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Thread: Remaking a hunting rifle: Enfield Stock from Scratch (Sporterized)

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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    There is a company doing it, just can't remember the name at the time. We used that method at Serengeti Rifles. You need a plank a minimum of 2 1/2" more is better, and a good resaw to be able to pull it off. You also need a good table belt sander, and a rather complicated clamping system. You need to have a finished blank of 2 1/4" minimum for most stocks with a cheek piece. A home hobbiest may be able to pull it off, but it would be expensive and time consuming to have a good finished product.

    This is a rifle I did using that method.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...her&highlight=

    I go along with others recommendations to get a pre-inlet stock. Build a few guns from those before you tackle building from a plank. There is a big learning curve, and the pre-inlets let you see where your future difficulties can arise.
    I also saw your gorgeous project Mauser for Joni Lynn. I was in awe at the craftsmanship and detail put into it. Thank you for that post! Amazing work
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    Does anyone have a proven way of cleaning up the look of a bolt without removing too much material? I would like to remove all the old bluing as its worn off in places. As it stands now, the bolt works flawlessly so I don't want to change the functionality, but would like to see it polished up a little. Maybe wet sanding? 1000-2000 grit? or is there a compound or paste I could get that isn't too abrasive?

    Thanks a bunch. Going to post a few pics of what I have so far tonight. Unfortunately I didn't think about taking a picture of the bore before I cleaned it.
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    I use a felt or muslin buffing wheel and 240 or 400 grit polish, depending on how shiny I want it to be. If you don't have a buffer and wheel, then you could shoeshine it with strips of abrasive cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    I use a felt or muslin buffing wheel and 240 or 400 grit polish, depending on how shiny I want it to be. If you don't have a buffer and wheel, then you could shoeshine it with strips of abrasive cloth.
    Oh okay. Something like you'd clean copper tubing with?
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