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    Last step...

    cross bolts and barrel band retaining spring

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    On all of the minelli stocks I've worked with, the rear head is always dangerously perfect (so don't get carried away sanding!), and the...
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    Finishing the outer profile

    There isn't much to the action area. With the action tightened into the stock, use a sharp pencil to trace out any areas where the wood is more than a pencil width proud of the metal. In the photos...
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    Oh, If I get it, I sure will be removing the...

    Oh, If I get it, I sure will be removing the plating. I've brought back a few 1903 sporters that had bolt bodies polished and in the white. A couple I left white but fixed the neglected metal by...
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    here is the bolt...may be a more definitive...

    here is the bolt...may be a more definitive reference. The yellow could be dried grease/oil or could be the under-plating showing through.
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    Thanks. Perhaps it was a "good" plating job...

    Thanks. Perhaps it was a "good" plating job initially then, and my reference points have all been cheap jobs. Then again I'm no expert. I suppose I could polish away the plating on the bottom metal,...
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    chrome plated parts?

    This one is advertised as having chrome bottom metal and bolt. Does this look like chrome plating? I've seen worn chrome before, generally a bit yellowish when the nickel underplating shows through,...
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    likely only the title has been released, or was...

    likely only the title has been released, or was advertised as upcoming in the previous issue of the journal?...maybe not. The spring 2021 issue is not in the journal index yet. Maybe bob knows a guy...
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    https://spitfire-wax-bullets.myshopify.com/collect...

    https://spitfire-wax-bullets.myshopify.com/collections/wax-bullets/products/1-000-rounds?variant=25797458691
    Looks like all is in stock...not surprising with primers so hard to find. Do was bullets...
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    Thanks Jeremy. You are correct - I just caught...

    Thanks Jeremy. You are correct - I just caught there was no Oxford comma before the word "and".
  10. would need needles for that. In the interest of...

    would need needles for that.
    In the interest of public safety, all eating really needs to be done rectally, and administered by certified government personnel. Under no circumstances should we use...
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    I fit the stacking swivel band first, then upper...

    I fit the stacking swivel band first, then upper band, then lower band. Use a chisel or flat edged file to relieve the front tenon of the handgaurd under the stacking swivel, if needed. I only needed...
  12. Didn't Anthony Hopkins eat the brains of Ray...

    Didn't Anthony Hopkins eat the brains of Ray Liotta with a spoon....and some fava beans and a nice chianti? Gotta get rid of spoons too.
    People all over the world eat with their hands, on a dirt...
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    so I actually got 2 emails. the second had...

    so I actually got 2 emails. the second had "revision" appended to the subject line. Here they are for posterity.
    Warning email
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    2nd Revison email
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    The warning certainly isn't new, although maybe...

    The warning certainly isn't new, although maybe rephrased. Similar warnings from them regarding factory 30-06 in the past. I wonder if there was an "incident".
    I don't quite understand the bullet...
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    big ziploc bags. one for dirty, one for cleaned...

    big ziploc bags. one for dirty, one for cleaned and sized. I then load 50-100 at a time from the clean bag, shoot them, and toss back in the dirty bag. The dirty bag has a notecard in it keeping...
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    Fitting a Handgaurd

    It seems simple enough...it just slides on right? That's what you would think. And if you try what seems obvious and natural, you will have a perfectly flat handgaurd and all will look perfect,...
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    For new handgaurds, not all are created equal. I...

    For new handgaurds, not all are created equal. I ordered one from Numrich...warped. Ordered one on ebay...not enough inletting but at least it was straight, so I resigned to grinding away...Then I...
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    and I bet the seller is King Julian? I'm...

    and I bet the seller is King Julian?

    I'm rooting for you Singer! Mostly because I feel sorry for people from California...you deserve some good luck once in a while. Just don't let it walk away.
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    Even at $300 it's a good deal. A brand new stock,...

    Even at $300 it's a good deal. A brand new stock, hand fit with love from you is ~$250 ...
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    I worked on closing the gap today, and finished...

    I worked on closing the gap today, and finished the bedding.

    To recap...
    1) make sure the barrel free floats between the muzzle bedding area and the receiver.
    2) made sure the vertical portion...
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    yes. it will fit either a 1903 or a 1903a3. It...

    yes. it will fit either a 1903 or a 1903a3. It has the groove already cut for the 1903a3 handgaurd ring, but also has the area milled out for the 1903 rear sight base. I have used the Minelli stock...
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    measuring upward pressure...With the action in...

    measuring upward pressure...With the action in the stock, with snugged hand screws, I flip it upside down and clamp it in my padded vise a the midway point in the barrel channel. With my hand on the...
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    Getting the right gap at this point is...

    Getting the right gap at this point is mechanically easy...everything is even right? While mechanically simple, it is conceptually a challenge. We have 3 bearing surfaces to consider, and our end...
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    we are concentrating on the receiver flat, and...

    we are concentrating on the receiver flat, and tang. Working towards uniform contact under the flat, and under the tang and on the sides of the tang. If there are visible scratches from the chisel...
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    Well, John Beard, you are popular enough that any...

    Well, John Beard, you are popular enough that any mention of the word beard, as in keep the coffee from dripping off your beard onto the stock, inserts a hyperlink for every beard!

    Blacken all...
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