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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:46 am

Very nice looking stock, monk. ::tu:: Looking forward to the other one. ::tu::
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Postby big monk » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:22 pm

treefarmer wrote:big monk,
I'm interested in how your 788 turns out. We have a 788 .243 with the carbine length bbl. and it too is a tack driver. My son killed his 1st deer with it using the factory iron sights about 30 years ago. I'm pretty sure our 788 doesn't have a walnut stock, it's kinda' raggedy lookin' but it'll do a number on Bambi! ::tu::
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Hey Phil / Joe -- Day #1 Remington 788 --- got the Remington 788 started today --- found out right away,that not only did the previous try at a finish use ( varnish or polyurethane ?? ) but didn't remove the original finish either ?? ( seems it was just rough sanded then painted over* ), even had dry / aged, polyurethane on the seated under side of the barrel**___________made for a bit more sanding on my part !!!!! --- got it cleaned up,washed,and the first coat of ""blended Mineral Spirits & Tru-Oil"" -- will put another coat or two of the blend, with good drying time in between -- thanks for all the comments & support _______I'll update as I progress**________ Monk ::tu::
1. the start
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby treefarmer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:26 am

That stock does have some pretty grain, especially the left side. Do you still think it is Birch? We used to buy Birch veneered classroom doors and some of them were just plain beautiful.
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby FRJ » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:41 am

Monk, it's nice to see a work in progress. I think it's going to be a real success. ::tu::
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby big monk » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:58 am

treefarmer wrote:That stock does have some pretty grain, especially the left side. Do you still think it is Birch? We used to buy Birch veneered classroom doors and some of them were just plain beautiful.
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don't really know -- seems light for Walnut, but does have a lot of grain on the one side ?? --- reading up on the production years, most think only a few of the"early" rifles had limited numbers with Walnut stocks,all others had some type of ""hardwood"" but I can't narrow a certain type down* -- the rifle I have is a 1977 and they started producing the .308 in 1969 -- most of the Birch Wood,does not have a lot of grain to it ( most that you see, are like the two pictured below** ) I think Birch Wood, is what most of the 788 stocks are made of ?? -- I'm hoping, mine will darken up as I progress with the oil rubs,and really highlight the wood grain -- we will see** :)
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby big monk » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:02 am

FRJ wrote:Monk, it's nice to see a work in progress. I think it's going to be a real success. ::tu::


Thanks Joe --- I'll try to keep you guys with me, on this ""roller coaster ride"" as I continue with this project** :)
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby big monk » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:56 am

Day #3 progress, on the Remington 788 :) -- starting to make some progress ::hmm::
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby FRJ » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:20 am

Well, it did darken up and it looks great. ::tu::
Nice job Monk!
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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:44 pm

Very nice, Monk. ::tu::

We had grain matched Birch doors in my high school. All were very pretty, but in a few one with a vivid and prurient imagination could see sexually oriented displays.

Just saying. ::shrug::

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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby big monk » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:37 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:Very nice, Monk. ::tu::

We had grain matched Birch doors in my high school. All were very pretty, but in a few one with a vivid and prurient imagination could see sexually oriented displays.

Just saying. ::shrug::

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Now that you mention it Charlie ::hmm:: I do have some different type ""feelings"" for the stock ?? ________ especially,when I'm rubbing in the finger layers & stroking the ""grain"" ___ maybe that's them vivid & prurient type imagination type things,you speak of ::shrug:: ::paranoid:: ::paranoid::
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby Black Lion » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:07 pm

big monk wrote:
RobesonsRme.com wrote:Very nice, Monk. ::tu::

We had grain matched Birch doors in my high school. All were very pretty, but in a few one with a vivid and prurient imagination could see sexually oriented displays.

Just saying. ::shrug::

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Now that you mention it Charlie ::hmm:: I do have some different type ""feelings"" for the stock ?? ________ especially,when I'm rubbing in the finger layers & stroking the ""grain"" ___ maybe that's them vivid & prurient type imagination type things,you speak of ::shrug:: ::paranoid:: ::paranoid::


As I recall the recommended oil for military weapons, LSA, was sperm oil based. You could always say you were merely lubing the rifle. ::tu::

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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby steve99f » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:16 am

Your stock is lookin' good Monk! Can't wait to see the finished piece.
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby big monk » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:16 pm

steve99f wrote:Your stock is lookin' good Monk! Can't wait to see the finished piece.


thanks Steve** ::tu:: --- Day #6 -- I finished up the Remington 788 & got it back together,bore sighted the scope and will take it to the range soon,just to make sure all is right :) -- ended up putting about 8 coats of Tru-Oil on the rifle,with a little buffing & sanding in between coats ( seem to darken it some & bring out the grain** ) -- polished the stock, with some car wax, then rubbed all the metal with Rem-Wax,before assembly, as an added precaution. I am pleased with the results and enjoyed the venture,hope you guys did too**__________have a great day my friends,Monk ::tu::

First photo is what I started with ( a very bad refinish job,with polyurethane & brush )
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby philco » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:13 pm

It's a beautiful gun now Monk. Well done. ::tu::
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Re: Guns & Gun Related Stuff

Postby big monk » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 pm

Thanks,Phil ::tu:: ::tu::

Had been meaning to scope out one of my Browning BLR's lever rifles ( just could not make up my mind which one ) __ decided on this 1996 Lightning Model 7mm-08 -- it had been hunted with a few times & had a few nicks/dings,when I got it and the .308 I have is new in the box** -- I took the Bushnell scope off the Winchester 94,I recently acquired, I had already puchased the DNZ one piece mount,about a month ago* --- as you can see, this one did not have sling swivels ( the other one came with em') -- I have the sling swivel screws ordered & plan on installing them myself !!! ::woot:: ( something else,I have never attempted ) -- I had never shot a 7mm-08 before I got this rifle , I took it down to the hunt club last year & shot a few rounds at targets -- seems it does have a little kick ?? ( all I have read said, this is a great ladies/kids caliper ::hmm:: hope it's going to be great for an""Ol' Coggerr"" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: __________we shall see, later on Monk ::tu::
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