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    Default A rifle by PO Ackley

    To those of you unfamiliar with a Mr. Parker Otto Ackley, he is known as Americas Gunsmith. He has since passed on but this title has still stuck. Mr. Ackley was not above blowing up rifle actions and barrels to test just how far you could push the pressures on different cartridges. We have many of the amazing cartridges we have today thanks to the work he did over many decades. He developed the Ackley Improved catridges most notably of which was the .280 Ackley Improved which is still sold as a hunting/long range cartridge by several rifle manufacturers to this day. He helped create the gunsmithing school in Trinidad Colorado as well. Needless to say I am a huge fan of his work and he is one of the reasons i decided to be a gunsmith. Well recently i was able to buy one of Mr. Ackleys custom built rifles from the 1950s for an absolute steal. It is a Mauser action that has been rebarreled for 270win, the action has been worked on and it has an original Timney Trigger. 20220602_120138.jpg20220602_112907.jpg

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    Wow, that is one bad ass rifle. A true working bit of history.
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    How will you scope it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    How will you scope it?
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    That's classy. Congrats.
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    That is an awesome find and it has an original Timney Trigger. I don't think that rifle could have found a better owner.


    Now the next question: to thread that barrel or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar01 View Post
    That is an awesome find and it has an original Timney Trigger. I don't think that rifle could have found a better owner.


    Now the next question: to thread that barrel or not?
    Definitely not on this one. It is a piece of gunsmithing history. Im going to scope it and leave it as is.

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    That's very cool Paul. I'm glad that rifle found its way to someone that appreciates it.
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    Please do share the accuracy of this tool, once you start dialing it in. I am truly curious about that (as long as the muzzle crown is good and the chamber throat is useful).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    Please do share the accuracy of this tool, once you start dialing it in. I am truly curious about that (as long as the muzzle crown is good and the chamber throat is useful).
    I will be working up handloads and testing the accuracy. The barrel looks brand new inside of it and the crown is perfect. It looks like it had less than 50rds through it and it was put in a safe and never used.

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