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Re: Rebluing
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2018, 11:13:27 am »
Yes.  I have read a number of your blog posts and your dedication to your craft is remarkable.  Have you considered taking on an apprentice? 
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    « Reply #52 on: June 12, 2018, 10:10:40 pm »
    Been doin' that ever since I said, "I do." .  .  .   :cool
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    « Reply #53 on: June 12, 2018, 10:35:38 pm »
    Been doin' that ever since I said, "I do." .  .  .   :cool
    Preach it brother, preach it.... :thumbup1

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    « Reply #54 on: June 13, 2018, 12:26:51 am »
    It did turn out pretty though.

    "Been doin' that ever since I said, "I do." .  .  .   :cool"

    It did turn out pretty though. >:D

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    « Reply #55 on: July 24, 2018, 05:11:18 pm »
    I bought this sad looking Winchester model 250 lever action .22 that was in a house fire.....



    after some parts searching, lots of cleaning and sanding, then rebluing, the gun looks like new again


    Here are some before and after shots














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    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 1

    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 2

    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 3

    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 4

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    « Reply #56 on: July 24, 2018, 10:39:02 pm »
    Nice job.  As usual.   :cool
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    « Reply #58 on: August 14, 2018, 11:16:36 am »
    The stuff in this thread...  Amazing.
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    « Reply #59 on: August 20, 2018, 05:32:11 pm »
    Nice job.   :thumbup1    How's it shoot? 
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    « Reply #60 on: August 22, 2018, 11:09:35 pm »
    Nice job.   :thumbup1    How's it shoot?

    haven't shot it yet, my parents moved....between helping them move, cleaning up the old house and spending every sunny weekend we could in the boat, we have had no time to go shooting  :(
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    « Reply #61 on: August 23, 2018, 11:13:01 pm »
     :o
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    « Reply #62 on: August 25, 2018, 07:29:39 pm »
    Family comes first.     :thumbup1   

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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #63 on: September 25, 2018, 02:09:43 pm »
    I bought this Savage/Stevens model 325C last year for $100, I reblued the steel and added a nicely figured walnut stock







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    « Reply #65 on: September 25, 2018, 05:17:20 pm »
    Nicely done, sir.   :thumbup1   That walnut stock is worth more than the rifle sold for when it was new and so is that nice old Marble's sight.  Good to see someone lavishing the attention on these old classics that they deserve. 
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    « Reply #66 on: October 09, 2018, 09:33:04 am »
    We picked up the Mark II for a song, it needed a rebluing, so I cleaned it up for him

    The before and after pics





    and blog posts showing what we did

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/10/ruger-mark-ii-for-dad-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/10/ruger-mark-ii-for-dad-part-2.html
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    « Reply #67 on: October 09, 2018, 05:23:56 pm »
    Very nice.   :cool
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #69 on: December 19, 2018, 10:33:46 am »
    Very nice work.  I do like the lines on the 512.
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    « Reply #70 on: January 05, 2019, 07:35:38 pm »
    What do you recommend that replicates the deep royal blue that Colt used on the early Pythons?  My 1967 vintage Python is looking pretty thin and I'm more experienced with Belgian Blue, but I'm looking for something deeper & richer and more like original finish.
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    « Reply #71 on: January 05, 2019, 09:44:21 pm »
    What do you recommend that replicates the deep royal blue that Colt used on the early Pythons?  My 1967 vintage Python is looking pretty thin and I'm more experienced with Belgian Blue, but I'm looking for something deeper & richer and more like original finish.

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    « Reply #72 on: January 13, 2019, 11:09:42 pm »
    What do you recommend that replicates the deep royal blue that Colt used on the early Pythons?  My 1967 vintage Python is looking pretty thin and I'm more experienced with Belgian Blue, but I'm looking for something deeper & richer and more like original finish.

    The royal blue finish was the level of polishing, not the bluing. The Pythons were blued in the same fashion as all Colts, but the polishing is what made the difference. Polishing to that level is really an art, one that has to be learned over time.

    For that I would take it to someone who specializes in Colt restorations, like Turnbull.
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    « Reply #74 on: January 24, 2019, 02:16:02 pm »
    Beautiful job.   :thumbup1   Of course, it wouldn't be worth the effort if the Remington 870 Wingmaster wasn't such a solid basic gun to begin with.  They really are a classic, generational design that remains as relevant today as the day they were first introduced.  Nicely done, sir with regards to your work but also to show the uninitiated just what is possible.   :thumbup1
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