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Re: Rebluing
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2019, 03:48:46 pm »
Nice work on that little Stevens.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #101 on: July 26, 2019, 01:25:10 am »
    I guess I could look at your blog, but I am going to ask here.  Are you a professional gunsmith?  Are you selling these projects?  Do you do any for the public?  Your work is fantastic.
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #103 on: September 17, 2019, 11:58:23 pm »
    Nice work.  Again.   :thumbup1   I got to fire one of those pretty extensively years ago and they are nice shooting guns. 
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    « Reply #104 on: October 17, 2019, 01:47:04 pm »
    Nice work.  Again.   :thumbup1   I got to fire one of those pretty extensively years ago and they are nice shooting guns.

    Thanks!

    Another month, another project

    This one is a Dan Wesson model 15 with two extra barrel, all were frosty with rust and some minor pitting

    Before and after pictures











    Blog Posts showing the process

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-dan-wesson-model-15-project-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-dan-wesson-model-15-project-part-2.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-dan-wesson-model-15-project-part-3.html
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    « Reply #105 on: October 19, 2019, 01:14:52 am »
    That is beautiful work.  I don't remember them looking that good when they were new.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #106 on: November 26, 2019, 09:45:48 am »
    Another month, another refinished gun. This one is a Mossberg model 380 semi-auto .22 rifle. Someone had spilled or exposed the rifle to a chemical that caused some localized corrosion.
    Anyway, I removed the pits and polished the metal before rebluing it via the hot salts method.

    before and after photos









    blog posts

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/11/refinishing-mossberg-model-380-rifle.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/11/refinishing-mossberg-model-380-rifle_18.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/11/refinishing-mossberg-model-380-rifle_26.html
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #107 on: November 26, 2019, 08:39:50 pm »
    Beautiful restoration job.  I like the fact that you take on such projects on many " blue collar " guns that the average shooter might have at home. 
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    « Reply #108 on: December 23, 2019, 11:44:46 am »
    Thanks for the encouragement, a lot of my projects are cheaper guns, for a variety of reasons. One, I think, is because .22 rifles and most shotguns are affordable to purchase and are more likely to be purchased by non "gun people" who don't know the proper way to care for a firearm and thus they get neglected.

    Anyway here is another one, this one is a Remington 512 Sportmaster (the second one I have done). It wasn't in too bad of shape, the stock needed some cleaning up. Then I polished and reblued most of the steel parts

    Before and after pictures











    blog posts

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/12/restoring-another-remington-512_7.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/12/restoring-another-remington-512_15.html

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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #109 on: December 24, 2019, 12:54:45 am »
    Very nice work.   :thumbup1   Have you tried using a stain beneath the MinWax and if so how do you like the results?   
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    « Reply #110 on: March 13, 2020, 11:19:53 am »
    Very nice work.   :thumbup1   Have you tried using a stain beneath the MinWax and if so how do you like the results?

    no not yet, I suppose I should have on the Remington stocks that had some of the lighter sap wood. This is all a learning process and I learn something on almost every project, just wish I had more time, money and room....
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    « Reply #111 on: March 13, 2020, 11:20:46 am »
    So here is another 10/22 project, this one may be the nicest 10/22 I have ever owned...

    I was able to purchase a few of the left over steel 10/22 receivers from the failed Kingston Armory. They were building M1 & M1A tribute rifles using a 10/22 action as the basis for the rifle. They had some 10/22 receiver copies cast in steel and then machined.
    Anyway since I blue guns I decided to buy some of the receivers "in the white" (bare steel) and give them a high polish blue. I polished the receiver to a 5000 grit finish. Then I took one of my extra new-take-off barrels and give it the same high polish blue job. Then I bought a new anodized aluminum trigger housing from Pike Arms and a new walnut International stock (factory Ruger) from S&P Outfitters.

    This is the result











    Here are my blog posts showing the process

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ruger-1022-continental-project-part.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ruger-1022-continental-project-part_6.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ruger-1022-continental-project-part_8.html


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    « Reply #112 on: March 13, 2020, 11:36:57 am »
    Outstanding.   :thumbup1    That is a seriously nice project and I imagine the balance of that rifle with the steel receiver and the full length stock is nice as well.  I've always thought the bog standard 10/22 was a little prone to shooter error because its so light and short.  Beautiful work, as always.
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #113 on: March 13, 2020, 05:09:38 pm »
    Ooh!  Mannlicher stock.

    I have a .30 M-1 Carbine that's a near twin.  (Or at least a 2nd cousin.)
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    « Reply #114 on: March 13, 2020, 06:14:41 pm »
    Nice work! She's a beauty!

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    « Reply #115 on: March 15, 2020, 05:58:15 pm »
    That shows how much work and effort goes into high blue finishes.  Very nice work.
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    « Reply #116 on: April 21, 2020, 10:08:13 am »
    I have another one! This is a Smith & Wesson model 27 from the early 70's, some previous owner engraved their driver's license number on the gun, in two places....it also had some holster wear and mild rust pitting...I removed the graffiti and polished it up, then reblued it.

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    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-smith-wesson-model-27-project-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-smith-wesson-model-27-project-part-2.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-smith-wesson-model-27-project-part-3.html
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    « Reply #117 on: April 21, 2020, 11:38:11 am »
    I always look forward to the pics in your thread, dude. Nice work!

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    « Reply #118 on: April 21, 2020, 07:33:54 pm »
    Agreed.  I imagine those S&W side plates are a little tricky but I'd say you just made that gun worth a lot more money than before the restoration job.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #120 on: May 25, 2020, 06:37:33 pm »
    Nicely done.   :thumbup1      Those little Winchesters seem to be gaining in value all the time. 
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    « Reply #121 on: June 17, 2020, 09:56:11 am »
    I  bought this Ruger Standard pistol at a gun show for $80, it was missing some parts and in need of a refinish.

    Here are the before and after shots









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    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-ruger-standard-project-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-ruger-standard-project-part-2.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-ruger-standard-project-part-3.html
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    « Reply #122 on: June 17, 2020, 02:22:27 pm »
    Looks like one of the old "original" Standard models.  Good old pistols.  Your work seems impeccable - as always.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #123 on: September 25, 2020, 10:18:27 am »
    Thanks for the kind words.....it helps my ego, as anyone who does restorations (of any kind) I am my worst critic.

    Anyway, here is another one:



    This one started as just a stock that someone gave me. Someone had cut off the barrel band portion of the forend and painted it black, then put it on a belt sander...then gave up...the stock is an original walnut one...so I decided to try and make lemonade out of this lemon. I added a Kingston Armory steel receiver and new take-off barrel, both were polished to a 5000 grit and hot blued. I modified the stock by adding finger grooves, adding flutes to the comb, redefining the grip area, adding a grip cap and sling swivels mimicking those of the Finger Groove Sporter model. I then refinished the aluminum butt plate and aluminum trigger housing in graphite black Cerakote.

    Here are the before and after pictures







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    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/08/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter_76.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter_7.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter_18.html
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    Re: Rebluing
    « Reply #124 on: September 25, 2020, 10:48:19 pm »
    Very classy looking restoration.   :thumbup1    Have you looked at the Little Crow Gunworks recoil lug for the Ruger 10/22 ?  I like the looks of that piece and was wondering if you had any experience with it.  Seems an easier solution to improving accuracy than threading the receiver and using a threaded aftermarket barrel.   

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