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Beginning Threading and Chambering Veterans Rifle

This is the barrel that Krieger donated for the Raffle Rifle. The end is cut off the barrel, the center is located (see next picture) and the outside is turned to center.

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Modifying a Composite Stock

This is a H&H Ian Robertson stock that I modified the pistol grip on to match the owner’s wooden stocks that I have done in the past that were Culbertson patterns with a slightly larger pistol grip.  I modified the … Continue reading

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Stiller Action for Veteran’s Raffle Rifle Arrives!

Stiller Action for Veteran’s Raffle Rifle arrived yesterday. This unique serial number signifies the USA Veterans Palma Raffle Rifle

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Crowning Veteran’s Rifle Barrel

Crowning a Barrel for Veteran’s Rifle for US Palma Veteran’s Raffle Rifle Crowning and using a Q Tip to check for burrs on the crown.  This is a long forgotten old fashioned technique, but works well to make sure the … Continue reading

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Prone Palma Walnut Stock

This is a stock I just finished. It’s for a big BAT action for a 223 Palma gun.

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Inletting for Rear Sight Block – Palma Rifle

This is a Palma rifle stock that is a beautiful light colored wood.  Using a  bedding block with the bedding material reinfores the bedding so that the bearing points do not wear on the bedding block.  The action uses a … Continue reading

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Donations for Palma Veterans Team Rifle Raffle

Here’s a current update on the status of the donations for the Palma Veterans Team RIfle … Krieger Barrels has donated a barrel.  http://www.kriegerbarrels.com/ Scott Riles has offered to donate a front sight. Richards Microfit has donated the stock http://www.richardsmicrofitstocks.com/ We’re … Continue reading

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Moving………. Part 1 … Pratt & Whitney Lathe

Moving under any circumstances is difficult…… moving an entire machine shop without heavy equipment machinery movers is an undertaking.  Sue and I are relocating to Albuquerque, NM  – so far we have three pods (one and a half already loaded) … Continue reading

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Reworking Existing Stock for an Adjustable Cheekpiece

Reworking Existing Stock for an Adjustable Cheekpiece

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Start of Rifle for Veteran’s Palma Team Raffle Rifle #3

I’m starting today on the third rifle that I’ve built for the Veteran’s Palma Rifle Team  Raffle.  I chose this stock as it has a beautiful Fiddleback Walnut pattern.  Here is the link to the Veteran’s Rifle Team and information … Continue reading

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English Walnut Long Range Target Rifle – Completed

This prone rifle in custom English Walnut is for long range target shooting, and probably will work well for F class with the addition of plates for the rests.  It has a Hart 6mm 1:8″ barrel, chambered in 6BRX.  The … Continue reading

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English Walnut Long Range Target Rifle

More pictures and description tomorrow.  The light wasn’t very good tonight.

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Post 64 Winchester Palma gun

 Post 64 Winchester Palma gun – Sometimes you open up one of these and you find real surprises.  Most of the time not good.  First picture is the surprise, and the second picture is the fix. I think it’s a … Continue reading

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Finished Bloop Tube for 2013 Anschutz Rifle

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Bloop Tube Final Machining for 2013 Anschutz Smallbore Target Rifle

Bloob Tube Final Machining for 2013 Anschutz

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Making a Bloop Tube (Sight Extender) Clamp for Competetion Target Shooting

It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s made with an offset – not concentric – to be able to save weight on the clamp.  Available in different lengths from 9″ to 24″.  I’ve also made them in carbon … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Mango Stock Finished for Custom Palma Rifle

Hawaiian Mango Stock Finished for Custom Palma Rifle in 223.  The action is a post 64 long action Winchester.  The bolt was converted from a standard bolt face.

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Installing Adjustable Buttplate on Pierson Stock

This stock is from the Pierson and Morgan era of smallbore shooting.  Unfortunately I can’t remember the names of the other person that worked with the two of them.  I do know that Creighton Audette  worked with them in later years.  

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Grooving Front Receiver Ring on ’54 Anschutz

Grooving Front Receiver Ring on ’54 Anschutz

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Making a Long Action Post 64 Standard Bold Face Into a 223 Bolt face for 223 Palma Rifle

I reduced the bolt face diameter, bushed the firing pin, and moved the ejector hole plunger toward the center.  This is the picture of the finished bolt face before final truing and polishing. This will be used for competitive rifle … Continue reading

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Installing Sako Extractor into Remington 700 Bolt

There is a lot of information on how to do this – what’s interesting about this project is that with a Brown & Sharpe Omniversal Milling Machine, you can take the vertical head, tip it 90 degrees and you are … Continue reading

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Machining Trigger Guard for 223 Palma Rifle Long Range Competitive Target Shooting

This is for a 223 Palma Rifle that is being converted from a long action post 64 Winchester.

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Inletting

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Scope Rails

Working on scope rails for high power target rifles.  The problem with machining scope rails is coming up with a dimension that will fit most of the scope rings. The rails will be cut for different actions. Some will be … Continue reading

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