GUN Good Project Guns?

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  1. Mizer

    Mizer Who needs sleep!

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    I was thinking of trying to pass some of my free time by refinishing guns as a hobby. Buying older rifles with some wear and tear on them and redoing like the stock and cleaning them up and making them presentable once again.

    As I am going to be new to this I was wondering about any kinda recommendations on rifles that might be a good starter project and something that is pretty cheap to start out with.

    Any thoughts, ideas, or recommendations would be appreciated!
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    10/22, any C&R rifle ie. Mosin, Enfield, etc.
     
  3. Ford4Life

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    If you are going to get into that type of thing save yourself a fortune in FFL fees and get a C&R FFL license.
     
  4. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    :werd: You'll save the cost of the gun with your first purchase. You could also get an AK kit and build one of those.
     
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    Someone on GT posted a really cool refinishing project a few weeks ago and someone here linked to it....without search thats as useful as I can be :big grin:
     
  6. Keesh

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  7. striker754

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    Thats not really a project...a project is building a gun, not cleaning it and putting a stock on it.
     
  8. reman

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    well, one of the gunsmith's favorite rifles is the Mauser.:)
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

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    Just use an m48 or other non k98 mauser dont go bubbafying a good rifle.
     
  10. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Go with a mauser. I dont have one yet, but its definately on my list.
     
  11. Artyboy

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    There's a differance between bubbafying and improving. If you like it and it shoots better after you're done modifying then it's all good.
     
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    i say start a 10/22 project
     
  13. Goat

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    yeah, because all he did was clean it and put a new stock on it. :ugh:
     
  14. striker754

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    All that link shows is a cleaned up/refinished gun, thanks for playing. Actually, I wasn't even talking about that link posted; you're still wrong though. I didn't even see that link. I was addressing the thread starter.

    You let me know when you have a project that involves welding receivers back together, then maybe we can talk about project guns.
     
  15. Mizer

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    A project can be anything man. Im still new at this so doing something like that link showed is a project to me.....Hell anything that gets me out of the house and away from the woman for a bit I consider a project :rofl::rofl:
     
  16. Buzz Killington

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    Century Arms and some of the other C&R dealers sometimes have u-fix-em sales.

    I'd just call 'em up and ask if they have any. They buy this shit by the crate and it some are busted it's not worth their time to fix 'em.
     
  17. BigBadJohn

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    To me, even just restoring the stock would be a small project. What else could it be?



    J&G has gunsmith lots of 7 guns or so for a few hundred dollars, but I dont know if all the guns have any major defects though
     
  18. Goat

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    You think a project has to include something in the scale of rewelding a fucking receiver? How many guns can you even safely do that on? Or even need it? :rofl:


    and completely REFINISHING a gun is a hell of a project. It takes hours of work and know how to completely strip and refinish both wood at metal. But evidently unless you're welding receivers on some communist bloc mil surp rifle, it's not a project, just an afternoon hobby. :hsugh:
     
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    :rofl:

    No building gun out of a block of steel and a tree trunk, no care.
     
  20. Keesh

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    :rofl:
     
  21. Goat

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    I mine all my own ore too. :rofl:
     
  22. striker754

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    Quite a few actually. Most of the cool, not importable guns need this done.

    I personally don't see refinishing as a project, maybe you do, thats great. I just see a project as much more than refinishing the wood and metal on a gun.
     
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    You just like to argue :rofl:
     
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    ok
     
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    :roflw:
     

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