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by Headoftheholler
Tue May 20, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: My first Custom rifle is done!
Replies: 9
Views: 5205

Re: My first Custom rifle is done!

Thank you all for the kind words. The rifle has a lot of unique features. Got started on a new project rifle today. This one is based on a super slick BRNO vz24 action, rebarreled to 30-06. The stock is a nice dark piece of black walnut, the shadowline cheekpiece has already been carved, fit a Silve...
by Headoftheholler
Tue May 13, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: My first Custom rifle is done!
Replies: 9
Views: 5205

My first Custom rifle is done!

Almost 6 months to the day we are done! Just a recap, started as a Swedish carbine (16.5" barrel in 6.5x55) that I restocked in a full length Mannlicher style stock. I am an obsessive oddball gun parts hoarder and a lot of them went into this project. Not everyone will like the looks of this rifle, ...
by Headoftheholler
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Stevens 520: NOT a Remington...a Browning!
Replies: 8
Views: 3768

Re: Stevens 520: NOT a Remington...a Browning!

My problem is in between working 50+ hrs a week & 3 kids whatever free time I have is split between numerous projects, a character flaw of mine if you will, lol. At any given time I've got 3 or 4 projects going at the same time. Just had to turn down one of my "bucket list" builds and it hurt bad du...
by Headoftheholler
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel

The standard Model 11 barrels average on ebay between 100-250. The way it sits I would take $100+ 9 to ship , can post pics for you tonight. Has bluing loss and a small ding towards end. Engraving is still sharp, curls around the "browning patent" lettering. I was planning on removing the dent and r...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Stevens 520: NOT a Remington...a Browning!
Replies: 8
Views: 3768

Re: Stevens 520: NOT a Remington...a Browning!

I found one of these local with the straight english stock for $250, I'd bet the stock itself is worth 3/4 of that
by Headoftheholler
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel

Any interest here in a 12 gauge Remington model 11 full choke barrel ? Has "D" grade engraving , smooth barrel bead front sight. Has bluing loss , I can rust blue for an additional fee. Can post pics if any interest.
by Headoftheholler
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Not a whole lot to show per se, stock is at a friends house getting checkered, this is it half way through:
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by Headoftheholler
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: My Masterpiece Mauser Project
Replies: 1
Views: 2176

My Masterpiece Mauser Project

While "Project Mannlicher" is slowed while getting checkered I started gathering pieces for my next project, one to outdo all the others I've built. This is what we have so far (just a pile of pieces at the moment) Any ideas are welcome. 1909 Argentine large ring mauser action and old school dual tr...
by Headoftheholler
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!
Replies: 11
Views: 5570

Re: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!

What is the metal finish? Park'd?
by Headoftheholler
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: my old deuce six-by-six.....I miss her!
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: my old deuce six-by-six.....I miss her!

Those things are flat out awesome
by Headoftheholler
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Keep your eyes peeled for poorly executed sporters, they make a great jumping off point at a great price. Case in point I bought an entire 1909 mauser today for $160 for my next project rifle. Just the action/floorplate assembly for those rifles bring $300 and its THE choice military mauser action t...
by Headoftheholler
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Woodwork is nearing completion on Project Mannlicher.
Next time we see it should have some great checkering.
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by Headoftheholler
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Glass bedding today
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by Headoftheholler
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Awesome find! Its underpriced. Use of decorative antler on guns came into fashion when Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria grew fond of rifles made by the gunmaker Leithner in Bad Ischl. Here is another that sold at auction in Europe: http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm63.pl?f=NR_LOT&c=69&t=tema...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Got some bluing done today while it was snowing outside:
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by Headoftheholler
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Floorplate and gripcap back from engraver
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by Headoftheholler
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Front sling post, rear sling stud and hood for front sight came in and installed. Still waiting on bottom metal at local engraver, still have to bed stock and checker. http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/photo1_zpsbd0db265.jpg http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/photo14...
by Headoftheholler
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: model 8/81 parts on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Re: model 8/81 parts on ebay

rem81auto wrote:I wonder if some of these parts that get listed are from guys who can't sell a complete gun for $400 .... tear it apart list the parts separately and try and get $700 from the same rifle ???
$683 to be exact. What is your point?
by Headoftheholler
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Still a bit to do, at the moment stock is being checkered, grip cap and floorplate are being engraved. One final coat of finish after checkering is complete, remaining metal still needs rust blued and a rear sight to be put on where I eliminated the peep sight, & I have to bed the stock. On a side n...
by Headoftheholler
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Grain is filled , waiting to cure prior to checkering and final finish.
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by Headoftheholler
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTS or WTT Factory .30 Remington Ammo
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

