Hammerli Free Rifle Resto-Mod

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Rick Jones MAJ, SF (Ret)
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Found this Hammerli .22lr Free Rifle Mod 54, probably mid 60's manufacture, and had to buy it because it was less than $500. It was missing its butt plate and rear sight.

Before
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I decided to do what car makers call a resto-mod. I updated it while keeping the bulk of the rifle original. I found an old Freeland butt plate and modified it to fit. I built a custom mount for the rear sight to accept any modern Anschutz sight. I had to modify the front sight to accept the Anschutz adjustable iris and spirit level. I added an Anschutz accessory rail and made an adjustable cheek piece using Anschutz hardware. I added some cooling vents on the stock for cool factor, added stipling, and inlet two swiss shooting medalions. I pillar bedded the action. I cerakoted the gun in "Stainless" and my own mixture of Graphite Black and Titanium which gives a "metallic flat black"...sort of like parkerizing. I was looking at WWII web sites and got the idea to add "kill rings" to the barrel like the German Panzers in WWII.

Finished

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The build

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NukeMMC

Damn Bubblehead
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I tell you what, prior to the forend work, that stock looked ALOT like the one on the Schultz & Larsen M62 I had.7078291