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Old 04-13-2012, 01:05 AM   #11
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Looks like a Harrison and Richardsons break open 12g

Refinishing it professionally would cost 2 to 3 time the guns value.

I'd keep it well oiled, as is, and shoot the snot out it.

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Not galvanized- bare steel. Your shotgun is a Stevens Model 94B. In better days, it looked like this:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=281436676

These were utility grade shotguns- their value is not as a collectible, but as a shooter, so any restoration work you do will not hurt any values.

Start by removing the wood, and the barrel. You can clean up the reciever with light oil and a COPPER pot scrubber, followed by a rubdown with more light oil and a soft cloth.

Bluing is gone from the barrel- may have been removed by someone else. You can clean it up, and try a home bluing, or get a smith to blue it for you.

To polish up the barrel, use wet-r-dry sandpaper, and a little oil. Would probably start with 220 grit, going lengthwise, then 400 grit used like a shoe shine rag around the barrel. Remove all oil after polishing (take it outside, spray with brake cleaner, do not touch metal with bare hands after degreasing) Warm barrel with hair dryer, apply Oxpho Bluing with a clean cotton ball (not steel wool).

OR there are spay paint type finishes like Cerakote made for guns that you bake on. Still need to clean metal up first. Howver, the product will cost you more than the gun is worth.

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By the way, folks, H&R stood for Harrington & Richardson. But this ain't one of them.

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Thank you very much for the help. Light oil? I have rem oil in a can. Does that work? And could I polish the barrel to a shine or would that just leave it to rust?

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i would take a good look at that pit that runs along the right side of the barrel

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Remoil is fine. Yes, you can polish the barrel with no finish. It will rust.

Bluing is a controlled form of rusting- it is black iron oxide (instead of red iron oxide) Just for S&G's, you could also do some reading on rust bluing. Simple process, requires time, patience and elbow grease.

Bluing, parkerizing, nickel plating, and the paint used on Brit wartime weapons were all to control rust.

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Thanks everyone for your help. I know it's not an expensive gun but value is in owner I guess. I'll post some pics in a couple days of how it turns out. Thanks again

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Something else to remember... There's no such thing as "galvanized" gun barrels.

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Well I'm using the copper pot scrubber and c3 didn't mention how tedious it is lol. Takes some work to do but priceless information. Thank you very much

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Post up pics of your shotty when she's had her dye job.

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