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Posted: 8/9/2010 10:41:04 AM EST
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Nice work!  
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:43:19 AM EST
Great job!!
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:44:01 AM EST
Great work O_P.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:44:58 AM EST
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Thanks for posting
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:45:35 AM EST
that wood turned out beautifully. RIP Tman.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:46:51 AM EST
That is just gorgeous.  Thank you for the excellent write up.

Tagging this since I have a pair of older shotguns that need work.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:51:04 AM EST
looks great

any closeup pics of the receiver after cleaning?
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:53:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:53:46 AM EST

That's great, O_P.

Do you remember your first gun?

Still have it.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:53:58 AM EST
i love these threads.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 10:56:08 AM EST
i love these threads.

Just getting reading to post the same thing.

Thanks OP
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Tag.  I have a bunch of old barn type guns that my son needs to refinish.  
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:10:51 AM EST
I always enjoy Old Painless threads.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:11:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:11:59 AM EST
Well done.  I wouldn't be ashamed in paying $70.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:12:01 AM EST
Which pawnshop in Temple did you find it at?
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:13:26 AM EST
she is a beauty

way to bring her back to life
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:15:53 AM EST
Do you know how they get the case hardened look?  I have always loved that look on a gun.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:21:31 AM EST
Is the chamber marked for length?

If it was made back in the 20s it might have a short (2.5") chamber.  

You may want to measure the chamber prior to shooting the beast if it isn't marked.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:22:28 AM EST
I had to buy my first gun on my own.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:26:13 AM EST
Always nice work!

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Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:40:58 AM EST
Great job O_P.....thanks for sharing.... !!!!
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:41:20 AM EST
What's the normal value of those shotguns?

so that I get the idea of how good of a deal it was.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:41:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:43:04 AM EST
Post of the week.

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Thats a beautiful little single shot, I bet he is going to love it.
Good on you O_P, hes going to have some very fond memories of his step father for quite some time.
Hell, maybe ya'll could do a family project together
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:48:21 AM EST
This is a great thread.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:54:33 AM EST
I wish you could subscribe to a user.  A thread started by Old_Painless never disappoints.  
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:55:20 AM EST
Is the chamber marked for length?

If it was made back in the 20s it might have a short (2.5") chamber.  

You may want to measure the chamber prior to shooting the beast if it isn't marked.

You are correct.

But we will only be shooting 2 1/2 inch shells in it.  If he wants Magnum performance, he needs a bigger shotgun.

Great that you know!

I was given a short chambered 12 gauge single years ago from a family friend.  Luckily a friend told me that shotgun shells were "shorter in the old days", so I measured it prior to shooting.

They certainly didn't spare the choke constriction in those days, either!  

Happy shooting!
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:00:01 PM EST
excellent job O.P.!

Goes to show if you take you time with something, the end result is that much better.
tman would be proud to see his stain being used on such a worthy project.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:00:53 PM EST
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Awesome!  You have inspired me.  I have an old High Standard .22 pistol that was my grandfathers with some minor surface rust and  holster wear on the barrel.  What if, if any prep work should I do to the barrel before blueing?  

I also plan to do this with my dad's .300 Weatherby Magnum that has the bluing worn off a portion of the barrel from riding in a scabbard while on a hunting trip out west.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:05:28 PM EST


Do you remember your first gun?

I always enjoy restoring an old gun back to its former glory.  If you’ve never done it, give it a try.

Yes I do...but mine is not restorable...

Those damn salt cured stocks Browning used for the T-bolts in the 60s...

Nice job on that one though

Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:06:12 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:08:16 PM EST
If Mr. Rogers did gun restoration it would sound a little like this....
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:08:44 PM EST


Fantastic!!  Great deal and wonderful job.  
... and what a nice tribute to Tman to use some finish he mixed to refinish a wonderful old find like this.  

That's exactly what I was thinking.

Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:09:44 PM EST
Painless, ilove your threads but i have a couple of pointers on the wood refinishing.

1. Easy off oven cleaner is really strong lye, the exact same stuff they use to dissolve wood when they make paper.  it is far far far inferior to products made specifically for varnish removal, and offers zero advantages.  

at some point in the past, i guess some guy used it to de-cosmoline a stock and the idea caught on that it should be used on wood.

i have seen it chemically react to wood and turn walnut a greenish black color.

yes, i know it never happened to you, but it does happen.

2. Walnut should be stained with a pigmented stain, not a dye stain.  Dye stain is for wood that has really uneven density like pine.  pignmented stain looks blotchy on that kind of wood.

pigmented stain is for wood like walnut that has a lot of nice grain, the pigmented stain brings out the grain and dye stain washes it out.  

also, shoe and fabric dyes are formulated for leather and fabric, sometimes they look really weird on wood, turn a coppery color.
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 12:10:09 PM EST
Great job
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