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Posted By: 375whelenIMP new RG Owen rescue project - 12/27/21 10:02 PM
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.

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Posted By: prairie ghost Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 12:36 AM
Could you show us the inletting, never seen the inside of an Owen.
Posted By: 375whelenIMP Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 02:08 AM
sure

https://imgur.com/a/COaAQql
Posted By: prairie ghost Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 03:49 AM
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.
Posted By: DanLH Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 05:06 AM
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?
Posted By: 375whelenIMP Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 05:19 AM
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
Posted By: DanLH Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 05:51 AM
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.
Posted By: 375whelenIMP Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/28/21 08:21 PM
Its 705 not listed on GH website but it does look to be the AF serial range
Posted By: eightbore Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/29/21 03:10 PM
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.
Posted By: 375whelenIMP Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/29/21 08:54 PM
http://secure.griffinhowe.com/research-listserial.cfm?make=85

listed by owens number but missing 705,

Looking for a good donnor rifle or action for the project,

Sorry not for sale
Posted By: PhysDoc Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/30/21 03:56 AM
Congratulations on the new project, we hope that you will keep us up to date on the progress.
Posted By: eightbore Re: new RG Owen rescue project - 12/30/21 06:32 PM
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.
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