A new life for....

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Re: A new life for....

Postby Aughnanure » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:26 am

Duncan,

Thanks for the morale booster!!

Have put in a better photo but from Photobucket as Picassa, for some weird reason is sending original pics even though they've been cropped. :evil:
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Re: A new life for....

Postby Aughnanure » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:21 am

The finished product except for the action pin and the rere sight.

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Re: A new life for....

Postby Dave 101 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:19 pm

Good to something being revived like this .

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Re: A new life for....

Postby Niner » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:45 pm

Looks good, Eoin. Now....are you going to shoot it and let us know how it does punching holes in paper?
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Re: A new life for....

Postby Aughnanure » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:10 am

Definitely, I'm working on the sight now.

The rifle was stamped .32/20 on the barrel and I thought that it was one of the many thousands that were re-chambered for that round (mainly the rim grouve was deepened) but it won't accept a .32/20 so was probably so stamped to make it look legal in the times when the .310 was deemed to be a military calibre in NSW.
The trick was to turn the rims on a few .32/20s so that they'd go into the chamber (if it was lose enough) and "Yes, Officer, it's a .32/20, see this .32 Winchester round slips straight in". :)

The .310 is a better and more powerful round anyway in modern re-loadings.
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