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    Nice work. When you spend that many hours...

    Nice work. When you spend that many hours working on the stock, you know it's not a botch job.
    I for one am glad you ran over the rear handguard... i LOVE your repair work.
    It gives it a touch of...
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    Thank you :) So far all i have is shots of all...

    Thank you :)
    So far all i have is shots of all the individual work... it's gonna be weird (in a good way) to see everything together.



    I haven't forgotten about you Promo .... we are entering...
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    Thank you ssgross Don't have any kids and i'm...

    Thank you ssgross
    Don't have any kids and i'm slowly creeping toward the point of no return LOL so one day someone else will own it.
    I have restored a few rifles and you are right... there's a...
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    Not much of an update... but i haven't given up. ...

    Not much of an update... but i haven't given up. NEVA !!:D:D
    Covid is really making things go slow but it will get done.
    The Nose cap is done and blued... another part scratched off the list....
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    Sorry for the late reply... had not looked at...

    Sorry for the late reply... had not looked at this tread in a while.
    Quite frankly no i never checked the caliber...
    I might have tried a dummy round in it but it's been so long i don't really...
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    I ordered one for a friend, 6 months ago or so,...

    I ordered one for a friend, 6 months ago or so, and i looked at it quickly when i received it.
    Very nice wood (not fancy) and well made.
    I believe he told me he had very little fitting to do.
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    Well my RIC barrel sleeve has arrived....

    Well my RIC barrel sleeve has arrived.
    Considering the pandemic, the holidays and the stupid long postal delays, the wait wasn't bad.
    Although not a utterly complicated part i'm always amazed at...
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    I can confirm : LSA K BSA/Spark Q Enfield ...

    I can confirm :
    LSA K
    BSA/Spark Q
    Enfield (none)
    I do have a .22 RF Pattern 1914 SR No.1 made with a ShtLE Mk I action that was scrubbed from it's original cypher (if it ever had any) and it...
  9. I second (or third) Fiebings Leather dye. Dark...

    I second (or third) Fiebings Leather dye.
    Dark brown is the only color i use from them... the way i apply it dictates how dark it ends up.
    So far i find it will match just about any type of woods...
  10. Thanks Bindi2, i agree they are very collectable...

    Thanks Bindi2,
    i agree they are very collectable (that's why i purchased it in the first place).
    How ever the more i investigate it and learn about it i'm starting to doubt certain aspects of mine...
  11. Very nice collection indeed Lance. And thank you...

    Very nice collection indeed Lance.
    And thank you for the closeup pics they help a great deal in helping me figuring out what could be wrong with mine.
    I'm pleased to see the nosecaps are of the Mk...
  12. Thank you Lance That's what i thought... Mine...

    Thank you Lance
    That's what i thought...
    Mine is has a '23 barrel... at least it looks consistent with the years the upgrades were made.

    Does any of yours have a Mk III no windage rear sight,...
  13. ConD II* to .22 Short Rifle Mk III to .22 SR Mk IV* Barrel match ?

    I just got this interesting rifle but the barrel serial number is not matching.
    The rifle is a (the way i make it out) ConD II* converted to a .22 Short Rifle Mk III converted to a .22 Short Rifle...
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    Those help a LOT and are perfect... exactly the...

    Those help a LOT and are perfect... exactly the shots i need.
    I can't thank you enough for taking the time to help me out.
    What i found online aren't as clear but it would seem to confirm that all...
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    So i'm still in the process of having that sleeve...

    So i'm still in the process of having that sleeve reproduce and it would be very helpful if anyone could provide a closeup pictures of the muzzle crown and the rear end near the sight ?
    After...
  16. Both profession are similar in that it requires a...

    Both profession are similar in that it requires a certain ''artistic'' touch, imho.
    Both trades are a dying art too....
  17. Nope... that was a one off. A unique and...

    Nope... that was a one off. A unique and original Scott Stonehill's :super:
  18. First time i ''worked'' with Scott it was for a...

    First time i ''worked'' with Scott it was for a Ross rifle nosecap screw.
    I had never seen one, he had never made one and to top it off the treads on the nosecap were completely gone.
    After going...
  19. Amen to that I've been asked a few times to help...

    Amen to that
    I've been asked a few times to help in some work/restoration but with the amount of hours involved, i prefer to decline.... i have a day job and could never charge all the hours it...
  20. I think, for the kind of work or business Scott...

    I think, for the kind of work or business Scott had it would appeal mostly to someone also retired or close to it.
    Like i said, i don't know how his gig worked for him but i somehow doubt it paid...
  21. He isn't dying yet, he's too stubborn for that ;)...

    He isn't dying yet, he's too stubborn for that ;)
    But he's at a point where he's starting to realize he has to take things slower... the body doesn't go as fast as the brain.
    The way i see it the...
  22. Scott retired at the start of 2020. I consider...

    Scott retired at the start of 2020.
    I consider him a good friend and i keep in touch with him from time to time.
    His health and eyesight isn't what it used to be and i'm guessing that being cooped...
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    I know silver solder is relatively easy and...

    I know silver solder is relatively easy and straightforward (in theory at least) but having ZERO experience with something like this i prefer to pay someone to do it for me rather than risk ruining a...
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    Every bit of info helps, thank you for taking the...

    Every bit of info helps, thank you for taking the time to measure it.

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    I'll talk to my friend after...
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    RIC barrel bushing/sleeve

    Hey guys,
    so this winter i want to restore this RIC Carbine that i got a year ago.
    It is missing the barrel muzzle bushing (or sleeve)
    i have a friend that can easily turn me one but i would like...
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