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· El Kabong
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gave my bud a few months ago a Remy 522 Viper, because I did not want it. I told him to find me an older good tube fed, bolt gun. So he calls me up, and says: "Come see what my sister found in the desert a few months ago".

The Model 72 was made between 1938 and 1949

It is so rusty and caked over with crap. Flash floods had taken its toll.
I scraped enough off the barrel, to read some of it. Filled it up, and sprayed it down with Kroil.
Got the stock off, its swelled out an 1/8 inch all over.

When I get the bolt unseized, and can take it a part, Ill know if I what to rebuild it.

Dang I love a challenge.





 

· El Kabong
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It wasnt a trade. I gave him the viper for a nephew who is shooting comp, this only rust bucket was just something that happened along.
I did tell him, that I got the better end of the trade, his nephew did not agree :D
 

· El Kabong
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You guys are all a bunch of half empty beer cans.

I already have torn it down, got a nice shiney bore. Bleached the stock and have it drying. I'll order up the parts I need, and in a month it will be ready to plink away with.
 

· El Kabong
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Guess there were more at the pawn shop....


I call this work of art.... BoxOrust




The hard part is over
 

· El Kabong
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Wood complete



I may put another coat or two on it. Didnt expect it to look brand new, but its a tad better than it was.
 

· El Kabong
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Due to the amount of scale on it. I washed it in oil first, then sanded the scale down. This weekend it will get sandblasted, then crowned, then duracoated.
 
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