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Restoring the finish on a rusted gun

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TINCANBANDIT, Jan 2, 2014.


  1. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT G&G Regular

  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    TINCANBANDIT: Sir, wow :) How now brown cow, :) very nice :)
     
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  3. Those sure turn out like brand new.
     
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  4. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT G&G Regular

  5. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    You Sir have a very fine touch.
     
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  6. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

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    Amazing job ya did there. Like new again.
     
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  7. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Nice!!
    Man, you do some beautiful work!!!
     
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  8. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT G&G Regular

    I bought a rifle at a garage sale for $20, it was missing the bolt, trigger guard and rear sight elevator.
    JC Higgins model 41 (Marlin 100/101). I decided to try and build a cheap youth trainer rifle, by shrinking the dimensions and then refinishing the wood and steel. I think it turned out pretty good. The best part is it didn't cost me a nickel, I actually made money on the project!

    Here is what I started with:

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    and here it is finished:

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    Blog posts with more pictures documenting the changes

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/featured-gun-jc-higgins-model-41.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-2.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-3.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-4.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-5.html
     
  9. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT G&G Regular

    Thanks for the kind words, your encouragement does mean a lot.
     
  10. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

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    Do you do these as a source of income or just as a hobby/for fun?
     
  11. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT G&G Regular

    nope, just for fun/hobby. Most of the guns I have restored belonged to myself, family or friends. It also allows me to build a collection for cheap by buying unwanted/unloved guns :)
     
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