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those darn bitter clingers

You may not know this, but one of the ways Traction Control pays the bills is by running an FFL; this is his stock level from nine days before Election Day to 51+ days after:

Yeah, he is basically out of ammunition.

One can only assume that his numbers are fairly representative of what transpired at other FFLs, accessory companies, and firearm-related stores across the country if one remembers what happened about [...]

still for sale: cbrps white standard mosin-nagant stock

STOCK HAS BEEN SOLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

Since neither person who was supposedly interested in the White Standard CBRPS Mosin-Nagant stock I have for sale ever bothered to respond to emails, the stock is still for sale, and still at $275 OBO.

If you are interested, leave a comment here, or email me at "linoge (at) wallsofthecity (dot) net".

I know you know someone for whom this would make an awesome [...]

for sale: cbrps white standard mosin-nagant stock

STOCK HAS BEEN SOLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

Well, I was going to disassemble this thing and spray-paint it silver, since it needs to be painted something and I just wrapped up painting a shower rod (who in their right mind makes a shower rod out of a material that can rust?), but the thought struck me that there might be some folks out there who want the stock in its original white coloration. [...]

so you want to assemble your own 10/22, the stock

[See previous posts on the receiver, fiddly bits, the bolt, the barrel, and the trigger group.]

So if you have been following along thus far, you should have all the parts, pieces, and assemblies necessary to put together a device that is capable of chambering a bullet and going bang… but it would not be particularly comfortable to shoot. Which is where the concept of "stocks" comes in.

And this is yet another area [...]

so you want to assemble your own 10/22, the barrel

[See Part 1 for receiver options, Part 2 for a documentation of the fiddly bits, and Part 3 for a discussion on bolts.]

Everyone knows that if you take a football and just huck it in the air, it will spin out of control and come down Lord-knows-where. So what do you do? You impart a bit of spin to it as it leaves your hand, and the nose stays forward and it goes more-or-less [...]

so you want to assemble your own 10/22, receiver fiddly bits

So the last post discussed your options when it came to the receiver of your 10/22 – the part that constitutes the actual "firearm" of your gun. Obviously there are a few more pieces necessary to help it function normally in your 10/22, and that is where this post comes in.

We are going to discuss the bolt in an entirely separate post, but aside from the receiver itself, you will also need two [...]

well that was a little scary

It turns out that shoving the appropriately-sized drill bit in the takedown screw hole, spinning the 18v drill up to its maximum RPMs, and spending a few minutes trying to nudge the drill bit forward in the stock… actually works. 

I did not even have to countersink the screw head – it moved so little it still fits in the existing countersink on the stock – but the action is now firmly attached to [...]

so you want to assemble your own 10/22, help!

In reality, my 10/22 build is almost completed now, despite me not having gotten around to even really starting on the parts involved, or the instructions for doing so, or whatnot.  What can I say?  I am having more fun building than writing. 

However, I have encountered one last problem that I thought outside of my abilities to fix… but I might be wrong, and that is where you guys come in. 

So [...]

appleseed-related bleg

Does anyone have a spare Mark 1 Mod 0 M4 collapsible stock we could borrow or buy for cheap (I would be willing to trade a patch or two for it…)? Just the stock, not the buffer tube or anything.

Better Half and I are bony enough that having a standard plastic stock jammed up against our collar bones (like it will be during prone exercises) is not exactly the most comfortable thing in [...]

a blackfeather for your cap

Long-time readers know I love my M1A SOCOM II to death, even though I do not get to shoot it nearly as often as I might like thanks to steadily-spiraling ammunition prices and a distinct lack of ranges comfortable with it going off on them. However, there are times – rare, but still times – that I wish I had gone with a more… mainstream design of that particular platform.

As those old and [...]

they’re (almost) heeeeere

You have seen me write about this… well… a lot, but the time may be finally upon us – supposedly all of the parts and necessary materials have arrived at the shop, and supposedly my CBRPS Mosin Nagant Stock is entering its final stage of production.

However, if you want one for yourself, they have opened a new ordering period, probably until the 5th of December, and possibly until the 15th of January (hard [...]

i think the hook is well and truly set

Around about a year ago, I gave my father a Mossberg 500 that I won for being best of the worst in a vaguely IDPA-ish shooting match. In its original configuration, it was a pretty standard shotgun – wooden furniture, stupid-long barrel, minimal sights, etc. – but when my parents came to visit a few months back, he brought along an 18.5" barrel that we swapped out and operationally tested, so now we are getting [...]

invasion of the desert kitties

Considering how much I am looking forward to the Caracal match at ORSA in May (Have you signed up yet? If not, you should…), it should come as no surprise to my readers that I am intrigued by Caracal’s entry into the bolt-action rifle market and am somewhat surprised at already seeing [...]