Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
A DIY project >

A DIY project

Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

A DIY project

Old 05-29-2019, 04:40 PM
Boone & Crockett
Thread Starter
bronko22000's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,091
Default A DIY project

Getting frustrated trying to find a set of Pachmayr grip and forearm for my Encore I got to looking and figuring out what to do so I can sling it. Well with a little of my Polish ingenuity I decided to remove the cover plate on the pistol grip. I searched my box of bolts nuts washers etc and found a 1" fender washer. Laying it on the backside of the cover I marked where the screw holes were and filed notches in the washer. Searching in my misc. gun parts box I found a swivel stud with machine threads and a nut. Luckily the hole in the fender screw was the same diameter as the stud shaft. So holding the washer in place I drilled a 1/4" hole in the cover plate and installed the swivel stud. I had to cut off the excess threads so it would fit back on the pistol. After installation I noticed that the washer was visible between the grip and the cover. So I removed the stud and washer and cut the sides of the washer. Reinstallinge and it looked good. Installing a swivel and sling it was time to check the strength of this project. Holding it by the sling only and bouncing it up and down (over the couch just in case) it was good and solid. I then had to order a barrel band to fit a.750" - .800" barrel. After that easy installation and putting on the sling she's all set for hunting season.<br />
Attached Thumbnails A DIY project-dscn0932.jpg   A DIY project-dscn0933.jpg   A DIY project-dscn0934.jpg   A DIY project-dscn0935.jpg  
bronko22000 is offline  
Old 05-29-2019, 05:09 PM
Nontypical Buck
Nomercy448's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,632

Looks like it ought to work just fine!
Nomercy448 is offline  
Old 05-29-2019, 05:10 PM
Super Moderator
Bocajnala's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 8,283

Looks good to me. As long as it's all solid, that's what counts

Bocajnala is offline  
Old 05-30-2019, 11:15 PM
Hultage's Avatar
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 15

Looks pretty solid. I would imagine that you would be able to get quite a good amount of money for that beauty if you wanted to sell it.
Hultage is offline  
Old 05-31-2019, 03:51 PM
Typical Buck
TN Lone Wolf's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Martin, TN
Posts: 850

Pretty good idea! That’ll work just fine.
TN Lone Wolf is online now  
Old 05-31-2019, 06:26 PM
Boone & Crockett
Thread Starter
bronko22000's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,091

Originally Posted by TN Lone Wolf View Post
Pretty good idea! Thatíll work just fine.
You did say you wanted to see pics earlier so this thread is for you.
bronko22000 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.