1st Refinishing

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by Rale, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Rale

    Rale New Member

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    So i'm not sure how old this shotgun is but i'm thinking like 40/50/60's. Its a Sevens 12 Gauge 2 3/4 inch chamber. Thought i would post it up here and see if i did a decent job or just completely missed the mark.. Sorry i dont have any before pictures, we had been drinking a little and thought it would be a good idea to refinish my cousins shotgun.

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    ^Stained after sanding

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    ^Stained after sanding

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    ^1st clear

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    ^1st clear

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    ^Different shot still 1st clear.

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    ^Took a wire wheel to the action.

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    ^Action cleaned up

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    ^After some sanding and a 2nd coat of sealer.

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    ^Other side

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    ^Stock shines a little better

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    ^All finished, sitting in the sun to bake on the metal clear i used.​

    Oh I also brushed the barrel but it was really shiny so i rubbed it down with my hands to get a tarnished look in it before i sprayed it with clear. Apparently the trigger guard is made of aluminum so the clear i used had some kind of reaction to it and turned some of the clear to a milky sand color, so i cleaned it back up and used the wood sealer on it.

    Let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Looks pretty man. I like it.
     

  3. sunsoutgunsout

    sunsoutgunsout New Member

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    Awesome job, so did you just sand it down re-stain and clear coar or did you use a stain stripper first?
     
  4. Rale

    Rale New Member

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    Thanks.

    I just sanded it with some 80 to get the stain off then some 320 to smooth it out. One thing i did not sand is where the wood meets the action, like on the inside and where its cut to fit. Stained it, cleared it. Sanded it with 320 lightly just to smooth it off, and re cleared it.