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    Guide Gun into SBL

    So my old shoulder can't take the punishment of the hard plastic but plate anymore.
    And seeing how I like to tinker anyway, I am turning my GG into a Blued SBL long barrel.
    This is how it sat in its original configuration when I got it many moons ago.



    So far I have installed the XS full rail, Lower Tang and Big Loop.
    Took about an hour of hand fitting the loop to the lower tang, a few areas of the loop were over sized compared to the original.
    Desided to smooth out the trigger a bit as well.



    Thursday the Pepper Laminate stock set should arrive.
    I also have the 1895CB mag tube to install, this will increase capacity 2 more rounds.
    Here it is waiting for the new stock to arrive.

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    Well I received the stock set yesterday and got it installed.
    Took a bit of fitting on the butt and the forearm, nothing bad, was just a bit to tight.
    There is a very small chip on the top at corner of tang, but not noticeable unless you really look for it.
    Shouldering is much more comfortable and it balances better.
    I am pleased and think it looks great.

    Next will be fitting the longer mag tube, that may be a few weeks as the barrel will need
    a new dovetail cut up front.
    I may also cut the barrel back 1" and drill and tap for the XS ramped sight.
    On order will be a Leupold VX-3i 2.5-8X36 mounted in Leupold QRW2 high rings,
    That should be just high enough to clear the rear peep sight.

    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compa...-3i-2-5-8x36mm

    Last edited by Hylander; 10-31-2019 at 09:23 PM.
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    Got my new Leupold 3I 2.5-8X36, the rings are Leupold QRW medium.
    I think it fits the 1895 well, not to big.
    Also loaded up some Barnes 300gr. TSX FN on top of H4198.
    Will go the range Sunday and see how she does.
    Next will be the long tube install.

    Last edited by Hylander; 11-15-2019 at 10:53 PM.
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    She's a beaute. You are definitely making it yours. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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    dang that's not a guide gun but a 1972 vintage BO. kinda sad. dont get me wrong. your gun do as you wish, make it your own. just wish it was a GG not a BO

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    Quote Originally Posted by vt4ster View Post
    dang that's not a guide gun but a 1972 vintage BO. kinda sad. dont get me wrong. your gun do as you wish, make it your own. just wish it was a GG not a BO
    I forgot this was a BO.
    Oh well no matter, it is changing anyway.
    I love the rifle, but the plastic butt plate is just to hard on the shoulder.
    Last edited by Hylander; 10-29-2019 at 12:07 AM.
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    PM sent in regard to your BO stock.
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    Buy a replacement stock that you can have cut so you can get a Kick-eeZ recoil pad mounted.
    Then save the original .
    Always better to carry "too much" gun and too many cartridges...
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    Not sure how any of that helps with recoil.
    I might be in the minority but I despise the rails and big lever loops. I always ask "why?".
    "It looks cool".
    Always better to carry "too much" gun and too many cartridges...
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