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Need Ideas For Swede Stock

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The thread on two piece stocks got me to thinking about this Swede I picked up a few months ago:

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Someone cut and target crowned the barrel along with cutting the stock right at the front barrel band for a Mannlicher look. Over time, I've decided I like the look but not the execution.

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I like the idea of a different material spacer but I really don't know what shape the muzzle end really needs to be or how to properly shape it since there is no muzzle cap.

 

I'd appreciate and thoughts or suggestions.

 

Thanks! :D

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Check out the muzzle? caps at Brownells or Midway.

 

I got one of these for the Mannlicher that I'm working on. I had cut the swede barrel down to 20 inches so it's a bit thick. I didn't think that it would clean up and look good but I was able to open the cap up and get the barrel to fit like a glove. This inlets back over the stock and will help you get a nice thin line from the forearm up to the muzzle cap.

 

That stock appears to have enough meat to thin it out like Z1R's rifle. You may have to glue a spline into the cleaning rod slot. Than can be made to look nice and blend well. At least it would give you some good practice and you wouldn't have to worry about inletting a barrel, action and magazine into another stock. I'd be really tempted to use what you have.

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Ah, I didn't know there were muzzle caps available! I'll have to check and see, thanks!

 

It is my fervent hope that this stock can be used and turned into something I really like.

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You can make a cap out of what you already have, just remove the top, then remove the front sight and reattach further forward. that alone would help a ton.

 

Or, do away with a metal cap all together and use ebony, and again, move the sight forward.

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The sight is soldered on I suppose since there's no screws. I'll have to ponder on this...

 

Moiving a soldered sight is easy, which is why I suggested it. Move it so that the front of the ramp is even with what is now the front of the barrel band/cap and it will look a ton better.

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Why put a cap on the muzzle? Here is one of mine with no cap. riceone

 

 

 

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Kinda hard to not put a cap on when it already has one. That's much easier when you are making the stock from scratch. But on a finished stock that already has a cap you might be better off cutting off the end where the cap was and adding a piece of ebony or the like.

 

This one has an ebony cap. This is no high dollar custom but it illustrates the concept. It was once a fullstocked rifle with a muzzle cap and barrel finished at 20". That barrel is long gone and in it's place is this 27" 6.5x55 barrel. The end where the muzzle cap was was cut off and a piece of ebony used to make a cap in the style often found on Mauser "M" models and some African Special models. This is the recyled poor man's milsurp African Special:

 

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Just a sporter, like yours, made from a milsurp stock. Now, if you're restocking, then there are many more options.

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