I've got corona overload and because I know several here have and enjoy lever actions thought I'd ask for input/advice/scorn/suggestions.
CPTSpaulding mentioning VA's new gun laws and reference to 22F's excellent post about "The Mistress" along with the P&S podcast on non-standard def. long guns has me once again reconsidering a lever action project I've had in mind for sometime. Plus, I'm noticing an AR is making people who are OK with most firearms start sucking wind.
What I'm currently have planned:
Finding a used 336Y 16" model
Probably a Williams receiver sight or X/S with .19 aperature with a X/S .100" white line front sight
Actually thought of using an AR15 rear sight with protective ears rounded/ trimmed somewhat and adjusting windage by front sight height. I haven't made measurement but saw one on a bolt scout rifle and thougt it was a neat setup.
X/S rail for mounting a Burris scout scope in detach rings
VTAC or BF sling with flush swivel mount on left side of buttstock
Rough stippling forend and pistol grip
Rounding and beveling a finger groove for comfort in the lever right behind the trigger guard where my index finger rests when carrying a lever action
I've got a couple of ideas on a recessed cartridge holder routed into the offside of the buttstock that wouldn't interfere with cheek weld when firing from the support shoulder/hand. One idea is a box that swings partially out that holds rounds and the other consists of drilled recessed cartridge holes with a leather flap.
Secured under the butt plate would be a spare front half firing pin, ejector and lever/takedown screw
I'd like a tool-less takedown/lever screw that could be finger tightened and have thought about having some commercially made for resale but I have a large dragon to fight (dragon my butt that is.)
Interested in any suggestions or what you've done to improve your lever actions.