In over my head with mystery rifle?

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oldwood

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If using a dark finish , it's easier to epoxie some slivers of wood to hide poor inletting. Brown epoxie dye can be added to make the repair invisible.
 

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If using a dark finish , it's easier to epoxie some slivers of wood to hide poor inletting. Brown epoxie dye can be added to make the repair invisible.
As for dye are we talking about the stuff that comes from Acra-Glas kits? Also forgot to note that I did get the tang down to surface by filing the top and deepening the inlet.

Still wondering where all the other parts went and why this thing was really never finished in the first place??? It came from an estate sale with some other stuff and think builder was unexpectedly "reassigned" to the great beyond.

Thinking that when ready for finish may do the aqua fortis thing to bring out the curls. I suspect this was done once already. Also suspect that whole stock was finished at some time then stripped????? Still wish there was someone near Florence OR as my "hamfistedness" is getting worse by the day.
 

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Happy to see it coming together. Over the years I've resuscitated tools, guns and pieces of furniture that 'weren't worth salvaging,' just for the pleasure of giving them a new lease on life.
 

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Please do not abandon project , particularly the stock. You have made great progress thus far and what you are learning will better prepare you for the next one .Resurrecting someone else’s f-ups and turning out a functional rifle will mean a lot to you when you start shooting your completed rifle.
 

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Vintkova......I quit using expensive Brownell's epoxie( Acraglas) , about 1970 . In Brownell's catalog , they sell a paste epoxie dye in small jars. Colors are like brown , black , white , green, and more that I cant remember. Haven't ordered any of it for the last 47 years , because ya only need a touch on a small screwdriver tip to color a whole big gob of epoxie. For doing m/ls any epoxie from Lowes , dollar store , Harbor Freight , etc . is perfect and is dyeable w/the Brownell's dye. How I solved the need for again , the expensive ,and hard to use release agent with acraglass kits is by using cut pieces of grocery store shopping bags. The acraglas release agent is a film , so is a shopping bag. They both work well but shopping bag film is quicker , and costs nothing. To repair cracks , termite , and ant tunnels in a m/l forearm , cut the bag plastic in strips so it wraps around the barrel in one layer and Scotch tape the seam st the top of the barrel. If you use cheap epoxie , it usually sets up in 15 min. , and the barrel can be popped loose and the plastic removed immediately. Try that trick w/ Accraglass relief agent. Also , when using brown dye on light colored wood , try to imagine the final color of the wood at jobs end. That way the repair doesn't show. And another thing , alcohol stains will slightly stain epoxie , as well. I wouldn't put this info on the Forum if it wasn't good stuff. I'm still mystified why folks make a big process out of simple stuff. ...............Luck to Ya.....oldwood
 

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Vintkova......I quit using expensive Brownell's epoxie( Acraglas) , about 1970 . In Brownell's catalog , they sell a paste epoxie dye in small jars. Colors are like brown , black , white , green, and more that I cant remember. Haven't ordered any of it for the last 47 years , because ya only need a touch on a small screwdriver tip to color a whole big gob of epoxie. For doing m/ls any epoxie from Lowes , dollar store , Harbor Freight , etc . is perfect and is dyeable w/the Brownell's dye. How I solved the need for again , the expensive ,and hard to use release agent with acraglass kits is by using cut pieces of grocery store shopping bags. The acraglas release agent is a film , so is a shopping bag. They both work well but shopping bag film is quicker , and costs nothing. To repair cracks , termite , and ant tunnels in a m/l forearm , cut the bag plastic in strips so it wraps around the barrel in one layer and Scotch tape the seam st the top of the barrel. If you use cheap epoxie , it usually sets up in 15 min. , and the barrel can be popped loose and the plastic removed immediately. Try that trick w/ Accraglass relief agent. Also , when using brown dye on light colored wood , try to imagine the final color of the wood at jobs end. That way the repair doesn't show. And another thing , alcohol stains will slightly stain epoxie , as well. I wouldn't put this info on the Forum if it wasn't good stuff. I'm still mystified why folks make a big process out of simple stuff. ...............Luck to Ya.....oldwood
Thanks for tips. Will try them out.
 

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No one mentioned how deep that rear sight dovetail had been cut, on a 13/16" barrel it will almost be into the bore from the looks of the picture.
 
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