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Old 11-11-2019, 01:35 PM
RandyP RandyP is offline
 
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My rifle is now assembled and functional.

a BIG thanks to youtube videos and this website when it came time to assemble the bits and pieces back into the receiver - LOL That new stainless 17-7 op rod spring is one stout rascal.

I replaced the clip latch spring, just because it was cheap and easy, and now also know that it takes a lot more force than I expected to load a full enbloc clip. I'm using dummy rounds I found online.

Now comes "The Longest Wait" until I can present it to my 45 yr old son for Christmas. In the interim I'm awaiting a replacement rear sight cover/spring that I will take to a local trophy engraver to personalize for the lad.

Life is good.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:32 PM
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Hey Randy, post some pics of the stock after the ting oil process.
I think Iím going to do the same with mine.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:32 PM
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Here are the pics after assembly:




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Old 12-12-2019, 08:13 PM
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Looks great Randy! I do about the same with mine except use pure tung oil and a very little sanding.
One question, how do you go about getting a rifle in Chicago?
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:23 AM
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how do you go about getting a rifle in Chicago?"

I supplied the CMP with my FOID card and other info and then used the regular CMP ordering process, shipped to my home via Fedex as is typical.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:18 AM
Whitpusmc Whitpusmc is online now
 
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That’s a beautiful CMP stock, very well done!

Has anyone tried using the USSR stain on one then Tung Oiled it? Say for a darker look?

Whoops there’s a ton of examples here so question answered

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....highlight=Ussr
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:20 AM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
 
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NIce rifle


As much as i like a matching gun the point of these rifles was the price point IMHO.

I have seen some old NM rifles that are all mis matched wood/metal colors/Finishes.



If You go buying new gas cylinders/locks and other fresh parts you might have as well just bought the CMP special thats refinished 100%


You have a rifle you can now enjoy and shoot with little fear of normal wear and tear of worse some damage from use.


Brownells 083-002-812WB
Dark Parkerizing Gray


or check local hardware stores for high temp paints in shades close to your barrel?
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