Meet my new friend, The Swede.

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,445 Senior Member
    I think it'll look fantastic with or without the forend cap, for the record.
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    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,102 Senior Member
    Caleb, since we're cyber adding the ebony, what would you think about putting it on a bevel?
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    or
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    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,946 Senior Member
    Iffin you're going to add one I like Paul's second example best.

    However, If it's me and I added one, I'd make the joint straight and bevel the front.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    I vote no on the forend tip. It looks great plain, would look tacky if you add a tip and don't checker it. Looks all business now, don't detract from it.

    Another vote to leave off the forend cap piece thingy. The rifle has a pure, classic look now, anything more would just detract IMO.

    And, I think I'm in love. Would LOVE to set up a rifle like that. Maybe someday - right now hunting regs and ability to shoot kinda limit its practicality, but it's still a neat, gorgeous piece of work. (Good call on the Williams sights, too! :wink: )
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    Hi Swede. Good to meet ya.
    Someone sure did a nice job working with you:up:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,102 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Meh. A bevel is too Weatherby-esk. (Caleb, don't ya just love how we are redesigning YOUR rifle?). :-)
    Hey, I'm just offering ideas :tooth:
    Plus I figure it's a lot easier to look at these mock ups and decide, "Hey, I think it looks better that way" than installing it one way and then thinking, "Man, I wish I would have done it that way instead of how I did it.

    I think the ebony will improve its overall look, and apparently so does Caleb from his comments, the "how" he adds it is completely up to him
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,136 Senior Member
    Another nice job!! Can't do wrong with a Mauser. My vote is to leave the fore arm as is. Since the wood is plain and it looks like a beavertail(??) type target forearm, it would look out of place.
    I really like the finish on the metal!! Is it anything special??
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    Caleb, since we're cyber adding the ebony, what would you think about putting it on a bevel?
    caleb2.jpg
    or
    caleb3.jpg

    If I add a tip it will be a straight joint, I've never cared for the Weatherby style forend tip. Thanks for the suggestions though.
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Another nice job!! Can't do wrong with a Mauser. My vote is to leave the fore arm as is. Since the wood is plain and it looks like a beavertail(??) type target forearm, it would look out of place.
    I really like the finish on the metal!! Is it anything special??

    It is a beavertail type, I'm about 50/50 on the forend tip right now. The metal finish is just a bead blast and hot salt blue. It's a Russian capture Mauser so it's not a perfect cosmetic specimen so that's why I went with a matte finish. I wanted to leave the **** marks as they tell part of this gun's history.
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Meh. A bevel is too Weatherby-esk. (Caleb, don't ya just love how we are redesigning YOUR rifle?). :-)

    LOL, no problem, I appreciate the suggestions.

    Maybe someday I'll do a forum voted build.
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    Probably end up engraved with gladiators.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,102 Senior Member
    calebib wrote: »
    If I add a tip it will be a straight joint, I've never cared for the Weatherby style forend tip. Thanks for the suggestions though.
    You're welcome, as I said, figured this way you could see the options without committing to them, like cutting would :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,946 Senior Member
    It's your baby Calebib, But me I really think it's next to perfect as is. It just looks so fine!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,946 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Meh. A bevel is too Weatherby-esk. (Caleb, don't ya just love how we are redesigning YOUR rifle?). :-)

    I really agree, but it ain't my gun. I do have faith he will do what will look best. But me, I think he already accomplished that. That is one sexy lookin rifle. Of course if I did it, I'd have to have a scope. It's not a matter of asthetics or looks or whatever, I just can't see good enough anymore to shoot without a scope. But that thing for someone with good eyes is perfect as is in my book. I've never seen a sexier rifle on this forum than that.

    I do have one similar, but not near that sexy, because it's still in the Military metal finish. And it's still got the stepped Mauser barrel and in 8x57.

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    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,946 Senior Member
    It's also a Boyd's Classic stock in pepper laminate. In the pic it doesn't have the bolt bent or drilled and tapped yet. It still sports the Military Safety and trigger. Right now it's at my Gun Smith's getting the bolt bent, drilled and tapped, and also removing the rear sight. And then it will have a Beuler Safety and a Timney trigger installed. I plan to make this one a 6mm Remington for several reasons, number one of which I miss my old one.

    But after the 6mm Rem., my next and final Yugo sporterization project will be a Swede. I want a 6.5x55 like this. I had tossed around several ideas such as a 6.5x57 and even the .260 Remington. But though the .260 would be by far the most practical due to ammo availability, I am too much into asthetics to build one in a modern cartridge like that I guess.

    The Swede just rattles my cage too loud. This one here of Cales is inspiring the hell out of me at this very moment. It is just a brilliant creation of something classical. Even though the real Swedes were made in the older 94,95, and 96s, and maybe older designs, when put in a 98 action it realizes its full potential which is as good or better than any of the others. It clearly has more case capactity than even a 6.5x57. So even though it's not a true reproduction of a rifle that has really existed, it is a production of a more perfect specimen.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,946 Senior Member
    One more thing to think about, a classic stock like this with a dull classic finish will look funny with an ebony tip. I don't know, that's just me.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    The Boyd's classic is a great stock for the money, if somewhat portly. I ended up taking quite a bit of material off mine to get the profile I wanted, probably as much as a quarter inch in some areas. I also lowered the comb a little and cut a shadow line around the cheek piece.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,946 Senior Member
    I knew there was something special about your stock. What did you finish it with?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    Several coats of velvit oil then two coats of wipe on gel poly.
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