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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Sharps40
Done and ready for service. First, a small...

Done and ready for service.

First, a small crack reglued and reinforced. It opened up when the stock screw was snugged down and needed to be fixed. Try to get a few more years service out of...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-28-2015, 04:50 PM
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Views: 31
Posted By Sharps40
Springfield 315 SxS .410 Shotgun Tuning

Picked up the subject shotgun from a Pal. Age wise, its likely 1925 to 1933ish time frame.

Striker fired, reblued and with good bores. Safe to fire and fully functional. A gift for my...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-20-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Final rub out on 5 coats of urethane using...

Final rub out on 5 coats of urethane using Brownells fff mixed with gun oil. Satin smooth finish. A last coat or two of johnsons paste wax on all the wood and metal with a buff after it dries a...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2015, 04:47 PM
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Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Stock is stripped. It was previously sanded...

Stock is stripped. It was previously sanded against the grain with about 5 grit. Lots of boogers to remove. Beyond stain, there was no sealer so lots of dirt and yuck ground in over the years. ...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-19-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Barrels done and oiled. Off to the wood next. ...

Barrels done and oiled. Off to the wood next. Decided to go with a red toned Minwax Gunstock stain. Ain't no curl or eyes in the wood but nice figure that should pop and the redder tone will be...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
First boil at the three hour mark and a good bite...

First boil at the three hour mark and a good bite of battle ship grey under the smudge. I'm pleased. This one will blacken up nicely.

http://i.imgur.com/Nj9vsyG.jpg
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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Back in the house. Time to blue the barrel. ...

Back in the house. Time to blue the barrel. Polished off all the old rust and blue, jitterbug, wirebrush and bootstrap. Finish is 120g.

Two incorrect screws....the source of the galling on the...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2015, 04:51 AM
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Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Took a nap today. Can't sleep so I put it...

Took a nap today. Can't sleep so I put it together. Almost as good as new.

http://i.imgur.com/gXYrtcp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ojwVZg5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yUCr6kf.jpg
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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
6 two hour stints in the rust box since...

6 two hour stints in the rust box since yesterday. Final carding done and hanging with oil on. Reassembly tomorrow. Came out fairly well. I believe I have enough to do the barrel yet but that's...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-10-2015, 05:57 PM
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Views: 186
Posted By Sharps40
Yeah, hot lead can really suck!

Yeah, hot lead can really suck!
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-10-2015, 04:48 PM
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Views: 186
Posted By Sharps40
Fired primers not always inert

Don't labor under the false assumption that fired primers are inert. Not always. Found out today.

A fired SP primer made its way from my bench into the lead pot. Melting old bullets for...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Second boil this morning. A good bite overnight....

Second boil this morning. A good bite overnight. I'll work in 3 hr cycles thru the day and see how it goes.

http://i.imgur.com/jPaeg1W.jpg

Battleship grey under the after boil smug. Perfect...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Some work time on the shotgun. The frame,...

Some work time on the shotgun.

The frame, second bite of the pilk and another two hour set in the damp box till it gets boiled for the first time. Color is taking well and even. Should be a bit...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-09-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
The old cast frame is in the Damp box for the...

The old cast frame is in the Damp box for the first hours rust. After that a recoat of Pilkingtons, a two hour sit and likely before 10 PM tonight the first boil and carding.

The frame was wire...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-06-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
I have found it easier to install the bead now...

I have found it easier to install the bead now than to risk a slip and scar a good bluing job later.

So.....end of the barrel receives its basic polish. 120 grit boot strap. Wire brush will be...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Makin up a front sight bead. Brass and steel. ...

Makin up a front sight bead. Brass and steel. No sense payin $3.50 + $8 shipping for one. There's plenty of useable junk in the shop to make up a goodin.

A brass nut, slightly thicker than the...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By Sharps40
Took the Packhorse out for a ride today and what...

Took the Packhorse out for a ride today and what a ride! Recoil is firm but manageable and straight back. No torque with the long Bisley hammer. Everything worked great.

I took a few shots at...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Prolly do a double 410 this summer. ...

Prolly do a double 410 this summer.


Excellent basic info for shotgun work and lubrication.

Joining barrels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IypBM9xHSFc
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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-30-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Checking the guns action. With the forend off,...

Checking the guns action. With the forend off, check the barrel and action for side to side play, an indication of a looseness at the hinge pin. Up and down play indicates a worn locking bolt and...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-30-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
It was either of a factory swaged choke or its...

It was either of a factory swaged choke or its been Buggy Hubbed for turkey shooting. Buggy Hubbed shotties are seemingly fairly common around these parts. Either way, the open choke now will be...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-29-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
This is the engraved receiver model. It came...

This is the engraved receiver model. It came with white spacers under grip cap and buttplate.

A look at the hardware, mismatched screws and one badly boogered......top hole in the wood is...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Sharps40
Winchester 37A .410 Restore

Got it from a Pal. A gift for the Grandaughter, MuddyGirl27. Its her shotgun and completes her lifetime battery of shotgun, 22 rifle, hunting rifle and handgun.

http://i.imgur.com/2g65xH1.jpg
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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-26-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By Sharps40
Finished making the last part for this project. ...

Finished making the last part for this project. A shouldered pinch nut to retain the ejector rod housing with minimal movement under heavy recoil.

A section of good La Salle fatigue proof steel. ...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By Sharps40
Coming together. Still heavily coated in...

Coming together. Still heavily coated in beeswax. I'll wipe it down and start the follow up with Bore Butter on the brown.

http://i.imgur.com/tmWWwRX.jpg

A simple relief on the back side of...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 838
Posted By Sharps40
Some more after rust. Its normal and it settles...

Some more after rust. Its normal and it settles down over a period of days or a few weeks. Not as bad as I expected with the heavier texture on this frame but......
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