Back around 1973 I decided to customize my old DWN made M-98 Mauser with a Douglas #5 taper barrel (1 in 10) and a Fajen stock blank that took me a year to carve out every night after high scholl and work. Since I over sanded the barrel channel, it looked funny . SO,,, I glass bedded the entire barrel called her good.
I bought a 2x7 power weaver scope through the hardware store and screwed that baby down. It was my first sucessful gunsmithing project.
This rifel have now had 35 years of hard knocks, has been all over the USA when I was on active duty. Plus it has been all over Alaska and taken every critter here except Buffalo.
But she was getting a little inaccuarte over the last 10 years or so.
I just went on a two day cleaning binge with JB bore compound and a bunch of copper solvent. Oh, and lots of patches, brushes and elbow grease.
The old girl still had a few good shots left in her,,,after trying about 10 different hand-loads that she used to like....And this was with the very hazy 35 year old Weaver scope.