Stevens model 258A restoration

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    I got motivated to start my own restoration from looking at DIYGuys posts. I was going to do a mossberg model 190 but decided to do this because it was rough, so here it is so far. Mind you I haven't done one before. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394470.920736.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394496.056991.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394521.160293.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394550.123554.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394589.490190.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394616.489824.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394646.648926.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394692.945009.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394720.222297.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1398394776.098668.jpg


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    I got the stock stained and all the metal blued tonight. I will post pics tomorrow. Waiting on a new firing pin, new trigger spring, trigger pin, safety prawl and pin and spring, new buttplate, and pins for the bolt, and screws. Should be in the mail tomorrow or the next day then I can put it all together.


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  5. drboompa

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    Nice. Congrats.


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  6. DIY_guy

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    Very cool. Your breathing new life into an old tool. Congrats and I look forward to the be reveal.
     
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    Still waiting on the pins and springs for the bolt, and a few screws. Also have to make a front sight. When I get it done done, I will upload a final couple pics.


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    I think I will be busy awhile, few more to go.


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  10. AOshooter

    AOshooter New Member

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    Very nice, How did you make that crack disappear?
    Just got a 258a recently and started to refinish it. Was found in the back of an old garage, the metal wasn't quite as as bad as yours, but the wood is worse, seems to be cleaning up nicely so far.
     
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    I drilled a 5/16 hole down the center inside where it's all hidden, and glued a dowel in it and clamped, then sanded.


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  12. TINCANBANDIT

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    just curious, what did you blue the metal with?
     
  13. jason79

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    I cold blued it with Birchwood and Casey, I want to try my next project hot bluing it but we will see.


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