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Offline Silver_Rings

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New project
« on: May 18, 2016, 07:09:54 pm »
I picked up this Lefever 12 g at Cabelas a few months ago.  It had 30" barrels and was in fair condition for its age, about 90 years old.  With the help of a friend polished the chambers.  Sanded all the metal and striped the wood.  Cut the barrels to 18 1/4" and the stock down.  The overall length is now a little over 30".  Cool blued the metal, which came out a lot better than I expected and refinished the wood  with Casey oil finish.  The gun now weighs 6.2 lbs.  This is to light for me as it raps the fingers when firing, so I'e added 1.25 lb to the hollow in the butt stock.  I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but have high hopes.
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Offline mtmarfield

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Re: New project
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 08:00:13 pm »
   Greetings!

   So! After all of this time...

   How'd it shoot?

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Re: New project
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 10:14:41 pm »
It shot good. The problem with it was the metal in
the for stock that holds the barrels to the receiver was too soft and would bend under the energetic working of the action during a match.

It was a fun project but
I ended up selling it to a friend who wanted it for reenacting shoot outs.

Bought a Browning BSS from a friend who had to give up CAS because of health reasons.  The Browning is a great gun.
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Re: New project
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 06:44:19 pm »
   Greetings!

   Shame about the soft metal; I wonder if it could've been hardened? Sometimes,
I fantasize about finding a cheap ML Shotgun with barrels that I could chop to 11"
or so. Just because!

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