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Check out my FR-8 scout

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by henschman, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. henschman

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    I mentioned this project on here before, and promised I would post pics when it was done. It got delayed a bit, but here she is. La Coruna 1954 FR-8 - $260. XS/Clifton Scout mount - $60. Acraglas to install mount - $25. Fajen F54 synthetic stock - $60. Total cost of rifle: $405. Eat your heart out, Ruger!

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    The red dot is a Bushnell TRS-25. It has a lower 1/3 co-witness with the irons.

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  2. SirROFL

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    My Kingdom for this rifle.
     
  3. milsurp2.0

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    As long as you like it.....
     
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    Blasphemy! Anything to keep those old rifles shooting.
     
  5. henschman

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    Also... no milsurp parts were harmed in the making of this rifle.
     
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    Pretty neat. I like my FR-8. Everyone ought to have one.
     
  7. henschman

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    Yes, they are great rifles to begin with. I didn't have to do very much at all to make it into my ideal scout rifle. It is like a Ruger GSR only cheaper, with better sights, a better length barrel for the cartridge, that can mount a bayonet, and that takes $0.50 stripper clips instead of $80 AI mags!
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Excellent job on the rifle. This is very close to what I envisioned when I bought my FR-8. I need to get to work.
     
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    That's a good looking rifle. Very nicely done. How hard is it to find a FR-8 these days? Are they readily available?
     

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