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Old 07-31-2015, 11:29 AM
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Breathing new life into some older 1427 Biathlons



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It's taken me 5 years, but I finally have 3 1427 biathlon rifles that are race worthy!

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:57 AM
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Very nicely done...
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:13 PM
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Beautiful work.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:49 PM
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Wow, that's a trifecta of great restoration!
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:07 PM
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Wow! They look totally different!

That was well done!


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The barrel of the rifle in the middle, the one with the darker ESA stock looks like it is shorter than the barrels above and below it. Any pertinent information you can provide?

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Old 07-31-2015, 10:15 PM
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The barrel of the rifle in the middle, the one with the darker ESA stock looks like it is shorter than the barrels above and below it. Any pertinent information you can provide?

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I bought a bunch from Allen's Armory and none of them fired. Not sure why that one is shorter than the rest. Who ever cut it down did a decent job. I'll take pics of the muzzle tomorrow.

But most the the triggers were dead, breeches were peened, missing bolt release, now front sight cover and no rear sight.

The stocks are from Clayton at Eastern Sierra Armory and I got all the missing pieces from Marc at Altius.

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Old 08-01-2015, 10:09 AM
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Clayton and Marc are both standup guys. It's nice to see old rifles brought back to life. Great job!

The stocks look like Clayton's Gen3 model. You must have been near the top of his list to get them so soon. I can' t tell from the photo. Are they bamboo?

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Old 08-01-2015, 03:12 PM
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CJ, they are Clayton's new G3 stock made of bamboo. I've bought 7 other stocks from him since he started making stocks for the Savage. As soon as he announced them I told him that I wanted 3.

These are by far the nicest stock biathlon stocks I've held. If I ever buy another fortner, Clayton will be the first person I contact for a stock.

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Old 08-01-2015, 11:10 PM
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CJ, they are Clayton's new G3 stock made of bamboo. I've bought 7 other stocks from him since he started making stocks for the Savage. As soon as he announced them I told him that I wanted 3.

These are by far the nicest stock biathlon stocks I've held. If I ever buy another fortner, Clayton will be the first person I contact for a stock.

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How do they compare weight wise to the Gen1 and Gen2 stocks?
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:27 AM
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Stock color?

Very nice work.

Does the color on the stock run from dark to light on purpose or just luck of the draw?

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Stock color was luck of the draw, I had told Clayton to send whatever.

Muzzle of the cut down barrel, you can see the lands and grooves. Also the outside of the barrel has a sharp edge.



Barrel of the uncut barrel.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:49 AM
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How do they compare weight wise to the Gen1 and Gen2 stocks?
I don't have the Savages anymore, I sold them to offset the cost of these rifles. If I had to do it over again, I would have had Clayton build me up rifles from the Savages. I spent a lot of time and money getting these 3 rifles race ready. But it was one of those things that I was so deep that I just kept on going!
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