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New Rifle Project

Posted on 12/06/2011 10:50:55 AM PST by GunHoardingCapitalist

So earlier this year, I came across a great deal, two late '60's Winchester model 94 30-30's, one was in decent shape and had an octagon barrel (unfortunately not the collectable one) and the other a total rust bucket I was just going to use for a wall piece. Paid $50 each for them, great deal! I got thinking last night that I should just do something crazy with the rust bucket it since it will never be a valuable rifle so I stripped the old blue off and started working on the pitted rust and it came to me. Being the Packer fan that I am, I have decided to make it into Green Bay Packers tribute piece. This is what I am thinking, powder coat the receiver, barrel band and sights green bay green, then powder coat the barrel, magazine tube, trigger, firing assembly and lever assembly yellow. As well as engraving the team logo on the receiver with gold inlay. Now this is where its going to get interesting, I am thinking about making a custom grip for it turning it into a long barrel lever action 30-30 pistol. The rework on the lever handle would not be that difficult to modify for a full pistol grip, just some cutting and TIG welding. I figured since I already have four model 94's already and this is almost a total loss to begin with might as well have some fun with it. Any thoughts or suggestions?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; fun; project; rifle; winchester

1 posted on 12/06/2011 10:51:05 AM PST by GunHoardingCapitalist
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
I would suggest painting rather than powder coating as it would be far cheaper.

I'm not sure why you would take a firearm and offer it was as a tribute to the modern equivalent of bread and circuses, but people have spent more time doing sillier stuff.

2 posted on 12/06/2011 10:59:05 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Sounds like a good creative project.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 10:59:47 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Turning a rifle into a pistol can have some ramifications...

Better look into the laws on this. I seem to recall that there were legal issues with the old Broomhandle Mausers with the stock/holster, and of course, there’s minimum barrel length for any rifle or shotgun.

I don’t know what the legal ramifications are, but they might well get ugly.

Good luck!

Mark


4 posted on 12/06/2011 11:01:39 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

I suggest you volunteer some of your time to the poor, infirm, or disabled.

Naa, just kidding. How about hand-engraving each of the legal names of the residents of the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin onto the stock? Then you could post pictures of the result in News/Activism.

Naa, just kidding. Great idea. Didn’t know there were octagonal barrel models that “weren’t valuable.”


5 posted on 12/06/2011 11:02:16 AM PST by golux
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

If you decide to paint it instead use Duracoat.
http://www.duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/


6 posted on 12/06/2011 11:03:46 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

re: Rifle, Pistol. Consult ALL aspects of FAA


7 posted on 12/06/2011 11:05:30 AM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too damn busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

It is technically a violation of the 1934 National Firearms Act to convert a rifle configuration to handgun.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 11:08:38 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

While you are at it, why not take your family Bible and remove the cover and replace it with the cover of a Mad Magazine.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 11:11:28 AM PST by fish hawk (bottom line: I'm voting for WHOEVER wins the republican nomination)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Sounds great to me! And, being a GB and gun fan, I’d love to see the pics of your progress!


10 posted on 12/06/2011 11:14:59 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: fish hawk

Now there is a great project!! Thanks for the laugh of the day!!


11 posted on 12/06/2011 11:41:08 AM PST by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
Any thoughts or suggestions?

I know that the Pack beat the Stillers last year, but it's easier to work in Black and Gold and we're gonna whack the Packers this year. {It's a little levity, I know you've got guns}

12 posted on 12/06/2011 12:06:06 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

If that works, you might then try taking a Daisy air rifle and giving it the same treatment with NE Patriot Blue and White. No pun intended, just a political statement.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 12:19:10 PM PST by JakeS (This would be a good time to read John chapter three 1-21)
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To: MarkL
Better look into the laws on this. I seem to recall that there were legal issues with the old Broomhandle Mausers with the stock/holster, and of course, there’s minimum barrel length for any rifle or shotgun.

If he keeps the barrel length to 16 inches or longer there is no problem, unless the feds have implemented a total over all length criteria since I last looked.

14 posted on 12/06/2011 12:54:33 PM PST by calex59
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To: Okieshooter

“It is technically a violation of the 1934 National Firearms Act to convert a rifle configuration to handgun.”

We can thank the NRA for writing that law.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 12:59:11 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

The Feds will use any excuse they can to put you away. Just look at the guy trying to get his rifle fixed for firing more than one round. But don’t worry, we live in the land of the free—you’re free to do what you’re told.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 1:42:32 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

No offense but I imagine the result would be a very fugly looking piece. In addition to the valid legal concerns of turning a rifle into a handgun, I think the handling of such a thing would be awful. The grip would have to be longer than the lever it would be ridiculously barrel heavy.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 2:11:10 PM PST by Hacklehead (Nearly all social problems in America have liberalism as their root cause.)
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Here is a lever action pistol based on a model 92 Winchester. It is legal since it is originally built as a pistol and not a conversion.

http://www.rossiusa.com/product-list.cfm?category=17


18 posted on 12/06/2011 2:57:03 PM PST by Okieshooter
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
Being a life-long Packers fan I'd like to point out that Green and "yellow" are not the team colors.

Just saying...

19 posted on 12/06/2011 3:51:43 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: golux
I suggest you volunteer some of your time to the poor, infirm, or disabled.

Ok, he can call it the "Brett Farve Tribute Rifle".

20 posted on 12/06/2011 4:06:18 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
This is what I am thinking, powder coat the receiver, barrel band and sights green bay green, then powder coat the barrel, magazine tube, trigger, firing assembly and lever assembly yellow.

Consider Lauer Custom Weaponry's Firearms' Duracoat instead. It's actually more heat and abrasion-resistant than powder coat, and far less prone to chipping or c racking. It's become my finish of choice in preference to either the old British military *Suncorite* or H&K's proprietary finish on their MP5 and HK33 SMGs and rifles. And, yep, they've got the GBT colours you need.


21 posted on 12/06/2011 4:27:31 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
This project has all the makings of a "hold my beer and watch this" news story. Let's review the findings:

Midwestern male

Reasonable amount of handymandedness

Interesting project to take on over the miserable winter

A man, alone in his workshop for hours on end

22 posted on 12/06/2011 4:37:28 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Yeah yeah, I know its green, gold, and blue, but gold paint looks like poo.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 8:21:16 AM PST by GunHoardingCapitalist (The Second Amendment was created to protect all Amendments)
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To: rabidralph

Actually a Pacific Northwest Male just for the the record.


24 posted on 12/07/2011 8:37:44 AM PST by GunHoardingCapitalist (The Second Amendment was created to protect all Amendments)
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From ehow.com:

According to the Packers website, the official team colors are dark green, gold and white. Many professional colorists refer to the Pantone color system to match colors appropriately. To be more specific, the corresponding Pantone Matching System (PMS) numbers for the Green Bay Packer team colors are 5535-C (dark green) and 1235-C (gold).

25 posted on 12/07/2011 8:49:04 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
Yeah yeah, I know its green, gold, and blue, but gold paint looks like poo.

No, Rhodesian *babypoo* paint on a FAL looks like poo. It's supposed to.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 2:10:42 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Thanks for the clarification. I’ll keep an eye on the Seattle PI for your story :-)


27 posted on 12/07/2011 4:39:38 PM PST by rabidralph
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