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Offline mazo kid

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FBW rifle
« on: July 26, 2020, 03:14:37 PM »
I'm getting some pictures ready to post of this rifle. I actually bought it on eBay!

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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 03:24:26 PM »
I'm anxious to find out what an FBW rifle is!
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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 04:43:07 PM »
Actually, Falling Block Works only made receivers. IIRC, they made 3 different sizes. Mine is the J series, the mid-size.

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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 05:20:20 PM »
OK, here it is!

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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 05:21:59 PM »
Oh alright.

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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 05:24:18 PM »
I bought the rifle unfinished and it is still in that condition.  :-[    I only sanded a bit before tucking it away.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 08:01:56 AM by mazo kid »

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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 05:27:30 PM »
FBW makes sense to me now. I'd never heard of them before.

That's definitely a nice looking rifle. I bet it shoots nice too.
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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 05:30:12 PM »
So many projects, so little time! I rubbed some Mineral Spirits on the stock to show the grain. It is actually a very nice piece of wood.
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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 05:34:32 PM »
The rifle is chambered in 40-50 SBN and that is why I could get it shipped to me....obsolete chambering. My "other" unfinished rifle is also in that chambering. And NO, I have not shot it yet, just chambered a few rounds to test functioning.

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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 06:02:23 PM »
That's gonna be a really honey when you finish it, Em. You know I got a soft spot foe falling blocks!
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Re: FBW rifle
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 06:19:09 PM »
The guy I bought the rifle from said he was building it for the Coors Schuetzen match in Boulder, Co. I don't know why he sold it, but he must have been a pretty good sized man. The LOP is just over 14" and the rifle is quite heavy. I will weigh it tomorrow. I could save almost 2-1/2 pounds by replacing that brass hooked butt plate, replacing it with an aluminum or steel butt plate, and cutting about 1/2" off the stock. The rifle came with a palm rest; you can see the rail under the forearm.