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ArtBanks
July 03, 2017, 08:55
Getting mostly Bula Defense Systems parts set out for new build. TRW heeled Bula receiver. Front and rear sights along with muzzle device and stock are USGI.

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Semper Fi
Art

lostmybearing
July 03, 2017, 10:52
Man , I'd like to have that receiver! I've got an all TRW kit that I've been sitting on since the '90's.

ArtBanks
July 03, 2017, 12:02
Man , I'd like to have that receiver! I've got an all TRW kit that I've been sitting on since the '90's.


Give James River Armory a call. They do a nice job welding USGI heels on Bula receivers. I have 3 more coming for this project, one from each USGI mfg.
I already did a complete Winny build a couple of years ago. This TRW will go together soon.
I have used a bunch of kits from each of the builders over the last 10 years.
Now is time to use Bula Defense Systems parts.

Semper Fi
Art

1911Ron
July 04, 2017, 15:03
Love that stock!:love:

ArtBanks
July 04, 2017, 15:11
Love that stock!:love:

I am pretty proud of that chunk of Walnut.
I have stripped and finished hundreds over the years, but that baby stuck out.
Really black wood. Much darker than any others I have seen yet a very nice grain stands out. I will have to do a sunlight photo so she can really shine.

Art

ArtBanks
July 08, 2017, 11:14
Finished up the TRW today. Dang this is more fun every time.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_1072_zpsyoat0whs.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_1072_zpsyoat0whs.jpg.html)

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Semper Fi
Art

OLDMANPBK
July 08, 2017, 12:09
Beautiful. :bow: I always get a kick out of seeing Bula Defense stuff. The machine shop in Cleveland that I worked at 25 years or so ago would run Bula parts from time to time. Back then it was just Bula Forge.

ArtBanks
July 08, 2017, 13:22
Beautiful. :bow: I always get a kick out of seeing Bula Defense stuff. The machine shop in Cleveland that I worked at 25 years or so ago would run Bula parts from time to time. Back then it was just Bula Forge.

I see you are in Medina. Stopped there a few years ago to visit Chris Thomas and his operation 7.62 mm firearms on my way back from Camp Perry.
I visit my older brother in a little burg just East of Columbus. I will wave when I go by your area about the 23rd of this month.

Semper Fi
Art

Nathaniel01
July 11, 2017, 18:59
Does Bula sell the receiver without the heel, or does JRA cut it off?

ArtBanks
July 12, 2017, 04:24
James River gets the complete standard receiver from Bula as donors and they cut the heels off and add the USGI heel.

maxaks
July 18, 2017, 17:02
nice looking rifle I'm just getting into them. thinking about making it my new build hobby

ArtBanks
July 18, 2017, 17:11
nice looking rifle I'm just getting into them. thinking about making it my new build hobby

Welcome aboard. Always room for new builders.
A heck of a lot cheaper than golf, motorcycles and a bunch of other hobbies I can think of.

Semper Fi
Art

LKY_13
July 20, 2017, 09:18
Very nice, sir! Very nice.