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Old September 5, 2012, 12:07 AM   #10
jdscholer
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Join Date: March 23, 2008
Location: Jefferson State
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I've done a little more work on this rifle since I posted. Basically it needed a system (besides black tape) to hold the barrel band and hand guard in place.

I went ahead and cut the stock back at the barrel band, and made a steel cap that fastens on the end with a screw that threads into an aluminum lug that I implanted in the cleaning rod tunnel. It works great, and after a little finish shaping, I'll put up a few pics.

This project is all reversable if and when I find a suitable forend replacement, but for now allows me to shoot and handle the rifle and use a sling without the forend falling apart. jd
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