Monday, November 21, 2016

The 10/22 Target Rifle Project part 11: Final Assembly

This is the 11th and final post on this build, if you missed the others, you can find them at the links below

Part 1: The Planning
Part 2: The Trigger Assembly
Part 3: The Receiver
Part 4: The Bolt
Part 5: The Scope
Part 6: The Barrel
Part 7: The Stock
Part 8: The Stock cont.
Part 9: The Stock cont.

Part 10: The Stock completed

After several weeks (months?) of work, Ava is ready for paint and final assembly case you missed it, Ava Lord from Sin City A Dame to Kill For was the inspiration for the paint color.

I am going to use Rust-Oleum semi-gloss white as the base coat, I am not sure a base coat is needed, but I figured it couldn't hurt.
I'll follow the base coat with the Rust-Oleum pearl mist and then a Krylon satin clear coat

Here is the 1st coat of white semi-gloss, after two coats I will wet sand and then add the Pearl Mist coats

After two coats of white base, 3 coats of pearl mist and 2 coats of satin clear, the stock is ready for assembly.

the final that I get it in the natural light I see plenty of flaws....but then I have always been my hardest critic.

Material List:
  • Planks of Poplar wood
  • Popsicle sticks (for creating "feature line")
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Bondo brand body filler
  • Bondo Spot Putty
  • JB Weld classic
  • JB Clear Weld 5 min Epoxy
  • Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Glue MAX
  • Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover
  • RustOleum 2in1 Primer
  • RustOleum Universal Metallic White Pearl Mist
  • RustOleum Specialty Metallic Silver
  • Borghese Nail Lacquer in Che Bella Red 
  • Studio 35 Beauty non-acetone nail polish remover
  • Mother's Mag & Aluminum Polish
  • Permatex Valve Grinding Compound
Tool List:

  • Mill Drill
  • Table Saw
  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Dremel 
  • Drill Press 
  • Cordless drill 
  • Files
  • Rasps
  • Silicone spatula (for spreading body filler) 
  • Popsicle sticks (for mixing bondo/epoxy)

Costs for the project

Factory beech wood stock: $5.00
Poplar wood for stock modification: $13.00 (just a guess, I used less than 1/2 the wood I purchased)
Pearl White Paint: $6.88 
White Flip-Flops (recoil pad): $0.98

I already had the sand paper and Bondo, so I wont include those. I also wont include things like drill bits or other like items purchased for this build, since I can use them on other projects.

Factory (new take-off) v-block & screws: $13.70 
Gently used factory 18.5" stainless barrel: $40.00

Ruger Charger Receiver: $76.00 (including the shipping & tax)
Used Bolt & Charging Handle: $34.00
Custom stainless take-down screw: $8.00
KIDD Rear Receiver Tang: $25.00 

Complete Trigger Group, gently used: $30.00 
Aluminum Trigger housing: $15.00

KIDD Auto Bolt Release: $13.00 

KIDD Trigger Spring Kit: $9.50
Wurstmeister stainless oversize trigger pins: $5.20
Atomic Arms red billet trigger: $19.95
KIDD Bolt Buffer: $8.00 
Home-Made Bolt Buffer: $1.00

Weaver stainless/aluminum scope mounts: $19.00 
6-24x50mm Rimfire Scope: $36.92
50mm Scope Sun Shade: $3.99
Silver Spray Paint: $3.95 

Total: $382.00

There are a lot of ways we could have attacked this project. We could have bought a new stainless rifle to start with, but that would have cost us around $300 or so, besides we needed to modify and polish the receiver, so no sense in buying new. 
We have a little over $200 in our base rifle (not including the custom parts) so we saved around $100 there.

All told we spent $382 for a good looking rifle with some custom touches that you can't buy for that price.