WTS or WTT Factory .30 Remington Ammo

Factory green box Kleenbore Remington softpoint ammo , 17 live rounds + 3 emptys.
Will sell for $30 shipped or trade to 6.5x55 hunting ammo
by Headoftheholler
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

I wasn't happy with the smaller piece of antler so I went with another antler crown, epoxied and ready for final finishing.
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by Headoftheholler
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

I use Norma Alaskans, which at 156 grains is on the heavy side for the 6.5 but the terminal performance is outstanding on deer. I wouldnt hesitate one second to use the same on a KY elk, IF I ever get drawn.
by Headoftheholler
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Thanks Adam! This one was a M94 , I cant provide anything else because it was also one of the Interarms G33/50's, which interestingly enough have started to gain a following and value. Interarms obliterated the date and rollstamped their own "Interarms G33/50" in its place. It came to me already in ...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Steel grip cap came in http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/photo6_zpsfd1cfa68.jpg Floorplate scrubbed of all military stampings: http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/photo35_zpsc332c4e3.jpg Before and after , reprofiling military follower to allow closing the bolt on an ...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

That looks great mike, I just dont know if I trust myself enough with a file. Got some more progress made on the antler nosecap, I plan on making the tail end flush with the stock, just not sure if I have enough clearance from the muzzle blast. http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/phot...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Floorplate filed flush with bottom of stock, trigger guard re-profiled to thinner shape.
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by Headoftheholler
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Re: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

Got the stock inletted for the side mount scope and the buttplate shaped to the stock.
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by Headoftheholler
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins
Replies: 27
Views: 9730

Project Custom Mannlicher Mauser begins

I found a old Bishop Mannlicher full length stock for my Swedish mauser, I have a ton of old bedding to chip out. I'm going to fit a walnut buttplate and TRY to fit a custom nosepiece from an 8 point I took a few years back. I say try because I don't know if this is something I'm capable of fitting ...
by Headoftheholler
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first Model 8
Replies: 30
Views: 9463

Re: My first Model 8

live and learn, 30 years ago i would have probably done the same thing. if you don't know, you don't know. I do know. I also can't stand people that want to stand back with their collective noses in the air when someone takes a rusty crusty firearm that has chunks of wood missing, buggered screws a...
by Headoftheholler
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first Model 8
Replies: 30
Views: 9463

Re: My first Model 8

That's what makes living here great , its my rifle to do with as I please, regardless of what anyone else thinks about it. I could care less what you think. Andrew, I was just about to say the same thing! Dang, this had been a difficult thread for me to not respond to - I think the same way you do ...
by Headoftheholler
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first Model 8
Replies: 30
Views: 9463

Re: My first Model 8

The stock had already seen a previous refinish virtually eliminating the farside (not pictured cheek) to fix a chunk of wood that had chipped off. There were also 3 bad cracks that had to be addressed. As for the wood not matching, It will once I get this barrel nut off to reblue. That's what makes ...
by Headoftheholler
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Expensive
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: Expensive

All those words and not a single reference to the gun that is for sale plus the letter proves no provenance that the gun was in fact on the flight, not that it would make it worth 80K IMO.
by Headoftheholler
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale

Last drop before GB, $400 shipped, also interested in trades to shotguns or anything old and not in .30 Rem
by Headoftheholler
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale

.30 Rem
by Headoftheholler
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale

Fogot to add OBO.
by Headoftheholler
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale

Time to move on I guess, Remington model 8 , pistol grip stock, functions flawlessly, Lyman tang sight, comes with 3/4 box of ammo.
Pics are here:
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$500 shipped
by Headoftheholler
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Jack's latest & greatest
Replies: 8
Views: 4186

Re: Jack's latest & greatest

Very nice Jack, is the buttplate in the white? I know there was a discussion on mine (same buttplate) as to if it came on the rifle from the factory and if it was blued.
by Headoftheholler
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 2013 Hunting Victories Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 11010

Re: 2013 Hunting Victories Thread

Good start to the season, the 257 Roberts. dropped this forkhorn in his tracks this morning, 40 yard shot.
KAR 88 sporter made in 1894.
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by Headoftheholler
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Going old School this Deer Season Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Re: Going old School this Deer Season Pics

Good start to the season, the 257 dropped this forkhorn in his tracks this morning, 40 yard shot.
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by Headoftheholler
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Going old School this Deer Season Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Re: Going old School this Deer Season Pics

Remington still makes non +P in 257 in their corelockt, its a RN bullet and chambers like silk , the spitzers always hang, have been wondering if I could mess with the feed ramp to facilitate loading the spitzers. I own no safe queens, all my rifles get used, that is precisely what has me borderlin...
by Headoftheholler
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Going old School this Deer Season Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Re: Going old School this Deer Season Pics

jim8008 wrote:What is this 1888 rifle?
Yes sir, it is based on a KAR 88, same as the GEW 88 but the carbine version.
by Headoftheholler
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Going old School this Deer Season Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Re: Going old School this Deer Season Pics

Remington still makes non +P in 257 in their corelockt, its a RN bullet and chambers like silk , the spitzers always hang, have been wondering if I could mess with the feed ramp to facillitate loading the spitzers. I own no safe queens, all my rifles get used, that is precisely what has me borderlin...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Going old School this Deer Season Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Re: Going old School this Deer Season Pics

Nice. I envy the hunters with the authentic period pieces - I'm going to be there at some point in my life. Darn job, commitments, debts to the Man keep getting in my way.... Keep your eyes peeled, not to inflate my own ego, but I think I have an eye for classic looking firearms, but I am also very...
by Headoftheholler
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project "Big Bore" Remington model 1889 10 Gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Re: Project "Big Bore" Remington model 1889 10 Gauge

My personal guns all get a good coat of Johnson paste wax once a year. Waxing firearms as corrosion resistance goes back a really long time (beeswax), and IMO it will seal out mouisture better than any gun oil. As this was not my personal shotgun (I cant control if he chooses to care for the bare me...
by Headoftheholler
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Going old School this Deer Season Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Going old School this Deer Season Pics

Haven't had much spare time this year so no cams out or corn, only one short scouting trip. Where I will be hunting , if I get time to go, 75 yards is max shot. Going old school rifle this year, 120 years old to be exact. Finally got to shoot the german guild rifle in 257 Roberts. I believe it to be...
by Headoftheholler
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Four More For The Stable
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

Re: Four More For The Stable

Love the stock on that bottom rifle!
by Headoftheholler
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project "Big Bore" AKA "The LeadMine" is in the Books and Fi
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: Project "Big Bore" AKA "The LeadMine" is in the Books an

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by Headoftheholler
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project "Big Bore" AKA "The LeadMine" is in the Books and Fi
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Project "Big Bore" AKA "The LeadMine" is in the Books and Fi

This one was a bear, it has me second guessing doing more doubles, lol. So So many small parts. Just to recap before the glory shots, Model 1889 Remington 10 Gauge ( http://www.kentuckyhunting.net/forums/showthread.php?131986-Project-quot-Big-Bore-quot-Remington-model-1889-10-Gauge ) made 120 years ...
by Headoftheholler
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Project "Big Bore" Remington model 1889 10 Gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Re: Project "Big Bore" Remington model 1889 10 Gauge

Sneak peek of the finished project, original finish on the receiver was case hardening, cost to recase was in excess of $300, the owner decided to just keep the receiver and side plates in the white, sealed to prevent corrosion with the hammers and topsnap rust blued with fire blued screws. http://i...