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Default My very own Jack O'Connor Tribute Rifle

This was Jack O'Connor's "No. 2" in .270 Winchester, with a Leupold 4X Mountaineer and a custom Al Biesen stock:



This is my very own Jack O'Connor Tribute Rifle
Inspired by one of Mr. O.Connor's favorite rifles
Original gun and sling, Period Leupold Scope, Modern SK mounts and rings:





Link to Field and Stream article about Mr. O’Connor’s rifle

I sent the Jack O’Conner Center a picture of my rifle and they thought it was fun. If I was to ever get out there I would want to get side by side photos of the two guns. I’ve even thought of sending mine out there for a photo shoot, but that would be asking a very big favor and they would need a FFL on their end to receive it and return it me.

Another picture of the real Jack O'Connor No. 2:

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Old 06-08-2018, 12:15 AM
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That would be more gratifying to own and use than rifles in current gun catalogs. Thanks for posting.
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^^^^^^^What he said!!!^^^^^^^

What a classic rifle. Thanks for sharing with us. A true piece of American craftsmanship. But you know we need a "range report"!?

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Great rifle, classic. Those rings and bases look like Conetrol. They may be SK, but I did not know SK ever made any rings and bases like these. They are "twins" to the ones the guy in Texas makes and sells as Conetrol rings.
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As Elmer Keith would say........Good long range coyote rifle! Very nice!
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Nice looking rifles!
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I like blue steel and pretty wood.

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Me too!! Give me deep blued steel, and a nice piece of walnut or black walnut over parkerizing and plastic any day.I don't own anything newer than 1980, and I just bought a nice rifle today made in 1942, blue and walnut
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Beautiful classic!
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Very nice. SS and synthetic stocks will never look that good.
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^^^^^^^What he said!!!^^^^^^^

What a classic rifle. Thanks for sharing with us. A true piece of American craftsmanship. But you know we need a "range report"!?

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Me too!! Give me deep blued steel, and a nice piece of walnut or black walnut over parkerizing and plastic any day.I don't own anything newer than 1980, and I just bought a nice rifle today made in 1942, blue and walnut
I hear ya pal. Not to brag or compare but can't believe how good my ole Rem 700 looks compared to many of the offerings these days in the same price range that I paid for mine 36 years back. And to think I took walnut and deep high polish bluing for granted!!
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Very nice. SS and synthetic stocks will never look that good.
I posted this awhile back:

Just take those old guns off of the shelf
I'll sit and play with 'em all by myself
Today's guns they ain't got the same feel
I like that old time wood 'n' steel

Don't try to force feed me plastic
That type of stuff it makes me puke on the floor
I don't like the way those plastic guns feel
I like that old time wood 'n' steel

Still like that old time wood 'n' steel
Those kind of guns they have just the right feel
I reminisce about guns with a wheel
And that old time wood 'n' steel

(with apologies to Bob Seeger)
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I posted this awhile back:

Just take those old guns off of the shelf
I'll sit and play with 'em all by myself
Today's guns they ain't got the same feel
I like that old time wood 'n' steel

Don't try to force feed me plastic
That type of stuff it makes me puke on the floor
I don't like the way those plastic guns feel
I like that old time wood 'n' steel

Still like that old time wood 'n' steel
Those kind of guns they have just the right feel
I reminisce about guns with a wheel
And that old time wood 'n' steel

(with apologies to Bob Seeger)
Thatís what the word SHOULD have been!
You sir are a credit to the music/ gun industry.
Now how about one about a wood stocked AR?
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I lost interest in rifles when they were.................

"Painted Black"

I forget the words by the Rolling Stones.......
Great song, but not a rifle.
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I lost interest in rifles when they were.................

"Painted Black"

I forget the words by the Rolling Stones.......
Great song, but not a rifle.
It goes like this:

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I see an AR and I want my walnut back
No real wood anymore it’s all synthetic tack
I see new guns to buy all set up in the rack
I have to turn my head cause they’re all painted black

I see a lot of guns and they’re all painted black
Walnut and steel I love, both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly turn away
How is it that they know I joined the NRA

I look inside gun stores and all the guns are black
No real wood anymore it’s all synthetic tack
Maybe I’m old fashioned and I don’t want to face the facts
It’s hard to find great guns when they’re all painted black
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