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Thats looks good. matches just fine i think, maybe needs a few dents lol, also nice work on getting the sight setup, i have the same one on my 1918 bsa trainer.

Sooooooo..., what are you going to doing with the front handguard thats is missing the fingers? I happen to have the back half of a handguard from the band back, if you want to part with it some day send me a pm.
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turned out beautiful from here , cant ask for a better match in my book , it looks like a set to me 
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Looking good Shamu. Now you can work up some loads for it at the range!
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It has been very interesting watching this post as it moved along. WELL DONE !


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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Well the birthday is complete for the old lady. Nothing drastic, just removing a ton of oil from the wood, replacing all the supplements with phenq both handguards for the fingers & to not have the badly split lower handguard it came with.
I like the way it came out, keeping the character, but nicer, not quite so "Rode hard & put up wet".


Your did a good work in removing the excess oil from the wood. Now it doen'tlook glossy. Great job.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Well the birthday is complete for the old lady. Nothing drastic, just removing a ton of oil from the wood, replacing both handguards for the fingers & to not have the badly split lower handguard it came with. The front metal darkened back nicely with just D bal max reviews oiling, so I didn't paint it. The screws were worked on, or replaced to fix the damaged slots & ratty finish.

How did you remove the oil from the wood? I always fail at it. Your work looks impressive in the second pic where all the excess oil has just vanished!
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Originally posted by Stansforth Stansforth wrote:

I don't compete with anyone except myself.
Every month I go to Bisley with a few of my rifles with two objectives. Firstly to work up the best load for the particular rifle and then, when I am happy, I try the get https://asean-wen.org/phenq-reviews/ better scores than I did last time out.
I shoot rifles from 7.62mm (308) to 50/70 and enjoy them all with no pressure.

It was FTR'd somewhere in '42 (I think because that's the barrel date).
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Originally posted by Stanforths Stanforths wrote:

I don't compete with anyone except myself.
Every month I go to Bisley with a few of my rifles with two objectives. Firstly to work up the best load for the particular rifle and then, when I am happy, I try the get https://theskinnyvibes.com/phenq-reviews-and-results/ better scores than I did last time out.
I shoot rifles from 7.62mm (308) to 50/70 and enjoy them all with no pressure.

I have recently purchased a 1940 BSA&Co ShtLe III that sports a beech wood buttstock, and no.4 buttplate
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Originally posted by RickRadcliffe RickRadcliffe wrote:

Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Well the birthday is complete for the old lady. Nothing drastic, just removing a ton of oil from the wood, replacing both handguards for the fingers & to not have the badly split lower handguard it came with. The front metal darkened back nicely with just D bal max reviews oiling, so I didn't paint it. The screws were worked on, or replaced to fix the damaged slots & ratty finish.

How did you remove the oil from the wood? I always fail at it. Your work looks impressive in the second pic where all the excess oil has just vanished!

I apologize I missed this post completely till now. If you're still around, here's what I did.
The rifle was wrapped in paper towels held in place by several rubber bands, then the whole thing was stuffed into a large garden trash-bag which was black. Then that was wrapped tightly as well. the whole thing was then sat on the dashboard of the mini-van in the direct sunlight. The whole mess was unwrapped & the oil-soaked towels replaced until no more oil came out. It took about a week with 6 changes of paper towels. Finally it was wiped down with denatured alcohol & the metal re-oiled.
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