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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

got the metal in, roughed in the basic lines, probably bed next and fine tune final deminsions after that.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

The problem with semi-inlet stock blanks is their pattern is a little too big sometimes.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

bought a casting of a butt-plate and re-cut the checkering by hand, will touch up the high spots (overruns) before bluing. The dark wood is sweat, I kept shouldering it to make sure I had the right drop at the heel for my scope before final fitting the butt-plate. My shop isn't air conditioned and I usually come out soaked from head to toe. That english walnut turns purple where I handle it.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Well I wasn't able to use the nose cap I made out of the bayonet lug. It didn't allow for enough taper in the stock. Also the forward sling swivel needs a 1 inch diameter cylinder to attach to and the O.D. of that nose cap is 1.25" so that was definitely another factor. Anyway, I made another one (actually 2 more, but the first one was a reject.) and I really like it. Looking back I'm glad I did. I contemplated making an ebony one which would have been a lot easier. I guess it's personnel preference but the steel one seems to be more in line with what I want. I consulted old catalogs and some of the original Mauser models type M later catalogs show model numerically 615 didn't even have a nose cap. The wood is so thin in this area I wouldn't think that this would contribute to longevity. I'll be able to post a pic later tonight or tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

turns purple aye???
I guess you will be able to stain it very easy in the shade you like. our native Rata timber has a purple/burgandy type colour to it and looks great, that colour would be unique and really make your smoke pole a one off and easy to tell its yours!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Yeah, that would be cool if I liked that color but I was hoping for something in the warmer hues. How hard is Rata, like walnut, maple, rosewood, or ebony?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

yes its fairly hard. burns plurry good. its a wierd sort of a tree, starts out as a vine growing up another tree and gets bigger and bigger till it takes over the host tree. the honey suckle or rewarewa we have is very very hard and has a honeycomb grain better than oak. its harder than Aussie hardwood!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

fnuser, you are making great progress. Looks good.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Thanks Slim, I saw your family portrait, That looked like an awesome hike. Elvis have you ever held a piece of our Mesquite? is it similar to that? I'm trying to figure out how much it would cost to get a chunk. Well I got all the parts on except the grip-cap and trigger. After I put on the nose-cap and front swivel that goes through the band I glassed the barrel channel. So I don't want to move it. I know I promised pictures but I'll post them while I'm trying to decide which grip-cap and trigger to use.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Its great with a project comes together! You are making more progress than me. Slow down!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

that looks like a 1-4x leupold on there? hope so as they are great, my big bro has one on the bush rifle and I drool every time I see it.
havent seen that wood YET!!!
that sling mount looks different cant say Ive seen one mounted there before??

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Hey that's lookin really good FN! Mesquite is pretty hard on tools, you'd have a bear of a time doing carving that stuff up. I know a guy in Az. that makes cabinets out of it and it's full of knots and holes that he just leaves in it for style.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Seeing your project makes me want to go back and work on wood stocks. After I get my all metal/plastic AR rifle put together, I'll have to restart my two wood projects I have in the safe.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: STEYR 1912-61? Reply with quote

Thanks everybody, the scope is a Weaver V-4.5 Steel tube. The Rings and bases are Buehler, Orinda CA. The Bases were for an F.N. so I had to cut an additional radius into the front of the rear to clear the clip slot. And an angle on the rear for my bolt handle. I have held off stylistically speaking until I get the grip cap on, Midway had the Jerry Fisher's on sale so I got one of those coming along with a Timney for the trigger. Looking at Mauser catalogs got me wanting to try to make that little round that looks like they started to make a bracket under the bolt handle and bolt release. Their ejection ports were practically non-existent and I like a little canoe shape under there.

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