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Re: Rebluing
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2016, 12:18:23 pm »
restored the finish on this single shot rifle







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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #26 on: July 23, 2016, 12:16:48 am »
    Nice.   :cool   Your attention to detail is readily apparent. 
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #27 on: April 28, 2017, 04:44:22 pm »
    another refinishing job, this one a Western Field 740 (Marlin 336)








    and the blog post showing the trouble in getting the finish correct, I had to blue it 3 times to get it right

    http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/04/western-field-740-emn-reblue-x3-part-1.html

    http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/04/western-field-740-emn-reblue-x3-part-2.html
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #28 on: April 28, 2017, 05:43:32 pm »
    Very nice.  :thumbup1

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    « Reply #29 on: April 28, 2017, 10:20:06 pm »
    Agreed.  Nice work.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #31 on: August 21, 2017, 11:54:16 am »
    I had been meaning to go through this thread again sadly I realized I was more than a year behind;) But man nice work, someday maybe I'll have the time to mess around with some of this sort of thing as well as the nitrite bluing mentioned above. I've got several old user guns that could use a touch up;)

    Either way love the work.

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    « Reply #33 on: November 13, 2017, 08:19:50 pm »
     :o  :thumbup1
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    « Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 04:02:03 pm »
    Nicely done!  Very nicely done, indeed! :clap
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #35 on: January 16, 2018, 09:42:22 am »
    Thanks guys!

    I finished another one, this one is a Western Field model 45, made by Savage

    blog post link: https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/01/western-field-45-project-part-3.html





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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #36 on: January 21, 2018, 03:51:03 pm »
    I just inherited some firearms that have less that perfect finishes.
    Any advice on how to remove rust, et al without destroying the existing bluing?   

    Also, if anyone here is an "expert" on Serbian Mausers I'd love some help identifying one  that my father had...lots of very nice engraving (no inlay), looks sportarized and very few markings (no caliber markings that I can find either).

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    « Reply #37 on: January 22, 2018, 01:28:33 pm »
    Also, if anyone here is an "expert" on Serbian Mausers I'd love some help identifying one  that my father had...lots of very nice engraving (no inlay), looks sportarized and very few markings (no caliber markings that I can find either).
    Firstly, we are sorry to hear about your loss.  Hopefully your family can settle everything smoothly, and with a minimum of drama.

    To the Mauser, while I am far from an expert, I do find them fascinating, especially the one-offs such as yours.  There would be no way to tell for sure, but I have seen some of them that were actually sporterized during the Yugoslav wars.    Kitchen table jobs, some are better than others.  Aside from Mausers, the slavs also had a propensity to do 'trench art' on their AKs, so they had a strong culture of weapon modification.  It would be great if you could share some pictures of the rifle in question.

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    « Reply #38 on: January 24, 2018, 04:00:56 pm »
    Firstly, we are sorry to hear about your loss.  Hopefully your family can settle everything smoothly, and with a minimum of drama.

    Thank you. 
    Fortunately neither my sister nor I were inclined to squabble over our father's estate.

    To the Mauser, while I am far from an expert, I do find them fascinating, especially the one-offs such as yours.  There would be no way to tell for sure, but I have seen some of them that were actually sporterized during the Yugoslav wars.    Kitchen table jobs, some are better than others.  Aside from Mausers, the slavs also had a propensity to do 'trench art' on their AKs, so they had a strong culture of weapon modification.  It would be great if you could share some pictures of the rifle in question.

    Absolutely.  While I doubt it's anything exotic I would like to know what I now have.  The receiver has me stumped, as it is polygonal rather than round.  If I've read some of the markings correctly it's from/for the Artillery Technical Institute.  Beyond that I have no idea.

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    « Reply #39 on: January 24, 2018, 09:32:35 pm »
    I am no mauser expert, but my best guess is that rifle is the product of a student at a gunsmith school or training facility. It is a sporting rifle conversion of a military arm, and is not top flight work of a master gunsmith.

    There are a few really good Mauser forums around, I like the one on gunboards.   

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    « Reply #40 on: January 24, 2018, 09:35:44 pm »
    That is a cool old rifle.
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    « Reply #41 on: January 25, 2018, 12:39:14 pm »
    I am no mauser expert, but my best guess is that rifle is the product of a student at a gunsmith school or training facility. It is a sporting rifle conversion of a military arm, and is not top flight work of a master gunsmith.
    I have to agree.  A kitchen table job... but damn, it's not bad.  Do we think that any of ourselves could do better?

    It may be the work of an apprentice gunsmith, but I am still guessing (wildly) that it was a home job.  Or an apprentice gunsmith's 'first project.'  It's just a little too... rough... for a schoolhouse project.  But I could be wrong.  Most telling, in picture 3, the top 'flat' doesn't appear to be very well indexed to the 12oclock position.  The bolt is another tell.  As rough as it is, I don't know if even a student gunsmith would leave it that rough.

    I also can not read Serbian, but the Cyrillic markings does seem to pin it down to there.  If it was a Czech Mauser, or really anywhere else, it would probably have latin script.  Does anyone here understand Serbian?

    As far as caliber, unless it was rebarreled, it is almost certainly 8mm Mauser.  One way to tell would be to mic the bore.  If it comes out to a hair under 8mm, then try to chamber a round.  If it chambers easily, then you could be a sure as you can, short of visiting a gunsmith - which you should, anyway.  I say 8mm, because Serbian, Czech, Greek, and Romanian Mausers were all in 8mm.  Basically, all the military rifles shipped to that part of Europe.  If the markings were in Spanish, I would be much less sure.

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    « Reply #42 on: January 26, 2018, 09:32:05 am »
    Thanks, folks.
    The flats on the receiver had me a bit puzzled when it came to identifying the gun, all the examples I'd seen on-line had round receivers and markings were on top of them.  Wish I knew what the K&S marking on the magazine meant.
    I will say that it seems to balance beautifully.


    I think I'll try using some brake fluid to remove the rust, being careful to keep it off the wood to preserve the finish.

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    « Reply #43 on: February 17, 2018, 10:49:10 am »
    Just finished this one, a 1905 vintage Marlin model of 1893










    see more pictures and links to the entire restoration at the link below

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/02/marlin-model-1893-project-part-9.html
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    « Reply #44 on: February 17, 2018, 10:57:01 am »
    Very nice!

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    « Reply #45 on: February 17, 2018, 11:27:42 am »
    Absolutely beautiful  :thumbup2 .

    Next time I buy a new Smith and Wesson, I wish I could send it to you for bluing before receiving it.
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    « Reply #46 on: February 17, 2018, 12:36:05 pm »
    Excellent work.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #47 on: February 17, 2018, 02:29:59 pm »
    Gorgeous!

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    « Reply #48 on: February 17, 2018, 10:46:27 pm »
    Did you have to re-fresh the markings?  If so great job.  If not great job on the sanding around the old markings.  That is a fine, fine blueing job.
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    « Reply #49 on: April 08, 2018, 10:44:13 am »
    Did you have to re-fresh the markings?  If so great job.  If not great job on the sanding around the old markings.  That is a fine, fine blueing job.

    Yes, if you read the blog posts, it details what we did. I found some high resolution images of some original roll marks and took them to a laser engraver. He had the images digitized into vector graphics that were optimized for his laser machine and he recut them so perfectly, I doubt anyone but a purist could tell.
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