When life hands you a rough rifle, some look to make it rougher
By Chris Eger
Imgur user ricraynor posted some images of his post-apocalyptic style custom rifle builds that look more at home in a Mad Max film than a gun rack.
The two rifles, an AR flattop build constructed with a split wooden stock around the buffer tube and what used to be an Ottoman Turkish Mauser, seem like they are a step away from being shiny and chrome. But before you reach for the blood pressure meds about hacking up the vintage bolt-gun, the creator cautions the Mauser was on its last legs and was no longer collectible.
“It was in such bad shape when we started that restoring it would have cost way more than it’s worth,” says ricraynor. “The stock was mostly rotten and cracked and the barrel needed to be counter-bored and re-crowned.”
The AR is still a Title I gun and they both reportedly still work.
“All of the apocalypse builds work and we shoot them occasionally,” says ricraynor. “They look like hell but are actually maintained and safe to shoot.”
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