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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 20th 2010, 11:39 am

cool . sorta the way it looked before , right ?
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 4:24 pm

Well boys the stock is finished, barrel is getting Gun Shield applied to it right now.

All i have to do is fix the lock and then polish some brass.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 4:46 pm

awesome !
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 4:54 pm

Lock is fixed. There was no half cock notch! Thats why it wouldnt stay in place. Also needed a good shot of oil to free up. Now just to apply 2 more coats of gun shield on the barrel and then just some small polishing bits here and there.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 5:34 pm

no wonder , glad you figured it out . really looking forward to pics and to getting it back and shooting it ! thank you FG .
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 6:36 pm

Well i am gorilla gluing the ramrod thimbles on right now. I did a rough sand job with 220 grit as i didnt want them polished. I actually think the high polished brass makes the guns look cheap. The rough brass with the dull areas and then the shiny areas look great on this pistol, it especially goes great with the color.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 6:51 pm

cool . are you going to fill the holes were the pins were ? so with the gun shield do need to oil the gun ? man i'm getting exited , cant wait . Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 6:59 pm

Yeah you should still oil the rifle. I didnt do the bore bcuz i have nothing to fit it. Basically just wipe the parts down and oil them after you are shooting.

The barrel is clean as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 23rd 2010, 7:05 pm

cool good to know . sounds good on the brass , polished dose look out of place .
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 25th 2010, 10:25 am

hows it coming along ?
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 25th 2010, 10:53 am

Oh its done, just letting the stock cure and harden up. Going to find a nice over sized box for it today for when i ship it back. I think shipping will run around $20 but i may send UPS as they are faster.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 25th 2010, 11:08 am

cool Cool ! would you mind taking a few pictures ? my camera is junk and my photography skills non existent , lol .
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 25th 2010, 7:09 pm

Okay guys i got better pictures this evening. I was VERY careful when i put it on the rock LOL. I actually had to file a half cock "safety" notch into the tumbler as it did not have one.

But i like the finish, it came out really smooth and the curly maple looks really good.




On the brass i just hit it with some 220 grit and left it rough. We agree'd on an antique finish and what i like about the side lock plate, it still has some casting marks that when i "polished" it, it made it look like it had engraved scenery at some point.


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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 25th 2010, 7:25 pm

Super work FG Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   August 25th 2010, 10:39 pm

awesome Exclamation i can't wait to get it back . thats just what i had in mind too . love that look .
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   September 29th 2015, 4:36 am

that is one drop dead georgous pistol, ol Matt ought to love it when he gets it. All the work was worth it after seeing that beautiful finish, no one will ever know it was restored.
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PostSubject: Re: Pistol Restoration   September 29th 2015, 6:33 am

I know this is an old thread, Jon, but what did you do to the barrel to get that mottled finish? I really like it.

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