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    Got the XS Ghost Ring installed today!! Here are some pics!

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    Well, my XS sights came in today, as soon as I got home from work I installed them! Easy install & very high quality product. While I was at it I went ahead & disassembled the rifle & gave everything a good cleaning & polished all of the action parts a bit. I must say I was very surprised at how rough the metal work was. I removed all the burrs, cleaned everything up with emery cloth & ploished it a bit. I must say it is much smoother now, but I think I can do better.


    -Ian
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    Sharp looking gun!!!
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    I have the same model rifle and my action was pretty stiff when I got it too. You can get some lapping compound from Midway for not much money. I got the one with the three different grit levels. Amazing the difference after a couple hundred cycles with each grit and a good cleaning in between. I still need to do the action job they have here on the forum though.
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    A few more screwing around with some effects settings. I can't wait till Sunday to get out to the range!
    Behold a pale horse and the one that sat on him was death and...he carried a .45/70...Oh yeah, Hell followed too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny V View Post
    I have the same model rifle and my action was pretty stiff when I got it too. You can get some lapping compound from Midway for not much money. I got the one with the three different grit levels. Amazing the difference after a couple hundred cycles with each grit and a good cleaning in between. I still need to do the action job they have here on the forum though.
    I will have to look into some of the compound from Midway, as well as look up the action job here. The smoother the better.

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    Look into the aluminum magazine follower too from Wild West Guns. I'm one of these guys who'll hose out a rifle with brake cleaner and then tear it apart to clean. The follower is the plastic piece in there that will be ruined by gunscrubber.

    Using the lapping compound was laborious, but pretty easy over all. You can see the spots in the action and on my bolt now where things were smoothed out (broken in, worn together) by the compound. I figure that after I get done with the action job, it'll be really fast. The rifle cycles real smooth, easy and fast right now though, so it hasn't been much of a priority for me yet, but I'm getting bored sitting around the house all day, so you never know!
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    Wasn't the XS sold by 'Ashley Outdoors' originally. Maybe a name change or something. That's where I bought it from year ago.
    Love my ghost ring and the updated post on my 1895ss. Point and click.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FordyFySebendy View Post
    Wasn't the XS sold by 'Ashley Outdoors' originally. Maybe a name change or something. That's where I bought it from year ago.
    Love my ghost ring and the updated post on my 1895ss. Point and click.
    I believe you are correct. XS used to be Ashley..
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    Man thats a beautiful gun! Your makeing me jealous!
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    I just ordered the scout rail yesterday!
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