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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 07:27 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 10:15 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 09:09 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 10:06 AM
    forum, the restorer corner
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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-02-2017 02:32 PM
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    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...

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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 11:35 AM
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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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    Started by Badger‎, 03-01-2011 10:52 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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» Normal Threads
  1. Reproduction Ross Rifle Stocks, Fresh Off The Duplicator!

    So earlier this spring I bought a turn-key Radarcarve Duplicator and a bunch of tools, jigs, parts etc from CGNer and Ross forum member Stoggie in...

    Started by flying pig‎, 08-10-2014 04:09 PM
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    duplicator, fresh, reproduction, rifle, ross, stocks
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    01-15-2018, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  2. trigger needed

    hi all, need a sterling trigger group, complete preferred thanks

    Started by philb‎, 01-07-2018 06:14 AM
    needed, trigger
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    01-14-2018, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Restoration of a .22 Short Rifle Mk II... found in a creek

    Hi folks, got a thread started in the "Lee Enfield Knowledge Library" section but, I figure I should show the progress here in the restoration...

    Started by louthepou‎, 12-11-2017 10:10 PM
    3 Pages
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    creek, found, restoration, rifle, short
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    01-09-2018, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Lebel parts needed

    I just picked up a Lebel rifle that is missing a magazine spring, end cap, and follower. Does anyone have an idea as to where to look? Thanks for...

    Started by Lebel1‎, 12-20-2017 10:57 PM
    lebel, needed, parts
    • Replies: 6
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    01-06-2018, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  5. Perma Blue

    Hi fellows I want restore my Deactivated Bren MK1 like mrclark work https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=29784 but in my country only found...

    Started by Luis Bren‎, 08-01-2017 01:23 PM
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    blue, perma
    • Replies: 27
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    12-03-2017, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  6. BSA MkIII* Resto and Cleanup

    G'day there everyone. I figured I might share my first refurbish/cleanup project undertaking that I finished not even a week ago. There was nothing...

    Started by nijalninja‎, 11-26-2017 06:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-02-2017, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Lee metford/Enfield cavalry carbine restoration

    I was having a bit of a log jam with my carbine restorations. With RIC carbines and NZ contract jobbies I could get away with using a MLE rifle nose...

    Started by englishman_ca‎, 06-20-2016 09:32 AM
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    carbine, cavalry, lee, metford or enfield, restoration
    • Replies: 27
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    11-27-2017, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  8. BNZ 4 Mixmaster Project

    I am just finishing up this project. I started with an action and have been collecting up parts for awhile. I found the Bubba chopped stock at a gun...

    Started by Salt Flat‎, 11-14-2017 07:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-16-2017, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  9. M96 Swede stock repair

    This one came to me from Dutch Harbor Alaska. The fellow had his rifles leaned against the wall. A jolt sent them falling and the front sight...

    Started by WarPig1976‎, 10-23-2017 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 409
    11-13-2017, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  10. Cleaning old Swedish M/96 Walnut Stock

    Hi, I have an 1902 M/96 that I inherited and recently had restored by a professional gunsmith (the rifle had seen 2-3 wars and was missing among...

    Started by Stuggi‎, 09-12-2017 01:43 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-14-2017, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  11. Browning Hi-Power Finish Question

    This isn't related to restoring a collectable but this forum is as close as I could find in terms of someone who knows what they're talking about. I...

    Started by LowSpeed‎, 09-10-2017 04:50 AM
    browning, finish, hipower, question
    • Replies: 8
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    09-12-2017, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Long Lee Metford/Enfield rifle restoration.

    Many of my rifle projects have come to a bottleneck. I can fabricate my own wood sets, but the furniture to mount the wood up is getting harder and...

    Started by englishman_ca‎, 12-23-2016 07:06 PM
    lee, long, metford or enfield, restoration, rifle
    • Replies: 7
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    08-21-2017, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Dent and Gouge Repair

    I want to repair some severe dents and gouges on a well abused type 99 stock. Is there a recipe for a stock filler made of sawdust or sanding dust ...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 06-27-2017 11:50 PM
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    dent, gouge, repair
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    07-09-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  14. Smith Corona 1903A3

    I recently picked up a very nice SC 1903A3 that was in a Bishop sporter stock. The rifle appears to be all original so I am looking for a nice Smith...

    Started by Dadx3‎, 04-12-2017 02:19 PM
    corona, smith
    • Replies: 2
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    05-26-2017, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  15. Tung oil finish inside stock?

    I have gotten an original 1903A3 scant stock that I think is birch (light weight compared to my Garand stock) with walnut stain. I am going to use...

    Started by 25-5‎, 12-19-2016 05:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    finish, inside, oil, stock, tung
    • Replies: 11
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    05-26-2017, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  16. 1884 Trapdoor Cadet Restoration

    Thought I would share my Springfield Trapdoor project I completed earlier this year. I found this specimen locally for $200, probably a little...

    Started by lemmonhead‎, 04-18-2017 09:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,228
    04-21-2017, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  17. The restoration of a Cond. IV .22

    The remains of this 1892 Sparkbrook MLM II - Cond. II 1905 (EFD) - SHT .22 III - .22 IV* (NZ) Came from the basement of the late Din Collings of...

    Started by Roy‎, 04-02-2017 12:09 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,052
    04-03-2017, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  18. Need Help with SMLE carbine that Never Was

    In the 50's and 60's a company called Golden State Arms in California put together and sold rifles built from surplus WWI & WWII parts. Some were...

    Started by Isher2000‎, 03-08-2017 05:50 AM
    carbine, smle
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 850
    03-28-2017, 01:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Removing flecks of paint

    I purcheased a rifle that looks like someone left it in a corner while they painted around it .It has many little rounds spots of paint on the metal...

    Started by Mebailj‎, 03-24-2017 11:47 AM
    flecks, paint, removing
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 560
    03-26-2017, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  20. Duffel Cut Options

    So I got my hands on a real nice Kar98, 1917 dated, needs some minor TLC. Namely the gun has a duffel cut. The original owner fixed this putting a...

    Started by cipherk98‎, 03-03-2017 06:34 PM
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    1 2
    cut, duffel, options
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,190
    03-26-2017, 12:28 AM Go to last post

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