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New 404 Jeffery gets a barrel
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Have a new 404 being built and got the photos from the metalsmith back today and thought some here may appreciate them. Thanks to AR member McKay for parting with the Satterlee action. He offered it to me 3 years earlier, and still had it when I finally made the decision to move forward with this project. Morris Milani of Alaska Arms did the barrel, it's one of his half octagon, half ovate profiles with all features integral.Thankfully Morris had the Kriger 1-14 twist blank in inventory so that shaved months off the project versus having to order the blank and wait. As soon as it comes back to me it will be off to the stockmaker Steve Durren and hopefully ready for our next Africa hunt.













Middle blank will be the one going on this rifle.
 
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Can't wait to see the finished product!
Looks like it's going to be really beautiful.
 
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That stick in the middle.....wow!!! What great rifle it will be.



 
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Wood! Without reading further, you made the correct choice in my opinion, but I’m sure it wasn’t an easy one!


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That stick in the middle.....wow!!! What great rifle it will be.

Stuart,
You had a hand in this project, and thank you for that. I hope you got the dummy rounds Morris asked me to send you.

John
 
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Who just has a spare Saterlee action hanging around? shocker
Excited to see this project come together. popcorn
Thanks for sharing.


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That stick in the middle.....wow!!! What great rifle it will be.

Stuart,
You had a hand in this project, and thank you for that. I hope you got the dummy rounds Morris asked me to send you.

John


I did get them. Thank you, they will come in handy as I've been working up more actions several of which are 404 actions.



 
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Looks Great!!!


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Who just has a spare Saterlee action hanging around? shocker
Excited to see this project come together. popcorn
Thanks for sharing.


Think I might have a couple more if you are in need! rotflmo


Mac

 
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Think I might have a couple more if you are in need! rotflmo

Mac,
Shhh, wife is hinting she needs a 375.
 
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Think I might have a couple more if you are in need! rotflmo

Mac,
Shhh, wife is hinting she needs a 375.


Ya got a Satterlee action in that too. Roll Eyes


Mac

 
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Now those components will make a fine rifle!


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All the makings of an outstanding .404. Morris does incredible work! Can't wait to see the finished product.
 
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Morris not only created a very attractive front half barrel contour and at the same time got rid of a million hours of work associated with half octagon/half round.

Very original...I like it! I would shamelessly plagiarize!
 
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That looks like it will turn ou nicely!


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