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Forum: The Restorer's Corner

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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    01-31-2016, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 4
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    12-29-2010, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  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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  5. 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
  6. 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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    07-19-2021 05:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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    03-28-2020 06:39 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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    02-06-2020 10:23 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    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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  16. 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. 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
    • Views: 900
    10-24-2021, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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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    • Replies: 10
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    10-03-2021, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    • Replies: 13
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    09-21-2021, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Inglis Chinese Hi-power restoration questions.

    I traded for this pistol & now I need some advice about how to go about restoring it back to how it should be. Chinese contract Inglis hi power...

    Started by mattgunguy‎, 07-25-2021 11:53 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,080
    09-01-2021, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  7. 1896 L.E.C Mk1 finish

    I have a Mk1 in pretty complete condition. It was a part of a batch I did some conservation work on for my step mom recently. I ended up buying the...

    Started by cautionflamable‎, 07-06-2021 07:18 PM
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,377
    07-14-2021, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Ishapore Project

    I've been working on an Ishapore build for several weeks. I decided to fabricate the front hand guard with some walnut I had left over from another...

    Started by Dpniwa‎, 05-30-2021 09:28 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,601
    07-05-2021, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Winchester Model P17 Advice

    I am thinking about a possible restoration project project involving a Winchester P17. The rifle is for sale at a local gun store and price...

    Started by Singer B‎, 04-05-2021 08:47 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    07-02-2021, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Arisaka T38 series 26 (Kokura) - What was the original finish of these components?

    I am working on the rifle indicated in the subject line, and have a question about the magazine floorplate release components. Evidently most people...

    Started by Gaijin‎, 04-29-2021 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-17-2021, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Replacement stock needed for Lebel 86/93

    I’ve been patiently waiting for the past seven months for a replacement stock from Foks in Poland. I just got word he is not working right now due to...

    Started by KneverKnew‎, 06-11-2021 03:38 PM
    86 or 93, lebel, needed, replacement, stock
    • Replies: 0
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    06-11-2021, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  12. repairing stock for ConD 11* rifle

    About twenty years ago I found a nice Enfield 1907 marked ConD 11* with matching barrel, early rear sight bed and early front sight. The stock had...

    Started by RCS‎, 05-29-2021 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-03-2021, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Help saving a moldy swiss relic

    Hey all. Posted this on another forum but no input from there. Hoping I might get some luck here. Picked up a swiss k11 which looked fine...

    Started by deadwood83‎, 05-04-2021 10:50 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    06-02-2021, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  14. No1 Mk3 Rear Handguard Repair

    This is my first post. I thought I'd share some photos of a rear handguard repair. I purchased the handguard on line and was disappointed to find...

    Started by Dpniwa‎, 05-22-2021 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 716
    05-23-2021, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  15. chrome plated parts?

    This one is advertised as having chrome bottom metal and bolt. Does this look like chrome plating? I've seen worn chrome before, generally a bit...

    Started by ssgross‎, 04-21-2021 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 776
    05-20-2021, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Marbles barrel replacement

    Anyone out there re-barreling Marbles Game Getters? The fella that used to do it is retired and I'm looking for someone to put barrels on a game...

    Started by eliwhitley‎, 02-16-2021 12:10 PM
    barrel, marbles, replacement
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 841
    03-23-2021, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  17. Case hardening

    Hi. I hope you can help. I have been given an old shot gun will small remnants of what appears to be case hardening on the reciever. Is this...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 02-13-2021 06:56 AM
    case, hardening
    • Replies: 1
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    02-13-2021, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  18. No.1 Mk.3 Cardinal Sin?

    The barrel of my rifle lies in the center of the forearm until I press home the nosecap. Then it (the barrel) is pressed to the right side (when...

    Started by greggordon52‎, 02-08-2021 03:52 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-10-2021, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  19. SA 1903 Early

    My dad gave me his SA 1903, I researched it and this is what I found. 1) It was manufactured in 1905 (SN 107,***) 2) Barrel is dated 11-10 3)...

    Started by Longrun4ever‎, 01-21-2021 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,702
    01-25-2021, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  20. Tung oil removal from blued parts

    Hello I was refinishing my mosin and applying tung oil well not exactly tung oil but minwax version. I know, I have ordered the real stuff and I...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 01-22-2021 01:30 PM
    blued, oil, parts, removal, tung
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,394
    01-24-2021, 02:28 PM Go to last post

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