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    Gunsmithing

    Scored a new barrel today. (18 inch bull pup marksman model) It fits a Ruger 10 22 action, I'm going to get a old action and build me a steam punk side arm. Probably a pistol with an eighteen inch barrel, complete with top mounted scope.
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    If it has an eighteen inch barrel, it's probably going to be classified as a rifle, not a pistol. All it needs to be counted as a rifle is a sixteen inch barrel, and an overall length of twenty-six inches.

    This saves a lot of hassle with permits, and where and how you can carry and use it. I'd love to see the completed version.

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    It is mostly an excuse to carve a custom stock, the Ruger action is very reliable, and the rest of the parts are literally found hardware.

    I am thinking of an English civil war grip, stock, with brass banding, and perhaps a detachable shoulder extension. It will be something decorative, that shoots straight.

    Give it three or four months, I have a pair of novels to finish first. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevans View Post
    It is mostly an excuse to carve a custom stock, the Ruger action is very reliable, and the rest of the parts are literally found hardware.

    I am thinking of an English civil war grip, stock, with brass banding, and perhaps a detachable shoulder extension. It will be something decorative, that shoots straight.

    Give it three or four months, I have a pair of novels to finish first. Sigh.

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    the 10/22 is great rifle, but I never thought anyone would come out with a .22 that you can, if you wish, spend thousands on. I have friend who have done just this.

    Yours sounds like it will be beautiful. Be sure to post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesaritchie View Post
    the 10/22 is great rifle, but I never thought anyone would come out with a .22 that you can, if you wish, spend thousands on. I have friend who have done just this.

    Yours sounds like it will be beautiful. Be sure to post pics.
    If I bought my target .22 today, new, it would cost in excess of $5000 before I spent any extra money on it at all.

    I agree, would love to see pics. I may use the latest aluminium model but I think hand carved wooden stocks are gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylark View Post
    If I bought my target .22 today, new, it would cost in excess of $5000 before I spent any extra money on it at all.

    I agree, would love to see pics. I may use the latest aluminium model but I think hand carved wooden stocks are gorgeous
    You don't happen to know anyone who makes custom aluminum stocks, do you?

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    The closest to custom I know of is these folks:

    http://www.hps-tr.com/prods_ultra_stocks.asp

    That strange burbling noise you hear is the sound of me coveting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylark View Post
    The closest to custom I know of is these folks:

    http://www.hps-tr.com/prods_ultra_stocks.asp

    That strange burbling noise you hear is the sound of me coveting one.
    Thanks for the link. Didn't know about these guys. Sure are pretty.

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