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Old 05-21-2016, 05:28 PM
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What exactly is a "slick gun?" Is the word "slick" used to make note that the firearm is interesting, unusual or adorned with cosmetic "bells and whistles" not normally found on most other firearms? Enquiring minds want to know...
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Many consider "slick" to be 'smooth' movement or unique design. The 30-40 is 'slick' on both factors!
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:09 PM
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Guns that are finished projects done safely / correctly.
Guns to be admired for there workmanship.
Not guns that are put together with pipe wrenches.
Personally i think the level of workmanship is subjective to the skill level of the person who has done the job.
If they all had to be as good as some of the top work some forum members achieve it would be a bit sad.
I'v got a couple i want to show of that are nearly finished .
I'd like to see some others that are done by people of my skill level.
Which is way below others but that does not mean i am not or can not be proud of my work.
Some of it i am!
I have heard mention JBelk might be showing us his first ever gun project.
I think guns people have done them selfs should be as welcome as guns that people have had done by professionals.
Slick Guns is a forum were we can see finished guns of all types instead of finding them randomly through out the other forums .
Other forums might of called it 'gun porn'
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Many consider "slick" to be 'smooth' movement...
Given that, I nominate my $600 Tikka T3 Lite in .30-06 Springsteen. Very smooth. Had I known way back in April of 2003 that Tikka made lefthanded guns I would have never built my big target rifle, and would have never developed my .300-caliber mildcat-- nor its .358-caliber big brother. I did not even know Tikka rifles existed until I saw them on the racks at Scheels in 2011, or whenever it was that the huge store opened in Sparks. I got one that had been hanging around and hanging around until the salesman made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I'm happy I took the offer. It's a very smooth exercise to operate the bolt. I think it's an accurate rifle; I just got it onto paper at 25 yards, adjusted the scope a bit and left it there quite a while ago-- maybe a year or more. Don't remember. I want a big-knob, lefthanded bolt for it. Got the very cool metal bolt shroud for $56 from an outfit in Norway. Looks very good on it; much better than that black plastic thing with which it comes. The stock is a Boyd's lefty thumbhole, in Applejack Red. Cheap at about $110. Action drops right in; barrel is free-floated as the stock comes to you. Nice...
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agree on the T3 , NV. got mine in Jan, and got loads developed quick. Took it to Florida in February, Maontana inApril. I think it is slick. looked at you bolt shroud, like it might go that way, don't like plastic.


Try the Tika up grade...called Sako. very slick.

Weatherby Mark 5, very slick on both factors.
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:01 AM
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Looked at your bolt shroud. I might go that way; don't like plastic.

Try the Tikka upgrade... called Sako. Weatherby Mark 5; very slick on both factors.
The bolt shroud is a little chattery until a spring is put underneath it. I went to Lowe's and found some very light springs that eliminated the chatter. I have four left if you need one, should you get the metal shroud. I got my shroud from the Vertebrae Shop in Norway. It was $48 to Vertebrae, and $8 to ship it. I ordered on-line with a credit card, and it came right to my door in a week or so. Shockingly fast; I was surprised. There's a thread about this bolt shroud in "Rifles and Rifle Cartridges," I think it is. I provided multiple pictures of the item, taken from Vertebrae's website. I went with Vertebrae because no other supplier seemed to have any in stock at a comparable price.

http://vertebrae.no/vertebrae/verteb...ess-steel.html
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:59 AM
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Guns to be admired for their workmanship. Not [to be admired are] guns that are put together with pipe wrenches.
I think it was Elmer Keith who said that the only interesting rifle is an accurate rifle. A particular firearm might be the most beautiful inanimate object upon which to ever lay your eyes. But if a "tight group" from its muzzle is eight inches in diameter from 100 yards out, is it really interesting? Well, it may be-- if the rifle is to be hung on the wall over the fireplace, and never "used" anywhere else.

". . . guns that are put together with pipe wrenches." There are those who do that. Some also hang a "Gunsmith" shingle outside their door...
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I think it was Elmer Keith who said that the only interesting rifle is an accurate rifle. A particular firearm might be the most beautiful inanimate object upon which to ever lay your eyes. But if a "tight group" from its muzzle is eight inches in diameter from 100 yards out, is it really interesting? Well, it may be-- if the rifle is to be hung on the wall over the fireplace, and never "used" anywhere else.

