Originally Posted by Nick7274
Isn't that the whole point of posting what you did and how?
Well, you put it that way, ok. Let me give you a little history of thie rifle. This rifle is one of a pair built by two guys about 20 years ago. One built the two stocks and the other guy built the matching actions. I'm guessing one of the guys decided to sell his half for some reason.
My buddy purchased this rifle about a year ago. The guy told my buddy, he couldn't remember, if he had ever shot it. When my buddy got the rifle, he discovered the barrel had never had the chamber cut.
I stripped the stock down to bare wood, then, I took my miter saw and cut off the nose cap and grip cap. A piece of scrap maple was rough sanded to a shape of the grip cap, Then, the maple nose cap and grip cap were glued on.
A dramel was used to grind down and shape the grip cap, the nose cap was a pretty good fit.
My final sanding was done with 150 grit, all the way to 500.
Truoil was applied with about eight coats, sanding down every coat but the last two, with oooo steel wool.
I think the original finish was varnish, which had yellowed over the years.