You're probably wondering why I made the title of the topic what I did, and why it's in the workbench build section of the forum. I'll explain that later. But for right now, I'm going to tell a story to give a little background history on the project. When I was little, my Mom would sometimes tell me a bedtime story. I remember many of them well. But my all time favorite was Tar Baby. For any of you that has never had the pleasure of reading or hearing about tar baby, there are a lot of morals you could take from the story depending on which one you were thinking about. But I can remember laying under my cover and laughing until my sides hurt of how she would talk while she was reciting the story from heart. I bet she told me about that old tar baby a hunderd times. OK, fast forward to how that is relevant to the workbench build topic. Well, nothing really, other than I applied to build what is probably going to be my last firearm suppressor. It's going to be an integral 22lr bolt action. Barrel will be ported, I plan to port it enough to drop standard velocity supersonic bullets down to subsonic speeds so I won't have to worry so much about finding "special" ammo to shoot through it to be quiet. I tought about a hunderd differnt model names that I could call it, but I have always made off the wall model names on my other'ns, so I wanted this one to really stand out just as much. I named my first suppressor widow maker. Not because it sounded cool, but because my wife told me that if I didn't stop fooling around like dat, I was going to blow my stupid self up. Again. So, in honor of her, I named it widow maker. My last suppressor, it was named naked mongoose. Why says you? Well, because I can all but gar'ntee there ain't anothern no wheres else quite like it. Do you know of anothern? And this one, since it's going to be made to look like a standard bull barreled 22 rifle to blend in without attracting attention that it's a suppressed gun, will be camouflaged to match the stock so it looks pretty much factory, this uns' gonna be called "Brer Rabbit". Just because I can. I tought about callin' it the Chameleon because they kinda blend in wherever they're at, but while I wanted the gun itself to blend in, I wanted the model name to kinda stand out a little more so what better way than to name it after something that could outsmart a fox and a bear? And despite doing a bunch of stupid things his self leading up to it. Just the opening paragraph about the story in Wikipedia would probably speak volumes of the way that real life goes sometimes. Of course, the government is probably going to take 6-8 months to decide to mail me the tax stamp form back to me so it'll be a little bit before I can do anything but draw pitchers of what I want to do, but I wanted to start a topic anyway. Could be fun in the meantime. Here's the little Lakefield 22 bolt action as it sits now. In a few months, will look and sound a bit differnt. You guys probably know, but the Lakefield is the precursor to the Savage Mk2. The barrel will be shortened to around 12.5 inches, then a monocore stack will be pinned and welded an hidden underneath of the barrel sleeve to avoid having to get 2 stamps, and by the time that all is said and done, will be about an inch and a half longer than it is now and will look like a camo'd bull barrel instead of this 'un. I'll have to open up the channel in the stock where the barrel rests now too, so I'm working on a way to figure out how to do dat without marrin' it up too bad.