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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

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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.

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

He leaded the wrong butt!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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

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