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22. October 2009 kl. 2:48:53
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6mmintl


Picked up this rusted relic military part (1878 Sharps) for $200 on Calguns forum from a guy that was thinking of building up a SSR on this unknown action he had but did not think it was an easy worthwhile project.

Sold the buttstock and buttplate and went to work, cleaning, grinding, welding pits, polishing, and getting it ready for Al Storey at Borschardt rifle Co. to do his magic to it.

I purchased a nice pice of wood from Bonetree, nothing special and have it assembled now ready for loading/shooting/and refinishing of wood.

Got it back last week, gorgeous casing and assy of a 32-40 barrel I recontoured/banded for him. Al replaced a few parts, bushed the firing pin, set the barrel, and recased/reblued various parts. Its a beauty.

Mounted a Leatherwood "Malcom 18" 6X scope after mount rework and shot it recently, loaded up some old speer 8mm 125 grain bullets and it will shoot just under .750" at 100 yards.

I purchased a nice pice of wood from Bonetree, nothing special and have it assembled now ready for loading/shooting/and refinishing of wood.

Borschardt








26. October 2009 kl. 18:47:12
Reply #1

jke


Very nice looking rifle, and excellent gunsmithing skills.
How do you like the scope? Do you think it is sturdy enough to use for hunting?

13. November 2009 kl. 16:13:36
Reply #2

6mmintl


Scope is great , clear optics, nitrogen fill Leatherwood, tips of adjustment screws need tuneing to make them flat to track better, base mounting lock scews strip due to poor thread fitting but I retap to 1/4 - 28 IS thread and solved the problem.

6X may be too much for hunting, they ake a 3X better suited to hunting.