I’m on the horns of that dilemma right now. Do I rebarrel a #1 from 9.3x62 to 7x57 and oil finish the stock, OR, sell a few things and buy a Dakota M10 in 7x57?
In that vein, who would you guys trust to rebarrel a No1?
definitely just buy the Dakota. Rebarreling and cutting the extractor isn’t trivial. And then are you planning on building a bee quarter rib so you can use Talley rings? And install front and rear sights? $$$$$
Or if you’re a man of great faith, you can pray they bust the quarter rib off that is green loctite installed. If they don’t mangle it you might be able to reuse it replicating the flaws of the original #1?
better things in life to spend $1000-$1500 or more on than this endeavor, especially since you don’t get to keep the original number 1 in the process. The solution is always add more guns!