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Old 03-06-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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Last night was a banner night for this old shotgun. A few things of note took place. First of all since this gun was destroyed by a raccoon and it pitted the receiver and lever (and raised hell on the wood) I opted to mark the history of the gun into that same receiver. I was originally going to mark both sides but opted for just one side.

I masked off an area and sprayed it with flat, white spray paint.

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Then I placed tape over the paint and drew in the image I wanted on the receiver. I painted the receiver white so I could see the pencil lines.

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I used a fine pointed diamond bit in my dremmel to take away the black baking lacquer and shine up the aluminum underneath.

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Then I peeled away the tape and washed away the white paint with acetone leaving the tribute to the masked bandit etched into the metal.

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I assembled all the metal parts and attached the finished wood. For now I have the pitted barrel on the gun just for the pictures.

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

The stippling worked out very well.

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

The cracked stock is repaired and looks a bit better than before.

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

This gun has come a long way from the coffee can.

The coffee can shotgun restoration - DIY Projects

Also last night I won an Ebay Auction for a replacement barrel for this gun in the buckbuster configuration (with front and rear rifle sights) So this old gun can once again take to the deer woods. (once I recondition the barrel and reblue it) The barrel set me back $128 but since I got the gun for nothing, It all works out in the end. Here are the images from the Ebay Auction.

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With this one done its time to move onto a gun with some sentimental value to me. A 1940 Winchester model 37. Its my fatherís gun and the first shotgun I ever fired. Time to start a new restoration thread for this rusty mule kicker.

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Another awesome job on the gun and your posts thanks for sharing

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I love the engraved raccoon. Nice touch.
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I love the engraved raccoon. Nice touch.
Makes me wonder if there are any organized coon-hunting clubs in the OP's area. That shotgun needs to seek some REVENGE on the bandits.
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very inspiring DIY GUY.... THANK YOU for your easy to follow tips and tricks....
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Once again, your work is awesome.


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very impressive job again! it looks awesome to say the least from where you started from with it. looking forward to seeing it with the new barrel installed.
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Quick question about your bluing procedures. When you degrease your polished reciever or parts do you scrub them at all or do you wipe it down with a soft cloth soaked in the degreaser?

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Great job on the restoration!
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