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Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by SneakyPotato, Aug 25, 2011.
That fixed it !
Nice work there !
I made what is one of the nicest 10/22s I have ever seen...….
I was able to purchase a few of the left over steel 10/22 receivers from the failed Kingston Armory. They were building M1 & M1A tribute rifles using a 10/22 action as the basis for the rifle. They had some 10/22 receiver copies cast in steel and then machined.
Anyway since I blue guns I decided to buy some of the receivers "in the white" (bare steel) and give them a high polish blue. I polished the receiver to a 5000 grit finish. Then I took one of my extra new-take-off barrels and give it the same high polish blue job. Then I bought a new anodized aluminum trigger housing from Pike Arms and a new walnut International stock (factory Ruger) from S&P Outfitters.
This is the result
Here are my blog posts showing the process
Can I have it?
This 1911 was a gift to me from my kids.
They had it engraved with my rank of Patrolman, badge, and name.
It was originally a parked finish.
I decided to make it one of my daily carry pistols.
The first thin I did was knock down every sharp edge that would poke me on my perfected method of carry...Mexican Carry. Every sharp edge was de-horned. The slide stop and thumb safety smoothed. Finely The entire pistol was melded and smoothed like a bar of well used soap. The butt and mainspring housing were softened too.
Then I did a lot of polishing to smooth any tool marks and swirls. Now what I had was basically "in the white" bare metal. The grip bushings were swapped out for some slims. I knew that the true beauty of purpose for this pistol would be in the inherent thinness of the 1911 platform. I just happened to have a pair of micarta double diamond grips that I had been saving for just this sort of special pistol.
Knowing that this pistol would be pressed against my bare skin for many hours a day, smoothness of fit and finish were of paramount concern. I reached way back into my trick bag for a finish that many gunmen have used since the 70's and 80's. it is a finish that I have used on several revolvers over the years. Armoloy.
I sent the disassembled pistol, complete except for the springs to Armoly in Ft. Worth for them to lay down their tried and true proven finish. In just over a week I got it back and put everything together. I added a ClipGrip so that I could carry it with sweatpants or shorts, no gun belt needed.
anybody working on a refinishing project while sequestered at home??? Post your progress and final results!
I refinished the stock on my old bubbaized No.4 MK1*:
Bubba did a nice job! Why do so many people badmouth him?
They look good to me!
No! bubba did a terrible job!
That was my only FREE rifle.
Was given to me because it wasn't worth a damn.
Barrel and front stock were hacksawed off,
no crown, front sight install crooked,
couldn't hit paper at 25yds.
LOL - It was the worst job I ever saw from Bubba!
Ingramite, that is one fine looking piece.
I have another one! This is a Smith & Wesson model 27 from the early 70's, some previous owner engraved their driver's license number on the gun, in two places....it also had some holster wear and mild rust pitting...I removed the graffiti and polished it up, then reblued it.
Before and after pics:
Blog post links:
great work like always from you !
Here is another one, I bought this Winchester model 77 from a local forum member who thought it was just a wall hanger.....
Before and after pics
You're giving it a good work over
I bought this Ruger Standard pistol at a gun show for $80, it was missing some parts and in need of a refinish.
Here are the before and after shots
Blog post links:
Anyone else got a project they are working on? Share the pictures and story with us
This project came to me started but not finished, still in pieces with much fitting to be done. The basis is a Mauser 98 of some sort with a custom barrel in .270 Win.
Before and After pics
Link to the final post, which has links to the previous 4 posts
This one started as just a stock. Someone had cut off the barrel band portion of the forend and painted it black, then put it on a belt sander...then gave up...the stock is an original walnut one...so I decided to try and make lemonade out of this lemon. I added a Kingston Armory steel receiver and new take-off barrel, both were polished to a 5000 grit and hot blued. I modified the stock by adding finger grooves, adding flutes to the comb, redefining the grip area, adding a grip cap and sling swivels mimicking those of the Finger Groove Sporter model. I then refinished the aluminum butt plate and aluminum trigger housing in graphite black Cerakote.
Here are the before and after pictures
and the blog posts showing the process