Friday, May 11, 2007

George's Rifle

George brought his rifle to open shop the other night.

George shows it to Steve.

The rifle.

It's a Martini action made by BSA. Besides that, he used an octagonal barrel that was already rifled. Everything else? He made from scratch. He reamed the chamber for .357 mag.

The barrel was octagonal for it's whole length, and he didn't have a large enough lathe so he hand filed it tapered and round for 3/4 of it's length. The octagonal ferrules were cold forged and filed to shape. The wood is wonderful.

He milled and filed the lever and the trigger guard to shape, as well as the cap on the buttstock.

He canted the buttstock so it fit his cheek. The scope is some high precision german make, notice that it is free floating.

He completely stripped and cleaned the action, as well as making a new firing pin. The old one was the wrong size for the rechambered action. He chambered it for 357 mag.

The hingeplate on the butt.

It opens.

Out comes a machined holder for 5 .357 mag rounds.

The screw that retains the action to the rifle was milled so he can use a .357 case to unscrew it.


Anonymous said...

Wow that is sliiiick. does your does George have a website, or do you have any links to stuff like this?

Felice Luftschein said...

George thinks computers are a bunch of modern foolishness...

Just type gunsmithing into Google, there's more than you can look at...

Dr.Cthulwho said...

The scope would appear to be a Unertl -- German name, 100% American made. It's a classic. See what they bring on eBay, if you can find one.