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RandyP 11-06-2019 03:06 PM

Special Rack Grade received and Tung Oil
 
Honestly in person it looks a lot better than the pics, especially the gas tube -lol. But overall it is MUCH nicer than I expected from a 'lowly' Rack Grade.

Internals are of course bone dry and will be properly oiled/greased before I re-assemble the rifle.

I removed the buttplate and am in the process of applying some Real Milk Company Tung oil to the stock and handguards. First coat was a 50/50 mix of oil/mineral spirits. I applied it, waited a few minutes and then rubbed off any excess with a cotton cloth.

The woods are currently hanging from some picture wire in a doorway to dry. Once each coat dries I will lightly sand them with a 3M pad followed by a tack cloth and then another coat or two of 50/50. Once those dry over a couple days I will apply a final coat of pure Tung Oil and again allow it to dry.

Then I can assemble the rifle. If this critter functions half as well as it looks, I will be more than delighted.

42Springfield 11-06-2019 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandyP (Post 1883215)
Honestly in person it looks a lot better than the pics, especially the gas tube -lol. But overall it is MUCH nicer than I expected from a 'lowly' Rack Grade.

https://imgur.com/rMrTYsw
https://imgur.com/z25kmD8
https://imgur.com/9XHAvxT
https://imgur.com/N5IRoyH
https://imgur.com/upsJBFR
https://imgur.com/GEJWixv
https://imgur.com/p59R2LA
https://imgur.com/bgqEA3I
https://imgur.com/XzXOA3q
https://imgur.com/dhStH7n
https://imgur.com/jqj6PPd
https://imgur.com/0ngXjTe

Internals are of course bone dry and will be properly oiled/greased before I re-assemble the rifle.

I removed the buttplate and am in the process of applying some Real Milk Company Tung oil to the stock and handguards. First coat was a 50/50 mix of oil/mineral spirits. I applied it, waited a few minutes and then rubbed off any excess with a cotton cloth.

The woods are currently hanging from some picture wire in a doorway to dry. Once each coat dries I will lightly sand them with a Scotchbrite followed by a tack cloth and then another coat or two of 50/50. Once those dry over a couple days I will apply a final coat of pure Tung Oil and again allow it to dry.

Then I can assemble the rifle. If this critter functions half as well as it looks, I will be more than delighted.

Your pictures aren't working, those are links to Imgur rather than to direct .jpgs. If you just post the links like this they will work although people will have to click through each one.

https://imgur.com/rMrTYsw
https://imgur.com/z25kmD8
https://imgur.com/9XHAvxT
https://imgur.com/N5IRoyH
https://imgur.com/upsJBFR
https://imgur.com/GEJWixv
https://imgur.com/p59R2LA
https://imgur.com/bgqEA3I
https://imgur.com/XzXOA3q
https://imgur.com/dhStH7n
https://imgur.com/jqj6PPd
https://imgur.com/0ngXjTe

MajDave 11-06-2019 04:26 PM

Not crazy about the gas cylinder or gas lock but the rest of that Rack Grade is very nice. Minimal visible pitting and the non refinished parts look real good. I think you hit it out of the ball park with that one. Enjoy you new shooter.

4th_AD_son 11-06-2019 04:27 PM

Open the imgur image, right click...choose “copy link”. Come back to your post and hit the photo icon (the yellow one that has mountains), simply paste the link you just copied.



https://i.imgur.com/z25kmD8.jpg

brianm767 11-06-2019 04:36 PM

From the pic the gas cylinder looks to be WRA, could tell for sure with pic of the top ring, but it looks identical to the one that was on my RGSPL.

RandyP 11-06-2019 04:36 PM

OK - I 'think' I might have this figgered out - lol - thanks for the help!

https://i.imgur.com/rg4PFDv.jpg
https://imgur.com/rMrTYsw.jpg
https://imgur.com/z25kmD8.jpg
https://imgur.com/9XHAvxT.jpg
https://imgur.com/N5IRoyH.jpg
https://imgur.com/upsJBFR.jpg
https://imgur.com/GEJWixv.jpg
https://imgur.com/p59R2LA.jpg
https://imgur.com/bgqEA3I.jpg
https://imgur.com/XzXOA3q.jpg
https://imgur.com/dhStH7n.jpg
https://imgur.com/jqj6PPd.jpg

RandyP 11-06-2019 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianm767 (Post 1883244)
From the pic the gas cylinder looks to be WRA, could tell for sure with pic of the top ring, but it looks identical to the one that was on my RGSPL.

I'm holding it my hand right now - how would I tell if it's a WRA? The top ring flat has a "3" stamped in it if that helps?

Shomway 11-06-2019 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RandyP (Post 1883254)
I'm holding it my hand right now - how would I tell if it's a WRA? The top ring flat has a "3" stamped in it if that helps?

Not WRA then. WRA would be more round and have file marks from the attempt to round it....

RandyP 11-06-2019 05:22 PM

I may lightly try to buff out the exterior rusty spots and then apply some Brownell's bake on flat black or some BBQ grill spray?

The gas tube also has one punch mark on the right side above and to the right of the stacking swivel screw.

Ronwall 11-06-2019 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shomway (Post 1883259)
Not WRA then. WRA would be more round and have file marks from the attempt to round it....

Not to be confused with a Korean gas cylinder. Good stuff in the below thread.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=126026


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