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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:15 am    Post subject: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Last evening my neighbor gave me his Ithaca Model 37 pump shotgun in 20 gauge that he received when he started hunting. It sat in a closet for 25 years and was badly rusted on the receiver and barrel, but not pitted. I spent some time with oil and fine steel wool lightly rubbing the receiver and barrel. The rust came right off. I touched up a few spots with G96 gun blue then cleaned the barrel. A light coat of boiled linseed oil was applied to the forearm and stock. When completed the shotgun was impressive.

I returned the shotgun to my neighbor and he was amazed. I could not keep his shotgun because it had sentimental value. His teenage daughter now wants to use it to shoot clay pigeons. Everybody was happy. All the best...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

aah come on Gil...No pictures?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Great job Gil...refurbishing an older firearm for a friend really is a labour of love mate, and incredibly satisfying. I'm not sure that his daughter will have a lot of success using a pump gun for clays as a second quick follow up shot is often needed, but she will definitely get a lot of enjoyment trying.

I'm with Bushy too...where's the pics mate? Before and after would be awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Bushy and Vince,
I do not have an iphone so do not take many pictures nor post them. Let me say, my neighbor was so embarrassed about his shotgun that he was reluctant to show it to me. When i was finished the shotgun was a real beauty. I was glad to help him out. My neighbor was planning to scrap the Ithaca and that would have been a shame. All the best...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

come on Vince Mate....you havent lived till youv'e used a shuck gun to blast a few clays
good on you Gil

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
come on Vince Mate....you haven't lived till you've used a shuck gun to blast a few clays
good on you Gil

Unfortunately those horrible evil murderous pump action man killers that fire as fast as a machine gun (or so the Govt would have us believe) are not allowed in Australia mate. burr burr burr

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

You did the right thing, Gil. You can be satisfied that you salvaged a good gun for a new shooter. Kudos.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Vince wrote:

Unfortunately those horrible evil murderous pump action man killers that fire as fast as a machine gun (or so the Govt would have us believe) are not allowed in Australia mate. burr burr burr

Vince,
You have my condolences.
Now, get the shooters and hunters together and get your rights back!
Let them government critters know that you have as much right to defend yourselves as the roos, snakes and spiders! Make them see that they need to prosecute the law breakers and not the law keepers.
Maybe you could ask them if they are going to arm the population if war breaks out all over the globe again... Let them know that the nation is safer with an armed population.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Paul, unfortunately mate as is pointed out to us in a roundabout way all too often...we don't have any rights in Australia other than those allowed by the Govt !! burr

However, you are right mate...we do have the right to defend ourselves...so long as it isn't with a firearm, in a built up area, against another human being, or anything like that mate. With the way things are going with a certain religion all around the world, I think the day is fast approaching where the good people of the world will take up arms and say 'enough is enough'. I agree totally that an armed nation is a safer nation.

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