Sad, Sad Rifle

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by R.Ph. 380, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. R.Ph. 380

    R.Ph. 380 Well-Known Member

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    I found this at my favorite local pawn shop and now have new stock and forend ordered from someone in Tennessee.
     
  2. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    It just needs a little TLC! I need to find one like that cause I want to try hand building a stock. Make sure we get an after pic!
     

  3. SWO1

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    LOL ..... Looks like a Beaver has been gnawing on the butt stock. Seems to be cosmetic stuff, Wood. If the innards are sound should clean up good. Is it a 30-30 ?
     
  4. FOUR4D4

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    It looks like someone used it for campfire wood:eek:
     
  5. JohnnyLoco

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  6. greyhawk50

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    It grieves my heart to see a quality rifle in that condition. Glad that you got ahold of it and will bring it back to it's original glory. Any idea of how it got that way?? Looks like it sat to long in the corner of a basement with 2" of sewer water.
     
  7. Cajun

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    It will be just like new when you get that wood on it!!!!
     
  8. R.Ph. 380

    R.Ph. 380 Well-Known Member

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    No, no, you don't understand. This was deliberate. 7 to 8 pounds of lead melted and poured as a butt cap. :eek: Stupid Bubba attempt. Stock and forend on the way from Rick in Tennessee. I'll post pictures when repaired. Also got a Lyman Peep sight coming. I do love 30-30's. This is gonna be a good'un.

    Bill
     
  9. lingr

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    Yikes! Bubba must've watched an episode of Hillbilly Blood and said, "I can do that". :D
    Mighty poor looking.
     
  10. Gumpy

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    I'm trying to come up with a reason for this, and keep coming up blank! Why????

    He leaded the wrong butt!
     
  11. SWO1

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    In the mid evil days they used to pour molten lead, or was it oil, off the castle walls onto agressors. Maybe he got caught up assaulting a Castle ..... :p
     
  12. FOUR4D4

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    Living out one of his video games
     
  13. Mauserhooked

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    Definitely has that "been there and had it done to me" look! I would also be interested in a few pics of your restoration.
     
  14. greyhawk50

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    I'm curious how it got that way???
    It looks like lead was added to the stock but that much lead would double the weight of the rifle.
    Then again, you would have a good start on casting your own bullets. Hee, Hee.
     
  15. straightshooter

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    Now you know what the correct way is for weighting down one of those lost in the lake guns. It looks like it was on the bottom of the lake a long time.
    Save the lead for making your own bullets. See there is a silver lining in some clouds. LOL
     
  16. Centaur 1

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    Bubba was so proud of his new recoil reducer that he signed it. It amazes me how some peoples minds work. I probably would have removed the butt plate, drilled a few large holes and fill them with lead.
     
  17. FOUR4D4

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    Might have been gunsmithing on a budget. but I think I would have used something besides lead
     
  18. SWO1

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    From his work looks like he was an Old Cast Iron Pipe Plumber (and not a good one ) ........ ;) They used a lot of lead.
     
  19. straightshooter

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    The guy that did it probably died from lead poisoning. Looks like he chewed on it some.
     
  20. Gumpy

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    Either that, or he left it leaning in the corner and his pet beaver got hold of it.