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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:57 am 
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Never heard of this conversion till today, its a beauty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOgw59_lt7o

From the looks of it they could have converted at least some DP rifles giving them a new lease on life.
The locking system doesn't use the original bolt or bolt recesses, parts are welded onto the original action body with some reshaping.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:19 am 
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Any Idea of the cost of doing this Prototype, or how must time it took..

This is pretty out of the box when you look at past semi auto /bolt action conversions..

Nice gun, I kinda want one now


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:32 pm 
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The other conversions that used the existing bolt and less modification of the action body would be simpler and cheaper, but required bulky spring cases and large "swordguard" shaped op rods.
They probably worked as well or better but the finished product was a bit of a Frankenstein's monster as far as looks and handling qualities.

The individual parts of the Turner conversion could be sub contracted to small shops. The machining of the action body and welding of the add on parts would require expertise and a high level of quality control.

I suspect that worn but still solid action bodies that would otherwise be scrapped or DP'ed could be used for such conversions.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:02 am 
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Thanks, SavageShooter, I had no idea of this ever existing. While I do get their catalog, I seldom bid.
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Very interesting conversion and video. Looks like it sold for almost $15K.

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