POOR MAN"S M97 Trenchgun

pmclaine

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Re: POOR MAN"S M97 Trenchgun

I guess I'm a bitter cynic but if our enemies made such a protest today our current political climate would result in an apology and all such armed US troops would be turned over to the protesting party, probably under escort by Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.
 

VJJPunisher

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Chingon</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Could you make that thing any uglier?? </div></div>

probably could suitcase it for a few
 

VJJPunisher

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KACstealth</div><div class="ubbcode-body">nice job</div></div>

+1
 

Inogame

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Decider</div><div class="ubbcode-body">fag </div></div>

+1
 

KYS

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Inogame</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Decider</div><div class="ubbcode-body">fag </div></div>

+1 </div></div>

Only if he "does his part, all day long"
 

Ledzep

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Punisher, The heat-shield you listed, does one need to cut grooves in the barrel to mount it? Or are the screws low enough that it isn't necessary? The description says it needs them. How did you go about it, if it is needed?

I just recently got a Norinco '97, and was considering trenching it out.
 

VJJPunisher

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yes you need to have 3 cuts put on the barrel to allow for the cross bolts on the heatshield. I had a buddy do mine on the mill in his garage
 

FatBoy

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Bumping back an old one. We went through a similar thread on scout, but VJJ has a good write up, which I used for the most part.

My starting point was my Grandfathers old take down 1897 hunting shotgun. Had it not been severely damaged (more on that later) I would have just left if alone, I but it was more fucked up than I thought.

First (I don't recommend this order) I ordered the heat shield, magazine plug, mag plug screw (not used) to hold the plug , a rear swivel, Buttplate and screws for each.

Next was to drop it off and see if Tim could get it working. Took about 10 screws, a sear spring initially, then we found the front receiver was cracked and Numrich send that along too. Got it firing but it wouldn't eject the hull
Found the left side extractor broken, and also ordered a new ejector and ejector spring. We found the screw Onorderd for the magazine plug leaves a ugly fucking hole in the magazine tube but instead of soldering it on, Tim made a screw the proper size to cover the holes and take up the slack. He also had to remake the three screws for the heat shield as the cheap shit stripped after parkerization.

Got it working properly, then moved on to the stock. Original buttstock was to badly sanded to reuse so we ordered a Boyd. Tim had to fit the stock as it comes pretty over sized so he shaved, shaped and sanded it down to fit, then stripped the forearm.


With the mechanics done and wood ready for oil the gun was broken down and fully parkerized. I wanted to keep the original patina, but there were new and used parts mixed and it didn't look right. So, this is kind of like an Arsenal rebuild, so to speak. The stocks got 7 coats of oil stain and it's ready. I pick it up tomorrow at the 600 yard match.

This will be the first time this shotgun has been serviceable in my 45 years. I can hardly wait to get it home.

Stock stripped and fitted
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Assembled for testing
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Stocks being finished

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Broken down for parkerization
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Assembled, waiting in the heat shield to be fixed

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Finished up and ready for a other 100 years

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FatBoy

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check Numrich gun parts often. When the heat shields are in stock, buy one and sit on it. Probably should get the rear swivel at the same time.

It's way easier and more correct to start with a solid frame but a takedown works fine too, just a little more work, some extra parts and not technically a clone.
 
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