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    Jealous of your find! I got a bubba'd P14 for $180 and am having a bit of a hard time finding a decent stock for a fair price.

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    Update on bubba Eddystone P14 restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    Hi folks--
    Well I picked up another Pattern 1914 Eddystone which Bubba got a hold of. The fore stock had been cut down to "sporterize" the rifle for hunting. The barrel was not damaged in his "hack" job. Here's where it gets interesting, Bubba did his job on a like new early 11,000 series fat belly Eddystone. The rifle had not been through the Weedon upgrades and the barrel is pristine!! The best barrel that I have seen so far. There is no rust or pitting on the metal parts at all. The serial number on the bolt, rear sight, receiver and barrel all match. The rifle looks like it had the orignial volley sights but unfortunately Bubba relocated the front swivel through the front volley sight fixture. Additionally Bubba took a grinding wheel to the front sight base to eliminate the front sight base ears. A real hack job. The main problem was finding a good early "fat belly" stock for the rifle. Since I wanted to keep the original rear part of the buttstock which is in excellent condition. I found an early Eddystone fat belly DP stock at a local antique gun show on Saturday. What luck!! The stock cost me the same price as the rifle. $100.00 US! I will have to graft the front end of the DP stock on to the front end of the original stock since I have done this type of work before it should not be a problem. I have no problem getting the metal parts that are missing or damaged by Bubba.

    But I am looking for a front volley sight base for an Eddystone P14 that has not been through the Weedon upgrade process or damaged. I am not looking for the front volley sight arm just yet. If any body can get me some good leads to the front volley sight base it would be deeply appreciated.

    I will post some photos of Bubba's damage.

    Cheers

    --fjruple

    As promised photo's of Bubba's handy work and other aspects of the Eddystone. Note all matching numbers.
    Well, It has been awhile since i last updated my post on the bubba Eddystone P14 that I acquired . I finally got around to finishing up my bubba Eddystone P14 rifle. the only part that I am missing is the front volley sight arm. I have attached several pictures for your enjoyment. I think it came out better than I thought.

    Cheers

    fjruple



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    Nice to see it "back from the dead".
    Would it be possible to show any pics of how you spliced in the fore-stock?

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    harry - I will disassemble the rifle in the coming weeks and post some pics. Hopefully you not have to wait as long it took me to do the splicing. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    Well, It has been awhile since i last updated my post on the bubba Eddystone P14 that I acquired . I finally got around to finishing up my bubba Eddystone P14 rifle. the only part that I am missing is the front volley sight arm. I have attached several pictures for your enjoyment. I think it came out better than I thought.

    Cheers

    fjruple
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    I didn't see it before but nice work. Looks a damn sight better than mine.

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