". . . guns that are put together with pipe wrenches." There are those who do that. Some also hang a "Gunsmith" shingle outside their door...
Was Townsend Whelen that said what you are thinking. More or less" only accurate rifles are interesting". Hard to find fault in the thought, no matter who said it.

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actually, that quote is from Townsend Whelan. many a rifle that groups "only" 5" at 100 yds can be interesting as **** if you're working on combat hitting speed.
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slickguns is also a website.
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I thought "slick" guns referred to an AR that didn't have any extra "tacticool" stuff hanging off of it?
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I feel that "Slick Guns" are very neatly mechanically presented tools, that shoot. Some of the latest offerings are so "slick" that they really don't look all that interesting. A Mauser M98 Sporter, seems to me to be a properly mechanically presented tool. A Sporterized Springfield 03 won't ever match it for mechanical presentation. The Winchester Pre 64's will beat it on the outside, but the old Mauser is better breeched, IMHO, and has a third safety lug under the bolt handle. I phoned the CZ outfit in Kansas asking them about what I considered a vestigal safety lug, on their bolt, and they told me that it should work once. If either the Mauser 98, or the CZ ever needs it, you have to throw the bolt body away. And the big CZ is also a very neatly presented firearm. To me, the Ruger R-77's look more like a picket fence in a long rack of cleanly presented firearms. But that's just my 2 Cents.

edit; I do have two R -77 left handed rifles, so presentation isn't everything. I took a Lefty SS in 270 Win. to Africa in 2012, as one of my two allowable rifles.

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I think the little Browning 22 simi auto is the epitome of a slick gun as it comes from the factory. You could hang a bayonet on it with duct tape and it would still be slick!
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I think the little Browning 22 simi auto is the epitome of a slick gun as it comes from the factory. You could hang a bayonet on it with duct tape and it would still be slick!
I agree.... A Browning SA 22 rifle is a slick little rifle in all ways. John Browning was way ahead of his time.
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Slick to me would be my S&W 640 loaded with CorBon +P+ 115 grain 9mm hollow points.
It has no sharp edges to snag no hammer to catch on pants or a jacket and now one ever knows it's there unless I let them.
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Nvshooter I was admiring the stock on your Tikka. Did you pick the colors or is it something they have made ready to ship? I'm asking because I'm going to be buying 2 stocks for the 2 project rifles I have in the works for this year...any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !
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That stock is offered by Boyd's. It comes in a whole bunch of colors. Red, blue, green, yellow, nutmeg, pepper and some crazy camo color. I chose the Applejack Red because it's so uncommon. How many have you ever seen? Boyd's makes that same stock, inlet for many guns. It's called the Featherweight Thumbhole. I like them. The grip size is just right for my hand. The Tikka shown is not 'glas-bedded nor pillar-bedded; never got around to having it done. I had around $1300 in that gun; gave it away a few weeks ago. I had it several years and maybe shot it 50 times. Upon further reflection, I think I shot it a total of 23 times...

https://www.boydsgunstocks.com/

Classic, "hunting-style" stock for righty Tikka T3 Lite: https://www.boydsgunstocks.com/FindA...pe=04&Finish=1. Comes in just three "hunting," earthtone colors. It's the Featherweight Thumbhole model that comes in half a dozen eye-popping colors. You'll find the colored stocks under "Customize Your Own Stock," the box to the far right of the three common-colored stocks under the second link.

I just checked: You can get the other models in loud & crazy colors, too. The colors are available under the "Customize Your Own..." box for the other, "quieter" models.
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Thanks Nv I'll check those links out before I make any other purchases.
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What exactly is a "slick gun?" Is the word "slick" used to make note that the firearm is interesting, unusual or adorned with cosmetic "bells and whistles" not normally found on most other firearms? Enquiring minds want to know...
A catch phrase that means almost anything depending on who's using it.
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Slick guns

I don't have a gun dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, but would go with a gun modified from it's standard stock configuration originally/mainly for competitive shooters, Leo's, concealed carry, or for some specialized purpose or just cuz you want one like that. Kinda like a race gun, but now everyone has to have new and improved. Some may consider a gun from a factories custom shop or performance center as one. Some guns are just smoother than others OOB. A Maverick 88 WOULD NOT BE a "slick gun".

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