Freshened rifle for my daughter

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  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire Well-Known Member

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    So what do you do when your tiny 5 year old keeps asking you for a rifle? After trying other options you give in and buy one of the smallest production rifles available....a hardwood stocked Savage Rascal. I should have just done this in the first place because I have to admit I'm impressed by the rifle. Trigger is awesome, all functions are smooth, fit and finish is nice and straight out of the gate I could wear out a quarter at 25 yards using the stock peep sights. I'm sure I could play with ammo, add a scope and get it to tighten up but IMO that's not too bad.

    What happens when the 11.75" LOP is still way too long? You run the stock through the bandsaw and take 2" off of it to make it fit her. At that point you might as well refinish it right? When this story plays out you end up with something like this.

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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Now, thread that barrel and add a pink suppressor. How adorable would that be?

    :)
     
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    I see you've got overwatch for when dude comes to look at vehicle...
     
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    Looks good. My 4 year old has her BB gun now but I got my first .22 when I was 5 and I intend on her getting one too. And yeah, it’ll be a Savage Rascal.
     
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    Nothing so grand as the love of a father for his daughter. Good job.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Hey GEEZER!!! That looks exactly like our stock "mortifications" don't it?????? NOT!!!
     
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    It's going to look good on your daughter.
     
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    Great job, dang this is as cute as it can be.
     
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    Thanks guys. It started out as a project but ended up being fun and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

    @kcult you're going to make me machine this thing too aren't you? A suppressor would be awesome and I'm fairly sure I can make it pink.
     
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    To all you dads that would take the time and LOVE into a rifle for your daughter...you ROCK. :) Great job spittinfire, it's beautiful!
     
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    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    And I hear efiled form 1s are getting approved ridiculously fast.

    You're welcome. :D
     
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    spittinfire Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at this last night and there might be enough material to thread this without removing the front sight. Now I have to investigate this.


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