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R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

#31 Post by professrh » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Just got the bolt back from the boltman. Looks like I'm back in business.
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#32 Post by Polock » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Prof, I like what you are doing to improve an oldie albeit modded goodie.
For some reason, i would rather hunt with a modded milsurp that shows its military origins--
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#33 Post by professrh » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 pm

Polock wrote:
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Prof, I like what you are doing to improve an oldie albeit modded goodie.
For some reason, i would rather hunt with a modded milsurp that shows its military origins--
Thanks. It's been a fun project so far, and I've learned a lot.

I look forward to hunting with this one. I've done most of my hunting with full-dress milsurps (some with no-gunsmith, no-permanent-alterations-needed scope mounts), but the last two rifles I've bought have been sporters (this one, and a really sweet Swede m96/38 sporter done by a pro).

I'll post more pictures as the project advances.

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#34 Post by professrh » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:34 am

So, I notched the receiver to fit the bent bolt handle (using input from a Larry Potterfield video and an assortment of files and fine sandpapers).
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Then I notched the stock using a couple of knives and a different assortment of files and sandpapers. (Of course, I treated the cut with a dab of RLO on a fingertip).
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Reassembled, the rifle looks something like this:
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Detail of the handle and inlet:
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Now I have to mount the scope and get out to the range for a shakedown session.

Thanks for looking!

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#35 Post by professrh » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:27 am

Put a scope on the R. FAMAGE last night, a Lyman All-American fixed 4X given to me by a friend who no longer shoots. Mounted with low Burris Zee rings, the scope sits nice and close to the barrel, and allows for a pretty decent cheek weld.

First, though, I had to remove the rear sight leaf.
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That done, I mounted and leveled the scope and locked it down.
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Now I have to do some loading and get out to the range.

Thanks for looking.

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#36 Post by ric44 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:47 am

Nice work .

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#37 Post by Hammy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:58 pm

very nice. good rescue
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#38 Post by professrh » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:09 pm

Thanks, gents.

I'll get out to the range one of these days and post some targets. Meanwhile, I've acquired a better , more hunting-appropriate scope. With the 40mm objective bell, it will probably have to be mounted on higher rings, but at least I should be able to put the sight leaf back in place. . . .

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#39 Post by Mid. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:27 pm

That's a pretty sporter!

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#40 Post by professrh » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:45 am

Well, I'm still not in love with the way it shoots (or the way I shoot with it) but I seem to have arrived at a "load to beat," for now. This one, like my load for the Garand, uses 48 grains of IMR 4064, with a 150-grain Speer HotCor SP.
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I will--when I get a chance--load up some 165-grain SPs over H4831SC just to see what's what, but I'm really beginning to wonder if I shouldn't just epoxy bed the action.

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