The date is actually 2-10-2009
2/1954 Enfield .303 (Top)
Model of 1917 Remington 30.06 (Middle)
6-1970 Remington Nylon 66 .22 cal (Bottom)
2 groups shot using my 1917 Enfield by Remington 30-06 rifle.
Open peep sight, not the graduated one but the stationary one.
100 Yards distance!
2nd group after test shot. All went high and left once again but my grouping was much smaller as I tried quite hard to aim at the same spot repeatedly. This was not shot from a bench. It was kneeling and leanint against a stump using the 1917 Enfield with it's original open peep sight flipped down in the forward position.
First group while aiming at center target. They were all high and left.
Here you see a test shot after the first group of 6. I aimed at the Orange target and hit high about 3 inches and left 1.25 inches.
First Group I aimed at the center of the target.
Second group I aimed at the Dot an inch below the Big black square in the center.
30-06 M1917 bedding job after retrofitting the action into a Weatherby Vanguard synthetic stock that I removed from my .300 Win Mag to re-stock it with a Richards Semi-fancy walnut stock. 1-17-10
Larger View of bedding job. Yes the magazine does come out, I just didn't take it out for the pics. Did you notice how nice the bottom of the action form fitted?
The tang and trigger area. Also notice how the top of the bolt ramp came to a sharp point. I still have some fine sanding to do around the edges, but I got in a hurry. This is an example of why you should take your time!
Here you can see the pillar from under the rifle. The bottom metal fits very securely too!
You can see where the epoxy compound filled around the bottom metal nicely. It also snugged the magazine too.
The tang screw hole with pillar installed too. All gaps are filled between the stock and bottom metal too.
The magazine follower after grinding it to allow the bolt to be closed after firing the last round. I re=blued it with a pen bluing product.
Notice the front of the bottom metal is recessed, but I was still able to keep a snug fit between the metal and the synthetic stock without having epoxy paste come over the top of the metal.
Pretty tight fit on the tang screw and metal. I already slipped when I was tightening the screw. What do you expect? The screw is 92 years old and was buggered before I got it.
Here you can see the complete bottom metal and how it sticks out of the bottom of the stock a bit. This allowed me to keep the magazine the original length and still hold 6 rounds and not 5.
Here is a pic of my M1917 after my hokey paint job and bedding job, sporting my new Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40 scope with BDC retical.
Notice the bolt channel. I had to carve that because the .300 WM has a straight handle.
See tight fit, but could use more fine sanding. I will get to it and repaint the whole rifle.
Bedded front of the action and first inch of the barrel.
Another shot of the tang and bedding
Opposite side bedding of the action and first inch of the barrel.
A little further back showing the bedding of the action. See how snug it fits?
Another shot of the tang from a different angle.
This is 3 shots at 100 Yds. Not bad 'eh?
Same 3 shots at 100 Yds at 1/2 inch. 1-17-10
This is 5 shots at 100 Yds. Just over .75 inches. I'll take it.
Here is the ruler to show the .75 inch. 1-17-10
Does it shoot? Well this is 5 shots at 200 Yds. What do you think?
Here is a ruler to show just how big the spread is. 2.25 inches is pretty good for 200 yards, I think so, anyway. 1-17-10
Here is a better view showing it is more like 2 1/8 inches. I like it. 1-17-10
5 shots at 300 Yds. Could be better. I was getting tired and I think the shots being so far apart, was me, and not the rifle.
Another pic to show it was more like 4.5 inches and not 5 inches. 1-17-10
4 -7-10 New camo paint/re-paint job I did Top View.
4-7-10 Left side
4-7-10 Right side
4-7-10 Bottom Rear. I added my initials for the heck of it!
4-7-10 Left side another view.
4-7-10 Right side another view.
4-7-10 Close up of left side butt
4-7-10 Close up of checkering on left fore arm.
4-7-10 Close up to show paint detail.
4-7-10 Overall right side
4-7-10 Overall Left side
4-7-10 Contrasting paint on front sight. Looks and works really cool. With light background it looks black or white with black tip dot. With black/dark background it looks white.
4-7-10 The green is just to be different
4-7-10 Can you see the red on the side of the sight blade? No reason, just to be different again!
4-7-10 Front sight tip red.
This was the first stock that arrived from Richard's Microfit Stocks. I had ordered it without air vent holes in the fore-end and with a 9" fore-end. This was not correct, so I sent it back. Pics 1 to 13 are of the stock I sent back.
9-23-10 Here is the replacement stock after rough shaping and inletting. Pics # 14 to 39 are of this stage.
9-28-10 Here is the rifle after smoothing the rough shape and completing the pillar and glass bedding of the action and free floating the barrel for accuracy.
Pic #'s 40 to 60 are all of this stage.
That is so cool! you can see the stamp markings in reverse of what is stamped on the underside of the barrel.
I have a chip to work on. I am not quite sure what I am going to do yet to fix this, but I will figure something out.
11-4-10 Here it is! It is looking as it will when I complete the job. I have some more coats of oil to put on, but this is how I wanted it to look!
Pics 61 thru 77 are uploaded today. I hope you enjoy!
Here is a view through the scope. Sorry its so blurry. I tried! LOL
Here we go. See the sniper Reticle? Each of those little lines near the bulls-eye are 5 MOA apart. This helps range your target!
100 Yards bench to target.