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Re: 1898 cut down rifle?
Reply #45 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 12:25am
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I have lots of vices (and a wench)!  Roll Eyes (I do have a vise in the garage).
  
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Reply #46 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 7:45pm
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Yes I have a large machinists bench vise and multiple large crescent wrenches, though your wrench looks more like what I would call a square jawed monkey wrench. Have one of those also.

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Re: 1898 cut down rifle?
Reply #47 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:09pm
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I am pretty sure a 24 inch crescent will do possibly a 18 inch also. My large Crescent wrenches are outside with the ranch tools. The "auto wrench" was used since it was handy and worked fine. If a cheater had been necessary the auto wrench would have had to been replaced with a Crescent as they can stand the extra torque.
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Butlersrangers you are just too funny. Not sure how much torque your wench can develop. I have a wife than needs help with pickle jars.
  
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Re: 1898 cut down rifle?
Reply #48 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 1:06am
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Apparently this is one of the tight barrel to receiver rifles!  Have the barrel clamped, receiver block installed and carded to protect the finish) and have a wrench w/ a 4' cheater bar on it. All it wants to do is turn the barrel in the bushing. Full disclosure inn case I am being a moron I did not disassemble the magazine parts from the rifle as it did not look like it would make a difference. Put Kroil on the barrel to receiver seam and letting it set.

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Re: 1898 cut down rifle?
Reply #49 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 11:32am
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You might give Chuck Moline a call at Warpath Vintage. 
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Re: 1898 cut down rifle?
Reply #50 - Dec 24th, 2018 at 7:09pm
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Barrel is off!!  Grin Grin

I tried my M1903 barrel clamp and it held the Krag barrel perfectly. FredC's receiver clamp worked great. Now to turn the muzzle down, install the M1903 front sight band and reinstall the barrel.

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Re: 1898 cut down rifle?
Reply #51 - Dec 28th, 2018 at 11:57pm
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Front sight base is on. He didn't have to turn the barrel down very much.    I will take pictures during the barrel install and post.  Used the M1903 front sight as planned.
  
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