Old stevens 12ga gets a make over.

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by Gyro13, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Gyro13

    Gyro13 New Member

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    Hey guys recently picked up this old 12ga for the express purpose of refinishing it and trying my hand at all this stuff. Anyways took only 2 days and maybe 6-8 hours worth of work. I used Minwax for all the wood used the pre-coat then finished with the ebony followed by 4 coats of the (poly?) clear coat. For the metal parts I simply used 3 coats of OD green flat rustoleum, I got some clear gloss finish but ended up not using it cause I like the flat look. Anyways enough talk time for some pics.

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  2. Gyro13

    Gyro13 New Member

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    Sorry about only the before pics being posted I got a message saying only 4 pics per post so i remove the finished and planned to make a second post then it had to be approved by a mod, Cause I'm new or something I guess so I had to wait for the thread to pop up to reply. Anyways here are the rest of the pics

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  3. murraywc

    murraywc New Member

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    That looks nice, I recently picked up a similar Savage with a busted stock and just started on building a new one. I'm thinking about parkerizing mine with a kit I bought to refinish my 03-A3 it worked great. who knows I might even cut it down and make it tactical
     
  4. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    For the metal parts I simply used 3 coats of OD green flat rustoleum,

    Please don't tell me that you spray painted it:eek:
     
  5. mcramer

    mcramer New Member

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    Looks good. My dad has the same thing, and is restoring the furniture. He did it once, but he did it too light. Hopefully this time he can get a darker stain on it and make it look better.
     
  6. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    the wood looks nice and the OD green is a good match! My NEF 12ga has a nice looking finish but it scratches VERY easily, I'm thinking about maybe re-doing it myself..