Originally Posted by mike329
Hello everyone. I just bought a Sportmaster 341. The stock is in good shape, no dents or deep scratches but the barrel at the muzzle end has some rust.
I'm thinking 2 things:
maybe using some emery cloth and light oil to remove the rust then "re-bluing". What are the best bluing kits out there?
also, there are no mounting holes for a scope. I have a small drill press, drills and taps so I could probably put some mounting holes in it. So where would I find the appropriate scope mounting parts so I can use them for a drilling template?
Any suggestions on this would be appreciated.
Birchwood-Casey makes a pretty good blueing called Perma-Blu that will do a good job on your old rifle.
For mounting a scope on your 341 use two Weaver #43 mounts on the receiver. I paid my local gunsmith to drill and tap my '42 Sportmaster. It takes a little skill to do it right and I wasn't willing to take the risk myself of screwing it up. Midway USA, Brownells and others sell the mounts for about $6.50 each. Amazon has them too.
I also use some Medium-Height B-Square Rings with a 1" off-set on the rear ring for bolt clearance. It all works real well on the old .22. I think I bought them on Amazon here:
Here's a couple of shots of my set-up: