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shotgun i just finished restoring

Post by 69ranchero351c » 11 Oct 2010, 14:00

A guy i worked with had this stevens shotgun that was his granddads, but it was in his house when it burned down so it was all messed up the wood was all soot damaged, and the reciever and barrel had rust all over em from them puttin the fire out and gettin water on it. well i wanted somethin to do with my grandfather who was a gunsmith till he got burned out with doin it, so i told the guy id take it and see what i could do with it. i took it over my grandpops and he showed me what to do and i have to say for my first one i am extremly happy with the way it turned out. my granddad walked me through it and i did all the work except for blueing the barrel i had to send that out to the local gunsmith. i wish i had some before pics to show how messed up it was but here are some after pics.

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Post by panzermk2 » 11 Oct 2010, 15:09

Very nice looking! WOW great work.
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Post by PainKillaX » 11 Oct 2010, 15:11

Did you buy the furniture or work it yourself? Either way, very nice looking!

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Re: shotgun i just finished restoring

Post by Ariac » 11 Oct 2010, 15:50

Looks beautiful, color hardened is simply amazing.

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Post by 69ranchero351c » 11 Oct 2010, 16:34

PainKillaX wrote:Did you buy the furniture or work it yourself? Either way, very nice looking!
its the original furniture. after hours of sanding and varnishing it came up and looked beautiful. my grandpop wanted me to checker it but i dont have the practice in for that yet and i dont know if i ever will.

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Post by 69ranchero351c » 11 Oct 2010, 16:35

Ariac wrote:Looks beautiful, color hardened is simply amazing.
its not case hardened. i did the coloring myself :D

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Re: shotgun i just finished restoring

Post by buckett » 12 Oct 2010, 10:59

I've got one that I'm in the process of restoring for a buddy, the rust damage is so bad that I'm doubting it'll ever be safe to fire again. Very Very nice work on that shotgun!
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Post by Rapier1772 » 12 Oct 2010, 11:51

Nicely done! :clap:
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