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Old 12-30-2010, 09:39 PM
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Got the tech sights today and threw them on...gonna sight them in this weekend. Until then the scope will stay off.









Next fix will be the accu-strut. I'll probably put off the buttplate until I mill up a black walnut log I have at a family friends sawmill. I do tree work, and run across some nice logs often, looking to get a mill myself for more projects like this. I want to refinish the stock a little lighter and add the dark walnut spacer (adding 1" or 1.5" to the LOP) with the buttplate.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:44 AM
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+1 for the Tech Sights. I'm loving mine and I havent even fired a single shot with them yet. Ha
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:09 PM
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Went and milled the walnut today, I've got enough for 3-4+ stock blanks. The grain is nice, nothing phenomenal, but that's what I was expecting. Only problem now, is that I've got to either find a kiln around here, or let em air dry for a year(!) or so. Gonna start with a 10/22 stock for this build (the 10/22 seems less complex of a stock), then a matching one for the Mini 14 big brother if all goes well.
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Just an idea for a stock finish for your Socom. My M1A had a M14 stock on it that someone took a propane torch to. Apparently this was quite common and often seen on military stocks. Might work on a 10/22 stock. Some people like it some don't. It came on the rifle when I bought it from a WWII Marine Vet's estate.


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Old 01-12-2011, 09:54 AM
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Wow, thanks for the tip....that looks pretty cool. Kind of a DIY camo on wood.

I'm going to strip the factory finish off today, extend the LOP with a cherry spacer, and fit the butt plate. I was thinking of just a tung oil finish (lighter than the existing finish), but I will probably research some other finishes before I pull the trigger. This will be the first stock I have refinished

If that doesn't satisfy me I might have to try the torch technique. This stock is kind of a beater, but I'm not wild on the factory "dip".
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Crow- You've got your work cut out for you, but the results are worth it. Took about 3 or 4 doses of stripper and lots of sanding followed by 2 scrubbings with wood bleach (oxalic acid) to get to this point.



After about 8 coats of tru oil using woodstocks elixir and some Howards feed n' wax, I was left with a nice satin finish.

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:30 PM
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Hey, nice work notarex! That rifle looks nice and clean. Exactly what I'm going for with my stock. Jeez, I thought I'd have my factory finish sanded of in a half hour or so....sounds like some tough stuff. I'm still leaning towards the tung oil, mostly because I have a ton of it, and feel dumb going to buy something different. I will have to pick up some feed n' wax though, been reading good things about it. Didn't get around to any work on it today....got stuck shoveling all this wet white stuff with a buddy....

PS Nice wood behind the rifle too.....english walnut? Cherry?
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The tung oil will be fine, I actually prefer it- but it is a much slower process. The table is (I believe) cherry, and the wall is the finest 1960's laminate .
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Ha! It does look like pine now that you mention it. I was distracted by that purty thang in front of it.
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Just an idea for a stock finish for your Socom. My M1A had a M14 stock on it that someone took a propane torch to. Apparently this was quite common and often seen on military stocks. Might work on a 10/22 stock. Some people like it some don't. It came on the rifle when I bought it from a WWII Marine Vet's estate.


I just realized why this looked so familiar.
Here's my Mini-14

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:20 AM
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There you go. You could have small (10/22) medium (Mini 14) and large (M1A) versions.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:21 PM
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I hear ya Mac12! And I bought the 22 to SAVE money!

And yeah, Mac66, I think an M1A is in my future....distant future
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Got some more worked done on the build.

Fit the Accu-Strut just to see how it looked, and if it fit the stock; looks good to me.





I sanded down the stock, and had a friend help with fitting the butt plate, I would probably ruined the rifle without help . We used a piece of teak and it extended the LOP rather well. I thought it was nice to have some weight at the rear to counter all the gear up front (not pictured).





Still needs some sanding, the stash drilled out, and some tung oil along with the rest of the stock. I might even try the "torch camo" mentioned above.
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Looks awesome!!!!!!!! The accu-strut looks like a great match and the butt plate is killer! Nice work man
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