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Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 09:29:38 AM »
Time to start with the more difficult task, inletting is a skill I want to master, so this is a good opportunity to get some practice.

I trace the outline with a sharpie



Then I start removing wood. I am using an Exacto knife tool, I thought it would be easier to be precise with this. I will remove the material well inside the line, then fit the saddle ring plate



almost there



pretty much done, I'll clean up the channel and edges a bit, but it fits flush on the back end and looks at home

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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #26 on: March 05, 2016, 12:22:58 PM »
    Looks pretty good.   :cool   If you're going to do a lot of that kind of thing a set of curved gouges and/or cabinet maker's chisels will come in really handy.
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #27 on: March 06, 2016, 10:22:50 AM »
    Looks pretty good.   :cool   If you're going to do a lot of that kind of thing a set of curved gouges and/or cabinet maker's chisels will come in really handy.

    thanks, yes I plan on buying more wood working tools....but I may need a bigger shop!
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #28 on: March 06, 2016, 10:23:27 AM »
    I then followed suit with the sling swivel



    almost there



    done




    next step is to clean up the edges and drill the holes for the screws
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #29 on: March 06, 2016, 12:06:59 PM »
     :thumbup1
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #30 on: March 11, 2016, 10:50:11 AM »
    Holes drilled and screws mounted







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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #31 on: March 15, 2016, 10:55:32 AM »
    My blog will be catching up with these posts

    http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-ruger-spencer-carbine-part-1.html

    The sling mount was pretty ugly, so I cleaned it up a bit before bluing





    I also had to slim down the front sling to fit the barrel band

    You can see it here compared to the Uncle Mikes swivel mount



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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #32 on: March 18, 2016, 10:32:24 PM »
    Nice.  Little mods here and there can really make the finished product shine.   :thumbup1
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #33 on: March 20, 2016, 07:06:51 PM »
    I was warned by some wood workers in the know, not to try and stain the stock with typical wood stain. I was instructed to use a dye. I had found a guy on line who made a replacement birch M1 Carbine stock look like a military issue walnut one, so I followed his lead.
    I used some Fiebings dark brown leather dye and a cotton swab



    I followed with some brown shoe polish



    here is what it looks like in the natural light, there are some dark areas, but I think it looks pretty authentic





    here I laid it over the top of an unmodified factory stock so you can see what changed

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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #34 on: March 20, 2016, 10:35:20 PM »
    looks great
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #35 on: March 21, 2016, 12:04:59 AM »
     :o

    Lookin' good! :thumbup1
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #36 on: March 21, 2016, 08:05:45 PM »
    Nice job.  10/22 stocks are notorious for poor re-finishing.

    Did you use a "sanding sealer"?  It is a clear product that is supposed to help eliminate the blotchyness that can occur with staining some woods.

    I never thought of using leather dye on wood.  I have used some of the wood dyes, and they are better than stain on certain woods.   
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #37 on: March 21, 2016, 11:45:20 PM »
    Nice job.  10/22 stocks are notorious for poor re-finishing.

    Did you use a "sanding sealer"?  It is a clear product that is supposed to help eliminate the blotchyness that can occur with staining some woods.

    I never thought of using leather dye on wood.  I have used some of the wood dyes, and they are better than stain on certain woods.

    nope, just the dye followed by some shoe polish
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #38 on: March 29, 2016, 11:15:34 PM »
    Coming down to the end.

    I installed the extended magazine release and performed an action job.

    The rear leaf sight I bought would not fit, so I installed this Williams peep sight. While the picatinney rail doesn't look period correct, the peep sight does.



    Next I installed the barrelled action into the stock and checked the fit of the barrel band.



    As I expected it would not fit as the new location is farther up the barrel where it is thicker. I needed to remove some material with a file



    Now it fits



    I then cleaned up the barrel band to prepare it for satin black paint



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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #39 on: March 29, 2016, 11:36:43 PM »
    Interesting project.   :thumbup1
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #40 on: March 30, 2016, 12:09:35 AM »
    This is coming along very nicely.
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #41 on: April 03, 2016, 10:05:11 AM »
    here is the latest blog post (which is lagging behind the progress here)

    http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-ruger-spencer-carbine-part-2.html
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #42 on: April 05, 2016, 09:49:56 PM »
    Here it is "done" for now, I will be adding a dove tail filler blank and swapping the peep site for the version without the picatinney rail.













    I'll have more pictures on my blog soon
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #43 on: April 06, 2016, 12:36:27 AM »
    The wood stain turned out nice.  Did you wax it at all for durability ?
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #44 on: April 17, 2016, 10:02:28 AM »
    nope, I might do that though

    The gun is finally done, I replaced the peep sight and installed a filler blank in the dove tail

     
    more pictures can be found at my blog

    http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-ruger-spencer-carbine-part-3.html










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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #45 on: April 17, 2016, 10:41:24 AM »
     :thumbup2
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #46 on: April 19, 2016, 06:41:08 AM »
    love the looks of it.  How is the handling compared to stock ?
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    Re: The 10/22 Spencer Carbine Project
    « Reply #47 on: April 20, 2016, 09:37:11 PM »
    love the looks of it.  How is the handling compared to stock ?

    It feels "smaller" and lighter in the hand, you also need to adjust your grip a bit due to the saddle ring. If I build another one, I will use a stud like a Winchester or Marlin and mount it farther forward.
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