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Forum for the discussion of restoration and refinishing techniques of military surplus arms from all countries

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  1. Post Sticky Thread SMLE No1 MkV Restoration (Part's 1 thru 7)

    After a lot of other projects etc, i thought it was time to make another start, Just a recap for those who may not have seen it in the original state...

    Started by bigduke6‎, 06-09-2010 06:27 AM
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    enfield tech, mkv, no1, part, restoration, smle
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  2. Announcement Sticky Thread Welcome to a new forum moderator ...

    I'd like to introduce another one of our members and collectors, who have volunteered to help us out moderating our newly created "The Restorer's...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-09-2009 09:15 AM
    forum, moderator
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  3. Post Sticky Thread 1941 The Modern Gunsmith (by James Virgil Howe)

    The Modern Gunsmith by James Virgil Howe Format: Volume 1 - 393 pages/Volume 2 - 458 pages Published 1941 by Funk & Wagnalls, New York Note:...

    Started by Badger‎, 12-09-2010 08:09 AM
    1941, gunsmith, howe, james, modern, virgil
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  4. Announcement Sticky Thread How to use "The Restorer's Corner" Forum

    Welcome to the "The Restorer's Corner". All content and pics should be restricted to material only relating to discussions about of restoration...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-09-2009 09:06 AM
    forum, the restorer corner
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    Why have a separate Social Groups area? Over the last 10 years, we’ve received many requests to permit broader public discussions amongst members,...

    Started by Badger‎, 08-08-2016 10:35 AM
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    Hello folks … :) I'd like to remind everyone to re-read our Forum Rules & Site User Agreement (click here), particularly the section which covers...

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    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question they’ve posted, I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating...

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    Answer: For your own protection and to help preserve them for future research by all members ... :thup: The reason we capture and store all...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-01-2011 09:52 AM
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    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator cafdfw (Harlan). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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    The answer is YES … :beerchug: With the evolution of technology, many of our very active members want to keep current viewing our forums using...

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    A lot of members don't realize that our site supports multiple interfaces, often referred to as Forum Skins. Fundamentally, there are three...

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  1. The Long Branch that came with the Swede

    As promised, the after photos of the Long Branch. This was more an extensive cleaning than anything else and after taking it out into the sunlight...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-19-2013 04:51 PM
    branch, long, swede
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    04-13-2013, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Re-doing a stock, need some help!

    Been lurking around here for quite a while enjoying everyone's projects and I finally decided its time to clean up one of my guns. I picked up No 4...

    Started by Downwind‎, 03-17-2013 03:02 PM
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    04-07-2013, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Rebuild of 1916 Lithgow after bubba and neglect

    I recently picked this rifle up after months of looking at it sitting forelorn in a local shop. Bubba had cut the stock years ago but not any metal,...

    Started by mtbikerwvu‎, 03-23-2013 11:26 AM
    1916, bubba, lithgow, neglect, rebuild
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  4. Rebarrel a Mosin Nagant

    Anyone have a gunsmith identified t hat can pull off an old barrel from a Mosin PU sniper rifle without destroying receiver (chewing it up too) and...

    Started by milprileb‎, 10-20-2012 09:39 AM
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    mosin, nagant, rebarrel
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    03-24-2013, 04:54 AM Go to last post
  5. Restoration Project of a Lifetime (so far), Pt.2.

    Well, I spent much of yesterday continuing from where I left off on the 1916 EFD Mk3* aldis H&H SMLE sniper. The rear base was already on & yesterday...

    Started by Roger Payne‎, 03-10-2013 10:34 AM
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    03-20-2013, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  6. Need some #5 Enfield parts help

    I just got around to joining this site and figured this would be the place to ask for some help. I am in the final stages of a jungle carbie rebuild...

    Started by firebyprolong‎, 03-13-2013 01:42 AM
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    03-19-2013, 05:44 AM Go to last post
  7. Home DIY phosphate/ parkerizing process

    For those who have seen the thread I posted regarding a restoration of a No5 (Jungle carbine ) Bayonet, I mentioned I would write up the process, I...

