Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

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Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:20 am

So, I started seeing model 8 parts for sale in Fleabay, mostly from 2 different sellers, and decided to buy some. Then a frame goes up for sale on GB. Gotta have that. Pretty soon I have most of the parts for a rifle and start searching for the rest. (I did find a tang screw, so that's a relief) Anyway, this is what I have so far.

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Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:21 am

As you can see, the barrel jacket and the receiver do not match.

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Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:23 am

Actually found an action spring with the correct plugs

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Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:24 am

And we have a mystery....

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Post by 81police » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:29 pm

what caliber did you end up with?

Looks good, ready for a stock set and range time buddy! :mrgreen:
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Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:04 pm

It's .30 Rem. Got a stock and the tang screw coming in next week. Oddly, it doesn't have a barrel jacket plug screw for a sling swivel.

The barrel is in very good shape so I hope she's a shooter.
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Post by Bandersnatch » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:25 pm

So, my question for the learned folk here is this: should I refinish this one and have a scope mounted? I have a nice Lyman mount and since the receiver already has holes in it, no harm done, yes?
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Post by ranman » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:42 am

A scoped 8 would be a great option. Vintage or period correct scope always have the cool factor. Besides you always needs options :lol:

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Post by Phyrbird » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:55 am

Karl,
Dude I'm proud of you, restoring :D instead of parting out to the four winds. Admirable :!: :!:

For the record I'm still looking for a reliable smith and refinisher here in southern Ky, I thought I had one in Auburn Ky. After he kept 2 rifles for 3 years, charged $175 for work not finished, & added more pitting to parts in good shape to start with I ended up getting one cerrakoted (OK) and the other to (expensive) :shock: Gander.

My most reliable shop now is the Russellville tech center machine shop. 8-) A shame there are few local smiths, right? :evil: :evil:
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Post by Bandersnatch » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:12 pm

My smith is in Montgomery, so not too far away.
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Post by Bandersnatch » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:15 pm

This stock doesn't bloody fit.
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Post by Phyrbird » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:16 pm

Karl check the depth of the hole for the recoil spring tube. I've had 3 early M81s that were not drilled deep enough and caused problems with the trigger guard screw. Sometimes the inlet for the trigger guard in the stock is not deep enough too...

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Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

Post by Bandersnatch » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:00 pm

The hole for the trigger guard screw isn't even close. It's too far up the tang. I wonder if it's for a similar gun, if that's at all possible. It does fit very tight, so I'm going to test fire it this week anyway.
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