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.
Installed a tall vz24 front sight to obtain a 100 yard zero.
After getting the sights fine tuned she turned in this 100 yd 5 shot group this afternoon.
I was really surprised at how accurate it is - and this was using .264 Hornady 160 gr bullets.
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Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.
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