    Started by bigduke6‎, 03-16-2013 10:47 PM
    diy, home, parkerizing, phosphate or, process
    • Replies: 4
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    03-18-2013, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Bubba's Halll of Shame

    Here's a splendid new entry to show, yet again, that Bubba's determination to make his mark knows no limits! Unencumbered by experience,...

    Started by Patrick Chadwick‎, 09-05-2012 03:52 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    03-17-2013, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  9. IS this a worthwhile resto?

    Found on GB. Looking to it as a possible resto: Enfield No1 MkIII Sporter - C&R : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com Opinions?

    Started by tower06‎, 03-14-2013 04:58 PM
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    resto, worthwhile
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    03-15-2013, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  10. No1 Mk3 forearm little wood bits ???

    These fell out when I removed the lower forearm from a No1 Mk3. Anyone know where they go?

    Started by Vincent‎, 03-04-2013 07:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-15-2013, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  11. New one for me: Martini-Henry refurb

    OK folks, I'll admit, I've been absent from this forum for a while; sorry about that. Will try to do better in 2013. Anyways, I've been spending...

    Started by louthepou‎, 03-14-2013 10:26 PM
    martinihenry, refurb
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    03-14-2013, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Finished a refurb on a No4 Mk1 Lee Enfield

    Hi everyone, Well I haven't refurbed a No4 in a while, so I thought it'd be just about time. The barrel, receiver and bolt are...

    Started by louthepou‎, 11-04-2009 12:10 PM
    enfield, finished, lee, mk1, no4, refurb
    • Replies: 4
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    03-14-2013, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  13. Need Polish Mosin M91/30 rifle stock

    Looking for a Polish beech wood M91/30 rifle stock. Picked up a Polish sniper, and the wrist is broken to the point that it look irrepairable. Will...

    Started by tower06‎, 03-04-2013 07:58 PM
    m91 or 30, mosin, polish, rifle, stock
    • Replies: 1
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    03-09-2013, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  14. Shellac shelf age

    After deducing that Mosins were finished in orange shellac, I thought I'd give it a try on one of mine that was missing some large patches, really...

    Started by bob4wd‎, 02-04-2013 09:58 PM
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    age, shelf, shellac
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    03-03-2013, 03:47 AM Go to last post
  15. Restoration project of a lifetime (so far)......

    I'm currently slowly rebuilding a SMLE sniper of 1916 vintage that was originally fitted out with an Aldis scope with Holland & Holland mounts. As...

    Started by Roger Payne‎, 02-28-2013 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-02-2013, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  16. Stock Refinishing ??????

    Another Enfield followed me home. It could use some TLC. Knowing next to nothing about wood refinishing I had a look at youtube and found these...

    Started by Vincent‎, 02-23-2013 08:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    02-26-2013, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Ishapore Resto

    SO I was hoping to get some info and advice. I have 2 Ishapore 2A rifles. One I had stripped and refinished in a gray cerakote. It looks like...

    Started by tower06‎, 02-21-2013 07:38 AM
    ishapore, resto
    • Replies: 2
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    02-22-2013, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Polish M91 Sniper Stock Repair

    Just picked up a Polish Mosin sniper that needs some repair to the stck. Im waiting to get it thru my FFL so I figured I would do some leg work...

    Started by tower06‎, 02-05-2013 10:04 PM
    m91, polish, repair, sniper, stock
    • Replies: 3
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    02-21-2013, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  19. Dry Rot

    My #5 has some dry rot along the barrel channel. The wood is just crumbling. Any Suggestions would be welcome. Thank daboone

    Started by daboone‎, 02-16-2013 06:44 PM
    dry, rot
    • Replies: 1
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    02-16-2013, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  20. Leather preservation

    There are a lot of theories out there on leather restoration. I consider restoration as a impossible thing. In my view, we are actually talking about...

    Started by sakorick‎, 02-05-2013 09:03 PM
    leather, preservation
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,269
    02-11-2013, 05:00 PM Go to last post

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