The final post for this build, if you missed the other click on the links below:
Part One: introduction and the search for parts
Part Two: The stock
Part Three: The barreled action
Part Four: The Bolts
Final Assembly starts with the feed throat sleeve, I use the bolt to get it inserted.
After fully seating, it is a plastic/bakelite type material that is a dark brown color.
The screw on the bottom secures the feed throat in place
The front sight is installed
As is the rear sight
The finishing touch is this Tasco 4 power x 15mm objective rimfire scope that came on a gun I bought a couple of years ago......it has been waiting for a home and now it has one.
The finished product:
Before and After pictures:
Rifle: $20.00 a yard sale find, it was missing the trigger guard, sight elevator and bolt, the butt plate was also broken
Incorrect Bolt: bought for $25, sold for $40 = +$15
Correct Bolt(s): $67.50 from an ebay seller and a second one for $35 from the gun show, total cost = $102.50
Trigger Guard: $1.00 (came with a spare stock I bought at the gun show)
Sight Elevator: $4.30 from Gun Parts Corp
Butt Plate: $0, re-purposed from an earlier project
Scope: $0, came on a gun I purchased
Spare parts (trigger, trigger guard, screws etc..) $1
(the cost of the broken trigger guard and screws was refunded and I paid $1 for the receiver piece that had the trigger, spring, pin and screw)
the products and tools used to perform the work I already had, so we won't include those
I sold the additional parts I had purchased in ebay for: $24.99
I also sold the extra bolt that I refurbished for: $99.99
Total cost: $153.80
recouped investment from the parts sold: $164.98
I came out ahead on this gun by $11.18, you can't beat that!
I was able to take the gun out and test fire it, the rifle fed and ejected the shells as designed and we have good solid primer strikes.
That puts a wrap on this project, time to look for another one