. Some of our brothers here shot it then.

.308 Winchester Featherweight, Leopold scope, Timney trigger. Holds like an imagination of force, hits like a hammer.

This is mostly for my grandson, I'm just marking time.
But I feel Mike in here. He put it together. It sings a song I can hear.

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo63/lch1428/ShlomoWinchester.jpg

L Haney
November 22, 2014, 20:42
This one, looks a bit different today. 7mm Mauser, built by the late Bill Sears. Dragged around central america and used. Still working on the weight. Not the one expressed in pounds.

Douglas barrel, Timney trigger, Leopold 6X fixed, fiberglass stock.

I put the scope back the way it shipped, that took weeks with the petrified camo tape adhesive. The stock, I think the Carlson got house painted camo. Still ruminating on that. I've shot it, it works as advertised.

It's still got the range card taped to the butt for the custom loads it used.

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo63/lch1428/2003-01-01_00-00-00_2.jpg

Andy the Aussie
November 22, 2014, 20:50
Steyr SSG69 ... dates to the early 80s. I got it in 86. Added a McMillian stock after the original had a mishap... have a new triggerguard and optics for it that I have just not yet had a chance to add... :(

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/RogueSSG_zps37ea5018.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/RogueSSG_zps37ea5018.jpg.html)

Winchester M70 circa 1974... .375H&H ...got this when I was 14 (1983) .. just recently replaced the aluminium trigger guard/floor plate with a Williams steel version. Had the stock refinished. This is off to Africa with me next August...

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/Nyngan14/M70Sun1_zps0172f12d.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/Nyngan14/M70Sun1_zps0172f12d.jpg.html)

Sako AII... bought it as a shot out timber stocked 22/250. New barrel new stock and it is now my most used rifle... .308Win... it has taken more hogs/deer/goats than any other I own....shoots better than it should....much better than me... ;)

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/SakoEdit2.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/SakoEdit2.jpg.html)

L Haney
November 22, 2014, 21:10
This is off to Africa with me next August...


Starting to think you need to take me too. Hmmmm.

tdb59
November 22, 2014, 21:34
The first rifle I built.

.30-06 heavy bull on a Remington 700, 40X stock, rear bridge cut for 1903 charging clips.

http://i62.tinypic.com/262s9hc.jpg

Texgunner
November 22, 2014, 21:39
Man, some seriously nice bolt-guns here! :bow:

I feel like a piker. All of mine are mil-surps. This one is a real good shooter though; it also has an interesting "feature" I guess. Some soldier in Finland rubbed away the blueing to make a cross, both sides. One needs every edge one can get when someone's shooting back.

1942 VKT M39:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39goodright.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39goodright.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39thesignofthecross.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39thesignofthecross.jpg.html)

Texgunner
November 22, 2014, 21:43
Russian capture laminated 1940 Borsigwalde K98:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1940%20Mauser%20K98/51c0a224.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1940%20Mauser%20K98/51c0a224.jpg.html)

I stripped away the crappy Russian shellac and finished it with 3-part hand-rubbing paste

SAFN49
November 22, 2014, 21:47
Steyr SSG69 ... dates to the early 80s. I got it in 86. Added a McMillian stock after the original had a mishap... have a new triggerguard and optics for it that I have just not yet had a chance to add... :(

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Where did you get the camo'd dog? Luv the SSG's

TOWS220
November 22, 2014, 21:48
Man, some seriously nice bolt-guns here! :bow:

I feel like a piker. All of mine are mil-surps. This one is a real good shooter though; it also has an interesting "feature" I guess. Some soldier in Finland rubbed away the blueing to make a cross, both sides. One needs every edge one can get when someone's shooting back.

1942 VKT M39:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39goodright.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39goodright.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39thesignofthecross.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1942%20VKT%20Finn%20M39/VKTM39thesignofthecross.jpg.html)

Those Finnish mosins are some of my favorite military bolt actions, beautiful!

L Haney
November 22, 2014, 21:49
Where did you get the camo'd dog?

Them's family. Show some respect! :biggrin:

SAFN49
November 22, 2014, 21:55
I don't have a turn bolt problem

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/FRs_zpsa6e8aec4.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/FRs_zpsa6e8aec4.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/FNsandsweds007_zps4177e7c5.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/FNsandsweds007_zps4177e7c5.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/Chilean7mm1_zps01d280d0.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/Chilean7mm1_zps01d280d0.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/MN91s_zps4264353e.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/MN91s_zps4264353e.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/CG63_zps0a3ec383.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/CG63_zps0a3ec383.jpg.html)

Texgunner
November 22, 2014, 21:56
Okay, I just can't stop.
1911 M-96 Swede Mauser:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Swede%20M96%20Mauser/M96rightsidefull.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Swede%20M96%20Mauser/M96rightsidefull.jpg.html)

Texgunner
November 22, 2014, 22:01
Those Finnish mosins are some of my favorite military bolt actions, beautiful!

I do agree, I have 4 M39s and one lone M27. Here's my 1970 M39, no maker's name. This gun was apparently unissued when I bought it from Pat Burns. It was my first Finn.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1970%20Finn%20M39%20No-maker/FinnishM39postredo006.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1970%20Finn%20M39%20No-maker/FinnishM39postredo006.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1970%20Finn%20M39%20No-maker/FinnishM39postredo002.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1970%20Finn%20M39%20No-maker/FinnishM39postredo002.jpg.html)

Andy the Aussie
November 23, 2014, 04:26
Where did you get the camo'd dog? Luv the SSG's Cerakote.... he gives new meaning to Gun Dog when viewed so... ;)

Fn/form
November 23, 2014, 11:58
I do agree, I have 4 M39s and one lone M27. Here's my 1970 M39, no maker's name. This gun was apparently unissued when I bought it from Pat Burns. It was my first Finn.

...


Thassa beauty.

Texgunner
November 23, 2014, 13:04
Thassa beauty.

Thanks a lot!:beer:

Invictus77
November 23, 2014, 14:04
Winchester model 70's. Top to bottom are 30-06, 270, 243.

These three have all been in the field at various times over the past two weeks for KY deer season with myself, my wife, one of our boys, and two of the grandsons.

Today is cold, windy, and raining so everything is getting cleaned up and put away (except my own coveralls and my bow of course). With all the family's ammo, camo, etc., for the past two weeks my garage has looked like an explosion at Cabelo's :)

Life is good brothers !

<a href="http://s32.photobucket.com/user/mlcasson/media/turnboltlores_zpsa2592336.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d38/mlcasson/turnboltlores_zpsa2592336.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo turnboltlores_zpsa2592336.jpg"/></a>

hueyville
November 23, 2014, 21:01
I hate cheaters.

I think I love you. :love: i love that kind of stuff.

I read rules closely. They said "factory appearing rifle". I believe they wanted cheaters to make their product look better. I wish I had entered the rifle but ended up with scheduling conflict every year they did competition.

SAFN49
November 23, 2014, 21:11
Cerakote.... he gives new meaning to Gun Dog when viewed so... ;)

It may be a bad idea to have a camo'd dog when bird hunting. Just sayin. :tongue:

hueyville
November 25, 2014, 14:37
Winchester model 70's. Top to bottom are 30-06, 270, 243.

These three have all been in the field at various times over the past two weeks for KY deer season with myself, my wife, one of our boys, and two of the grandsons.

Today is cold, windy, and raining so everything is getting cleaned up and put away (except my own coveralls and my bow of course). With all the family's ammo, camo, etc., for the past two weeks my garage has looked like an explosion at Cabelo's :)

Life is good.


Both your 243 and '06 are calling my name. Not knocking the BDL but the extra bling never was as attractive to me nor the 270 caliber. No reason just preference.

Invictus77
November 25, 2014, 16:09
Both your 243 and '06 are calling my name. Not knocking the BDL but the extra bling never was as attractive to me nor the 270 caliber. No reason just preference.

