Made myself some new Steyr wood

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  1. Thepointman

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    I've been planning to make a new set of wood for my old Steyr for a while now. Since I'm now winding up and finishing law school, which took all of my extra time, I finally got around to getting it done. This old gun is serial number 273 and started life as a LG100, 10 meter rifle. I bought it and converted it for field target a couple of years ago.

    Since I've performed all of the conversion work myself, I decided to continue by making all of the new stock parts here in my shop in Nashville. I also applied all of the paint, hydrographics and finish myself. I still have some fine finish work to do, but you should get the idea from the photographs. Also, you can read more about these additions to my gun and other custom parts I made for it on my web site at: http://usfieldtarget.com/?page_id=528

    Here's what she looks like now:
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    I incorporated a knee riser into the forearm of the rifle so it will move up, down, fore and aft.

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    I like the function of the original cheek piece, so I kept similar lines on the one I made.

    <a href="http://usfieldtarget.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_14401.jpg" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://usfieldtarget.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_14401-300x225.jpg" alt="IMG_1440" width="300" height="225"></a>*
    I made this custom, anatomical grip to fit my hand. I finished it out with a custom screw cup I made here on my lathe.

    I've tried to assure that everything incorporated into this rig has a purpose for field target. The parts that I've made have been carefully thought out. Of course, the process is ongoing and I will continue to tweek the fit this season before I take it to Lithuania and hopefully this old girl will bring back some good results. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height="14" width="14" alt="happy.gif">

    Take care,

    Harold Rushton
     
  2. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

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    That is some amazing work.
     
  3. Sharpe

    Sharpe Semper fidelis

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    Very, very nice!
     
  4. mr dink

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    That looks great how did you get the butt hook to angel down from the butt.
     
  5. Tench

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    Very nice! I like the use of bicycle bits!
     
  6. cwprice

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    The butt hook fixing that goes into the frame has a straight edge and an angled edge at the ends, you just need to change it around.
    Sorry if I am stepping on your toes Thepointman.
    Chris
     
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    Thank,s i,ll give that a try.
     
  8. mr dink

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    Job done tried in the garden it feels better ,just a thought Harold when you made the pistol grip did you think of putting a thumb up position or do do like the thumb round position.
     
  9. kilty

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    Looking great Harold. Wish I had the skill to do something like that.
    Is that the RAW riser?

    btw. Great to see that your bum bag is still giving good service:D

    All the best. Barry
     
  10. saddler

    saddler Phil Gee

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    That bumbag does look good. Stylish and hardwearing, the perfect combination.
    Barry, if I was to desire such an item, do you have any idea where I could get one from?
     
  11. kilty

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    Hello Mr Chairman:D
    Best see a guy called Kilty
    He sorted me out:shot:
    Good shooting with you yesterday Phil.
    That wind...........
    When we started we both thought we were going to clear. How can things change so quickly.:eek:
     
  12. Thepointman

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    Knee Riser

    Thanks for the kind words guys! I really appreciate it!

    The knee riser is one made by MAC1 here in the USA. I've been using those for several years now and they work well. Will probably develop one of my own before too long as there are some things I would like to do differently.

    Barry, the bum bag is still working like a charm! Kind of like shooting field target from my favorite recliner. It is a dang nice piece of kit for sure!

    Take care,

    Harold Rushton
    http://www.usfieldtarget.com
     

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