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    Am curious about the inletting on these repro stocks. Some photos would be appreciated if you have time.
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    Well, they didn't do the butt at all which I wasn't happy about as it has to be the hardest thing to do. I worked on it today and it looks great with the buttplate on but I'm not bragging about the interior work. The slide door works perfectly, and the fit is great and the hole is drilled to the correct depth, that's all I care about. I still need to fit the slide door spring but compared to the rest, that should be fairly easy. Everything else is close but needs filed, sanded or the corners cut out for it to fit.

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    The buttplate I didn't have to do much with other than smooth out a high spot in the center and then cut out for the sliding door and the hole. Everything else doesn't fit but is close. I have to square out some of the round corners and file down the sides a bit to widen them. The worst seems to be the right side of the receiver area which is not flush at all but should be fine once fitted. The screw holes were not large enough for these flat end screws which are a real pain in the butt. Never saw anything like them before.




















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    Thank you for those photos; they'll be useful for other people I'm sure.

    By the look of it these must be made on a pantograph copier; CNC is much more accurate than that. In fact the irregular progression of the circular marks left by the end of the cutter pretty much seals the deal IMHO.

    Nice work on the buttplate inletting. Was the butt trap bored out when you got it or did you have to do that?
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    I had to do everything with the butt except for the exterior inletting for the buttplate itself.

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    That looks like a somewhat challenging project.
    I'm thinking action in-letting screws would be helpful because of all that's going there.
    Bet it turns out great however in the end.

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    Progress, it isn't perfect but I'm happy with it. I have a dremel, a utility knife and a small chisel.






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    I haven't had time to work on this other than the weekends but I have the fitting complete Now I need to sand, polish, oil it, and start the long hunt for a bayonet band and a new barrel. It was not expecially easy but I took my time with my limited tools putting it together, taking it apart about 100 times to get it right without going too far. The interior was not cut out very well, had a lot of chiseling and cutting to do in there.

    I did keep the original upper hand guard. The small handguard requires a ring I believe to hold it to the barrel. It fits tight as is but it should eventually have the ring, any suggestions for that?














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    Not sure where or who that stock came from but it is NOT from myself (Ross Rifle Restorations) nor from a buddy of mine who also makes them.

    The upper rear top wood ....... is ....... not sure how to word it. Something a dog would do! Well , it is not even close to what an original looks like!

    However you did good bringing it together.
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    I noticed that but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed. Better to be too big than too small. The whole stock is slightly oversized.

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