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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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    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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    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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  1. FINISHED IT.... So I had this spare No4 action, and a Jungle carbine barrel...

    Hey folks, for the past few weeks, I've been working on this one on and off. Before the holidays, I bought a parts lot; in there was a decent...

    Started by louthepou‎, 04-03-2013 09:19 PM
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    08-01-2013, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Building a ZF41 fake/repro/shooter

    This is a cross-post from another forum I frequent that you guys might find interesting. The goal was 2-part: 1) build a nice ZF41 range shooter...

    Started by Claven2‎, 07-25-2013 07:17 PM
    building, fake or repro or shooter, zf41
    • Replies: 7
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    07-26-2013, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  3. Enfield P14 restoration

    Hi folks, I acquired this P14 a few months ago. Despite a rough exterior, the bore is fantastic, so I dealt with its issues. Fun detail, the forend...

    Started by louthepou‎, 07-01-2013 04:29 PM
    enfield, p14, restoration
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    07-06-2013, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  4. A couple of No4's de-sportertized over the last few weeks...

    A couple more No4 finished; I call this pair "Beauty and the Beast"... Bedding of the forends went relatively well for both. The blonde one...

    Started by louthepou‎, 06-09-2013 09:21 PM
    couple, desportertized, no4, weeks
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    06-27-2013, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Rust Removal

    Just picked up a Polish Mosin Sniper and aside from a cracked wrist in need of repair, when I took it apart it does have some surface rust to barrel...

    Started by tower06‎, 03-20-2013 08:46 AM
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    removal, rust
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    06-26-2013, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  6. FN 1903 Browning - Before and After

    Some before and after pics of an FN 1903 Browning restoration.

    Started by cwbuff‎, 06-13-2013 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-22-2013, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  7. Long Branch No.4 Mark 1* Project

    I stumbled into your lovely haven looking for information on the current 1945 Long Branch Lee Enfield No.4 Mk1* I'm attempting to restore to stock. ...

    Started by PJS‎, 03-21-2013 12:03 AM
    branch, long, mark, no4, project
    • Replies: 3
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    06-21-2013, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  8. Desporterizing a No4 Mk1/3 and converting to repro T status

    Hey guys it was pointed out that I should post this over here too. I have a very fresh '44 Longbranch that was FTR'd to No4 Mk1/3 status at Faz in...

    Started by flying pig‎, 02-01-2013 09:02 AM
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    converting, desporterizing, mk1 or 3, no4, repro, status
    • Replies: 13
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    05-13-2013, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Need some good advice.

    Hi, I need some advice about a machine gun that is registered in my dads name (in 1966). I have discovered that it's value is somewhere between $...

    Started by GDub74‎, 05-09-2013 11:31 AM
    advice, good
    • Replies: 2
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    05-10-2013, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Help with damaged ishapore stock

    I would appreciate your opinions on the following damaged stock problem I have. I recently bought a stock online for a future SMLE restoration...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 04-30-2013 07:23 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-03-2013, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  11. 1941 Swedish Mauser needs a LOT of help

    I was given a 1941 Swedish Mauser today that has been sitting in a wet environment for months. The action does not look too bad but the trigger does...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-14-2013 05:25 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 38,968
    04-22-2013, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Mauser 1895 Chilean Restoration Project

    I own a 1895 Chilean Mauser which is in great shape and a good shooting rifle. I decided today to break it down and clean the metal and gently sand...

    Started by clintdaniel‎, 04-07-2013 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-21-2013, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Parker Hale 300 Win Magnum, refurbed

    Hi folks, this isn't something too common in my shop, but a Parker Hale chambered in 300 WSM ended up here. It needed a new butt pad and...

    Started by louthepou‎, 04-20-2013 10:04 AM
    300, hale, magnum, parker, refurbed, win
    • Replies: 2
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    04-21-2013, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  14. Mauser 71/84 restoration

    I'm waiting for delivery of my 71/84 Mauser. I'm restoring this and any suggestions, ie derusting, bluing etc. ?

    Started by kanterj‎, 04-15-2013 07:40 PM
    71 or 84, mauser, restoration
    • Replies: 2
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    04-18-2013, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  15. 2 New Projects

    I've had an idea in my head to build myself a full bore target rifle stock for a while now. About a year ago, before my last employer wound up the...

    Started by tbonesmith‎, 02-26-2013 05:36 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-15-2013, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Best wood for recoil lugs

    The whole recoil lug section of my No. 1 Mk 3 has disintegrated ,again. It went some years ago due to ,I suspect,oil soakage. When I stripped it...

    Started by Smellysniper‎, 04-02-2013 12:59 PM
    lugs, recoil, wood
    • Replies: 3
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    04-13-2013, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    04-13-2013, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,147
    04-07-2013, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    04-03-2013, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    mosin, nagant, rebarrel
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 21,155
    03-24-2013, 04:54 AM Go to last post

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