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Old 10-23-2018, 11:15 PM
lemmonhead lemmonhead is online now
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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That one does not look too bad. Depending on how much work you are willing to put into it and your skill level you could blend the cut off area well enough. Don't expect the stocks on these drill rifles to be in great or even serviceable condition. They still have drill rifles but they are getting down the the very end and the pickins are slim.

One of Dupage's issues is that it is hard to sell and ship a rifle as a barreled receiver due to C&R requirements stating that it has to be a complete or mostly complete rifle. Barreled receivers do not qualify as C&R. So they have to piece together the rifles with what they have available. You are basically purchasing a receiver and most of the stock metal for the $150, the stock is there to allow shipping.

I saw the couple drill rifles that the CMP brought to the Western Games for $150 and they were just as bad if not worse than these ones offered by Dupage.

Here are the most recent rifles that I have completed from my last Dupage purchase. These two are my personal match rifles. I try to clean up the welds as best as I can with a dremel but I don't try to hide the fact that they were once drill rifles.
The one stock had some nice cartouches and was in repairable condition, the other had a stock that was non salvageable so it was put in a Numrich $80 scant stock that needed a little TLC on the forend.

The S stock rifle has a NOS 4-groove 3-43 barrel and the scant stock rifle has a Criterion barrel. Both barrels were lapped together to the receivers. The bolts lugs were lapped prior to barrel installation and headspacing.

I used the scant stock rifle in the Western Games. It is the most accurate vintage rifle I own. I was able to shoot a 98 slow prone and 100 in prone rapids, we will not talk about the off-hand debacle.

Both of these rifles started with a weld similar to the rifle on top

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Old 10-24-2018, 09:51 AM
LiRC220 LiRC220 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Columbus, IN
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Lemmonhead,I agree with you. I'm glad Dupage is piecing these together so they can ship to C&R holders. Not too worried about to stock as this one will be built into an A4 clone and get a new C stock.

I bought a drill rifle down at the South Store last March that was a beauty. Must have been deactivated and put in storage. Already have it reactivated and it shoots lights out with the new Criterion barrel.

Should be a fun project bringing this one back to life.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:03 PM
DeltaTango DeltaTango is online now
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Foristell, MO
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Well, I’ll drive out to my little local gun shop in the morning and meet my $150 Dupage drill rifle. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. I’m not expecting much as far as wood, just hope to get something salvageable. I’d like to restore it with a globe target sight if anyone has one that they could part with.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:09 PM
retread retread is online now
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Default How are they looking

A buddy and I got 5. Ive got the one I wanted cleaned up really good. Stock was cracked but have a uncle of mine that likes stock work and hes got it ready. Were going to work on other 4 tomorrow so Ill try to get some pictures as we go.
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