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Back from the dead.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by exospex, Jun 5, 2014.

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  1. exospex

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    I don't post much but I thought this was worth sharing . It's a J Stevens 1889. it's in progress.
     

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    Replaced the hammer with an original I found on eBay.

    The block pivot screw had to be re-worked as a replacement was impossible to find.
    The threads were broken clean off. I had a decision to make, re-make it from scratch or repair. I repaired it by boring out the old screw and plugging it with a new threaded end held in with rockset.

    More to follow.
     

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    Jeez. Compared to what I've resurrected that thing looks to be in great shape. Oughtta be pretty when you're done.
     
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    Pretty sweet project. I'm envious. I keep looking for a junker to revive. When I want quality I find junk for big money. When I want junk I find nice stuff cheap. I have not found a good project gun yet other than a marlin 60 that was found in the woods with a broken stock and about a years worth of rust. It's a fine shooter now but will never be pretty. Ended up $13 in it including gas money to drive and pick up a new stock for it.
     
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    Looks like a project well worth the effort, I do believe that is the Stevens Crack Shot, or is it the Favorite? Either way they are definitely worth the time to restore, if only and old gun could talk.
     
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    It's definitely had its challenges. I love it. uploadfromtaptalk1410021295787.jpg
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    It's a favorite.

    I wish I had started taking pictures right at the beginning.
     
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    I'll be anxiously awaiting the pictures of the finished product, sure hope that wood comes out.
     
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    Well it will never be the same given the original condition but one can hope.
     
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