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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:48 pm 
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I saw this cool "tribute" gun on another [url="http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230598#"]forum[/url], I thought I would enjoy attempting to build one of these myself.

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so the idea is to recreate the look of the cavalry carbines of the late 19th century

The Spencer

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The Sharps

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The Springfield Trapdoor

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Key elements:
semi-crescent butt plate - Ruger 10/22 already has
short barrel - ditto
barrel band - ditto
straight grip - we can modify
tapered forend - we can modify
saddle ring - we will add
slings - we will add


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:49 pm 
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So I began searching for an affordable 10/22

didn't take long and I was able to score a 2013 vintage 10/22 for a very reasonable price, and it came with an extra stock!

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stay tuned, in the coming weeks I will post updates as I go along


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:50 pm 
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The first step is collecting the necessary parts. I have the gun and the stock (which is made of either maple or birch)

I found this set of slings from a Enfield No.1 Mk3, I'll modify the front one to fit the Rugers barrel band and the rear will get inletted into the butt stock

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I bought this handmade 1" leather sling on ebay.

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I didn't care for the sliver Chicago bolts, so I bought some brass ones

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:51 pm 
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I was planning on building a custom saddle ring, but I was lucky enough to pick up this one from a Krag-Jorgensen Carbine

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I went shopping on the Bolt Depot and picked up some oval head screws for the butt plate, saddle ring and rear sling

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I also found this rear sight, I think it's from a Winchester .22 (model 67??)

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The guy who inspired this build installed an extended mag release, because it sort of resembles the lever used to open the action of some of the old carbines, so I got one too

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:12 am 
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...and just when I had run out of (some one else's) ideas for an interesting build. Guess I'll start looking for a donor stock. I think I might do the Springfield; no lever, no sling.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:22 am 
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Yeah I thought about ditching the sling, a true calvary carbine wouldn't have one would it?

anyway, here is some more progress on the stock

Following Hipshot's instructions I start on the fore end by marking a line and then cutting the line in with a fine tooth saw

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I then start rasping, filing and sanding

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The final cut is made with a wood chisel

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Almost fits perfect, we'll clean it up a bit more and then taper the end considerably

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:55 pm 
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Personally I'm real interested in seeing your completed projects, along with such fine 'in-the-rough' photos.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Now we mark a line to start changing the taper to the rear of the barrel band

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Some rough guidelines, don't worry, I am not removing all of the material outside of the lines, I am just using the lines to remind me not to remove too much inside the lines.

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I started with the rasp

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:27 pm 
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Then went to the file

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Then I started on the nose, I drew a line and began tapering the fore tip

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but I forgot I wanted to shorten it, so I cut 1" off the end and trued it up with my disc sander


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Then I worked the nose, tapering it and rounding the edges

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:47 am 
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Neat project


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Sub'd, love watching projects like this!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:55 am 
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How did you determine that 1" was the proper amount to shorten the stock?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:28 pm 
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Highstandardguy wrote:
How did you determine that 1" was the proper amount to shorten the stock?



just by looks (using the Sharps, Spencer & Springfields as my guide) I am leaving the barrel at 18.5" (at least for now) so I didn't want it too short, but also didn't want too much forend hanging out there either....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:02 pm 
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Here is a picture of the stock next to an unmodified one, it appears to be a lot shorter, even though we only removed 1 inch

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