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M41 restoration

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M41 restoration

#1 Post by Mwt » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:20 pm

An elderly gunsmith buddy gave me a complete m41 action recently with the stock - cut off just above the lower band. Couldn't resist the challenge to restore it.

Fond a nice looking barrel last week on eBay for $39 shipped. Springfield Sporters had the wood stock section I needed for $9. They also provided the triggerguard, bands, band spring, and cleaning rod. Total investment around $170. Unfortunately the stock section from Springfield Sporters was too short to effect a nice duffle cut repair under the rear band.
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Finished rifle.
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Installed a tall vz24 front sight to obtain a 100 yard zero.
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After getting the sights fine tuned she turned in this 100 yd 5 shot group this afternoon.
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I was really surprised at how accurate it is - and this was using .264 Hornady 160 gr bullets.

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Re: M41 restoration

#2 Post by Horsefriend » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:24 am

My M41 is currently my favorite (and most accurate) Carcano
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Re: M41 restoration

#3 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:55 am

Great job! I love the Idea of the M24 front sight.
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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:04 am

I was looking at the "seam" and had a thought that I used to make Knots in a pine board that had lost it's own.
Harbor Freight sells a clear 10-minute epoxy that will take an oil based wood stain very well. I found a small 1/2 pint can of Minwax Stain & Sealer that matched the wood's color. I used a few drops of the stain and mixed in the epoxy until the color matched and applied it to the wood. You cannot tell it from the real wood!
Just an idea for you.
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#5 Post by Polock » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:17 pm

Congrats on the restro, and the tips for using a VZ24 front sight and the HF epoxy--
Appreciate your helpful/informative posts--
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Re: M41 restoration

#6 Post by mrrch » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:48 pm

Nice job, I have an M41 that I cast and reload for, fun little gun.

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