Gotta make you angry !

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Bucky, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Why don't ppl know their linitations ?

    Some 8 -10 months back, I resurrected a Churchill Mauser in .243, with a very old scope, and some home made fittings, it ended up shooting very nicely, with my reloads.

    At the time I suggested that the Ian, the owner, (a mate of my son, Shannon) save up and we would fit a new scope, preferably a Vortex to the rifle, and that would make a very nice piece of equipment.

    Not wanting to bother me again he then purchased the scope a Nikon Prostaff, (good enuf) and had it fitted at a Gun Shop, in Morwell, Victoria.
    All good he thought.

    The normal fitter was on a days off, so this "muppet KNOWALL" shop assistant, fitted the new scope, with new rings on old bases, and didn't fit a recoil lug into the front base, that I had made up. Apparently when Ian checked this "muppet" about the recoil lug, the got told, " I know what I am doing Mate, so don't bother me".

    After 10 or a dozen sighting in shots, the new scope flicked off, over his head, and ended up in the back of his truck.

    The end result was one "apoligetic" angry Ian, who turned up at my place asking me to fix everything, stating he "should have listened to me in the fist place, and let me do it all for him !".
    That idiot fitted standard rings, and the safety would not work, as with this Mauser Action, the safety tab had to from left to right, and pass through a 180 degree swing right under the scope.

    At that Point Ian apparently quizzed him about that, but apparently the answer was similar to the first.

    Personally, right then, I would have said " give me all the bits back", and walked out of the shop, but for some reason Ian did not.

    He recons that if he was to go back into that Gun Shop, he would probably get "locked up", as he will just loose it.

    So it's Bucky to the rescue, again, and some 3 hrs later, and some TLC we had it all fixed.

    More sighting in again this coming Monday !

    The moral of the story here is, "trust your gut feeling"
    If you think you are "getting screwed, you probably are".

    The 1st foto below, shows the original base, and scope ring, and the holes for the recoil lug, which I made up from a stainless steel bold, and it was a very snug fit.
    The 2nd foto is the group the rifle shot, on my first lot of testing.


    Cheers
    Bucky
     

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
  2. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I have spring air rifles...or did have....that use a recoil lug also. If the rifle needs one it is best to install it. You should go with Ian to the gun shop and bring this up with the owner.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    I WOULD HAVE GONE BACK TO THE SHOP...with the bits and Bucky...AND RAISED HOLY HELL WITH THE SHOP OWNER...who, if he didn't make it right, would have a nasty campaign of negative protests aimed at his shop...and anybody who came near it.
     
  4. hombre243

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    From what Bucky told me is that Ian did go back and the owner gave him the brush off. I am sure Bucky will let us know how it comes out.
     
  5. oldbrass

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    They should hire Bucky
     
  6. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Bucky should start his own business!
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    +1...Bucky's Gun Shop
     
  8. hombre243

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    BUT, But, then he wouldn't have time to hunt. Oz is kinda big and with all those potential clients, he would have to teach SWMBO all about gunsmithing so he could go out and drum up some business. In order to do that he would have to find the nearest aboriginal tribe and ask them to beat out a message and he would have to repay them with guns and gun smithing and we would never hear from him again but if he did come back he would have a bone in his nose because he has been adopted into the tribe and he would now be using a boomerang to wallop wallabies and when not hunting he would be playing the didgeridoo for the local teens and eating croc meat and picking his teeth with the bones of a giant Tiger Snake.

    WHEW!
     
  9. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    WHat drug you on Ron ?
     
  10. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I licked a toad today.
     
  11. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    I think you inhaled! Ha
     
  12. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Now whoever heard of snorting toad?
     
  13. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Someone has to be first, Hombre. How was it?
     
  14. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty hard to prepare. You do know about that "frog in a blender" thing, right?
     
  15. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Bucky, this is your thread. Here, want a hit off this frog?:rolleyes:
     
  16. oldbrass

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    Don't Bogart that toad my friend
     
  17. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Toad Heads....what's next !?
     
  18. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Well Well
    Is that all you done to it ?

    :p
     
  19. hombre243

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    Nope, I cut off the legs, skinned em and fried em up.
     
  20. oldbrass

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    What did the lesbian frog say to the other lesbian frog ? ...they're right, we do taste like chicken