I picked up this A.B.T. Shooting Gallery Rifle in January. So now I’m going to take it apart. There are a number of patents listed on the side of the rifle (see pics from January): 2288891, 2297947, 2304320, 2466513 that help one understand the functioning, as far as patents can help.
The unwilling victim.
The butt plate.
Removed. The screws were chromed.
The wood is pretty nice. I thought there would be a screw in the hole to remove the butt stock but I couldn’t figure out how to remove what looked like a fiber(?) hollow screw so I left it.
Screw on the forestock.
Two screws on either side, turn one and the other rotates.
One came out and you can see a brass bushing that presumably captures the forestock.
It wiggles. But I can’t get the other screw out. So I’ll leave it for now.
Let’s remove this screw.
It’s relatively long.
Now this screw. I don’t know what the other holes in the plate are for or what the function of the plate is.
A small screw.
At this point the barrel shroud came free.I slid it off the barrel and magazine tube.
That’s the magazine follower and spring.
Removed. If you’re new to the blog you may wonder why I show these screws, it’s so I can put the durn thing together correctly.
Another screw (it’s the one in the brass bushing)
The “bolt” slides off.
The last screw.
It’s nice that most of the screws are the same.
The butt stock comes off.
That’s a somewhat complex casting.
More to come…