A 270 is actually a nice mid size caliber, but not my favorite either.
The "bling" on that one I can live with or without as well.

It does however make a really nice extra hunting rifle for visiting family. Also, if I doubled the price I paid for it a year ago and offered it up for sale, you would jump on it in a heart beat as a true bargain at that price.
I stumbled into the right spot at the right time on the 270 :)

randy762ak
November 25, 2014, 19:48
1903-A3 Springfield

Im Kinda proud of this one -Built it from a $225.00 find on the CMP website,

Someone took a medium Heavy target Barrel off some kind of something set it back and screwed it onto an A-3 action and stuffed it in some kind of sporter stock -it was horrid when I got it ,,Contemplated replacing the stock when I get the bright idea to rebuild up the stock with Autobody Filler and it worked wonderfully! Fiz can paint job [The first attempt ever ] and It shoots sub-moa ..
30-06 SMK 180Gr over 56.5Gr AA 3100.jut as the sierra reload manual says !!
15.5Lbs ,,You dont carry it to the hills for a days hunting--But Off the back pack in the blind -nothing finer! I have more in the scope than the rifle !

how it started=

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q81/randy762ak/RIFLES/Picture1228.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/randy762ak/media/RIFLES/Picture1228.jpg.html)



http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q81/randy762ak/RIFLES/Picture025.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/randy762ak/media/RIFLES/Picture025.jpg.html)

hueyville
November 26, 2014, 06:31
1903-A3 Springfield

Im Kinda proud of this one -Built it from a $225.00 find on the CMP website,
I have more in the scope than the rifle !

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q81/randy762ak/RIFLES/Picture025.jpg (http://s134.photobucket.com/user/randy762ak/media/RIFLES/Picture025.jpg.html)

Nothing wrong with a rattle can paint job if done with love and most of my tack drivers price of glass hovers around or exceeds price of rifle. What good is a rifle that will zap a target you can't see? ( Wife asks what rifle costs and calmly and truthfully reply 1,500. Dont have to mention 250 mount and rings or 1,499 scope, sling, die set, extra powder and bullets to experiment with...)

genmeagher
November 26, 2014, 21:38
I haven't seen a 1903 or variant, so here's mine...

1943 Remington 03-A3. Bad pic...I am no Ansel Adams.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/b_man/IMG-20141126-00306_zpsa7d258a6.jpg

Edited since I pulled the trigger before seeing Randy's 03...just goes to show how a rescue and an original are all good! As long as both see the outside of the safe door, all is good.

Long live the 30-06.

MJ1
November 26, 2014, 23:35
I have a 1942 SAVAGE that shoots OK to 500M. That was 2011 and mileage may have changed.....:wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/2208be3d.jpg

SAFN49
November 26, 2014, 23:40
I haven't seen a 1903 or variant, so here's mine...

1943 Remington 03-A3. Bad pic...I am no Ansel Adams.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/b_man/IMG-20141126-00306_zpsa7d258a6.jpg

Edited since I pulled the trigger before seeing Randy's 03...just goes to show how a rescue and an original are all good! As long as both see the outside of the safe door, all is good.

Long live the 30-06.

Ok, I'm calling ABF and prehensile toe foul :biggrin:

genmeagher
November 27, 2014, 00:01
Ok, I'm calling ABF and prehensile toe foul :biggrin:

Ya hump!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/b_man/IMG-20141126-00308_zps8902c7f9.jpg

SAFN49
November 27, 2014, 00:09
Ya hump!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/b_man/IMG-20141126-00308_zps8902c7f9.jpg

LMFAO!!! :bow:

MJ1
November 27, 2014, 08:44
Another Savage, just an old 110 .308....:wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/Sav002_zps388246bf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/IMG_0987za_zps8d785a00.jpg

ismith
November 27, 2014, 13:38
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/020-8.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/020-8.jpg.html)
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/027-6.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/027-6.jpg.html)

Texgunner
November 27, 2014, 13:42
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/020-8.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/020-8.jpg.html)
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/027-6.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/027-6.jpg.html)

Very nice! :whiskey:

ismith
November 27, 2014, 13:43
My all time favorite 1903 Springfield.
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/004-14.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/004-14.jpg.html)

ismith
November 27, 2014, 13:48
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/008-14.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/008-14.jpg.html)
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/009-15.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/009-15.jpg.html)

Fn/form
November 27, 2014, 14:50
I have a 1942 SAVAGE that shoots OK to 500M. That was 2011 and mileage may have changed.....:wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/2208be3d.jpg

Way cool!

Fn/form
November 27, 2014, 15:19
I've been watching American Rifle Company's "Mausingfield" development for some time. The last price check was $1600 for the action. The target market is extreme long range shooters.

http://www.americanrifle.com/Mausingfield-Bolt-Action.html

Some very interesting details from an engineering and innovation standpoint.

randy762ak
November 27, 2014, 17:40
My all time favorite 1903 Springfield.
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx32/madisonvalleywapiti/004-14.jpg (http://s739.photobucket.com/user/madisonvalleywapiti/media/004-14.jpg.html)


That buttplate butchery is not uncommon! I just bought a 1903 with the same affliction and the new buttplate I found they wanted $70bucks I passed!

Nice rifle

Nice 03A3 too!!

Nice Savage -and where did you find the Old Brass spotting scope? Or is it a astronomy telescope??

ALL FAL
November 27, 2014, 18:10
Randy 762, does the OD paint on tripod give you a clue?

308/223shooter
November 27, 2014, 18:16
Steyr SSG69 ... dates to the early 80s. I got it in 86. Added a McMillian stock after the original had a mishap... have a new triggerguard and optics for it that I have just not yet had a chance to add... :(

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/RogueSSG_zps37ea5018.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/RogueSSG_zps37ea5018.jpg.html)

Winchester M70 circa 1974... .375H&H ...got this when I was 14 (1983) .. just recently replaced the aluminium trigger guard/floor plate with a Williams steel version. Had the stock refinished. This is off to Africa with me next August...

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/Nyngan14/M70Sun1_zps0172f12d.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/Nyngan14/M70Sun1_zps0172f12d.jpg.html)

Sako AII... bought it as a shot out timber stocked 22/250. New barrel new stock and it is now my most used rifle... .308Win... it has taken more hogs/deer/goats than any other I own....shoots better than it should....much better than me... ;)

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/SakoEdit2.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/SakoEdit2.jpg.html)

This top pic looks like your fur-kid is waiting on a neighbors cat.
Cool pic to be sure.

angusmac
November 28, 2014, 23:36
But this may be my favorite :beer::

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww160/angusmac/03-A4002.jpg (http://s715.photobucket.com/user/angusmac/media/03-A4002.jpg.html)

SAFN49
November 29, 2014, 00:57
Randy 762, does the OD paint on tripod give you a clue?

I thought the OD paint on the tripod was for the tacticool stargazers.

Windustsearch
November 29, 2014, 05:17
.256 Newton, my current favorite.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Windustsearch/pho_zps49289575.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Windustsearch/media/pho_zps49289575.jpg.html)

rcnpthfndr
November 29, 2014, 08:51
I will play too since bolts are my favorties

from back to front: 308, 300wm, 30-06. the 06 is my current project.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/rcnpthfndr/20141105_105203_zps6d76b318.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/rcnpthfndr/media/20141105_105203_zps6d76b318.jpg.html)

since people are posting older bolts, here is my recent purchase
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/rcnpthfndr/20141021_165259_zps06419cf8.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/rcnpthfndr/media/20141021_165259_zps06419cf8.jpg.html)

L Haney
November 29, 2014, 09:02
Tell us a little about that ought six, please.


