Some of the guns that I have restored/reblued

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  1. kennysd

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    1860 Colt CW army, wedge slot too big, not correct wedge. fitted and soldered steel, finished flush and antiqued. totally invisible repair, gun is tight . IMG_0492.jpg IMG_0495.jpg IMG_0497.jpg IMG_0498.jpg IMG_0499.jpg
     
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  2. TINCANBANDIT

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    Nice job!

    Here is this month's project: I took a $50 Marlin model 60 and created the "Super Deluxe Edition"

    Rifle: 1988 vintage Model 60 with 18 round magazine and 22" barrel
    Magazine: Brass 18 round magazine from "Golden 50 model"
    Stock: Walnut thumbhole stock from Boyd's, fitted with factory Marlin butt plate
    Trigger/Trigger Guard: Aluminum anodized from DIP
    Upgrades:
    MCARBO trigger spring kit
    New factory feed throat, recoil spring and buffer
    newer Polished & jeweled bolt
    newer stainless charging handle
    Williams Fire Sights (fiber optic)
    High polish blued barrel
    Cerakoted receiver in graphite black

    Now the pictures


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    and the blog posts with all the detail and pictures

    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 1


    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 2


    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 3


    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 4


    TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 5
     
  3. wiscoaster

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    VERY nice work!! :thumbup:
     
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    :what:
     
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    Excellent work. I'm a sucker for those older Model 60s.
     
  6. TINCANBANDIT

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    Nice work on that H&R top-break...looks nice and shiny now!! :thumbup:
     
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    Better than new!
     
  10. 45 Dragoon

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    Just noticed this, THIS isn't a fix. The wedge bears against the rear of the barrel slot and against the front of the slot in the arbor. That's how the two assemblies stay together under tension. If the wedge is contacting the rear and front of the slot in the barrel, it can't apply correct tension to the arbor. The revolver will not perform as it should and will "shoot loose".
    The correct fix would be to make a suitable wedge to fit the two main contact surfaces . . . the forward surface of the slot in the arbor and both of the rear surfaces of the slot in the barrel assembly.

    Mike
     
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  11. Jackrabbit1957

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    Not mention fixing the short arbor as well.
     
  12. 45 Dragoon

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    Exactly!!

    Mike
     
  13. TINCANBANDIT

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    What methods did you use to remove the dents and damage from the butt stock on that model 70?
     
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    Awesome work, as always!
     
  17. TINCANBANDIT

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    If you follow the links....all will be revealed
     
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    Looks like brand new!! :thumbup:
     
  20. TINCANBANDIT

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    Here is another one I did: a Remington 511 Scoremaster, the owner brought me the parts about 3/4s polished, so I finished the polishing, blued them and painted the ready-fire and safe indicators as well as did some nitre bluing on some small parts
    This is the result
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    blog post:
    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/11/refinishing-remington-511-scoremaster.html
     
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  22. OilyPablo

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    Factory new look. Beautiful.
     
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    Awesome, as always Tincan!
     
  24. TINCANBANDIT

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    Thanks guys! I really do appreciate your appreciation and as always I hope to inspire others to take up the cause of saving rusty, beat-up or neglected guns.

    Another refinishing project, this one a Winchester model 97



    One thing I learned is that the finish on these old guns is not as smooth as people believe them to be. Bluing does hide some of that. Anyway, this gun belonged to a family member who passed away, I was asked to refinish it for whomever was going to inherit the gun. It is a 12 gauge, take-down made in 1926



    The before and after pictures



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    The blog posts



    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-winchester-97-project-part-1.html



    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-winchester-97-project-part-2.html



    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-winchester-97-project-part-3.html
     
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  25. OilyPablo

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    That does really look nice. Top notch work.
     
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