The owner has 3 actions with the same barrel block mounting system. He wanted to be able to use one stock. I built a bedding system that would accomplish this task. The two pieces of Claro Walnut on the forend are mirror copies. It’s low profile.
This action has been really fun to work on. I think I’ve done 5 of these KK500 retrofits. Seeings how this action is meant to go in a metal stock, there’s quite a few modifications and measurements needed to make the conversion for a wood stock. This includes making a bedding block from aluminum and Delrin.
If I were starting over in the Smallbore world, I’d get this action… instead of my old model 37 with a Wright Allen trigger.
Had to open up the bolt face to fit a .308 case. Also, change the angle on the extractor to fit over the case. Came up with a firing pin spring. Also made a scope rail and a recoil system that is integrated into the bedding and the middle screw.
Final pictures to follow.
ANNOUNCING this year’s Raffle Rifle for The US Palma Team!!
This rifle will comes as a .223 and a .308 by switchI got barrels and bolts. The stock will also be able to be shot as FTR. A Magnum bolt will be included, thanks to Kelby (Stolle Big Bore). Thanks to Randy Gregory for the barrel work.
A bolt on Open F-Class forend will also be included.
More information will be available soon as the build continues.
The pistol grip cap is a piece of Screw Bean Mesquite Wood from my old front yard in Albuquerque. (I live in Rio Rancho, now.)
Take a look at the picture with the blue background, the rifle doesn’t have any stippling, yet. Sometimes, you have stippling as the last step. There’s no room for error when this order of events is necessary.
This is a really nice example of Ian’s work. It was previously bedded for a model 70, I’m rebuilding it for a Barnard action. I filled the holes of the old action screws and bolt handle. Also, I inletted for the Barnard with a bedding block to protect the finish. I noticed a large pile of masking tape when i finished…..
Matching the color was a challenge. Some of the dyes and pigments I use, I used doing custom paint jobs on motorcycles back in Central New York.
This is an early McMillan Stock note the brown color. It was not inletted. I inletted it for the Tikka Action. I modified it for a thumb screw adjustable cheek piece and an adjustable 3-way buttplate. Also, did a bedding job on it. On the older McMillan stocks, like this one, they’ve been kicking around for awhile. They get kicks and bruises. When I work on one of these, I use Bondo and glazing putty to bring it back to life. After this step I put a coat of primer on it… so it wont look like a Spotted Adder.
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