17013, Carlisle Barracks?

rcnpthfndr
November 29, 2014, 10:32
sure

30-06 match chamber
push feed Win Mod 70. action. (wanted a pre-64)
Bartlein #15 Hunter Class Straight Taper barrel, 26" threaded for a suppressor
1/10 twist, fluted
McM A5 stock w/ Tubbs 4way adj buttpad
2Piece Bottom metal

the other is a 03A3 I picked up from a local pawn shop. sold it too me for 525 cause he couldn't find any cartouches on the stock even though all serial numbers match. took the action out the serial number was in the barrel channel.

L Haney
November 29, 2014, 11:04
sure

30-06 match chamber
push feed Win Mod 70. action. (wanted a pre-64)
Bartlein #15 Hunter Class Straight Taper barrel, 26" threaded for a suppressor
1/10 twist, fluted
McM A5 stock w/ Tubbs 4way adj buttpad
2Piece Bottom metal



Have you stretched its legs? Shot it at distance? Seems to me it should perform really well way out there.

brunop
November 30, 2014, 00:06
Ya hump!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/b_man/IMG-20141126-00308_zps8902c7f9.jpg

Sambas! Now that's a trip in the way-back machine.

Nice rifel.

Texgunner
November 30, 2014, 09:04
1932 Tula 91/30 Mosin Nagant; a $99 special from AIM. Stripped of its shellac and hand-rubbed over the natural color:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Mosin%20Nagant%20rifles/193291-30Tularightsidefull.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Mosin%20Nagant%20rifles/193291-30Tularightsidefull.jpg.html)

Yep, the sling's turned around in this pic, I've since corrected it.:wink:

randy762ak
November 30, 2014, 15:39
Randy 762, does the OD paint on tripod give you a clue?



YEP==== Its a nice One -- Vintage cool!!:cool:

hueyville
November 30, 2014, 16:30
Another to pondor. Winchester M70 featherweight in 308. It now sports a Leupold 2x-7x scope but digging out for fresh picture way too much effort with backache as know its way back in one of the vaults. Dunno why Winchester put a stainless barrel on blue steel action but I purchased NIB for a deal and it makes perfect deer rifle for northeast Georgia hills. Not done a single alteration as doesn't need any for its job of a game getter.

http://www.crowderinc.com/images/guns/rifles/winchester_featherweight_308_01.jpg

douglas
November 30, 2014, 20:43
The .256 Newton has a double set trigger. Tell us some more about that oldie but goodie. Looks like it's wearing a vintage scope as well from the 30's maybe.

hueyville
November 30, 2014, 21:27
Ruger M77 heavy barrel. Recut crown and chamber, squared bolt face, hand fit all parts, did trigger job and has 4x-14x Burris A/O (darn good scope). This is the most versatile rifle I own. With light bullets its a varmint rifle, medium weight bullets Eastern whitetail and with heavy bullets even larger game up to elk. On paper and real world not many more versatile calibers than 25-06 and some other 1/4" calibers.

http://www.crowderinc.com/images/guns/rifles/ruger_77_25_06_01.jpg

Tailback
December 01, 2014, 20:24
I've been watching American Rifle Company's "Mausingfield" development for some time. The last price check was $1600 for the action. The target market is extreme long range shooters.

http://www.americanrifle.com/Mausingfield-Bolt-Action.html

Some very interesting details from an engineering and innovation standpoint.


Interesting for sure. Not totally buying into the "Toroidal locking lugs" vs lapped conventional lugs, but I'm also not a engineer. The 50/50 cocking bolt is very interesting to me. I hope becomes popular and prices come (way) down. The modularity with current triggers and magazines is a very good selling point.

wonderdog451
December 04, 2014, 12:50
I have a very nicely customized Remington 03A3 that sports a shortened barrel, jeweled and polished action, all set in a nicely polished Mannlicher stock.
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac187/wonderdog451/IMG_0333.jpg

ActionYobbo
December 04, 2014, 22:27
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/ActionYobbo/DSC03025_zps16cbaf21.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/ActionYobbo/DSC03013_zpse7a1cc8d.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/ActionYobbo/DSC03017_zpse9a68f4e.jpg

this was a poor old SMLE that had been attacked by the dreaded drill of demil.
so I just took it and made it into a 22 by drilling and sleeving the chamber then fitting a 22 barrel liner into the barrel.

shoots great now :whiskey:

Texgunner
December 05, 2014, 09:11
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/ActionYobbo/DSC03025_zps16cbaf21.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/ActionYobbo/DSC03013_zpse7a1cc8d.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/ActionYobbo/DSC03017_zpse9a68f4e.jpg

this was a poor old SMLE that had been attacked by the dreaded drill of demil.
so I just took it and made it into a 22 by drilling and sleeving the chamber then fitting a 22 barrel liner into the barrel.

shoots great now :whiskey:

That's pretty cool!:beer: I like that paint on the furniture.

Andy the Aussie
December 05, 2014, 15:40
I will play too since bolts are my favorties

from back to front: 308, 300wm, 30-06. the 06 is my current project.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/rcnpthfndr/20141105_105203_zps6d76b318.jpg (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/rcnpthfndr/media/20141105_105203_zps6d76b318.jpg.html)

.... I will get the delivery address for that .300WM off to you right away.... :eek::eek: :)


An Oldie...

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/Andy_the_Aussie/Guns/19031_zps6159b1f4.jpg (http://s997.photobucket.com/user/Andy_the_Aussie/media/Guns/19031_zps6159b1f4.jpg.html)

Jarhead504
December 05, 2014, 22:09
1980 production Ruger 77V in .308, refinished in "Black as Hillary Klinton's heart" Black from W. Birdsong. NIB 1979 Ruger 77V in .243, 1978 Remington Classic in .30-06., Remington 700 VLS in .308 that need a steel trigger guard.

I had a Smith Corona 03A3 that had been arsenal refurbished with a new barrel, bolt and stock,nothing matched, but it was in overall new condition. I paid $180 for it at the Convington gun show in 1978 and sold it for $180 at the next Covington gun show in 1979 for $180 because I'm a dumb-ass. In another shit-for-brains moment I also sold my 1974 Ruger RS in .308 and a Ruger 77V IN .22-250. I ain't got no sense, yeah. I really miss the RS the most.

Jarhead

juanni
December 06, 2014, 07:37
I've been watching American Rifle Company's "Mausingfield" development for some time. The last price check was $1600 for the action. The target market is extreme long range shooters.

http://www.americanrifle.com/Mausingfield-Bolt-Action.html

Some very interesting details from an engineering and innovation standpoint.

That is interesting.

But not sure where a mauser extractored, springfield ejected in a remington 700 footprinted receiver that lost the 3 Rings of Steel and promoted by Russell Brand fits in the already crowded custom action market though??

Actually I don't see unless you are a lefty how Montana Rifle Company makes it with FN producing retro pre 64 Model 70s, Dakota higher up and with original pre 64s so reasonably priced.



..............juanni

SAFN49
December 08, 2014, 23:04
Rem 700 in 30-06 w/brake, and I will not be part of the recall. If you are stupid enough to pull the trigger with the safety engaged, and then have a loaded weapon pointed at another person while working the action I don't feel sorry for you. Just sayin

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/Rem700BDL_zpsd380069a.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/Rem700BDL_zpsd380069a.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/Rem700_zps402e7f15.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/Rem700_zps402e7f15.jpg.html)

Neither of my 700's have this issue and I won't be sending them in.

rcnpthfndr
December 09, 2014, 01:22
@ Andy sure I will be looking for it :biggrin: the sad thing is I haven't shot her in 5 years.


@ L. Haney no I have not. I got the stock in the night before I headed out. I will be bouncing between Oman, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan over the next 8-9 months for work when I get back I will.

stimpsonjcat
December 09, 2014, 11:36
Do mutts count?

http://home.windstream.net/jbperry/4dl/mauserwcan.jpg

Started as a $70 J&G mauser.
-$40 bbl from sarco
-$20 trigger
-$10 butt material
-$450 or so scope and mount/rings Bushnell tac elite 3200
-big mag a was a gift
-home made form 1 can

SAFN49
December 09, 2014, 14:44
Do mutts count?



Yep it counts! The only questionable rifle posted so far has been that straight pull :uhoh: :wink:

Texgunner
December 09, 2014, 15:41
Yep it counts! The only questionable rifle posted so far has been that straight pull :uhoh: :wink:

Hey now, at least the bolt does turn when you pull it back!:)

brunop
December 09, 2014, 18:27
Stimpy -

How long is that barrel?

Is that a small-ring mauser, or is that a standard (newer?) Mauser action?

I like the fact that you don't care about drilling that old stock. I wish I'd asked you to shoot that rifle a bit more when you had it to Steve's place.

ActionYobbo
December 09, 2014, 20:53
Do mutts count?


here is my mutt


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xQoNiPwy2M

Fn/form
December 09, 2014, 23:22
That is interesting.

But not sure where a mauser extractored, springfield ejected in a remington 700 footprinted receiver that lost the 3 Rings of Steel and promoted by Russell Brand fits in the already crowded custom action market though??

Actually I don't see unless you are a lefty how Montana Rifle Company makes it with FN producing retro pre 64 Model 70s, Dakota higher up and with original pre 64s so reasonably priced.

..............juanni


Stiller, Defiance, Surgeon, et al. make sense when you want an accurate end product with enhanced features. "Accurizing" a mass produced product costs you almost the same money and a longer wait time. And you're still stuck with some of the legacy weaknesses.

And then there are those people that buy BMW 3 series over a Toyota Camry.WA

rcnpthfndr
December 10, 2014, 01:30
Stiller, Defiance, Surgeon, et al. make sense when you want an accurate end product with enhanced features. "Accurizing" a mass produced product costs you almost the same money and a longer wait time. And you're still stuck with some of the legacy weaknesses.

And then there are those people that buy BMW 3 series over a Toyota Camry.WA

that might be arguable with this;

http://shop.pacifictoolandgauge.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=310_282_286_290

stimpsonjcat
December 10, 2014, 12:52
Stimpy -

How long is that barrel?

I think about 26".

Is that a small-ring mauser, or is that a standard (newer?) Mauser action?

Small ring

I like the fact that you don't care about drilling that old stock. I wish I'd asked you to shoot that rifle a bit more when you had it to Steve's place.

If you'd have seen what came out of the box you'd be even more impressed.

It's sweet, and a really nice shooter for her pedigree.

Fn/form
December 10, 2014, 13:29
that might be arguable with this;

http://shop.pacifictoolandgauge.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=310_282_286_290

Considering the price of a complete precision build... If cost is that important, I'd go with a Savage.

The PTG kits are nice if you're wanting multiple chamberings or lengths on a budget.

MJ1
December 10, 2014, 21:23
Randy 762, does the OD paint on tripod give you a clue?

The spotting scope Telescope Scout Regimental 20X was standard issue through the 1990's for British sniper starting in 1914 I believe. Mine is dated 1938. The tri-pod is a cut down Signals item originally dating the the later 1800's issued with the Telescope Signals 30X also used by WW1, WW2 and through the late 1980's including the Falklands war. A very amazing bit of glass that can look into shadow at 600M no problem. Good for finding enemy setting up to shoot from a darkened room. The tri-pod ; Stand Instrument No 21 MkV is dated 1942 New Zealand Property. The original stand uncut with accessories will set you back $800 to $ 1600. Scout Reg $900 to $2000. The more common Signals 30X will run $500 to to what ever depending on condition.

Kind of neat accoutrement for the 1942 #4T it is shown with.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/WW2rifles_zps140cb16b.jpg

randy762ak
December 10, 2014, 21:41
Nice Trio Of Rifles ! I had one of the Enfield Snipers+ case with all the goodies On a weekend consignment.. I could have bought for $1500.00 in 1996..Alas Having to pay the bills and eat I could not afford buy It..

At first glance that scope looked 1860's "ish Thats why I did not put it in as a spotting scope that went with the "kit" so to speak-- Nice collection again !!!

MJ1
December 11, 2014, 10:28
Next time call me next time I know a girl that collects them...:uhoh:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/Remington001_zps5fbb0ee0.jpg

garyd1961
December 11, 2014, 19:29
The only one I can find a picture of right now.
Mosin M44

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff398/garya1961/M44-3_zps5f31b443.jpg

SAFN49
December 11, 2014, 19:40
Next time call me next time I know a girl that collects them...:uhoh:


That is just brutal :facepalm: LMAO!

MJ1
December 12, 2014, 11:46
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/DSCF0099_zps2b65f384.jpg

...............:biggrin:..............

d762nato
December 13, 2014, 05:33
Very nice! :thumbsup:

randy762ak
December 13, 2014, 18:06
MJ1 --When you got the Madsen was It Unfired {so to speak] ?? I have 2 of them that seem to have never been fired -I got them in the 90's for like $240 bucks each ,,Surprisingly They look Minty I understand they were for the most part surplussed In as near -Or New rifles !
Its a Nice one Bayo a Big Plus too!

MJ1
December 14, 2014, 15:32
I cycled one round through it that left a small brass trace on the follower other wise I would call it unfired.

Bayonet is also new and still pulls cosmoline from the scabbard.

Finish guard rifles Finn 91/30 top and Finnn 28/30 bottom.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/89054555.jpg

denny
December 14, 2014, 22:35
When the Madsens first came in they sold for $50.00
NEW.
Denny

MJ1
December 14, 2014, 22:52
When the Madsens first came in they sold for $50.00
NEW.
Denny

"Everything was cheaper yesterday." John Sukey...:wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/IMG_5044a_zps351d45a8.jpg

marysdad
December 15, 2014, 01:14
M1871 Mauser, made in 1881. Still shoots pretty well.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f38/marysdad/imagejpg3_zps2698f7b7.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f38/marysdad/m71_mauser_target_11112010.jpghttp://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f38/marysdad/imagejpg1_zps161148e2.jpg

Slow
December 15, 2014, 09:50
M1871 Mauser, made in 1881. Still shoots pretty well.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f38/marysdad/imagejpg3_zps2698f7b7.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f38/marysdad/m71_mauser_target_11112010.jpghttp://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f38/marysdad/imagejpg1_zps161148e2.jpg


nice. i got a 71/84, just started to work on ammo. what's your loads?
got brass and some bullits from that guy in Florida (blue Falcon IIRC) that sells the .43 on gunbroker. got decent groups but way low.

Slow
December 15, 2014, 10:01
one of my Fav Commercial turn bolts.

FN Mauser 1949-1950 commercial rifle originally in .270 but was (unfortunately) reamed to .270 Weatherby. just shoots MOA with commercial Weatherby 150gr ammo.
4X Hensoldt scope.

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k466/SlowModem/FN%20comercial%20mauser/DSC01279.jpg
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k466/SlowModem/FN%20comercial%20mauser/DSC01286.jpg
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k466/SlowModem/FN%20comercial%20mauser/DSC01281.jpg

zetabird
December 15, 2014, 18:01
ok heres my mutt, its an older picture but its still no where near done, it started as a shot out turk mauser and is now .45acp its also the most fun rifle i think i own
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/zetabird/Mobile%20Uploads/20140424_192814_zpsyfvcdpqo.jpg

randy762ak
December 15, 2014, 21:49
When the Madsens first came in they sold for $50.00
NEW.
Denny



YES I believe You-- I grabbed Mine when I found them as I had never seen one and I figured a NEW unfired Military rifle in Aught six was a hell of a deal for $250.00 So I grabbed it ,,Later I found the 2nd one and grabbed it too! I think I can get my money back If I wait long enough -;)

maysdad -That 1881 is the oldest rifle so far-- and that Commercial Mauser is a sweet sweet Classic!! No wonder Im into bolt guns as Much as I am !!

MAINER
December 16, 2014, 11:21
Slow, that's a beautiful 1950's Mauser! :bow:
My 1950's FN J C Higgins suks compared to that. :sad:

I really like the scope and mounts, very classic and high quality. Like you said, damn shame it was re-chambered, nothing lacking about a .270 Winchester.

I think I have most of a box of .270 Weatherby ammo at my other house. (No, I don't know why I have them :facepalm:)
Let me know if interested.

Slow
December 16, 2014, 13:13
Slow, that's a beautiful 1950's Mauser! :bow:

I think I have most of a box of .270 Weatherby ammo at my other house. (No, I don't know why I have them :facepalm:)
Let me know if interested.


hell i have bought guns to shoot a random box of ammo (for some reason i obtained) before.

but yeah if you dont want then ill take'em, if anything for the brass, i gotta start reloading this.

The Story on this rifle was that the original owner had this .270Win and then had it re-chambered to take on African hunts.



.

MAINER
December 16, 2014, 15:40
These are factory loads and quite probably 43-44 years old. They have been well stored and I don't remember any blemishes on them.
You could tear them down for components if unsure. I'd choot 'em! :D

It'll be a week or so before I can pick them up.

MJ1
December 26, 2014, 13:45
1931
1942
1918

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/Remington001_zps5fbb0ee0.jpg

Not much you can't do with 3006

Texgunner
December 26, 2014, 14:18
Yugoslavian M24/47:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Mausers%20and%20the%20Gothic%20Power/DSC00868.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Mausers%20and%20the%20Gothic%20Power/DSC00868.jpg.html)

juanni
December 28, 2014, 01:25
Work in progress.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/cijuanni/DSCN09201.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/cijuanni/media/DSCN09201.jpg.html)

So many handle choices....... :D

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/cijuanni/DSCN09231.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/cijuanni/media/DSCN09231.jpg.html)




.............juanni

SAFN49
December 28, 2014, 10:39
.....................:biggrin:.................... .

6.5X57



6.5x57??? :confused: :biggrin:

brunop
December 28, 2014, 11:54
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iX3kxAA2L4Q?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cprher
January 18, 2015, 05:58
Military first
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/1898%20Krag%20Rifle/1898KragRifle001.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/1898%20Krag%20Rifle/1898KragRifle001.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/1917%20Enfield/1917a_zps9a90369c.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/1917%20Enfield/1917a_zps9a90369c.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Lee%20Enfield/guns004_zps2acb9c8d.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Lee%20Enfield/guns004_zps2acb9c8d.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/L39A1/L39A1001_zps6cf1ae2e.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/L39A1/L39A1001_zps6cf1ae2e.jpg.html)

And some custom match rifles
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Model%2070%20Palma/pix962921872_zpsa0138225.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Model%2070%20Palma/pix962921872_zpsa0138225.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/30%2006%20Match%20Rifle/Goodling3006b_zps1efd4823.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/30%2006%20Match%20Rifle/Goodling3006b_zps1efd4823.jpg.html)

And my current project, a match rifle that shoots Swiss 7.5mm GP11 only.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0691_zps59208a2a.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0691_zps59208a2a.jpg.html)

Olaf
January 18, 2015, 21:27
Chambered in 6.5x55 swede, bought it already sporterized and would love to get it back to original form.


<a href="http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/clyde1911/media/IMG_0556_zpsad43d3b5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee429/clyde1911/IMG_0556_zpsad43d3b5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0556_zpsad43d3b5.jpg"/></a>

cprher
January 19, 2015, 08:03
Chambered in 6.5x55 swede, bought it already sporterized and would love to get it back to original form.


<a href="http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/clyde1911/media/IMG_0556_zpsad43d3b5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee429/clyde1911/IMG_0556_zpsad43d3b5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0556_zpsad43d3b5.jpg"/></a>

These guys can help you do exactly that.

http://www.kragcollectorsassociation.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=news

Olaf
January 19, 2015, 11:39
Thanks :beer:

andresere
January 27, 2015, 13:05
Work in progress.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/cijuanni/DSCN09201.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/cijuanni/media/DSCN09201.jpg.html)

So many handle choices....... :D

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g164/cijuanni/DSCN09231.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/cijuanni/media/DSCN09231.jpg.html)




.............juanni

Juanni, that bolt is cooler than shit!

andresere
January 27, 2015, 13:23
Early 40's Smith Corona. Bought it at a pawn shop in eastern Oregon for the pricey sum of $175. I still have the front sight hood that was on it, and now realize why most were pitched. You literally can't see shit with it on.


http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/rifles/SmithCorona001_zpsade84036.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/rifles/SmithCorona001_zpsade84036.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/rifles/SmithCorona005_zpsda7c929e.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/rifles/SmithCorona005_zpsda7c929e.jpg.html)

1911Ron
January 27, 2015, 14:34
My 1918 Rock Island
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s368/1911Ron/Rifles/DSC_0033_zpsa4c1efea.jpg
1903A3 Smith Corona
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s368/1911Ron/Rifles/DSC_0040_zps0d0b4a00.jpg

genmeagher
January 27, 2015, 19:24
Early 40's Smith Corona. Bought it at a pawn shop in eastern Oregon for the pricey sum of $175. I still have the front sight hood that was on it, and now realize why most were pitched. You literally can't see shit with it on.


http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/rifles/SmithCorona005_zpsda7c929e.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/rifles/SmithCorona005_zpsda7c929e.jpg.html)

I like the 03A3.

Is that an M829 round in the background?

Oxmix
January 27, 2015, 23:20
Didn't see any Type 99 Arisaka's.

Here goes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Oxmix/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1586_zpsb60373e6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Oxmix/media/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1586_zpsb60373e6.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Oxmix/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1587_zps96f0c67c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Oxmix/media/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1587_zps96f0c67c.jpg.html)

Regards

Ox

andresere
January 28, 2015, 06:56
I like the 03A3.

Is that an M829 round in the background?

M-829 was a 120mm round. What you are seeing is a replica of a M-735 APFSDS in a 105mm brass round (lathe turned wood top painted black). It has my rank, name and a cap badge from Lord Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadians (LdSHRC). We shot a bunch of gunnery with them back in 97 and again in 2000 and they awarded some of the Americans these. We gave them aft-caps (all that's left of a 120mm). We went to Alberta and trained on their tank (A Leopard 1). They came to Idaho and we trained them on our tank (M1A1). Then we shot a Tank Table 12 (platoon gunnery), then swapped tanks and shot a second one. We lost by one target. It was a blast. We shot for about a week straight.
Here's more pics of the bullet
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/M735002_zps0ba94ffb.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/M735002_zps0ba94ffb.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/M735007_zpse7935360.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/M735007_zpse7935360.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/M735009_zpsd9e2ed2e.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/M735009_zpsd9e2ed2e.jpg.html)

andresere
January 28, 2015, 07:06
This is my tank, with my driver but a Canadian Tank Commander. The two guys standing in front with Gortex parkas are my gunner and loader.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/scan0087_zpse992c6c5.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/scan0087_zpse992c6c5.jpg.html)

When your 7.62 coax machine gun has a stoppage, you can't clear it, but absolutely need the target- just shoot a 105mm HESH round at it. And so we did. My gunner was chuffed at hitting it - he was quite the trash talker after this. I told him that if you really think about it he damn near missed it. But it was an 870M shot at a 75% scale troop target, so I will give him that.
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/scan0054_zps0bd491b4.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/scan0054_zps0bd491b4.jpg.html)

The Strat's leadership, The young women looking up is the platoon leader we were up against. Her troop had just gotten back from Bosnia. Leftenant Heather Ray. She was a damn good tanker. And that's when all my friends said I got my ass kicked by a chick.
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/scan0043_zpsaf71be2a.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/scan0043_zpsaf71be2a.jpg.html)

andresere
January 28, 2015, 07:21
Didn't see any Type 99 Arisaka's.

