Building your own Double Rifle

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by tarawa, May 20, 2010.

  1. tarawa

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    As an off shoot of the previous 557 post, has anyone on this board actually built there own double rifle. Through another board's classified section I was lucky (or unlucky depending on how you view this) to aquire four .577 barrels and reamers. I also purchased a donor gun and some brass and bullets. My .577 project is going to become a reality. I hope it doesn't become a nightmare.
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    I also picked up a 500NE tube as well as a 577 tube from that sale. But I'm going to do a Ruger #1 for each of them. Now to find donor rifles for the conversions.
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    Did you purchase a contoured tube or a blank? I got two Obermeyer (?) and two Krieger barrels. If yours are blanks, what are your plans for contouring them?
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    Look at NE and the single shot 577 NE thread. AussieSteve is going to have his rifle cloned I think. Sights are going to be different. Mine is a blank.
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    AkMike,
    That #1 is a beast. What a great job. That is one heafty barrel.
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    AussieSteve says it's just under 13# with 2 mercury dampeners. It should be fun! It and when... I do the 500 NE it'll be on a strick diet compared to the fat boy!

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