Jump to content

Remember this? Redux.....

Recommended Posts

I started a thread ages ago about a guy wanting me to take his rifle to the range to zero for him.....




Well, long story short, I ended up with it because I had an idea & apparently i'm an idiot with far too much time on my hands. 

ER Shaw, trued the action & installed a new 20" barrel. I had them copy the factory profile & chamber it in my favorite 6.5x55 Swede. 

The barreled action & all metal parts were then sent to GTs Customizing in Casper WY for polishing, bluing & color case hardening. 

I tackled the Ebay stock. Removed years worth of grime & spar varnish, hand sanded and polished it then applied the hand rubbed oil finish & installed a recoil pad. Then I shipped it to Ahlman's in Minnesota for hand checkering.

I finally got a damned grip cap screw & put it all together today! 

Link to comment
3 hours ago, xtriggerman said:

From the looks of the safety, isn't that a Sears M70?

Yessir, good eye! Sears Model 52.

I considered changing it the safety for a winchester, since there are no markings on the action, but I figured it made it just different enough that folks might question it. 

That's a damn good catch, XT!

Edited by Handsome Rob
  • Like 2
Link to comment

So is that an FN Mauser action or a Sako? Model 70 Winchester?


Of course the stock is beautiful, but I think the color case hardened bottom metal and the cross bolt really add class.

The Supergrade stock swivels are a nice touch as well.

Edited by gregintenn
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
7 minutes ago, mike_f said:

The gun gods are smiling down upon you for that restoration.

That original trigger guard/rear action "bolt" photo will be the source of nightmares for the rest of my days...

We should open a "Bubba" museum. That rifle would have surely been worthy of it's own display.

Looks awesome now, though.

  • Like 3
Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines
We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.