Here goes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Oxmix/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1586_zpsb60373e6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Oxmix/media/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1586_zpsb60373e6.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Oxmix/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1587_zps96f0c67c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Oxmix/media/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1587_zps96f0c67c.jpg.html)

Regards

Ox
Fine looking rifle. Do you shoot it much?

genmeagher
January 28, 2015, 21:33
This is my tank, with my driver but a Canadian Tank Commander. The two guys standing in front with Gortex parkas are my gunner and loader.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/scan0087_zpse992c6c5.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/scan0087_zpse992c6c5.jpg.html)

When your 7.62 coax machine gun has a stoppage, you can't clear it, but absolutely need the target- just shoot a 105mm HESH round at it. And so we did. My gunner was chuffed at hitting it - he was quite the trash talker after this. I told him that if you really think about it he damn near missed it. But it was an 870M shot at a 75% scale troop target, so I will give him that.
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/scan0054_zps0bd491b4.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/scan0054_zps0bd491b4.jpg.html)

The Strat's leadership, The young women looking up is the platoon leader we were up against. Her troop had just gotten back from Bosnia. Leftenant Heather Ray. She was a damn good tanker. And that's when all my friends said I got my ass kicked by a chick.
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/scan0043_zpsaf71be2a.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/scan0043_zpsaf71be2a.jpg.html)

Thank you for sharing!!!! Very cool piece of cross-border memorabilia and what a great piece of tracked memento. I wasn't armored but I spent my time around them and respected them (and my dad was 7th Armored...7 Steps to Hell). I was MEU and we always had respect for our tracked big brothers.

The short stack in the goretex parka looks like he was bred for a tank...


Thank you for sharing.

Oxmix
January 28, 2015, 22:20
Fine looking rifle. Do you shoot it much?

Actually I have never shot it. I will shoot it, I just don't know when right now.

Regards

Ox

SAFN49
January 29, 2015, 20:00
Didn't see any Type 99 Arisaka's.

Here goes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Oxmix/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1586_zpsb60373e6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Oxmix/media/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1586_zpsb60373e6.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Oxmix/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1587_zps96f0c67c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Oxmix/media/Forum%20Pictures/IMG_1587_zps96f0c67c.jpg.html)

Regards

Ox

Nice! My buddy just bought one and I got to see it on Sat. His still had the AA wings on the rear sight but the mum was ground off. He paid $75 for it.

Texgunner
January 29, 2015, 21:00
I've heard that the Ariska actions were cock strong.:)

hueyville
January 30, 2015, 19:21
The last rifle I will massage in my "own" machine shop. While owner has given me key to the shop its moving into and told his machinist to help me when needed, its not in my shop every time I turn the key on the door. Have to drive 15 minutes from home to use and 30 minutes from work.

Savage M40 Varmint in 22 Hornet. Set back barrel and cut match chamber, recrowned, squared bolt face and hand lapped lugs for full engagement, rebedded, lapped scope rings and think its a Leupold 4x to 12x on that one as 16x is top of range on other Hornet or vice versa. Didn't fool with trigger as the new Savage triggers are all I need for hunting rifles. It is a crow and ground hog killing machine. Should have threaded for can while barrel was off.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2vl6xht.jpg

Tailback
January 31, 2015, 14:09
Hey! You're the guy I texted with on either milsurps or Jouster about my 1917. I still haven't contacted Miltech about a stock, but will get to it eventually. Then I MIGHT put a picture up on this thread.

Military first
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/1898%20Krag%20Rifle/1898KragRifle001.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/1898%20Krag%20Rifle/1898KragRifle001.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/1917%20Enfield/1917a_zps9a90369c.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/1917%20Enfield/1917a_zps9a90369c.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Lee%20Enfield/guns004_zps2acb9c8d.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Lee%20Enfield/guns004_zps2acb9c8d.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/L39A1/L39A1001_zps6cf1ae2e.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/L39A1/L39A1001_zps6cf1ae2e.jpg.html)

And some custom match rifles
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Model%2070%20Palma/pix962921872_zpsa0138225.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Model%2070%20Palma/pix962921872_zpsa0138225.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/30%2006%20Match%20Rifle/Goodling3006b_zps1efd4823.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/30%2006%20Match%20Rifle/Goodling3006b_zps1efd4823.jpg.html)

And my current project, a match rifle that shoots Swiss 7.5mm GP11 only.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0691_zps59208a2a.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0691_zps59208a2a.jpg.html)

Tailback
January 31, 2015, 14:35
Cool! I bet that was a lot of fun. Did you do gunnery at Yakima? I don't remember if Gowan Field had tank ranges or not. I did a lot of light cav gunnery at Gowan. First pick is me burning up extra ammo at Pinon Canyon Colorado. Second pick is our Humvee crew from either JRTC Louisiana or Yakima gunnery. Driver Ricky Hills who was a bigtime 4 wheeler guy and a great driver, Gunner me, VC Greg Byrd who was the most badass spectacular light cav vehicle commander ever. Tabbed Ranger, Air Assault, and could whip through a 300 PT score while barely breaking a sweat. Dude could run like a gazelle. Our vehicle got top .50 cal score in Gunnery for the entire 82nd Cav in Yakima. .50 cal gunnery and being on the shooting team is the only fond memories I have of my 20 year career.

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/Tailback29/50cal_zps691276f3.jpg (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/Tailback29/media/50cal_zps691276f3.jpg.html)

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/Tailback29/dreamteam_zps691a7558.png (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/Tailback29/media/dreamteam_zps691a7558.png.html)

M-829 was a 120mm round. What you are seeing is a replica of a M-735 APFSDS in a 105mm brass round (lathe turned wood top painted black). It has my rank, name and a cap badge from Lord Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadians (LdSHRC). We shot a bunch of gunnery with them back in 97 and again in 2000 and they awarded some of the Americans these. We gave them aft-caps (all that's left of a 120mm). We went to Alberta and trained on their tank (A Leopard 1). They came to Idaho and we trained them on our tank (M1A1). Then we shot a Tank Table 12 (platoon gunnery), then swapped tanks and shot a second one. We lost by one target. It was a blast. We shot for about a week straight.
Here's more pics of the bullet
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/M735002_zps0ba94ffb.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/M735002_zps0ba94ffb.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/M735007_zpse7935360.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/M735007_zpse7935360.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/M735009_zpsd9e2ed2e.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/M735009_zpsd9e2ed2e.jpg.html)

Windustsearch
February 01, 2015, 01:30
The .256 Newton has a double set trigger. Tell us some more about that oldie but goodie. Looks like it's wearing a vintage scope as well from the 30's maybe.

Yeah the scope is a Weaver 330 with a post reticle, they were used on 1903s during WWII, but this one is commercial. Not sure when they quit making that model.

The rifle is a Newton Arms, this model was made between about 1914 and 1919. The serial number puts it probably in about 1918 or 1919. My grandad, several of his brothers, and a good friend of his each bought one in the 1940s. They hand-loaded the ammo, .256 was already out of production by then. Basically it's a 6.5 mm in a .30-06 case, there probably wasn't too big of a selection of .264 bullets available back then. With the lighter bullets like 129 gr. it can be loaded up to push 3,100 FPS.

They used them to hunt deer and elk in Central Idaho for a lot of years.

