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    another refinish almost done

    this is my almost re-finished project. still to do the checkering on the front panels, but apart from that it's done.

    BRNO ZKK 30-06, previously restored, but I re-re-did it as I wanted it just perfect
    so the total job was:

    a. pachmayer decelerator old english 0.8" pad
    b. high polish oil finish on stock
    c. shortened factory stock 3"
    d. installed and shaped new forend tip in african blackwood
    e. installed and shaped buffallo horn grip cap
    f. rust blued all metal parts
    g. installed hex/allen action screws
    h. installed single trigger and polished the sears
    i. polished the bolt and jewelled it
    j. engraved the bolt extractor
    k. replaced the extractor collar with a machined one for smoother feeding
    l. lapped the back of the locking lugs
    m. lapped and poslished the raceways
    n. cut a cartridge extraction recess
    o. installed original iron sights and hoods
    p. free floated barrel and glass bedded front and rear action area
    q. niter blued the bolt release catch and safety catch
    r. installed new sling studs and glass bedded the front one with a rear locking screw
    s. carries a bisley sling with a thumbhole and QR swivels

    now I just need my talley QR rings and a scope in the 1.5-5x42 IR type range.

    I will also be replacing the front sight bead with a similar one from NEGC with a white bead.

    this will be my hill rifle, woodland rifle for sika, driven boar rifle, and plains game rifle.

    pretty happy with it.

    sorry for sharing this again, but with the re-re-finish and added new features I thought some might enjoy

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    don't be shy!!
    Show us the action and the bolt out!

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    Gulp! Shortened the factory stock 3 inches?
    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    don't be shy!!
    Show us the action and the bolt out!

    will do :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngryphon View Post
    Gulp! Shortened the factory stock 3 inches?

    oh yes, it needed a wee shortening to reshape the foreend properly, and also to get the EXACT balance I wanted for off-hand shots. it was just a bit 'top heavy' with the original length, the checkering and sling stud was a bit far forwards, so it led to a non-ideal arm/hand placement for support when shooting off hand and/or using the sling around the arm.

    this way it's just 'perfect' ;-)

    never be shy altering a factory rifle, the factory didn't turn them out to be perfect, just to be acceptable and standardized...that's true even for sako and sauer...even though they're 'almost' perfect.

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    We would call that a "youth rifle" in an Ad as a resale item.
    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

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    I'd say I've no clue what that means...you aussies

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    Whilst not my sort of rifle at all, I have to say that you look to have done a lovely job.

    The skill, experience and all-round knowledge of members on this site never ceases to amaze me.

    I know you will use it in the field, but I wouldn't be able to without fear of damage.

    What does the engraving on the bolt extractor say? I can't quite read it because of the gleam from the metalwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngryphon View Post
    We would call that a "youth rifle" in an Ad as a resale item.
    Think PKL meant the forend was shortened by 3" not the LOP.
    edi

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