|Project by Jerry||posted 10-08-2009 05:09 PM||16475 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Here are a few pictures of an old pawn shop .22 I found for $40.00. The action and bore were amazingly good given the rough exterior of the little .22. There were many thousands of these made and they can be found very cheap. Look at the picture of the little .22 “As found” in this projects gallery.
Here is a little example of what you can do in your workshop to give new life to an otherwise “unloved toy”. I fix them up and give them to new shooters or kids (With parents permission of course). A friend of my wife’s 10 year old son has this one and it is his prized possession, this is priceless to me and we have taught another young man gun handling and safety at the right time in his life.
I reshaped the pistol grip and narrowed the forearm a little, adding an ebony tip, grip cap and butt plate help dress it up a little. The ebony faux cross bolt plugs give it a “Big Game Rifle” look. Silver Gun Kote baked on the bolt and a cold blue touch up completed it. My cat approves..
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