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Posted: 3/4/2006 6:32:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 11:45:18 AM EDT by phylodog]
Here's everything but the Denny's Guns 16" SS, 1 in 7, midlength barrel which is in the oven warming and waiting for it's coat of Norrell's flat black. Ooooooohhhhh these things are sooooooo eeeeevillllll


ETA: It's Done!!!!



Here it is with it's older brother


I've got the Magpul striker plate and reinforcing bracket on the way which will be finished in tan for some contrast and some Magpul ladder rail covers in black on the way for it also. I'm thrilled with it.

My first build lessons I learned....The ejection port cover goes on before the barrel and FF tube and the buffer detent goes in before the stock tube. Other than that everything went smooth. I'll post a range report as soon as I get some quality ammo and time to test it out.

Big thanks to Stickman for the refinishing tips and Denny at GTS, Pete at Legal Transfers and John at Ranier Arms for the parts and fast service and MONGO45 for the xtra set of hands.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:42:39 AM EDT
Looks like no expense was spared.

Maybe I'll see it in person if we can ever get another group shoot scheduled.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:46:40 AM EDT
NICE!!!


Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:50:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 6:58:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 1:49:19 PM EDT by phylodog]
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Link Posted: 3/4/2006 1:49:37 PM EDT
It's done!
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:24:35 PM EDT
Man you got it bad,,, Good job !
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:36:10 PM EDT
Yes I do but luckily, my wife likes this one as much as I do so she didn't press too hard for an answer when she asked me how much $$$ I've got wrapped up in it!!
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 2:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By phylodog:
The ejection port cover goes on before the barrel.



You can put it on with the barrel attached. It's just a little harder to do.

Sharp-looking rifle.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 4:54:04 PM EDT
Great job !

Mike
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 8:38:47 PM EDT
very nice brother
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:41:51 AM EDT
They are two very nice looking setups
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:23:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:05:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the kind words Guys!
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:42:34 AM EDT
EFFIN SWEEEEEET!!!!! With that nice tan color you are all set to move to Arizona!!!

Enjoy that gorgeous build!!! I am going out to shoot my two Pony builds this morning!!!
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 2:08:13 PM EDT
Is the tan color Norrell's also? What color, specifically?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:11:48 PM EDT
Yes, the tan is Norrell's flat tan. I've heard from several people that they don't care for it but it worked well for me and seems to be nice and hard.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:48:50 PM EDT
phylodog,
That thing looks awesome! I'm still planning my top half and am not very familiar with all my options. Could you please give a parts list so I can get more ideas. Thanks.....SKAL
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:00:15 PM EDT
Very nice build, the color scheme is great. It is spreading, my single black rifle is getting lonely.

What kind of BUIS did you use?


^_^_^
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:27:26 PM EDT
I went with an A.R.M.S. #40 on this one but I just ordered a Matech to try out. I figured since I built it as a midrange rifle, the ability to adjust for elevation would be nice.
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