Levergunner 2.0


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Posted - 07/07/2006 :  9:43:43 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Topic  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Topic

I got a brand new Taurus Model 62LA a couple months ago, and while it was a darn good little rifle, I felt it needed a few modifications to suit me. The butt-stock was near solid black, so I stripped it and refinished with Tru-Oil. Now I can see the grain! The .085 wide front sight was a bit too fat, so I replaced it with a .070 wide blade. I prefer a tang rear sight, so I removed the rear barrel sight and installed a Taurus tang peep (this is a very well made sight for less than $40!) I filed down a scrap of steel and polished it to fill the barrel dovetail. I haven't lightened the trigger yet, but it is not bad just as it is.
This rifle prefers standard velocity ammo. Last weekend using CCI's I was able to break 9 clay pigeons (no, not thrown, just set on the ground!) with 14 shots at 150 yds. benchrest. I think I'm ready for my first .22 lever action silhouette match this weekend.
Here's the factory finish I removed:

Here's the Tru-Oil refinish:

The factory front sight:

The replacement front sight:

The factory rear sight:

The Taurus tang sight:

The filled barrel dovetail:

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