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Old 06-24-2011, 04:28 AM   #11
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I guess i am stingy; i have never sold one of my firearms. I doubt i will, with the possible exception of a cz52 that just hasn't settled in with me very well.
Seriously? None of them?
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:45 PM   #12
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Seriously? None of them?
Nope, but i have under twenty. I took a break from firearms for about a decade, somewhat. I get attached to them.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #13
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So CA357 I guess you're going to just tease us about posting the pictures of the finished product for a while longer???

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Uh oh. I just lost fifty bucks. It's too hot to work in the garden, so I re-blued it.
I'm afraid I must disagree about the loss of value due to re-blueing. Done properly (key words here) the value of a firearm could increase due to a profesional restoration. Primarily depends on the rarity of the firearm being restored. Turnbull restorations is a prime example.

Not trying to ruffle feathers by posting this but folks like myself that prefer restoration over the purists "leave it be" generally get a bad rap for wanting to bring old firearms to their former glory. Not all knicks and dings and scratches are war wounds....
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Okay, here's my usual lousy photos. The buttplate, the ladder sight and a few other parts were in the white or close to it.





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I didn't mess with the wood very much, essentially just a clean up with some 0000 steel wool and two coats of BLO.

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Looks Sweet to me!!

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Thanks Trez. Now I need to get some ammo to feed it and head to the range. The only 8mm I can find here is at Big 5 and they want $35 bucks for a box of twenty.

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Nice, I like it alot! I agree that it looks better with the new blueing. It's not a priceless treasure and I think you should feel free to dress it up and make it look as good as you want to. I think the wood is good the way it is.

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Thanks Trez. Now I need to get some ammo to feed it and head to the range. The only 8mm I can find here is at Big 5 and they want $35 bucks for a box of twenty.
Tell me about IT!!
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