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Posted: December 24 2010 at 8:54pm | IP Logged Quote midmichigun

Guys,
I recently picked up a Parker Hale 80% receiver. There is alot of negative discussion on these due to the "association" with Gibbs and they are a "hybrid" system between a Mauser and a 1903 Springfield.

What attracts me to them, is the option for cheap bolts! I have seen bolt bodies for as low as $8.00. Bonnie Forge bolts are also pretty cheap....

I would like input from "youall".

Here are some photos of what I got!


Of obvious import. is the difference in the trigger area. I don't think a 1903 springfield trigger would simply drop in.... hhmmm.... lets look at another place on the receiver:

Notice that there is a block... also the receiver is not bored out in this area. Should be easy enough to run this through, with a endmill on a lathe.



Bolt hole locations would be similar to a 1903, but the receiver tang is certainly different. I tried to fit the receiver into a 1903 stock, and it will NOT fit.


While the receiver isn't threaded, there is alot of meat there. It is interesting that this end has this casting "divet", where the bolt lug passes through. Now my 1903 receiver has a thickness of around .151 (tip of thread to outside wall of receiver). The divet to the wall is .165. So when you machine down the threads, this will disappear.


I have found Parker Hale barrels at Numrich, pretty cheap. However, they are for the 1200 series.  I don't know if they will work?!?!?!

The triggerguards I have found are for around $75.00, but it isn't clear if they fit this model. I don't know if a 1903 trigger guard would fit... but I assume so.

How much was the casting? Its around $26.00 +S&H.

I will update all, if I continue the build!
If anyone has done a build using this receiver blank, I would be interested in information!
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Posted: December 24 2010 at 10:26pm | IP Logged Quote Tubagoat

you can get a complete, reworked '03 action for $199.99 from Southern Ohio Gun... plus $25 for a transfer (give or take)
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Posted: December 24 2010 at 11:39pm | IP Logged Quote wdoyle1980

Where do you get the receivers and for how much? I couldn't readily find a link.  (I blame the brandy+rum in this egg nog)


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Posted: December 25 2010 at 8:26am | IP Logged Quote midmichigun

WD,
They can be purchased here:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=1139390& amp;catid=10373
Price is $25.70

If you cruise around the 'net, you will find them on Gunbroker.

If I can find a tap (looks to be a bottoming tap due to the termination of the threads) these could be tapped for a barrel, otherwise you will need a lathe to turn the threads.

Does anyone off hand know what the Parker Hale barrel for the 1200 series look like in the threaded portion?

Tuba,
Thanks for the pointer!
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Posted: December 26 2010 at 12:51pm | IP Logged Quote weaponeer

They sure do look nice.....

You may be better off with a barrel blank.

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Posted: December 27 2010 at 3:46pm | IP Logged Quote wdoyle1980

The only problem I have with this is that the cost of the heat-treating is so high   If you machine the receiver, it becomes an FFL item, so to ship it back/forth, you'd need to pay someone's FFL transfer, too, right? 

I would like to get one, mold, then cast in alum for super-low pressure rounds like 22lr or maybe even 380acp?  

I would love to pick up a few  and do a 7.62x25 bolt-action or maybe get gundoctor or someone to chamber a 380acp  barrel from a blank - rifle or pistol!   (something common and easy to reload, and lower on the pressure scale) so that maybe a simple torch/oil quench hardening would be required


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