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    Remington 788 Restoration

    Some "before" pics of the lefty Remmy 788 I got on TM.

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    What cal.? Looks like fun.

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    308, the superior caliber

    Stock is getting stripped, will shave the sides to get rid of the ding on the left. The rear sling stud is held in with insulation tape , and there is a second hole just in front of it. Planning on cutting the stock by about an inch, fit a limbsaver, and then using the offcut to make some wooden plugs to repair the sling stud holes. Will probably stain it darker brown, and then oil it.

    Blueing on action is fine, barrel needs a good sand and re-blue.
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    Cool, keep it coming.

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    Just a thought, how about making your own stock?
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    Toby, it's on the to-do list, I have pretty much given up on getting a Boyds laminate stock for the Marlin into NZ.

    Going to have a go at making a custom plywood stock for it, but it is around position 245 on the list ! If I start another woodworking project without finishing the coffee table legs, my wife is going to staple my nutsack to the workshop door...
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    Bloody woman, if a man says hes going to do something there is no need to remind him every 6 months about ffs.

    How would you make it out of ply wood?
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    Buy a single sheet of good quality ply. Cut it into rifle stock sized pieces, and glue several together until you get the desired thickness. Then bandsaw the general shape, use your favorite stock as a template. Rout a roundover on the edges, or go to town with a rasp. Use a handheld router to rout a chanel for the barrel and the inletting for the action, recoil lug etc.
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    Can you get colored die for wood like a stain but so you can see the grain. So you could make it look like a laminte stock
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    im having a play with just a plain piece of pine to test the water in stock making, just copying my sako 75 stock as much as possible
    the shaping isnt hard, just takes time with a bastard file
    ill either inlet it for a 22 with a broken stock I have or get real carried away and fit my brno 600

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    if you REEEEEALY want a boyds, it can be done.
    may I suggest you don't waste your time with pine, you will just end up investing a bunch of time and end up with a unusable piece of wood.
    I made a ply stock for my daughter and it worked out real good.















    there is a lot of time invested in making a stock from scratch. don't waste it on shit wood.
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    I find the hard part is inletting. Think thats the right word.
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    yep, the tip is to do the inletting first, then if you fluff it you don't toss away hours of work shaping.
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    Heres a silly question but how do you router out a hole right through for a mag and trigger to go in? I haven't used a router much. Or do you drill it out amd chisle the rest out?
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    I started out with just hand tools, rasp, chisels, hand saw, sand paper and a drill.
    I have a few more toys now days but they just make things quicker.
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