l dropped my rifle

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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by JimTom » 26 Jul 2020, 1:55 pm

Great job mate. Actually looks pretty good, screw give it a bit of character. I like it. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by marksman » 26 Jul 2020, 1:59 pm

here's some photo's at a bit of distance to show how it looks now

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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by JimTom » 26 Jul 2020, 2:00 pm

Nothing wrong with that mate. Once again, great job.
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Post by Oldbloke » 26 Jul 2020, 2:16 pm

Bloody shame. Looks like a solid repair.

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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by TassieTiger » 26 Jul 2020, 4:12 pm

Bloody hell - if I did that to my firearm...I’d still be looking at every day thinking...hmmm, what to do....you’ve not only started - but finished.
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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by GQshayne » 26 Jul 2020, 7:45 pm

Good job mate.
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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by marksman » 01 Aug 2020, 5:44 pm

l took the rifle down to the farm for some testing today and am very happy to say it is as good as it was and l do not have any issues with the bedding

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in the photo of sighting in and checking the rifle below the top group is the first cold clean shot on its own and two together above it
then three shots into one hole @ 100 after adjustments, pretty happy as l was a bit worried but the repair is good :drinks:

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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by Diamond Jim » 22 Aug 2020, 2:04 am

Congratulations to you for taking on the repair. It looks solid and serviceable. They used to sell "armourers repair rod" to repair cracked SMLE stocks but its getting harder to find nowadays. It had a very coarse thread but if I was doing this repair I'd use threaded brass rod - maybe try the big green store with a red hammer.
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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by Grandadbushy » 22 Aug 2020, 8:56 am

Job well done mate , looks good and gives the rifle a little character mate nice type of stock as well.
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Re: l dropped my rifle

Post by marksman » 22 Aug 2020, 2:13 pm

thanks guys :drinks:
l got the screws from the big green shed
and yes Grandad it is a very good type stock, it is why l bought the rifle
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