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    Bubba what have you done?

    Hey folks here's what I'm Hoping to start as a going thread about rifles Bubba got to with the hacksaw and ruined perfectly good rifles with.

    It doesn't matter if it's a milsurp rifle per se however It must be a rifle that has worth in it's original condition and Bubba has gone and removed parts or tried to "improve" a firearm like drilling Shell holders into the comb of a shotgun(yes I have seen Bubba even doing it via video).

    This thread isn't meant as a name or shame and I'm fairly sure there's a few Bubb'd rifles in people's safes on here that they've tried to restore so also don't be afraid to show your handy restoration work on returning a Bubb'd 303 back to it a full wood glory.

    Admin feel free to delete if you feel this is not the sort of thing you want it's just a case of seeing how people "experiment" with rifles.

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    I'll see your Springfield 243 and raise you a straightpull bolt pistol

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    And an SKS having a very bad day.

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    Impressive woodwork there.

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    Anything with a suppressor on it that isn't a .22. I've been casting about for a decent Brno Fox in .222 but every one I've seen so far has been owned by some young guy who thought it was a cool idea to cut the barrel in half and put a silencer on it.
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    My pursuit of aging , collectable .22 rifles has run into the same issue time after time . Dont people have any respect for history any more ?
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    My pursuit of aging , collectable .22 rifles has run into the same issue time after time . Dont people have any respect for history any more ?

    You speak my mind good sir.

    Usually the attempts of "improving" said firearm make it completely useless or worse.

    Like painting a K98 Stock Baby Blue and chroming the metal work which I've had the misfortune of seeing.

    After seeing that I was tempted to grab the bleach and pour it in my eyes hahahaha

    God that was a bad one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    Hey folks here's what I'm Hoping to start as a going thread about rifles Bubba got to with the hacksaw and ruined perfectly good rifles with.

    It doesn't matter if it's a milsurp rifle per se however It must be a rifle that has worth in it's original condition and Bubba has gone and removed parts or tried to "improve" a firearm like drilling Shell holders into the comb of a shotgun(yes I have seen Bubba even doing it via video).

    This thread isn't meant as a name or shame and I'm fairly sure there's a few Bubb'd rifles in people's safes on here that they've tried to restore so also don't be afraid to show your handy restoration work on returning a Bubb'd 303 back to it a full wood glory.

    Admin feel free to delete if you feel this is not the sort of thing you want it's just a case of seeing how people "experiment" with rifles.

    To start it off here's one I saw todayAttachment 100250
    I see what you mean but in the case of an 03 springfield, back in the day it was the same as 96/98 mausers, p14/p17 enfields, 303's of all their types etc.
    They were readily available and cheap to redo into something more appropriate especially if they'd had a hard life and were shot out.
    If that 03 was in good original nick and you were to do that conversion now you'd be an idiot. Back then, not so much.
    But I digress-yea there are a lot of bubba'd firearms out there and I am looking forward to see what pops up.
    P.S. what nick is the 03 in?
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    Hell, I could write a book on some of the bubba'd firearms I have seen come into my workshop over the years! One of the most memorable was a Bayard single shot .22 from a West Coast possum trapper that came in for a misfiring problem. The metalwork was pretty rough and the original stock was broken years before. It had been 'restocked' with a totara fence post, shaped with an axe and an adze. It still had moss and lichen over most of it and was shaped like a wedge. The bore looked like the Strongman mine. I felt sorry for the guy and sold him a Toz 17 in good nick for $50. I binned his rifle but wish I had photographed it for future reference!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    I see what you mean but in the case of an 03 springfield, back in the day it was the same as 96/98 mausers, p14/p17 enfields, 303's of all their types etc.
    They were readily available and cheap to redo into something more appropriate especially if they'd had a hard life and were shot out.
    If that 03 was in good original nick and you were to do that conversion now you'd be an idiot. Back then, not so much.
    But I digress-yea there are a lot of bubba'd firearms out there and I am looking forward to see what pops up.
    P.S. what nick is the 03 in?

    Best described as rough.

    It's at H&F Dunedin if you feel like a restoration project?
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    Whoever did that to that K31 should be knee capped. Also, couldn’t agree more regarding the suppressing of classic rifles.
    Saw a Brno Mauser in Guntraders in Hamilton last year which some hire-a-hubby level woodworker had made a stock for, could’ve been used as a doorstop such was the profile.
    More meplat, more better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiroatedson View Post
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    Yes yes it certainly is.

    I've seen that on a group I admin on FB hahaha

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    At least it looks like a "bolt on" adjustment that can be undone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    At least it looks like a "bolt on" adjustment that can be undone....
    Yes, but once seen it can't be unseen... )-:>

    Would look period correct with a Sten Mk 2 coathanger skeleton stock, but kick like a mule.
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