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Re: Rebluing
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2019, 06:57:16 pm »
Daaang, son. Looks a little better than rattle can Krylon.
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #76 on: January 24, 2019, 11:26:22 pm »
    Very nice.  Some of that pitting was deep, good choice on leaving some vs removing the markings.
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    « Reply #77 on: January 26, 2019, 11:38:32 am »
    Very nice.  Some of that pitting was deep, good choice on leaving some vs removing the markings.

    that is always the compromise.....unless I want to spend the money to have the markings re-engraved
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    « Reply #78 on: January 26, 2019, 02:26:33 pm »
    that is always the compromise.....unless I want to spend the money to have the markings re-engraved

    Watched a "Forgotten Weapon" video right after commenting on this, where Ian had a conversation with a retired machinist who rebuilds guns.  In this case it was a pre-WWI semi-auto, even though he reduced the markings to barely visible then had them re-cut by an engraver, he still did not get rid of all the evidence of pitting.  So it is always a compromise.  But I still hate seeing a re-finishing job that obliterates the markings. 
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    « Reply #79 on: February 08, 2019, 03:42:36 pm »
    If the gun and budget command it I just remove them and have the reapplied.

    This is a Marlin model of 1893 that after sanding you couldn't see any of the roll marks, but I had details of their exact location and size along with some hi resolution images. A guy with a laser engraver recut them, they look pretty close to original

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    « Reply #80 on: February 08, 2019, 03:56:44 pm »
    Bluing is beautiful. I wish modern guns were still blued  :thumbup1 .
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    « Reply #81 on: February 08, 2019, 11:17:50 pm »
    That just turned out beautiful.  I love blueing that looks like you could just fall into it.
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    « Reply #82 on: March 25, 2019, 07:12:20 pm »
    Here is a retro-10/22 I built. I has a vintage walnut Finger Groove Sporter stock, a steel receiver (from Kingston Armory), new take-off barrel and new anodized aluminum trigger housing (from Pike Arms). The steel parts were given a 5000 grit polished finish and blued in hot salts.
















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    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-1022-finger-groove-sporter-project_21.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-1022-finger-groove-sporter-project_25.html
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    « Reply #83 on: March 25, 2019, 07:26:30 pm »
    A beautifully understated little rifle.  Best looking 10/22 I've seen in a while.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #84 on: March 25, 2019, 07:28:19 pm »
    That is a beauty.  Did you make the finger groove in the stock? Or source it somewhere?
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    « Reply #85 on: March 26, 2019, 12:30:02 pm »
    That is a beauty.  Did you make the finger groove in the stock? Or source it somewhere?

    believe it or not, I bought it at a garage sale for $55 in that condition.....
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    « Reply #86 on: March 26, 2019, 10:38:39 pm »
    believe it or not, I bought it at a garage sale for $55 in that condition.....

    I guess I need to quit avoiding garage sales.  That was a steal.
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    « Reply #87 on: March 27, 2019, 08:20:17 pm »
    I guess I need to quit avoiding garage sales.  That was a steal.

    probably should have clarified, the stock is a factory made one from Ruger. They were available from 1966 through 1970/71. I had been wanting one, but they usually sell for $250+ (just the stock), when I stumbled across this one, I snapped it up.
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    « Reply #88 on: April 13, 2019, 10:13:40 am »
    Here is a Savage 110 that I refinished recently, it wasn't heavily pitted, just small rust spots and some worn bluing from field use.

    I polished the barrel to a gloss shine, then gave the bolt handle and receiver a matte finish.  I think it turned out pretty good





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    « Reply #89 on: April 13, 2019, 04:46:44 pm »
    I hope you make money off of your work. Your bluing is beautiful  :thumbup1 .
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    « Reply #90 on: April 14, 2019, 12:27:50 am »
    Yup.  Nice work.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #92 on: May 22, 2019, 02:28:16 am »
    Nicely done.  That rash on the top of the barrel looked nasty.  Good job, sir.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #93 on: June 09, 2019, 08:14:37 pm »
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    « Reply #94 on: June 09, 2019, 08:46:45 pm »
    Damn it, Century!    I love the fact that they bring guns and parts in for us.  Someone has to do it!   However,  they also do stuff like this, or they take good parts kits that could be built into fine rifles and turn them into hack job abortions.   

    If they had to put their markings on there, couldn't they have done it up under the grip?  Or at least not used a completely hideous electropencil? 


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    « Reply #95 on: June 10, 2019, 12:12:36 am »
    Agreed.  Nice job on the restoration though.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #96 on: June 10, 2019, 06:44:52 pm »
    Curious, what is the legal status of removing some of the markings?
    I've a few EAA Witness pistols which have some unpleasing to me marks. 

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    « Reply #97 on: July 24, 2019, 09:18:02 am »
    Curious, what is the legal status of removing some of the markings?
    I've a few EAA Witness pistols which have some unpleasing to me marks.

    There is a letter (or three) floating around from the BATFE. Import marks are only important if the gun was not manufactured in the U.S. Because this gun already had a U.S. MFG serial number, the import marks (if they even are the result of being repatriated) are meaningless and can be removed.

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    « Reply #98 on: July 24, 2019, 09:19:54 am »
    Stevens model 73, the previous owner gave up on the project stating that he could not find a replacement for the lost bolt. I was able to find the bolt and refinished the rifle, I have less than $23 in the project

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    I decided it needed a sling, so I made one from an old leather belt



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    « Reply #99 on: July 24, 2019, 07:51:21 pm »
    There is a letter (or three) floating around from the BATFE. Import marks are only important if the gun was not manufactured in the U.S. Because this gun already had a U.S. MFG serial number, the import marks (if they even are the result of being repatriated) are meaningless and can be removed.
    To the best of my knowledge EAA imports the Witness from Italy where it is made by Tanfoglio, unless EAA has tooled up and begun production here in the US recently.


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