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Old 01-19-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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She's Range Ready

After quite a while of chasing the correct parts, re-barreling, re-parking as well as contouring and inletting the stock I think my June 44' SA woodless is ready for the range ! The repark came out much more of a light gray than I had planned but thanks to the tip from JAS it now is a lot like the RIA park on my A3, kind of a gray green. Since the action color is different than I had originally planned I decided to go with a light color on the stock. It does seem to show the grain pretty well though. Had to correct a bit of a binding problem with the front hand guard but that is now cured and I'm heading to the range tomorrow. I'll let you guys know how this "New" Marlin barrel performes!

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Old 01-19-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Well, if it shoots as good as it looks, it should be a tack driver. Beautiful rifle!!
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:51 AM   #3
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Rifle Guy

You got enought ammo? Thats a fine looking gun you got there and good photo, it would have been better if you had put a white sheet on the couch so the rifle didn't blend in with the leather tho. What kind of stock is that a CMP Boyds? Looks great and like he said if it shoots as good as it looks, its a winner.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:52 AM   #4
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I'm working on a 44 restoration myself, its also a Woodless Dane with correct barrel ,reciever. Just did some trading for a SA GAW correct stock. Just need a 9 curved side Op Rod and its complete. I'm not reparking mine, leaving it as is. Nice looking rifle ADT1949
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments! And yes, I think I might have close to enough ammo ! I normaly use the afagan for my photo's that you see in my signature but when I completed the final assembly last night took a couple quick pics, had bad light but it turned out ok. The stock set is from the CMP, picked it out last year at the Nationals. I stripped it, relieved some wood and did a little contouring before I applied the finnish. I used a 50/50 mix of walnut stain and BLO. Three coats and then some plain BLO rubbed in. It's the same mixture that I use when makeing stock set colors match up. I think it turned out nicely.

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:47 AM   #6
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I think I might have close to enough ammo
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Blasphemy........You can never have "enough ammo". I added a little to inventory just yesterday. Nice rifle. If I knew I would get stocks with that nice grain I would order a few myself.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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I Am WAY Happy!

Just returned from the range with my 6-44 SA rebuilt woodless. Man can this thing shoot! Had no failures to feed or edject, brass or clips. After a few rounds to adjust the front sight for zero windage I got a little serious.
Twelve round at 100 yards! Not sure I could be more pleased. Granted that this is off a bench, with sand bags but it was only 25 degrees!!!

This thing looks good and shoots good! I'll want to put a few more rounds down range, for reliability purposes, but I think that this one will go to our Frozen Chosin match next month.

Match info here.
http://www.lindensportsmenclub.homestea ... Chosin.mht


Oh ya! More ammo!

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Old 01-20-2007, 01:06 PM   #8
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Damn rifleguy. It must have been COLD out there...
Good looking rifle.

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Old 01-20-2007, 01:16 PM   #9
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Oh Ya TwoBravo, it was a little cold!!! I just huged my M1 to warm up !

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Old 01-20-2007, 04:48 PM   #10
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Yup, it looks like you have a keeper. I especially like the wood.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #11
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Love that snow picture. Great looking rifle.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:52 AM   #12
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I don't know rifleguy you ogt one round there that looks like a 9.

Great looking rifle and she sure shoots good. You might have a new match rifel.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:27 AM   #13
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I thought I was the only rifle shooter that didn't like to shoot prone in the snow! Think it will be a while before it leaves this lcoation, as it is snowing this morning again. Was nice weather for longer than it should have been. Nice group, nice looking rifle.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:36 AM   #14
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rifle guy,
Where did you get the stock from? That grain is beautiful!
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:28 PM   #15
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We do shoot prone here in Michigan during the winter, at LSC it's on COLD CONCRETE!
I was bench testing for function and I do believe that this rifle will shoot much better than me from position. I'll find out for sure next month at our Frozen Chosin match.

Pictures from 2005's Frozen Chosin here. ... 202-27-05/

I very pleased with the stock, picked it out at the NS while at Perry last year. I was lucky, they had six behind the counter to choose from.

That 9, ya! Think I slapped the trigger on that one.

This whole woodless RG project started out to make a rifle that I could use just for fun. Didn't want to wear out my original or my match rifle. Think I released a monster!!!

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