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I imagine this will be illegal in your nation...

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  1. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    I imagine my single shot bolt action Sako will be illegal because it has a thumbhole stock?.....$#%$#%$#% ridiculous. Glad I live in Alberta...
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  2. kiv-c

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    In case you hadn't noticed, it appears that you had a very large knot just above the grip, which has recently fallen out.

    Easy fix, though. Just mix up a softball-size glob of JB weld and form it into the existing hole. Let cure thoroughly and shape with a rasp or a barlow knife. A quick coat of Krylon in the color of your choice and it'll be good as new. Hell, it may even be better, as it certainly will be stronger!

    All kidding aside, that is one beautiful rifle!

    Kiv
     
  3. Catpower

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    I have the same stock on one of my 700's I was wondering if it will too be illegal

    Guess if it is I will be breaking the law
     
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    Got a similiar piece of wood on my Savage 243Win...pisses me off to think of it
     
  5. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kiv,for the heads up on the flaw in my stock!!LOL...been wonderin' fer years what the hell happened to it!!LOL.....Tucson gunsmith Harry Lawson, who turned the stock for me as I watched, is undoubtedly spinning in his grave, along with Bill Jordan, Elmer Keith, Jack O'Connor, Frank Pachmyr and all the other rifle gurus of the past....

    Ron Burr
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

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    Sure is some differnt pattern, very very pretty Ron. Do you remember what the species is and how about the calibre? Great looking rifle, something to really enjoy.
     
  7. crusha

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    That's a very pretty custom Sako you have there. What caliber?
     
  8. ljutic73

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    Here's the story on the rifle. I built it in 1980-81. The action is a Sako medium length single shot bench rest action. The cut rifled barrel came from Wm. Hobaugh in , Phillipsburg, MT. and it's chambered in 7mm-08 Rem. The stock wood is exhibition grade Hawaiian Curly Koa from Ernie Paulsen in Chinook, Montana. I took it to Harry Lawson Co. in Tucson, where Harry turned it in his Cochise Thumbhole pattern and added the Tiger Maple grip and tip caps and his signature for end inlay. He also supplied the bolt shroud that I had fitted here by my gunsmith, the late Ron Propp. I did the inletting and finishing myself.

    Ron Burr
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  9. Bob Hawkes

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    Gorgeous Ron, thank you for the history on it.
     
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    Ron do you have any idea what happened to Harry's self built duplicator and patterns. I have always admired that stock......ok, lusted is more like it! I love beautiful wood and beautiful design, and that has both!

    Mike
     
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    My clearly sporting Ruger 10-22 will be banned because it has (gasp!) a threaded barrel!


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    Ditto for my clearly sporting Browning Buckmark target pistol. It also has (oh the horror!) a threaded barrel.

    What a bunch of horsecrap. What possible difference on crime does a threaded barrel make? And, I don't see an exemption in the proposed law for screw in choke tubes.
     
  12. bigdogtx

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    Oh, but Brian,,,,,,,the government won't come after sporting guns,,,,,,only the BAD guns,,,,,,,,wait until someone gets stopped by a newbie on the job and confiscates someone's K-80, SS, Perazzi and takes them to the station,,,,,,,,and all the efforts that it will take them to get the guns back........
     
  13. ljutic73

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    The last time I was in Harry's shop was 1983 when he turned a stock for my .338, so I can't tell you what's happened to it since then. It was quite a machine. 4 or 5 spindles as I remember. And he had literally hundreds of pattern stocks hanging from the ceiling in the duplicating room. The last I read was that Harry's son had taken over the business after Harry died but I don't know how current the info was or if the company still exists. The shop did some first rate metal work in addition to his stock work. The last time I inquired as to getting a supplied blank turned I thought the labor cost had gotten a bit steep, given how long it actually takes to do the rough turning and inlet which I had witnessed....an hour to 90 minutes tops.

    Ron Burr
     
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    Ljutic73: If you lived in the U.S. you would have to plug the thumbhole. How about we send you some of our Einstein politicians up there to you? BT100dc
     
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    Aren't bolt action rifles exempt? HMB
     
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    Than is one handsome rifle!
     
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    ljutic73

    Did you mean "would be", not "will be"...?
     
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    Yes, Scooterbum, "would be" is correct grammar....

    Ron
     
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