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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. Sticky Thread Argentino M1879 Rolling Block. Is it worth restoring?

    A friend at work has offered me this rifle for “cheap”. He helped somebody clean out a wet moldy basement and salvaged it from the trash. I’m...

    Started by killforfood‎, 11-08-2010 09:07 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    12-29-2010, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Question Global Thread Help: What Happened to all my pics I attached to posts?

    My apologies for the delay in giving everyone a thorough update, but I was up and down almost 36 hours addressing the outage, and I needed some...

    Started by Badger‎, 12-21-2021 12:16 PM
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  7. Question Global Thread Help: How do I upload pictures to my posts for storage on milsurps.com?

    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator Harlan (deceased). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-06-2011 03:38 PM
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    11-20-2021 04:50 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Global Thread Help: What is good forum etiquette and how do I deal with other members who make me angry?

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

    Started by Badger‎, 01-02-2017 01:32 PM
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    07-25-2021 08:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Global Thread Help: Where can I discuss politics and gun legislation issues?

    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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    07-19-2021 05:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Question Global Thread Help: Why am I having a problem uploading pics to attach to my posts?

    There are some members who seem to experience site time-outs, or other problems when uploading pics as attachments to their threads and posts. It...

    Started by Badger‎, 04-26-2016 05:25 AM
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    07-19-2021 05:05 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Global Thread Help: How do I find threads with questions that have never been answered?

    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2016 09:16 AM
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  12. Question Global Thread Help: What is the Advisory Panel Review & Validation Service?

    <center><img src="images/advisory_panel_reviewed_medium.png" alt="This item has been reviewed by members of the Milsurps Advisory Panel."><img...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-19-2014 10:18 AM
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  13. Question Global Thread Help: How safe from viruses and hackers am I when using the Milsurps.Com web site?

    Today’s Internet exposes computer users and the web sites they access, to a wide range of malicious pieces of infectious software code, designed to...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-03-2016 07:20 AM
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  14. Question Global Thread Help: How do I use the classifieds system to buy and sell items?

    We understand you may be impatient to get on with placing your advertisement, but we would ask that you please read this post carefully, in order to...

    Started by Badger‎, 11-15-2012 07:16 AM
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  15. Question Global Thread Help: Why are my images from Photobucket, ImageShack etc. copied to milsurps.com?

    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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  16. Question Global Thread Help: How do I show pics from Photobucket, Flickr, ImageShack etc. on milsurps.com?

    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-12-2011 12:10 PM
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  17. Question Global Thread Help: Can I access the milsurps.com site from dial-up, cell phone, iPhone or Blackberry?

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

    Started by Badger‎, 02-04-2011 08:34 PM
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  18. Question Global Thread Help: My screen is too dark!! How do I change my colour scheme on the milsurps.com site?

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

    Started by Badger‎, 02-02-2011 12:38 PM
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» Normal Threads
  1. Lee Metford

    Hi all, Just thought I would share my new bush hunting rifle for NZ bush hunting I purchased this old Enfield 18 months ago, only to find out I...

    Started by Sambuca‎, 08-09-2022 05:55 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-16-2022, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  2. In the mean time ... RIC

    Since i was about to do the final finish on my P13 i figured i might as well finish the wood on one of my other project. A RIC that's been on the...

    Started by tatou‎, 05-21-2022 09:49 PM
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    06-18-2022, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Colouring new leather

    I relented and purchased some re-pop leather for my 1916 Canadian set, so now I have a set with a mix of the original and the new Y strap. I've...

    Started by koldt‎, 05-11-2022 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-12-2022, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  4. M1905 Sling Needs Restoration

    Hi all, I've got an M1905 sling dated 1919 that is in dire need of restoration (cracked). Can anyone recommend a good leather restorer?

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-09-2022 05:39 PM
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    04-25-2022, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  5. Color case hardening finish .vs Boiling...

    Howdy Fellas, So here is something I have not performed yet, dealing with color case hardening finishes and their' preservation. I picked up...

