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Thread: A singleshot.22 to fit the boy

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    A singleshot .22 to fit my boy

    I have had a Slazenger .22 single shot in the safe for years, I got given it by a family friend 20 years ago, it wasn't the tidiest, and had an incomplete bolt.
    I tidied it up and put it away thinking I will find a bolt for it one day. Sentimental value stopped me from dumping it.

    Anyways as my boy has started having a go with my old single shot .22 we take away on camping trips etc. and doing pretty well with it I wanted to get him his own . I scored a little Gecado a while back but it turned out it is missing its ejector... (Might have that sorted yet)
    Anyways leap forward to this weekend just been and we drop into the new local gun shop for a nosey, The first rack in the store houses the cheap and rough looking trade in rifles, First in the row is a Slazenger .22 single shot, scruffy stock but an ok Barrel and bolt.
    After twisting my wife's arm a few times my wallet is a bit lighter and the .22 comes home with us.
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    It is a full size stock, my boy is 7... A bit of quick research into LOP for kids, a few measurements and trials on cardboard and a measurement is obtained.
    A quiet evening at work sees me with a few hours spare to have a play with the cut off saw, a rasp and some sandpaper. The stock loses 70mm off the butt and I thinned up the grip quite a bit too so his little mitts can hang onto it a bit better.

    A quick sand down, not too fussy as it had a few bigger imperfections, A splash of Rustic Oak furniture stain and that'll do. I may thin the grip a bit further. The barrel is still full length, I can't justify the cost of getting it shortened and he will lose the front sight if I was to cut it.

    When he is bigger I will square the butt off and add a pad to lengthen the stock again, and later on again he can use the stock from my old Slazenger.
    2 Rifles, one bolt... Bugger.
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    Couldn't get the pics to load so lets try again,
    Cutting of its butt, and thinning the grip
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    Sanded down, no great finesse used but not too bad from a distance, a bit oil to hide the scratches
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    Ready to roll
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    Good work. The boy will love that.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Always good to have a project on the go

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    Good on you did the same for our boys.
    A single shot winchester.
    That was 15-20 years ago.
    Have given it to mate for his boys.

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    Nice-keep the old bit of stock. you can always graft it back on as needed later on.
    I did the same with an old Mossberg .22 years ago.
    I shortened the barrel, but (long time ago and don't have it for reference so a bit hazy on details) made a sleeve for the muzzle that I fashioned into a front sight and left a thread for a silencer. Only problem was the mag was a POS and never worked properly

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    may have an old slip on rubber recoil pad that you can have for when the boy gets a bit bigger if I can find it.

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    I did that with a Remington 510 Targetmaster. It had a bulge in the barrel so we shortened it behind that , hand filed a dovetail to refit the foresight , shortened the stock to suit , and went shooting.
    A boy can shoot off a lot of ammo in an afternoon even with a single shot ;-)
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    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    @berg243, thats awesome of you, cheers

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    @ROKTOY pm me your delivery addy cheers
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