Who's going to spend some or all of your money on a firearm ? Tell us what you’d like , American made of course ! I was thinking of a Henry .22 .
Stimulus money firearms
M14 was my gun in service. Loved it.
Thanks Snake. I am very happy with the finish of the wood. Not too shiny so it looks a little used.
I think I'm good on guns for the moment. If we would get another stimulus check, I'm thinking M14.
Wow Bugle!!!!! It’s beautiful!!! You did an outstanding job. I think I can guess how happy you are with the results.
My project is finished. I ended up putting 5 coats of tung oil on the wood and then lightly buffed it with 0000 steel wool to dull the shiny finish a bit. I think it turned out great. I was able to bring it up north with me this past weekend and show my dad who carried one during his service in the Army. He said that it was pretty cool to hold one after all of these years.
Now I just have to be patient until my backordered box of M2 Ball ammo arrives.
First coat of tung oil. Two coats are recommended. More coats are ok but will get glossier with each coat. I did an after-market electric guitar neck with this stuff a few years ago and applied the whole bottle over the course of a month. It has a glass-like finish and I don’t want that for this project. I want it to look a little on the rough side. I will likely stop at 2 coats. Three at the most.
And yes, that’s Frogg Tape over a couple of the metal bands. I was worried about damaging the wood removing the one on the forward hand guard and didn’t want to spend the $30 for the tool to remove the one on the rear guard since I would likely only use it one time. The beauty of tung oil it that you can touch up the finish at any time so should I find myself with nothing better to do with my money, I can always stip the rifle back down and refinish it again down the line.
Cool gun!!! Send a pic after you oil up the stock. Nice gun. Happy for ya!!
The receiver is a Springfield Armory manufactured in March 1941. But there are parts from Harrington and Richardson on the rifle as well. I still haven't figured out the barrel manufacturer. I think it's a Springfield as well. Either way it has throat and muzzle ratings of 3 or less. The stock is a reproduction. I was torn between whether I wanted a worn, used stock or a new Walnut. The new one will look like a million when I tung oil it.
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Pressure levels. Modern cartridges are too hot for the design. You can damage the mechanism or worse, blow it up.
There are some good YouTube videos on the subject.