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Old 01-22-2013, 02:51 AM   #11
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Thanks. It's got character, so I'll just keep it as it is and keep it well oiled. However, I will strip the stock, fill that hole and oil the wood.

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I think thats a great project. Most of the guns we charish the most are the ones that were shot hard and put up wet.

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Calling this an assult rifle might just get these great hunting rifles banned as well. Just thinking out load.

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I've got everything cleaned up now. I got an email from Brownells stating that the parts are on the way. Now, if I can only remember where it all goes.

I'm posting some pics of the browning and pitting on the barrel and the pitting on the receiver. I was thinking about cold bluing it, but I'm tempted to leave it be and just keep it oiled. What do you think? Would you reblue it or not?

BTW, the barrel cleaned up beautifully and is in great shape. However the mag tube looked like it had fifty years of burnt powder, mud and rust in it.







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I think that gun has character and should remain with all its wrinkles and warts intact.

Besides if you pretty it up, some gangster-bear will try to take it from you!
Like canebrake said, it's got character and shows it's been chosen to be used for a good reason. More often than not people cold blue their guns and it looks like it. I'd leave it be.
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Yup, gonna' leave it be.

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Yup, gonna' leave it be.
Good...
You made me leave my "junker" lever-action all beat up ...
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You made me leave my "junker" lever-action all beat up ...
Yeah and look how great it turned out.
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I can't get the firing pin retention pins out of the bolt no matter how much penetrating fluid I put on it. I'm going to have to go to a gunsmith or machine shop and have then pressed out. I want to clean out the firing pin channel. At this point, I'm almost ready to just spray some brake cleaner in there and then blow it out rather than mess with it.
I'm still waiting on the parts from Brownell's.

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Very nice project CA, good choice not re-bluing it, it looks much better the way it is.

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Are you going to put swivels on it? A sling is handy on a huntin' rifle.

Did you have the bolt in a solid vise when you tried removing the pins? It makes a big difference.

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