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 Rebuilt Lyman GPR

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Location : Boncarbo,Colorado
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PostSubject: Rebuilt Lyman GPR   August 12th 2017, 10:38 am

My friend and I at rendezvous earlier this year, found an old beat to hell GPR and after some talking, I told my friend to make him an offer. He ended up with the rifle and we did our survival walk and we took first. He missed twice with the new rifle, but still, we had a blast.

I spent a lot of time on the barrel. The last own, rusted it up badly to the point I actually had to spend 1 to 2 hours on EACH barrel flat and draw file the surface smooth again.

The wood was roughly shaped. I wasn't able to do a whole lot with the lock panels as the owner had take a lot of wood out, but I at least got them into shape and clean looking.

For the barrel/tang I used LMF browning solution and all the other smaller parts I hit with birchwood casey plum brown, including the lock and hammer.

The stock had a ton of white sap wood by the tang and lock area, so I had to use birchwood casey walnut stain and stain that area with a few coats, then hit the entire stock with dixie gun works antique gun finish stain which is a reddish brown.

My friend went crazy over the color. For once, he called something beautiful, and I agreed lol!

He ordered a bunch of parts/accessories once we finished up shooting. The rifle is dead on at 50 yards which surprised the hell out of me as I just centered the sights as best I could. Makes it a heck of a lot easier when things go that smooth.

One thing I never noticed in the past... The GPR has a REALLY short LOP! I measured this one at 12.5" LOP.

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Age : 67
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2017-04-19

PostSubject: Re: Rebuilt Lyman GPR   August 12th 2017, 11:25 am

Really fine work. You caught my attention with the GRW finish. Haven't tried it, but I'll be looking into it.

Dunno what to say about the LOP though. From the description of the work by the previous owner, I'd be surprised if he had the skills to shorten it and do a good job of fitting the butt plate.  I've never measured the LOP on my GPR's, but they sure seem longer than that.  I'm 6'4" with arms about as long as an orangutan, and it seems just right for me and definitely too long for my 5'7" wife.  Next time I have the safe open I'll have to measure.

Great job!
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Age : 62
Location : Massachusetts
Registration date : 2009-02-03

PostSubject: Re: Rebuilt Lyman GPR   August 14th 2017, 9:37 am

That's simply a beautiful stock. 
Is the butt portion of the stock a custom-carved concave shape Question
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Age : 75
Location : Northern Missouri
Registration date : 2015-01-01

PostSubject: Re: Rebuilt Lyman GPR   October 8th 2017, 6:42 pm

I've built two of these kits. They are probably the best affordable kits on the market today. Trouble is I don't own either of these kits. I built them for the grandkids and a close friend. They both shoot great, but I didn't like the factory sights, so I replaced them with full buckhorn fixed sights. I won a GPP [ Great Plains Pistol] at a match and it is also a great shooter.
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