The trigger is in the ounces when set and is adjustable.

andresere
February 02, 2015, 13:24
Cool! I bet that was a lot of fun. Did you do gunnery at Yakima? I don't remember if Gowan Field had tank ranges or not. I did a lot of light cav gunnery at Gowan. First pick is me burning up extra ammo at Pinon Canyon Colorado. Second pick is our Humvee crew from either JRTC Louisiana or Yakima gunnery. Driver Ricky Hills who was a bigtime 4 wheeler guy and a great driver, Gunner me, VC Greg Byrd who was the most badass spectacular light cav vehicle commander ever. Tabbed Ranger, Air Assault, and could whip through a 300 PT score while barely breaking a sweat. Dude could run like a gazelle. Our vehicle got top .50 cal score in Gunnery for the entire 82nd Cav in Yakima. .50 cal gunnery and being on the shooting team is the only fond memories I have of my 20 year career.

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/Tailback29/50cal_zps691276f3.jpg (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/Tailback29/media/50cal_zps691276f3.jpg.html)

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv181/Tailback29/dreamteam_zps691a7558.png (http://s682.photobucket.com/user/Tailback29/media/dreamteam_zps691a7558.png.html)



Never shot at Yakima, but did lots of TCE work there. All of our gunnery was shot at Gowen. I'm guessing you know Neil Brooks, Jim Scholtes, Jeff Steinbach, Kevin Ralston, Daniel Ishaug......people like that. I was in 3-116 when I first came to Oregon, then 82 Bde HQs, then State Operations Shop. (which sucked ass).

MJ1
February 14, 2015, 20:10
I lost interest when bolt guns went to more than 60mm and then turned into the M2 .50 very cool but not a turrnbolt.

As long as we are sliding here is a bit of art work. Landed at our field three years ago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/Good%20days/07zero001_zps28e9f66a.jpg

splattermatic
February 14, 2015, 23:03
I'll play.
Here's a few.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/splattermatic/20150130_085002_zpsqmgwvyfq.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/splattermatic/media/20150130_085002_zpsqmgwvyfq.jpg.html)

Mossy
February 16, 2015, 19:22
this is my first purchase of 2015. It's a pre Garcia Sako Finnbear.
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/mausershutzen/Bolt%20Rifles/.375%20HampH%20Mag%203.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/mausershutzen/media/Bolt%20Rifles/.375%20HampH%20Mag%203.jpg.html)
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/mausershutzen/Bolt%20Rifles/.375%20HampH%20Mag%201.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/mausershutzen/media/Bolt%20Rifles/.375%20HampH%20Mag%201.jpg.html)
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/mausershutzen/Bolt%20Rifles/d319442c-e386-472f-82be-7f1b3591bc78.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/mausershutzen/media/Bolt%20Rifles/d319442c-e386-472f-82be-7f1b3591bc78.jpg.html)
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/mausershutzen/Bolt%20Rifles/SAKO2037520HampH20-20SN20-20Leupold20M8204x20-20photo201.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/mausershutzen/media/Bolt%20Rifles/SAKO2037520HampH20-20SN20-20Leupold20M8204x20-20photo201.jpg.html)

cprher
February 19, 2015, 15:28
My Hall B in 257 Roberts Ackley Improved
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/At%20the%20Range/HallBin257RobertsImproved.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/At%20the%20Range/HallBin257RobertsImproved.jpg.html)

Custom Interarms Mark X in 458 Win Mag
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Heavy%20Rifles/NECG458_zps1f2062bd.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Heavy%20Rifles/NECG458_zps1f2062bd.jpg.html)

Custom 1909 Argentine Mauser in 9.3X62mm
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Heavy%20Rifles/NECG93X62mm_zpsbb2080e2.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Heavy%20Rifles/NECG93X62mm_zpsbb2080e2.jpg.html)

Swiss K31 match rifle, made in 1952
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Swiss%20K31/MatchK31a_zps5b6c4ca3.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Swiss%20K31/MatchK31a_zps5b6c4ca3.jpg.html)

From the top: pre-64 Model 70 Cross the Course rifle in 280 Rem; 1909 Argentine Mauser in 30'06; and DWM Mauser in 30'06. The bottom one is a parts gun but assembled very carefully by Sid Goodling in Spring Grove, PA. Routinely shoots sub-MOA.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/At%20the%20Range/IMAG0637_zpsbda85k00.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/At%20the%20Range/IMAG0637_zpsbda85k00.jpg.html)

andresere
February 19, 2015, 15:50
I've heard that the actions on K-31s are a thing of beauty. Always wanted one. I've never seen a match K-31, can you tell us more about it? I was in United Nations Ammo the other day and they have a pile of the 7.5x55 for them.

Texgunner
February 19, 2015, 16:16
I've heard that the actions on K-31s are a thing of beauty. I was in United Nations Ammo the other day and they have a pile of the 7.5x55 for them.

The helical machining done on the bolt is beautiful work. Here's a view of the bolt on a K-11, predecessor of the K-31. The bolts are very similar:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Swiss%201928%20K11/k11bolt.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/Swiss%201928%20K11/k11bolt.jpg.html)

cprher
February 19, 2015, 16:51
I've heard that the actions on K-31s are a thing of beauty. Always wanted one. I've never seen a match K-31, can you tell us more about it? I was in United Nations Ammo the other day and they have a pile of the 7.5x55 for them.

From what I've learned the match K-31s were the same as the issue K-31s except they were selected for their accuracy. The factory then mounted a special tunnel or globe front sight with interchangeable apertures. The front sight is higher than the original front sight to line up with the W&F rear sight. This setup makes the battle sights on the gun useless. The accuracy of these guns is nothing short of amazing. The target below was shot at 200 yards with iron sights using the issue GP 11 ball ammo, not reloads.

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Swiss%20K31/200yardK31targetsecondguncloseup_zps86ac849b.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Swiss%20K31/200yardK31targetsecondguncloseup_zps86ac849b.jpg.h tml)

andresere
February 19, 2015, 18:31
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Swiss%20K31/200yardK31targetsecondguncloseup_zps86ac849b.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Swiss%20K31/200yardK31targetsecondguncloseup_zps86ac849b.jpg.h tml)

Holy shit-house mouse! That's phenomenal. That's an amazing group for 100 yds, let alone 200.

cprher
February 26, 2015, 15:11
Military first
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/1898%20Krag%20Rifle/1898KragRifle001.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/1898%20Krag%20Rifle/1898KragRifle001.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/1917%20Enfield/1917a_zps9a90369c.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/1917%20Enfield/1917a_zps9a90369c.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Lee%20Enfield/guns004_zps2acb9c8d.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Lee%20Enfield/guns004_zps2acb9c8d.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/L39A1/L39A1001_zps6cf1ae2e.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/L39A1/L39A1001_zps6cf1ae2e.jpg.html)

And some custom match rifles
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Model%2070%20Palma/pix962921872_zpsa0138225.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Model%2070%20Palma/pix962921872_zpsa0138225.jpg.html)
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/30%2006%20Match%20Rifle/Goodling3006b_zps1efd4823.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/30%2006%20Match%20Rifle/Goodling3006b_zps1efd4823.jpg.html)

And my current project, a match rifle that shoots Swiss 7.5mm GP11 only.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0691_zps59208a2a.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0691_zps59208a2a.jpg.html)


This is the finished Swiss 7.5mm match rifle project. Hope to shoot it soon.

A little over two years ago I started a project to build a match rifle to shoot Swiss GP11 (7.5X55mm) ball ammo exclusively. Why? Because it's $.50 a round and as accurate as most Lake City 7.62 NATO match ammo. The action is a blueprinted Remington 700 with a one-piece oversized bolt (.704") from Pacific Machine. The action is reamed to .705" so the fit is very close and precise. The rail is from Nightforce and the trigger is an X-treme Model 22. The stock is a McMillan Baker Special with three way adjustable butt and thumbwheel adjustable cheekrest. The barrel is a Brux with a standard Palma contour and is 28" overall. The bore is .298"/.306" with a 10.5" twist in Chrom Moly, the closest I could get to the original Swiss K31 bore configuration. Here is the finished product, outfitted with the Riles front sight and the Redfield Palma rear. Ignore the stock's color. The phone's flash gave it an ugly green color rather than the Dark Earth color it really is. The color is very similar to Dark Earth you find on a variety of commercial guns like the FN SCAR and various AR-15 clones. I have not shot it yet but hope to soon.

