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#1 donmarkey

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

Well as some of you may noticed I haven't been around much lately. Actually I haven't been able to do a whole lot as anything lately without access to my shop. Well my divorce is final and I'm back to complete some projects that have been in the works. This one is ready to send off to the stock duplicator. Now I can get back to some of the other projects that I had to put on hold. I appologize to those that I was forced to put there parts on the back burner too. I'm back at it and I didn't forget about you guys (Jim and Mark and a couple others). This one is a 30-06 build on a 1909 argentine action.





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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:54 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:06 PM

Very nice. Did you make the bases?

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:24 PM

Sweeeet! tongue.gif You do great work but next time.... more pics!

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:56 AM

QUOTE (ken98k @ May 2 2009, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very nice. Did you make the bases?


Thanks yes, I'm still working on the peep for the rear base.
Don


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:08 AM

Don, I think most of us who look at that rifle and say "that's nice" have no idea of the talent, work and energy that goes into making a beautiful rifle. I especially like to look at it because I do a little of that type of work but not in that class. If that is a "10" then what I do is someplace about a 5. That is a classic rifle that puts to shame all the later style painted, rolled over and thumb hole stocks. I too will be watching for more pictures. riceone.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 03:26 PM

Don - Nice to have you back - Divorces are no fun - We've missed your input - Nice rifle and keep up the good work and informative post.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:23 PM

That's outstanding work Don. I'm glad things are settling out for you and things are getting back to normal.

-Jason

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:35 AM

Looking good! What kind of wood is that? I like the streaking in the butt. Looks a little wet around the bolt handle notch.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:14 PM

Nice work! You can lose your half-nuts in a divorce.

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#11 donmarkey

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (montea6b @ May 4 2009, 02:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking good! What kind of wood is that? I like the streaking in the butt. Looks a little wet around the bolt handle notch.


It's just a cheap piece of walnut, claro I think. It's just a pattern blank, I'll be picking up the stock blank this weekend if everything goes right. The streaking was a friend of mine practicing his faux work. It's sharpie.
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE (donmarkey @ May 4 2009, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's just a cheap piece of walnut, claro I think. It's just a pattern blank, I'll be picking up the stock blank this weekend if everything goes right. The streaking was a friend of mine practicing his faux work. It's sharpie.
Don


That's funny, you had me fooled! Any reason you put a tip on a pattern stock?

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE (montea6b @ May 5 2009, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's funny, you had me fooled! Any reason you put a tip on a pattern stock?


It was actually on an action at one time. I was never real happy with it. Since then a stockmaker friend of mine did a little magic to it. Along with some of the other custom touches I did the stock was second rate to the rest of the action so a pattern it became. I was happy with the rest of the action so I deceided to bite the bullet on cost and get a nice piece of wood for it and get the bolt handle checkered. Shoots 1" groups in the pattern with factory core lock 180's so I figured it was worth the money.
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:06 PM

good to see your back at it & thats going to be one nice looking rifle when finished.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 06:28 PM

Don that bolt handle looks familiar should it? Good to see your back at it

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE (tanglewood16137 @ May 9 2009, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don that bolt handle looks familiar should it? Good to see your back at it

Rod


Close up, had a little work done since you seen it.



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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:12 PM

That's going to be a really beautiful rifle, Don. I too am glad to see you back.

Divorce, ouch!! Well, look on the bright side, atleast you got the pool table!! rolleyes.gif

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