    Started by usabaker‎, 04-04-2022 02:51 PM
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    04-06-2022, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  6. Enfield No4 Mk1..nose cap rivets vs pins

    I have seen both rivets and pins being sold..which is proper? I am using a repro stock which has the holes drilled for rivets but I have no problem...

    Started by mnmkeller‎, 03-10-2022 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-11-2022, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Ishapore Mk I***

    Hello all, In the past year, I put three rifles back into military configuration, using a mix of repro and original parts. One was a SMLE Mk I*,...

    Started by smle addict‎, 03-05-2022 08:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-06-2022, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  8. No4 Mk* Restoration Help Needed

    So I have accumulated all the parts need to unsporterize my LongBranch No4 Mk1*. I am ready to assemble it and just keep looking for the few non...

    Started by mnmkeller‎, 02-15-2022 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-25-2022, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  9. Clean a Wood Stock

    Hey Gents Which is the best way to clean an M1 stock without hurt it? It doesn´t have stains to worry about just the normal wear. Thank you in...

    Started by EddieM‎, 10-02-2021 07:54 PM
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    02-14-2022, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  10. SMLE Mk V restored from sporter status (lots of pics)

    I keep telling myself to stop rescuing and saving rifles, but just like the rest of the world, I didnt listen to myself... A few years ago I was at...

    Started by smle addict‎, 12-13-2021 02:28 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    02-09-2022, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  11. How to repair a duffle cut

    This is a restored text taken from an old thread, prompted by a recent private query, but valid for restoring any rifle with a wooden stock. The...

    Started by Patrick Chadwick‎, 01-28-2022 05:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-30-2022, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  12. Ross Mk 2 5* sporter restoration

    I've posted this elsewhere, but since it better fits the subject of this page I thought I'd add it here too. I picked up this lovely 1911 dated...

    Started by BurtonP‎, 12-23-2021 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-09-2022, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Sticky "Argentino M1879 Rolling Block..." - work in progress

    This sticky thread contains most of what a raw beginner needs to know to refurbish an old BP rifle. It forms a useful "how to do it" reference work....

    Started by Patrick Chadwick‎, 12-28-2021 06:52 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-31-2021, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  14. Milsurp rifle stock protection, cleaning/finishing questions

    I have a Winchester M1917 thats in decent condition, and an Enfield No.1 Mk.3 that is in decent condition also but is extremely dirty, wood metal and...

    Started by j_page2‎, 11-06-2021 11:01 PM
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    12-23-2021, 05:54 PM Go to last post
  15. Oversized SMLE Stock

    I am restoring 2 SMLE. I recently received what appears to be a NOS or SMLE forestock in excellent condition. I believe it is walnut. It has drop-in...

    Started by BVZ24‎, 11-23-2021 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-23-2021, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Do I need to refinish this old SKS stock? Help

    I have an old Chinese SKS.. finally got all the cosmoline off the metal parts and cleaned. My only issue now is that the stock is in really bad...

    Started by j_page2‎, 11-14-2021 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-23-2021, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  17. SMLE MK I*** put back together (long thread/lots of pics)

    Hello all, Its true when they say "the devil will find work for idle hands to do." I picked up this SMLE Mk I*** back in february/march of this...

    Started by smle addict‎, 07-25-2021 04:12 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    10-24-2021, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  18. To steam or to boil. That is my question.

    Hello All, I have managed to accumulate a bit of a pile of milsurp and other old pistols. I can’t resist an old .32. I think some of them Willkie...

    Started by gonzogeezer‎, 09-15-2021 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-04-2021, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  19. First attempt at conservation

    here is my first attempt at some conservation. I boiled the parts for a little over an hour then, used a cardding wheel. i think the process worked...

    Started by Gilevi‎, 05-08-2021 08:41 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    09-21-2021, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Grat wire for No.32 Mk3

    Anybody know of an acceptable substitute for the grat wire in a No.32 Mk3 scope? Luckily the vertical post on my scope is present but unfortunately...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 02-22-2021 10:00 PM
    grat, mk3, no32, wire
    • Replies: 5
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    09-09-2021, 07:59 PM Go to last post

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