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Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 11-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,713
Posted By TheOldMan
I use #8 medium glass beads when I want to take...

I use #8 medium glass beads when I want to take off the finish but not etch the metal. Aluminum oxide will etch the metal and give you a rougher finish which is good if you want to follow up with...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 11-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By TheOldMan
Very Nice work TinCan.... ! I especially like the...

Very Nice work TinCan.... ! I especially like the Nitre blue and jewel work you did to the bolt.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 09-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
Interesting you asked me that... The process for...

Interesting you asked me that... The process for rebluing Damascus is not the same as doing regular steel. After rust bluing, the pattern sorta disappears. I have to re-etch the barrels after each...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 09-03-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
I actually couldn't tell you.. This is a client...

I actually couldn't tell you.. This is a client gun and I did not try them out before disassembling it. I can tell you that all ejector parts look good though.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 09-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
Work Continues

I've restored the Damascus pattern of the barrels and they are ready for the final process of slow rust bluing. Final polish was done to 400 grit. I was not able to get all of the pitting out (mostly...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-18-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
Dent Pictures

Pictures of the barrel dents and pitting that I will be getting rid of...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By TheOldMan
Nice work, I like the contrasting color choice...

Nice work, I like the contrasting color choice you made. FYI, Duracoat takes a couple weeks to really cure and harden up properly. Most folks don't know that. Not sure how it will hold up on the...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,335
Posted By TheOldMan
Anything that goes over bare metal can be...

Anything that goes over bare metal can be classified as an applied coating Bill. Even plating like chrome and nickle. All the OP wanted was help in selecting a finish option. Cerakote and Duracoat...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-16-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,335
Posted By TheOldMan
I sent you a PM Bill.. It's not called hype when...

I sent you a PM Bill.. It's not called hype when it's backed by solid results but I don't think anyone who really cares will be following this thread anymore..
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-16-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,335
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks for clearing that up McCool... Bill, sorry...

Thanks for clearing that up McCool... Bill, sorry to see ya jump off .. I'd like to share this video that really sold me on Cerakote..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlUwOR4Tq10

I seriously...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,335
Posted By TheOldMan
Hate to jump in the middle of this but Derek is...

Hate to jump in the middle of this but Derek is correct.... CeraKote IS a Ceramic "based" coating. There is no hype, it is exactly what it says it is. It's durability has been proven over and over...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-13-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
I did not upload the photos of the left barrel...

I did not upload the photos of the left barrel which has several small dents in it. As much as I hated spending this kind of money, I went ahead and ordered an English Hydraulic Dent Remover from...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-12-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By TheOldMan
Got lucky

I got lucky. Gunstocks Inc. had the stock made and ready to ship the very next day after the order went in. Here are pictures of the new set.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
New Stock

Photo's of the new stock set from Macon Gunstocks.....
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-03-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By TheOldMan
Agreed. The fella that dropped it off had...

Agreed. The fella that dropped it off had inherited it. This particular shotgun will take a while to finish since I've had to special order the replacement stock set. I'll post update photos of the...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-31-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By TheOldMan
More pictures of the NR Davis

More photo's of the NR Davis.. Pretty crude in relation to the Remington. I was able to locate a new stock set for this but had to be special ordered so it's going to be a while till this one gets...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-31-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By TheOldMan
N.R. Davis & Son's Double Project

This is the second double for restoration. This one has more extensive shade tree repairs done to it. I especially like how the butt pad was installed.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-31-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
More pictures

Some more pictures.. The hardest part will be finding a forend that works with the plunger release..
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-31-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By TheOldMan
Remington 1894 Project

One of two doubles I'm restoring. This belonged to the clients grandfather and had some "work" done to it to fix the cracked stock.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-31-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By TheOldMan
There is nothing wrong with keeping the body of...

There is nothing wrong with keeping the body of the bolt in the white MrCarson. I do it all the time and so do other gunsmiths (check out nearly every bolt body that's been jeweled). What you find is...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By TheOldMan
Thank you both.. The client was very happy with...

Thank you both.. The client was very happy with it as well. Next projects are already in the shop disassembled. !st is an 1894 Remington Double, and the 2nd is an N.R. Davis & Son's Double. LOL Two...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By TheOldMan
More pictures

And the last batch of pictures..
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By TheOldMan
Final pictures

As promised, the final pictures of the completed rifle...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By TheOldMan
Thanks guys... Rifle is now completed and ready...

Thanks guys... Rifle is now completed and ready for the client.. Pictures are going up ..
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By TheOldMan
Pictures of the completed rifle will go up...

Pictures of the completed rifle will go up tomorrow. Receiver is curing for the next 24 hours so can't upload anything now..
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