HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: anollmantimmy
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12475

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 67
BOT: 5
Total: 72
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Home
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Home
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Home
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Photo Albums
19: Home
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Home
26: Your Account
27: Photo Albums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Home
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Home
36: Photo Albums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Home
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: PointBlank Online
58: Forums
59: Home
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Forums
66: Home
67: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Photo Albums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 304
 Pictures: 2340
  · Views: 296506
  · Votes: 1302
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Refurbishing firearms
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1614
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:27 am    Post subject: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Since I have a lot of free time, quite a bit is spent refurbishing firearms. Nothing major, mostly refinishing stocks, touching up the bluing and mounting scopes. A friend showed my a lovely older Remington 12 gauge Mohawk 48 semi-auto shotgun that had a few rough spots in the stock finish and a few places where the bluing was worn. He was going to sand the stock and live with the bluing wear. I offered to work on it and he agreed.

I never sand a finished stock, but did use paint and varnish stripper from the local hardware store. Two coats of the stripping agent and some light steel wool cleaned the stock right up. The rough finish was a poorly applied coat of what appeared to be varnish. A coat of boiled linseed oil followed by a coat of Tru-Oil restored the stock. An application of cold blue fixed all the bluing wear spots. Now I am thinking of working a trade to acquire this fine older shotgun. Too bad I cannot post pictures because this gun is beautiful. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7028
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:07 am    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

interesting...the Remington mohawks Im familiar with are really short centrefires. the predecessor to the mod 7 I think they must have been,plurry good bush rifles and very accurate too.
posting photos on this site is by far the easiest of any site I visit.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13138
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Like you Gil, I too like to refurbish older guns that haven't been looked after as wel as they should.

I take a different tack to you Gil. The gun I decided to refurbish is a Spanish Lanber IBARGUN, made by Zabala Hermanos in 1972, and at $150 I decided that it would be a good project for me. I sanded the stock back with 400 and 600 grit wet and dry and recut all the chequering. I then drained the stock with a MinWax stain called Gunstock 231, gave it a light sand with 800 grit paper and finished it with another MinWax product, Helmsman Spar Urethane in a satin finish for good wear and weather protection. I then reblued the barrels with a cold blue.



image.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  64.72 KB
 Viewed:  631 Time(s)

image.jpeg


image.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  167.99 KB
 Viewed:  631 Time(s)

image.jpeg


image.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  313.74 KB
 Viewed:  631 Time(s)

image.jpeg


image.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  250.78 KB
 Viewed:  631 Time(s)

image.jpeg


_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1614
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Vince,
That is one lovely shotgun and you did a splendid job. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7028
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

a thing of beauty she is indeed Vince.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13138
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Refurbishing firearms Reply with quote

Gil Martin wrote:
Vince,
That is one lovely shotgun and you did a splendid job. All the best...
Gil

Thanks guys. I'm really looking forward to seeing the one Gil did using the more traditional process. I reckon it too will look outstanding.

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.