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refinishing youth rifle

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by longrifleman, Apr 10, 2004.

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  1. longrifleman

    longrifleman Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    western Missouri
    I found a Winchester 67A to keep for the grandkids when they are ready to learn to shoot. I learned to shoot on one and couldn't resist.

    I know ALL about the cocking knob slipping through your fingers a little too quick on this model but still couldn't resist.

    The stock is in decent shape and only minimal work will be needed before putting a standard oil finish on it. The metal is a little rougher. The rifle has that behind the closet door look and has three? minor rust spots but the pitting should'nt be a big problem. Bluing is about 50%

    My question is about using a Parkerising kit to refinish the metal. I want this to be a working gun and not a wallhangar that I won't let the kids use because they might hurt the bluing. (They might take care of this one like I took care of the one I started with!)

    I would consider any type of finish as long as it is durable and reasonably priced. I hate to spend huge amounts of money on a single shot for kids but still want something worth the time.

    P.S. M1911 tuner
    A while back you gave me an atta boy for a shotgun project I asked about.
    This morning my Great-nephew shot his first turkey about a 1/4 mi from my house with the completed shotgun. Stock shortened-recoil pad- Williams rifle sights attached-ported-cammo finish. It was worth every penny and hour spent!!!:D :D
    WOW just checked gunbroker to see if I got took and this little gun is now a COLLECTER ITEM ! No way I'd give what they are selling for even for a mint rifle. Mine's sure not mint!!
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2004
  2. You could park it with no problem as long as you have the means to sandblast the metal and have a tank large enough to hold the barrel/action as well as a heat source.
    It might be easier and cheaper to send it out.
    Mel Doyles Gunshop (208) 245-3006 does a great job, and if you strip the barrel/action and send the parts you want parked, he will do it for $50.00. He might not even charge that much if it's just the barrel/action and trigger guard.
    Mel does good work and has a very fast turn around time.
    The kids will love the 67A. I just bought one and had the barrel reblued, replaced the sights and re crowned the barrel. I'm finishing up the stock now. I love those little 22's. They are tack drivers also.
    Good shooting, John K
  3. Alex

    Alex Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Grand Forks, ND
    Check out www.winrest.com

    These guys supply everything to bring your Winchester back to new condition, it will take some time, but the prices aren't all that bad. You can also download their excellent instructions and buy your finishes from other outfits to save some money, for instance Laurel Mountain Forge Barrel Brown and Degreaser can be bought through Dixie Gun Works for about half the price and is an excellent rust blueing solution. Even if you buy everything from Winchester Restorations you will still be spending less than $50 and with a portion of your time your Grandchildren will have a beautiful, durably finished rifle by you that can be passed down through the generations.
  4. DeBee

    DeBee Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Winrest.com is a great site.

    I would recommend using Belgium Blue if you want to easily duplicate the original finish. You will need a tank to boil distilled water in which fits the barrelled action and a soft wire wheel... It's not quite as challenging as the slow rust blue...

    You could also stone the whole gun down to 320 or 400 grit.
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