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Forum: Open Rimfire 07-17-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Candyman
Well the plan was to get a Polymer 80 G17 frame...

Well the plan was to get a Polymer 80 G17 frame in FDE, but the wholesaler that my local gun shop orders from was out of FDE frames. So I had him order me a OD Green frame. I know that I could have...
Forum: Winchester 06-28-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
I walked over to show the rifle to Jim yesterday....

I walked over to show the rifle to Jim yesterday. He took a good look at it with a big smile on his face. He said the last time it looked that good was when he was about five years old.
He also...
Forum: Winchester 06-26-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
I only fired 5 CB shorts into a dirt pile just to...

I only fired 5 CB shorts into a dirt pile just to see if it functioned. Not sure when I be able to make it out to the range.
Forum: Winchester 06-26-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
Yep. Iím the same Candyman from SRF. I have also...

Yep. Iím the same Candyman from SRF. I have also been known to go by GunnyUSMC on other forums.
Forum: Winchester 06-26-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
Iím having a little trouble with pics, maybe this...

Iím having a little trouble with pics, maybe this will work.
Forum: Winchester 06-26-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
I finished up today. Here are before and...

I finished up today.

Here are before and after pics.
http://i67.tinypic.com/volcwk.jpg
Forum: Winchester 06-25-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
The parts arrived today. The firing pin stop fit...

The parts arrived today. The firing pin stop fit was perfect except the end. I guess they were made a little long so that it could be fitted to the bolt.
Iím just about done with the clean up and...
Forum: Winchester 06-21-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
I just got off the phone with Windl over at...

I just got off the phone with Windl over at Outback Gun Parts and I have an original front sight, new firing pin stop and screws coming.
He didnít have any original firing pin stops, but had some...
Forum: Open Rimfire 06-21-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Candyman
I cleaned out the striker channel and replaced...

I cleaned out the striker channel and replaced the spring and sleeve with the parts that came with the spring kit.
Forum: Open Rimfire 06-21-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Candyman
Advantage Arms Glock 22 conversion kit

On my way home a couple of weeks ago I stopped in at the local Pawn Shops to pickup one of the stripper Areo AR uppers they had gotten in. While I was there I had a look around. I spotted an...
Forum: Winchester 06-20-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
I just find it easier to set up outside on my...

I just find it easier to set up outside on my patio. I donít have to worry so much about making a mess. When Iím just doing small parts I use a small container and do them in the shop.
Forum: Winchester 06-20-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
I ran a patch through the bore and it came out...

I ran a patch through the bore and it came out with a dark gray color. A few more and there was very little on the patch. I was supersized that the bore was nice and bright.
I'll have to wait till...
Forum: Winchester 06-19-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
Isnít that how it works? You give one away and...

Isnít that how it works? You give one away and another comes knocking on the door.
I do need to find a front sight, but not sure of the type Iíll need. The screw that keeps the firing pin in place...
Forum: Winchester 06-19-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Candyman
Just picked up a Winchester 1890

Yesterday I went over to my next door neighbor to visit. Jim is in his 80ís and doesnít get out much anymore. We were shooting the bull when I remembered that he had an old Winchester 22 pump. I...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 10-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 30,375
Posted By Candyman
A few months ago I picked up three packs of the...

A few months ago I picked up three packs of the Federal Auto Match 325's for $16.97 at Wal-Mart.
Yesterday one of the local small shops had it for $19.95. The owner is a friend and told me that he...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 358,465
Posted By Candyman
Here is an Ishapor 2A forestock that had wood...

Here is an Ishapor 2A forestock that had wood putty filling a crack. The other side of the stock was the same.
http://i37.tinypic.com/snf334.jpg

Here is the crack after it was cleaned up....
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 358,465
Posted By Candyman
I have only been doing stock work for 26 years....

I have only been doing stock work for 26 years. One thing I have learned is that you never stop learning.
Repairing and refinishing go hand in hand and sometimes just blending in the area that has...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,251
Posted By Candyman
Like George said, there is no magic finish...

Like George said, there is no magic finish remover.
Knowing what is on the stock is step 1. Next you need to find a cleaner or striper that works best to remove the finish.
Poly is hard to remove...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By Candyman
I work on a lot of surplus rifle stocks. Oil and...

I work on a lot of surplus rifle stocks. Oil and cosmoline is always a big factor.
Remember that the oil in your stock did not get there over night and there is nothing that will remove it fast...
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 07-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,251
Posted By Candyman
George I have seen many stocks that were...

George
I have seen many stocks that were trashed do to oven cleaner. I have seen wood turn form a greenish gray to black.
Oven cleaner is bad JUJU for wood.
Forum: Stocks: Making, Repairing, Refinishing, Modifying, and Bedding 06-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Candyman
Thanks for the kind words. This is something...

Thanks for the kind words.
This is something that just about anyone can do it they are willing to take their time.
Forum: Misc -- Other Rimfire Rifle Brands 06-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By Candyman
The old, large Western Auto store front sign is...

The old, large Western Auto store front sign is still on the building in down town Denham Springs, LA. It has been painted green and the building has an antique store in it now.
I need to drive by...
Forum: Marlin Bolt Actions 06-02-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By Candyman
My friend Tom makes it. It's a soft wax for...

My friend Tom makes it. It's a soft wax for military stock.
http://www.thegunstockdoctor.com/




Yes it is. I gave away the scope that was on the rifle when I bought it.
I've had the Weaver...
Forum: Marlin Bolt Actions 06-01-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By Candyman
I do like them a little, have over 50 of them.

I do like them a little, have over 50 of them.
Forum: Marlin Bolt Actions 06-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By Candyman
I finished up the Marlin yesterday. How do you...

I finished up the Marlin yesterday. How do you think it looks?
I applied a top coat of Tom's 1/3 Mix to the stock after the oil had cured.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2n19l6u.jpg
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