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This is a 45-70 conversion of a old 20 ga Red Label that had blown barrels. The targets are from 25 and 100 yards. You can see that I pulled one shot. Regulation is good even though when these targets were shot I had not adjusted sights for point of impact.

I know a lot of you will question the sanity of it but the solid workman like American feel of the Red Label appeals to some of us.

22 inch barrels, about 8 1/2 pounds. Regulated for 300 grain Remington factory loads but as you can tell from the targets it likes the mild handloads as well.




















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fishdock,

Looks suspiciously like a rock solid hog gun to me.


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Fishdock - very nice. Did you make a photo history during construction? If so, many of us would like to see.

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A few pictures were taken but the smith was not so good with the camera as he was with a lathe..........

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I do love a project and this sure was/is one. Give us some details about how you did it. Jake


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Yeah, like what Jakearoo said --- info please. Ken



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Actually Birdhunter56 ( Bob ) on the forum did it for me. He can give you the really technical stuff.

The basics are that the ruined barrels of the Red Label were cut off at the mono-block. The mono-block was then reamed out. A new set of barrels was set in place. Exstractors were modified, chambering and headspacing was done.

The barrel contours with the 45/70 are such that the existing forend and hanger could be reused. The diminsions of the stock fit me perfectly as it was so all that was left alone. These things saved time and $ on the project.

He then did the hard thing, regulated it. Got both barrels, as can be seen by the targets, to hit to same POI at about 50 yards. At 100, if I do my part, I think it will drop the two barrels into 2 inches or less. That is more than fine for what it's to be used for.

From what I was able to learn, from asking questions all over the place and reading everything I could get ahold of, the really hard part is regulation. And as a hunter all the estehitics in the world mean nothing if when that hog shows in the palmettos I can't be sure of hitting him.

It was a real learning experence.

Love the rifle.

If I can justify the $ I'm going to have another made in a year or two........just got to figure out what.

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fishdock:

Nice conversion. How do you like the red dot for this application?

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The receiver looks blued - is that original?


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Nice job.

How did the barrels of a Red Label get "blown" -- obstruction?


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