everything except receiver and likely side scope mount is intact. Now looking for a donor rifle or action 11xxxxx to 15xxxxx ish serial range or possibly a scrubbed type like sedgley action.
Could you show us the inletting, never seen the inside of an Owen.
Thank you. Looks similar to many stockers of the day, lots of use of chisels. Expediency of the process put money in his pocket. Too bad someone less skilled added to an otherwise wonderful stock for the sake of a few ounces.
You even got the correct Lyman 48 with the flat top that fits into his lowered rear bridge. Does it have the PG cap with a little trapdoor? How is the barrel marked? Doesn't look like it ever had a side mount, no wood missing on left side.
What's the story of the de-wat?
48 slide has all the numbers removed not sure if that's his work or not, Has the grip cap. No real story on the Dewat, My buddy buy these kits from companies that sell the parts after destroying them for police and court he could tell based on stock work it was a pretty fine rifle. Don't know any more history on how something like this could have ended up nearly destroyed.https://imgur.com/a/DZ5fgQp
I can't make out the number on the barrel but it sure looks like mine which was made for A & F to sell. You can probably get a letter from G & H on it.
Its 705 not listed on GH website but it does look to be the AF serial range
The Griffin and Howe list is probably numbered by the Springfield serial number, which seems to be missing. I would sacrifice a thirties vintage 03 action to complete that rifle. I guess it was an iron sight rifle. Wow. I assume it is not for sale.
listed by owens number but missing 705,
Looking for a good donnor rifle or action for the project,
Sorry not for sale
Congratulations on the new project, we hope that you will keep us up to date on the progress.
I notice the Owen list has a few Springfield serial numbers. However, I assume the SA numbers are nowhere to be found on these parts. We can't wait to see the finished product.