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PostSubject: And some browned parts   July 7th 2014, 7:16 pm

Being hot and humid it's time to brown steel.





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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 7th 2014, 8:33 pm

Man that came out nice!! What product did you use? LMF?
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 7th 2014, 10:35 pm

Yup, LMF and did it in the garage using the July heat and humidity.  I am still surprised how the LMF brought out the original case colors on the action and hammer.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 7th 2014, 10:45 pm

thats good though! Gives it that special look of being original and just wearing down and turning brown.
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 8th 2014, 7:59 am

What's LMF?

That 'Express Blue' I used is supposed to brown if you don't finish by putting the barrel in boiling water. Maybe it would give a nice brown. It sure does the rusting process fast.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 8th 2014, 8:48 am

Laurel Mountain Forge, Barrel Brown and Degreaser.  It can also be turned blue by boiling after the rust process is complete. 

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/388/1/LMF-BROWN

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 8th 2014, 11:11 am

Looking really good !
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 8th 2014, 5:52 pm

Thanks Archie.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 11th 2014, 9:34 am

This is my progress so far on the entire project. I will be browning the butt plate and toe.  The stock will get finished in Danish oil..... I think.  End cap is pewter and no cleaning rod in the forearm.   Slow going since summer and yard work and all that but it's not far off now. 



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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 11th 2014, 9:43 am

thats going to look sweeeet!!
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 11th 2014, 6:09 pm

What kind of a gun is this very cool .Looks like a trap door with a hammer
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 11th 2014, 9:16 pm

Yes it is an 1884 Springfield Trapdoor re-barreled with a Green Mountain .458" tapered octagon barrel and chambered in .45-70 for Black powder or substitutes only.  The lock and hammer assembly and action are original parts harvested from a donor rifle.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 12:38 am

That sure will be a sexy looking dame when done !
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 12:43 pm

This is the same gun you redid the butt plate on, isn't it?

Nice job. I can't tell it was ever cut in deep on top. The gun looks sleeker too with the thinner profile.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 12:56 pm

Yes Bob it is and the BP return lines are still not exactly to my liking but I realized to continue to mess around with it would only make it worse. It took a lot of welding, filing and sanding to get it where it ended up.  Also the profile of the stock was slimmed down a bit along with shaping the fore end tip and the addition of the nose cap really dressed her up.  For what its worth her name is Clara.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 1:10 pm

"For what its worth her name is Clara."

 Smile  My late grandmother's middle name.   :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 1:46 pm

I only gave my first gun a name ......
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 5:03 pm

I don't really name rifles. Usually only name my dogs and my kids.  Since the original rifle was given to me by my Grandfather I decided she needed a name and only fitting to give her my Grandmothers name.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 8:44 pm

Clara must have been a popular name back then. My grandmother was born in 1895. Her first name was Iona.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 12th 2014, 10:38 pm

Must still be a popular name Bob as there is a girl working in the bank here called Clara.
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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 13th 2014, 3:33 pm

I don't know anyone who's alive who is named Clara.

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PostSubject: Re: And some browned parts   July 14th 2014, 10:20 am

Mostly it is a pet name for Clarette (hope my spelling is correct)
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