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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:17 pm
by professrh
Just got the bolt back from the boltman. Looks like I'm back in business.
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Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:11 pm
by Polock
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--

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 pm
by professrh
Polock wrote:
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--
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.

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:34 am
by professrh
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!

--Prof

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:27 am
by professrh
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.

--Prof

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:47 am
by ric44
Nice work .

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:58 pm
by Hammy
very nice. good rescue

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:09 pm
by professrh
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. . . .

Re: R. FAMAGE pawnshop-sporter project

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:27 pm
by Mid.
That's a pretty sporter!