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0932_zpsqjzy8wrd.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0932_zpsqjzy8wrd.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0931_zpssajxwz3c.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0931_zpssajxwz3c.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0930_zpsepllhp4v.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0930_zpsepllhp4v.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0929_zpslxjzjhnf.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0929_zpslxjzjhnf.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0928_zpsv0evk8al.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0928_zpsv0evk8al.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0927_zpsszvb86nw.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0927_zpsszvb86nw.jpg.html)

MCM
March 31, 2015, 22:07
Remington 700 AAC-SD 308. Leupold scope and Bell and Carlson stock.

<a href="http://s196.photobucket.com/user/Killjoy71/media/IMG_20140826_190155_736.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/Killjoy71/IMG_20140826_190155_736.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20140826_190155_736.jpg"/></a>

Texgunner
April 01, 2015, 08:08
Newest acquisition, 1947 Enfield No. 5 Mk I (f) "Jungle Carbine":
(Thanks John!)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1947%20Enfield%20No%205%20Mk%20I/1947%20No.%205%20Mk%20I%20full%20left%20angled.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1947%20Enfield%20No%205%20Mk%20I/1947%20No.%205%20Mk%20I%20full%20left%20angled.jpg .html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1947%20Enfield%20No%205%20Mk%20I/1947%20No.%205%20Mk%20I%20full%20right%20angled.jp g (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1947%20Enfield%20No%205%20Mk%20I/1947%20No.%205%20Mk%20I%20full%20right%20angled.jp g.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/1947%20Enfield%20No%205%20Mk%20I/1947%20No.%205%20mk%20I%20opened%20bolt%20right%20 rear.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/1947%20Enfield%20No%205%20Mk%20I/1947%20No.%205%20mk%20I%20opened%20bolt%20right%20 rear.jpg.html)

rcnpthfndr
April 01, 2015, 13:55
This is the finished Swiss 7.5mm match rifle project. Hope to shoot it soon.

A little over two years ago I started a project to build a match rifle to shoot Swiss GP11 (7.5X55mm) ball ammo exclusively. Why? Because it's $.50 a round and as accurate as most Lake City 7.62 NATO match ammo. The action is a blueprinted Remington 700 with a one-piece oversized bolt (.704") from Pacific Machine. The action is reamed to .705" so the fit is very close and precise. The rail is from Nightforce and the trigger is an X-treme Model 22. The stock is a McMillan Baker Special with three way adjustable butt and thumbwheel adjustable cheekrest. The barrel is a Brux with a standard Palma contour and is 28" overall. The bore is .298"/.306" with a 10.5" twist in Chrom Moly, the closest I could get to the original Swiss K31 bore configuration. Here is the finished product, outfitted with the Riles front sight and the Redfield Palma rear. Ignore the stock's color. The phone's flash gave it an ugly green color rather than the Dark Earth color it really is. The color is very similar to Dark Earth you find on a variety of commercial guns like the FN SCAR and various AR-15 clones. I have not shot it yet but hope to soon.

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0932_zpsqjzy8wrd.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0932_zpsqjzy8wrd.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0931_zpssajxwz3c.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0931_zpssajxwz3c.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0930_zpsepllhp4v.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0930_zpsepllhp4v.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0929_zpslxjzjhnf.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0929_zpslxjzjhnf.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0928_zpsv0evk8al.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0928_zpsv0evk8al.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0927_zpsszvb86nw.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0927_zpsszvb86nw.jpg.html)

who did the work? how does it shoot? I like that rig.

palmettomoon
April 01, 2015, 22:25
Saved this early one from further bubbadom. Not ready to display fully as it's being restored to military configuration. Has a mint condition 5 groove left hand twist 7-17 dated "W" barrel. I mean the inside is like a mirror. Can't wait to shoot it!

http://i62.tinypic.com/o7vecw.jpg

cprher
April 24, 2015, 10:07
who did the work? how does it shoot? I like that rig.

Sid Goodling of Spring Grove, PA did all the work. It has a McMillan Baker Special stock, and Xtreme Model 22 trigger, 28" Brux barrel in med. Palma contour with a .306"/.298" bore and 1 in 10.5" twist. Riles Palma front sight and Redfield Palma rear sight with sun shade, both fitted with a Gehmann iris. The front sight has a .3 diopter lens. The action is completely blueprinted and machined to fit an oversized (.704") Pacific Tool and Guage bolt. Made to shoot ONLY GP11 ammo, it easily hold X ring from a sling. With a scope it groups well under 1 MOA, averaging about 3/4 MOA.

Keith

rcnpthfndr
May 01, 2015, 00:48
did you also get the reamer from PTG?

abbynormal
May 01, 2015, 20:41
Sambas! Now that's a trip in the way-back machine.

Nice rifel.

I don't get it! An 1903-A3 with a Korean era bandolier with Twin Cities arsenal M2 ball, Garand enbloc clips, not 5 rd Springfield clips.
Whiskey, a Korean era bayonet, a WWII holster with what appears to be a WWI 1911 and 80's Adidas.

Wecsogery
May 02, 2015, 10:34
You did say turnbolt, right?:whistling:
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/possumliving/2260%20squirrel_zpsjxve3twy.jpg?t=1430494407

Wecsogery
May 02, 2015, 11:15
Ok, here's a recent acquisition (the one on the bottom):
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/possumliving/Swede38_zpsymdnrd0z.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/possumliving/swede38disc_zpslxzjkxsc.jpg

cprher
May 17, 2015, 21:16
who did the work? how does it shoot? I like that rig.

Got out to the range this weekend to give my Swiss rifle project a full workout. Shot it with its 10X scope on Sat and Sun and went through about 40 rounds. Here are the last three groups. The two side by side are one lot with a scope adjustment to separate the groups. The second target is the final sight in. All shooting was 5 shot groups done at 200 yards from sandbags over the back of my truck.


http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0934_zpsseuwxb5m.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0934_zpsseuwxb5m.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0933_zps6bxsa6nb.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG0933_zps6bxsa6nb.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG1137_zpszqewfwu7.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG1137_zpszqewfwu7.jpg.html)

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss127/cprher/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG1136_zpszwc8nxka.jpg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/cprher/media/Target%20Rifles/Swiss%20Match%20Rifle/IMAG1136_zpszwc8nxka.jpg.html)

rcnpthfndr
May 21, 2015, 14:00
n now I am going to have to work on a build like that. I am sure Kampfeld wont mind doing the build.

davedude
May 23, 2015, 21:36
Turnbolts? Here are the 8mm ones.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/77935473@N03/17402722933" title="8mmMausers by mrdaveusa, on Flickr"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8810/17402722933_25b28f9c30_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="8mmMausers"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/77935473@N03/17835336238" title="8mmMausers01 by mrdaveusa, on Flickr"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8771/17835336238_5fe3e8aca0_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="8mmMausers01"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/77935473@N03/18024064521" title="8mmMausers02 by mrdaveusa, on Flickr"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8885/18024064521_819cf43aa6_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="8mmMausers02"></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/77935473@N03/18023248325" title="8mmMausers03 by mrdaveusa, on Flickr"><img src="https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7756/18023248325_e65f1526c6_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="8mmMausers03"></a>


A 24/47, M48 and 4 K98's. All the the bolt handle on the wrong friggen side. One of these days I'll get smart and get a left handed bolt gun.

Dave Dude