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Building two brno hornets, though i'd share some photos. Note on the close ups of works that show how to remove your rasp marks. (I'm using a No.13 rasp at this point.) After scraping like I have you can just go on 220 grit sanding. All the detail work isn't done yet, just the scraping procedure.















 
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Beautiful work. But I am wondering if a person could make that look even nicer by cutting down the magazine so it sat flush with the wood and changing that trigger guard to a Blackburn shape?
 
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Building two brno hornets, though i'd share some photos. Note on the close ups of works that show how to remove your rasp marks. (I'm using a No.13 rasp at this point.) After scraping like I have you can just go on 220 grit sanding. All the detail work isn't done yet, just the scraping procedure.


















Looking good Roger, did you miss your appointment at the nail salon. Chuckle
 
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I need to build one of those to go with my Brnos and SAkos..Id need to buy a hornet for that project..Beautiful work, show and tell when finished, very impressive Roger.


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Beautiful work. But I am wondering if a person could make that look even nicer by cutting down the magazine so it sat flush with the wood and changing that trigger guard to a Blackburn shape?


Changing the bottom metal would not be practical because the double trigger and size of the guard. Is this a bit more appealing to you?, This rifle shown is using the same bottom metal only engraved.

 
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Ray this is more refining and the first sanding of 180 grit.



Close up of Butt-stock and refined cheek piece



Close up of stock with some water to reveal colors and character.
 
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Building two brno hornets, though i'd share some photos. Note on the close ups of works that show how to remove your rasp marks. (I'm using a No.13 rasp at this point.) After scraping like I have you can just go on 220 grit sanding. All the detail work isn't done yet, just the scraping procedure.



Looking good Roger, did you miss your appointment at the nail salon. Chuckle


I found their treatments were a bit severe.
 
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Custom inletting compared to factory inletting of stock.
 
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I think messing with that bottom metal would spoil its uneckness (Spelling went so.) but you get my point..Awesome rifle..


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Atkinson Hunting Adventures
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Roger,
Beautiful job. Must be nice to have a stock blank or two lying around..... I really like the way you inletted the action and left the extra wood. Please post more pictures as you make progress.

Thanks.
 
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Building two brno hornets...


Nice work! Thank you for sharing pictures of the project; it's enjoyable to read this thread and see the progress.
 
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Roger, thanks for sharing the pictures.

I have seen those little rifles at gun shows before and thought they were neat...but I never thought they were all that stylish. You changed my mind!

Nice work.
 
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Roger, Did you ever get your hands on the #3 that I "sold" traded to you?
 
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Beautiful. I have a soft spot for these little rifles.


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Roger, Did you ever get your hands on the #3 that I "sold" traded to you?


I haven't got the model 1 yet, it's still at Duane's place.
 
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Wow... that will be one beautiful custom when finished and love the caliber!


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Very Nice work Roger. Great looking cheek piece and beautiful wood.

Thanks for taking the time to post updated pictures.

It's going to be a unique and handy lil' rifle when finished!

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I've seen a few of Roger's beautiful rifles. He can do it from digging out the root ball to a finished rifle.
 
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Echo all the above compliments - very impressive work, as always! I've always wanted one of these beautiful little rifles, especially in this chambering, but they're well out of my reach, I'm afraid. Another dream gun unrealized....
 
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Great work Roger, looks awesome, can't wait to see it finished !
 
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The master’s make it look easy!
 
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That's the perfect Hornet.


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Sure would like to see the finished rifle too.


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That is a stunning rifle.
 
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I must say my mod. 70 is the perfect 22 hornet for me !! overkill some say but makes my world go round.
 
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As requested by some, here are the measurements of the action and the rear section of the barrel in front of the receiver ring in imperial and metric.




 
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For those interested in seeing the rifle in a more completed stage here are some photos.



 
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Beautiful!
 
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Damn! Get it to the states and tell me what you want!


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As requested by some, here are the measurements of the action and the rear section of the barrel in front of the receiver ring in imperial and metric.







First class, Roger, thank you. Final piece of the puzzle in place, project back on. A true gent as well as a fine craftsman!

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Can hardly wait to see the pores fully filled. Very nice woodgrain.


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Curious what makes you think they are not filled. Stock is already checkered. Thinking out loud.
 
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It just looks like it has no depth and has more finish to go. Only Roger knows for sure.


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True.
 
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Love it, my Sako L-46 is all but a clone to the Brno Horned and stock design is the same. I built it 40 years ago as my African safari rifle in 6x45, even bloodied it in Africa on PG. and a Kudu was the largest..Now its regulated to whitetail deer, Javalina, and coyotes, and an ocassional Mule deer behind my Idaho home...My cowboy ,rancher, cattle inspector grandson shot his first deer with it near 30 years ago, and all his deer since, sees no reason for another gun, so its in my will to him..


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Atkinson Hunting Adventures
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rayatkinsonhunting@gmail.com
 
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