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gene_225 03-16-2017 09:36 PM

The only thing left is blueing
A long time ago, in a land far far away, I said I'd post a picture when I got things done. Now I am mostly done except bluing on my shorty Handi in .45 ACP. At first I thought I wanted it configured as a survivor, but now it is configured as a BC. Just put the stock on today.
Can't find the pictures I tried to load. Don't understand this.

gene_225 03-16-2017 09:39 PM

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The barrel is 16.5", the scope is an AIM Point 4X32 MilDot that came off a Marlin 1895 .45-70 that I had a while back. With the right ammo I can get all holes touching at 25 yds and a group of about 6" at 100 yds. Some of the problem at 100 yds is that I can't see that well even with a 4X scope. The rifle began life as a 243 I picked up at a LGS for $125. I traded a couple of H&R shotgun barrels to a machinest friend for the machine work. The barrel was a .45 ACP blank that I got off EBay for about $50. the BC stock came from burntmuch and arrived today. That is pretty much the story.

omegahunter 03-16-2017 10:33 PM

Looks good!

MSP Ret 03-16-2017 10:35 PM

That is a beauty buddy, please post a picture of it blued! I also have a Handi .45 ACP, mine was stubbed by David White. Congratulations!! I think a nice high gloss blue would be great for it with that nice BC stock set....<><....:)

zipper55 03-16-2017 11:14 PM

Looks good so far..


nw_hunter 03-17-2017 12:11 AM


nanuk-o-dah-nort 03-17-2017 01:54 AM

I wonder how it would look with an extension to the forearm, to make it near full lenght?

it has an appearance of a No4Mk1

Ghosth 03-17-2017 08:54 AM

I want one just like it!

45/70fan 03-17-2017 10:37 AM

I like it. Looks good!

gcrank1 03-17-2017 11:22 AM

Nice little steutzen in the wood Gene; nice thing about the easy change stocks is that you can go either way, choice of the day.
I feel your pain abut the wide groups at distance (found I have glaucoma in the end of last Dec; explains my misses better.....). Still, a hit is a hit/good score even up closer!
Are you gonna try bluing yourself?

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