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  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    That is nice work. I hope you find some more to restore.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,791 Senior Member
    Just out of curiosity, what type of finish did you use?? On both wood and metal!! Don't worry, I can keep a secret!!  B)
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,504 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    Just out of curiosity, what type of finish did you use?? On both wood and metal!! Don't worry, I can keep a secret!!  B)
    The wood looks really good but he needs a primer on the Big Al1 way of finishing wood stocks.  The finish could be a little smoother with no traces of open pores but really I'm just nitpicking.  It looks GREAT!!!
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,768 Senior Member
    Nice work
    I did the same with my Late FIL's guns
    Yours looks better than a couple of them I worked on
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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,743 Senior Member
    We're waiting to hear abut the finishes! That's some nice work.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    It is addictive. I hope have some more to work on soon. 
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    It is addictive,  I hope I can find something good to keep me going. Thanks for all the compliments on my 32 special project.  I enjoyed doing it and my dad is happy that after close to 40 years his gun looks right again. 
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    edited July 10 #40
    The finishes,  the wood I rubbed out with Formbys then sprayed with semi gloss laquer.  This kept the original color.  The metal was just perma blue. I used liquid form 3 times then cream 3 times and then sprayed barricade and let set overnight 
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,665 Senior Member
    Good!  What did you do to remove/fill the pits?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    Lots of filing and sanding. Had to be very careful to keep the profile and all the edges looking proper. Was a lot of work but worth it to have it look right.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Well worth the time. Ive seen the old 94's and the roll pin one's close up. Those old rifles were assembled with great care.
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    This is the other gun I did, it's not a proper refinish because it should have been nickle plated but it doesn't have much monetary value and I wanted to see it blued. It was my first one I did. It a Forehand Arms Company .38 S&W
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,791 Senior Member
    edited July 12 #45
    That turned out nice, too. Does it shoot or just for lookin' at??  B) Here's a pair you could practice on, one of them even works!!

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,665 Senior Member
    Looks great blue!
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    I haven't shot it yet but it should,  I need to get ammo for it
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,504 Senior Member
    Never heard of Forehand Arms before.  Looks like a clone of one of my Smiths!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,665 Senior Member
    Forehand was an OLD revolver maker.  Sometimes paired up with Wadsworth to make inexpensive revolvers.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,504 Senior Member
    You learn something new every day!!’
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,665 Senior Member
    edited July 13 #51
    A lot of BP Forehand & Wadson revolvers, like many, maybe most BP revolvers, were NICKEL (note spelling, OP) but blue ones are rarer and don't flake off.  I recently sold a NICKEL I frame S&W .32 that was near perfect...looked good on that little gun, but most lose some finish and look freckled.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,825 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    A lot of BP Forehand & Wadson revolvers, like many, maybe most BP revolvers, were NICKEL (note spelling, OP) but blue ones are rarer and don't flake off.  I recently sold a NICKEL I frame S&W .32 that was near perfect...looked good on that little gun, but most lose some finish and look freckled.
    Give it a rest, Gene.  They guy is able to do something you probably can't imagine doing, and you pick on him over a misspelled word?

    That's damn good work, Sporty.  Well done!
    Jerry

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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,743 Senior Member
    This post makes me wish I had done something I had done with some of the Lemon squeezers and H&Rs I found!
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,665 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    A lot of BP Forehand & Wadson revolvers, like many, maybe most BP revolvers, were NICKEL (note spelling, OP) but blue ones are rarer and don't flake off.  I recently sold a NICKEL I frame S&W .32 that was near perfect...looked good on that little gun, but most lose some finish and look freckled.
    Give it a rest, Gene.  They guy is able to do something you probably can't imagine doing, and you pick on him over a misspelled word?

    That's damn good work, Sporty.  Well done!
    Excellent work.  I don't pretend to be able to finish a rusty gun, but I don't want for him to misspell a word important to his trade/hobby.  My life as an editor prevents that; it's not a condemnation of him, it's just a common misspelling he's probably unaware of and unintentional that takes a second to correct.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the compliments on my work!!!
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    Just finished my dad's mossberg yy
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,791 Senior Member
    edited August 5 #57
    Those old Mossies are GREAT .22's!! I have about five different models, including that one, and they are all fantastic shooters!! Better than anything you can buy new!!

    Another great job!!
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Nice! I have a 352kb Mossberg. They are very nice rifles.
  • Sporty726Sporty726 Posts: 27 New Member
    Thanks guys, I love that old .22. It was my grandpa's and now my dad's.  That was always the gun you wanted to use when going hunting as a kid. 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    This is an excellent video for anyone interested in conserving rusty old guns.

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