Thursday, November 20, 2014

Building a Girly Rifle Part 2

The 1st thing I wanted to take care of was the action job. The 10-22s internals do not come from the factory smooth, they are as they left the mold. 
Although this gun's internals didn't look as bad as others I have seen.
The sear, dis-connector, hammer, firing pin, extractor, trigger plunger, hammer strut and bolt were all polished.
I then jeweled the bolt

Here is the bolt after re-installing the firing pin and extractor.
 The inside of the receiver is painted, the paint was already chipped and pealing away
So I polished the inside of the receiver as well
The paint Ruger uses is thicker than the anodizing they used to put on the 10/22 receivers. I had to polish the bolt stop hole in order to install the KIDD bolt buffer. I used 220 grit paper wrapped around a punch.

Next up was the scope. I cut the Mossy Oak camo skin and stretched it to fit, using a heat gun. Be careful, the stuff heats quickly.


I Installed it on this Leapers 3-9x40mm scope
I decided against the anodized pink scope rings. Perhaps one day I will learn to anodize aluminum. 
Thanks to Amazon I scored a made in the USA set of aluminum & stainless scope rings from Weaver. These rings will supply the necessary room for the 40mm objective and their hollow base design allows for using the original open sights if the scope should fog or fail.

The lower portion of these rings are aluminum and match the receiver & barrel on the 10/22

The Weaver rings are top quality, as you would expect from a product made in the U.S.A. 


Next I polished the stainless tops of the scope rings.
 As expected the fitment of the rings was right on the money
Last up was the painting of the magazine, using the Krylon Glitter paint

Here is the rifle finished