Show off those refinished guns!!

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by SneakyPotato, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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  2. TINCANBANDIT

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    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

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    Here are my blog posts showing the process

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ruger-1022-continental-project-part.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ruger-1022-continental-project-part_6.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ruger-1022-continental-project-part_8.html

     

  3. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    Can I have it?
     
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  4. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nice job
     
  5. Ingramite

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    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.

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  6. TINCANBANDIT

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    anybody working on a refinishing project while sequestered at home??? Post your progress and final results!
     
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  7. RaySendero

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    I refinished the stock on my old bubbaized No.4 MK1*:

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  9. Pasquanel

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    They look good to me!
     
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  10. RaySendero

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    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!
     
  11. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Ingramite, that is one fine looking piece.
     
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  12. TINCANBANDIT

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    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.

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    Blog post links:

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-smith-wesson-model-27-project-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-smith-wesson-model-27-project-part-2.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-smith-wesson-model-27-project-part-3.html
     
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  13. crash11049

    crash11049 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    great work like always from you !
     
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  14. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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  15. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    You're giving it a good work over
     
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  16. TINCANBANDIT

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    Anyone else got a project they are working on? Share the pictures and story with us
     
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