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  1. Thread: a4 sporter?

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    Well, we did it again! What a great shooter this...

    Well, we did it again! What a great shooter this turned out to be!
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    I laser sighted in my shop with one of those Wheeler things that has a a large magnet. A week later at the range, this...
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    Goal for today was to lap lugs and cams. Turns...

    Goal for today was to lap lugs and cams. Turns out Bubba did a fine job, 100% of my layout fluid was rubbed off the lugs without any lapping! All I had to do was clean the dried grease out of the...
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    got this one on gunbroker much cheaper than that...

    got this one on gunbroker much cheaper than that for 550 - with what looks like an original scope base. The pictures weren't the greatest...barrel was clearly cut back with some surface rust. Only...
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    Sorry folks. After the blackout I started digging...

    Sorry folks. After the blackout I started digging for progress pics to add back in. I think I've lost most of the early ones. I usually take them on a phone, upload to my dropbox account to post...
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    if you didn't catch it in this now long thread,...

    if you didn't catch it in this now long thread, my stock that I am going with is a NOS replacement scant from Keystone. They stained theirs but did not oil. This particular stock had quite some...
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    So last weekend I made up a bunch of test pieces...

    So last weekend I made up a bunch of test pieces or walnut for staining. My wife liked a 1:1 mix of birchwood Casey walnut with their rusty walnut. I slept on it for a week and I figure after all...
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    HA! Story of my life...comes in handy in many...

    HA! Story of my life...comes in handy in many other circumstances. I settled on my keystone stock. The butt had to be sanded as I mentioned to fix some storage damage, removing its original factory...
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    like a cheek rest? weird. As a left shooter...I...

    like a cheek rest? weird. As a left shooter...I despise all the makers who insist on putting cheek rests on their stocks :)

    Thanks for the measurement. Can you post pics with the bolt both up and...
  10. Thread: a4 sporter?

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    Measurements Please?

    The replacement stock from Northridge is also pretty bad. went to start fitting today and...the inletting seems nice, but the trigger-guard is off center, and there is about a 1/4 inch gap behind the...
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    https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=LC...

    https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=LCCN&searchArg=52048657&searchType=1&permalink=y
    Well, I'll have to go in to the library. Contract number should be in this document. I used to go at...
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    Exchange from Northridge came in. much better...

    Exchange from Northridge came in. much better than the one above. Any ideas on who made it? the USGI NOS scant's I bought from Numrich for the other rifles all had a "K" stamped on the forend tip -...
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    Finished slow rust bluing bottom metal today...I...

    Finished slow rust bluing bottom metal today...I think I have it down pretty good now after all the practice I got with that krag project!
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    The milled set is for the 1903a3 I have in...
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    NOS scant stock is in. It is stained, which is...

    NOS scant stock is in. It is stained, which is mostly uniform but slightly faded on the comb, very dry, and has that nice surplus USGI smell. All seems very sound. The stock bolts have heavy...
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    another chuckndenver miracle!

    Well, Chuck, you did it again! Great job!
    The serial was preserved! It's a bit more defined if you look at it at the right angle, especially once I wiped off the excess oil.
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    What was barely...
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    need to measure the bolt root...diameter should...

    need to measure the bolt root...diameter should be just a shade larger than it. I may have the right bit in my kit.
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    I just checked their site. no scant stocks...

    I just checked their site. no scant stocks available. I did see new production straight stocks with finger grooves for $150.


    perfect timing. I've been grinding away at my krag project while I...
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    Barreled action is off at Chuck's for...

    Barreled action is off at Chuck's for parkerizing. I've agonized for a week on what to do with the stock...I have 3 options.
    Do another Minelli - meh. they fit good, but the wood is usually sapwood,...
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    certainly not my first one. parts are still easy...

    certainly not my first one. parts are still easy to come by. You're not far off in your estimate. I keep a spreadsheet for each rifle I do to keep it within reason. This one should come in ~1200...
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    It's been talked about. I confirmed it with...

    It's been talked about. I confirmed it with reading a firsthand account - I think it was in the book "40 thieves on Saipan".
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    tuck your rifle up against your body as you sleep...

    tuck your rifle up against your body as you sleep to keep it warm and prevent condensation? Remove the eyepiece and let it air out with dry air, like next to a fire? I read the original unertl scopes...
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    I thought he meant forcing open the 3/4 inch...

    I thought he meant forcing open the 3/4 inch rings to work for the 7/8 scope - don't know how that would work.
    Was the m82 gas purged? I didn't think so. Looks like the eyepiece screws off - slide...
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    I have 7/8" one piece rings, so no forcing open...

    I have 7/8" one piece rings, so no forcing open required.
    Here is one example...https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/48/1839/wwii-us-remington-1903a4-sniper-rifle-with-m82-scope
    and...
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    Can anyone comment on the correct rings for the...

    Can anyone comment on the correct rings for the m82 scopes? I have a m73b1 on another sporter-to-a4-clone, I'm going to put that on this rifle since it is the real thing (receiver anyway:)), and put...
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    Picked it up this afternoon. Had the whole thing...

    Picked it up this afternoon. Had the whole thing apart and pulled the barrel in about 15 minutes with no issues. The stock had been bedded with what looked like orange colored wood glue...the entire...
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