Evolution of a Crickett

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by phideaux, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, I believe the grandkids should be as excited about guns as I am.

    All my grandkids start shooting at around 4 yrs old , with a Red Ryder.
    SOON they graduate to a .22 rifle. In my case they are plinkin with a Crickett.
    Then .38, then .357, then what ever they can handle.;):cool:

    Just another practice session last week.

    Trying to excite them , we call it Copperhead.
    I did this to the Crickett.

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    btw, it was originally black synthetic.
    Jim
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    Great job, looks awesome.

    I was going to start by daughter off with a cricket, but decided to do a 10/22 with an axiom stock for light weight.
     
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  3. ArizonaHeat

    ArizonaHeat New Member

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    Sweet looking Crickett...
     
  4. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    Looks nice! I like it.
     
  5. ArizonaHeat

    ArizonaHeat New Member

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    I just bought my nephew a camo one for his birthday, now he doesn't have to suffer with me teasing him about having to shoot his sister's pink 10/22. Going to take him out tomorrow and let him break it in a bit.
     
  6. FrogSwatter

    FrogSwatter New Member

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    Looks good! Did you do a dip coating to it?
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No sir,

    Im too cheap for that.;):)

    I sanded it ,removing all flashins, then sprayed it with a plastic primer, let dry and cure.
    Then pulled womens(some guys I guess) fish net, panty hose over it and fitted it like I wanted pattern to look, then alternating colors, to get patterns, sprayed with Fusion paint.
    Let cure for at least 7 days, then reassemble.
    Another week then a good coat of Johnsons wax.

    This seems to hold up very well,
    Like ANY finish or wood, it will ding when hit on a car door edge. :(

    Jim