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#1 FenderBender

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:15 AM

I received my barreled action from ER Shaw and just wanted to share some pics.

Below is what I had done to the Siamese Mauser action:

Alter Siamese Mauser action for .45-70 cal.
True bolt face
True face of receiver
Lap locking lugs
Forge and polish bolt handle for scope
Drill and tap action for one piece Leupold mount
Supply and install Sportsman Timney Trigger
Supply and install Timney Low Safety
4140 20 barrel, 1 in 22 twist, # 3.5 contour
Fit and testfire barrel to action
Premium blued bead blast matte finish of rebarreled action

Not done yet as I still need to decide on a stock and the optics, but am getting pretty anxious to try it out!

Are there any other siamese mauser stock manufacturers in addition to Richards Microfit Gunstocks?

Thanks,

Ben

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:38 AM

That will be a Thumper for sure. I will be curious to know how it feeds.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:42 AM

Wow! that barrel looks like a stovepipe. Lookin' good. Keep us updated.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:38 AM

Can you post photos of the rails and mag area?
I'd like to see what they did there.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

QUOTE (Rojelio @ Jun 10 2009, 08:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! that barrel looks like a stovepipe. Lookin' good. Keep us updated.

Rojelio



Ken,

I hope you never drop it on your toe - it appears to have a pretty high sectional density.

I'd like to re-barrel a mauser bolt action with a nontraditional bolt action caliber some day. For no justiifiable reason I'd like to have a bolt action in 35 Rem. I have a used 35 Whelen barrel in the corner so I'll probably just re-barrel and soft load with SR4759. I also have a spare Remington Model 30 action. They originally came in 35 Rem in the 20's. Imagine that, a 35 Rem in such a stout action. I'm thinking a small ring would be preferable and less wasteful.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:59 PM

Ken,

These are the best pictures I could get at the moment. Your comments would be greatly appreciated as I know very little about gunsmithing.

If you would like some more pics let me know.

Thanks,

Ben

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:09 PM

QUOTE (FenderBender @ Jun 10 2009, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ken,

These are the best pictures I could get at the moment. Your comments would be greatly appreciated as I know very little about gunsmithing.

If you would like some more pics let me know.

Thanks,

Ben


Ben, thanks for posting the photos. I started working on a Siamese conversion a couple years ago but lost interest in it after running into some technical difficulties. I put it up for sale last year but had no takers. Maybe one of these days I'll get back to it.

I probably don't know much more than you about gunsmithing but, most of what I've learned I got right here. There are some fantastic gun cranks that hang out here.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:21 AM

Ken,

Thanks for sharing the pic. Where did you pick up the stock?

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (FenderBender @ Jun 11 2009, 05:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ken,

Thanks for sharing the pic. Where did you pick up the stock?


The stock is a "modern classic" from Richards Micro-fit. The wood is called "black widow laminate."

#10 woodchuck

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:37 PM

You might check Great American Gunstocks. I built a .45-70 a few years back on a Siamese. Seems to me that I got the stock from Great American.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:33 PM

woodchuck,

Thanks, I will check them out.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 07:36 PM

If you look through this thread, you will find another Siamese stocked with a Richards modern classic. It is hardly recognizable as one. They leave a lot of extra wood on the stock. This may be trimmed and shaped as your heart desires. LL

http://www.sporteriz...?showtopic=7272

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (FenderBender @ Jun 10 2009, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ken,

These are the best pictures I could get at the moment. Your comments would be greatly appreciated as I know very little about gunsmithing.

If you would like some more pics let me know.

Thanks,

Ben



FenderBender,
Would it be possible to post some pics of the action rails from the bottom of the action? I have on of these that is aching to be converted and would also like to know what Shaw did in the rail/feed lip area. It looks like it is cut on one side only. Also, the bolt face and extractor are of interest, too.
Thanks in advance
Ken

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:09 PM

Ken, et al. I've done three and let my barrel guy do the rails on all. None look like the Shaw job, but rather look like standard magnum conversions. I have had to undercut the rails on one because the ctg is just so much bigger, but all works well.

I STILL can't post pics, but am working on it. If you need I can photo a couple and email to you. Just let me know.

Brad

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (BradD @ Jul 9 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I STILL can't post pics, but am working on it. If you need I can photo a couple and email to you. Just let me know.

Brad



May I be of some assistance?

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE (BradD @ Jul 9 2009, 08:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ken, et al. I've done three and let my barrel guy do the rails on all. None look like the Shaw job, but rather look like standard magnum conversions. I have had to undercut the rails on one because the ctg is just so much bigger, but all works well.

I STILL can't post pics, but am working on it. If you need I can photo a couple and email to you. Just let me know.

Brad



Thanks Brad. I will PM my email to you.
Ken

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:00 PM

Hey Jason,

Ken got a hold of me (finally) and I'm going to email him some pics. However if anyone else wants to see them, then I think I'll have you rescue me once again.

Brad

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:24 PM

**At Long Last**

Guys,

Brad emailed me some pics of his Siamese project and between mixed up emails and my work schedule I'm just now getting them online. Here goes:

Here's the difference between regular and 45-70 modified rails:


Here's how the smith that did the conversion handled the feedramp:


Here's a view of the entire action:


Here's a view of the bolt shroud and safety:


Here's another:


Here's a shot showing the difference between a regular M98's firing pin and the Siamese's firing pin:


And last but no least, here's one I apparently already had squirreled away in the archives of Brad's finished handy work. I couldn't resist:



Enjoy!

Jason

(Moderators: I moved this back up here to give it some air time with the latest pictures. I'll move it back in a few days. -J )

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

Jason,

Thanks for rescuing me again. I didn't remember that you had all those other pics, too.

Good job, no wonder you get to work here for free laugh.gif

Uh, come to think of it, it cost me money to do all the work in the pics...

Brad




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