Restoring the finish on a rusted gun

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

  1. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT G&G Evangelist

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    Here is another one, you old school guys will like this 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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    and the blog posts showing the process

    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
     
  2. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Holy cow, brother! That is beautiful!

    Seriously mad skills, man. Thank you for posting that!
     
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