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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 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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  5. 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 04:38 PM
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  6. 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 06:25 AM
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  7. 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 10:16 AM
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    Started by Badger‎, 02-19-2014 11:18 AM
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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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  10. 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 11:35 AM
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  11. 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 02:32 PM
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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 08:16 AM
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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 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-02-2011 01:38 PM
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  1. 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 11:00 PM
    grat, mk3, no32, wire
    • Replies: 4
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    02-24-2021, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 07:56 AM
    case, hardening
    • Replies: 1
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    02-13-2021, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-10-2021, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-25-2021, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 02:30 PM
    blued, oil, parts, removal, tung
    • Replies: 4
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    01-24-2021, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Cleaning up a rusty M82 scope and mount

    I got a group of scopes on auction recently, and while 2 of the 4 are in decent shape, I could use some help and advice on the other two. The main...

    Started by Harlock‎, 12-28-2020 10:54 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    01-10-2021, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  7. Remington 03a3

    Hi I have begun the process of returning my neighbor's rem 03a3, rescuing it from it's being sporterized. There are no bands. The problem is...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 01-01-2021 06:42 PM
    03a3, remington
    • Replies: 4
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    01-02-2021, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Help with bayonet disaster

    Hello. First time here hope you can help. Today I bought my first bayonet off ebay. It is my first time but the problems are it is missing the loop...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 12-21-2020 07:17 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    12-27-2020, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  9. Mosin-Nagant stock refinishing

    I have a 1939 Mosin-Nagant rifle. The metal is in great shape, but it came with this hideous stock. It has been refinished at one time and appears...

    Started by daveboy‎, 12-21-2020 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-21-2020, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  10. No.4 Mk1 wood

    Hi All: I've had this rifle sitting around for a while, until I got a few other projects out of the way. For starters, what is going on with...

    Started by mrandig‎, 11-16-2020 09:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    12-11-2020, 11:18 PM Go to last post
  11. T-88 for forend repair

    New to forum, but have read a ton of material here after visiting a number of other sites. This site appears to be a serious and invaluable resource...

    Started by MatchedFazak48‎, 09-11-2020 08:21 PM
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    forend, repair, t88
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,776
    10-30-2020, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  12. WTB - Long Lee Parts

    Hi Folks, I have a new winter project laid on. The rifle is a LSA 1901 Mk I*. MLE. I’m looking for: - a nose cap - barrel band - bolt cover ...

    Started by hhunter44‎, 09-12-2020 07:33 PM
    lee, long, parts, wtb
    • Replies: 1
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    10-22-2020, 11:38 PM Go to last post

    https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/productcart/pc/showsearchresults.asp?pageStyle=H&resultCnt=400&keyword=arisaka+ If new and need a place to...

    Started by Steyr Man 146‎, 10-22-2020 10:00 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-22-2020, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Removing Rust

    Does anyone have any preferred methods of removing rust besides Electrolysis, I seem to be having some trouble getting all the rust off a Steyr M.95?

    Started by VBoss511‎, 09-27-2020 11:59 PM
    removing, rust
    • Replies: 3
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    09-29-2020, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Mossberg 44us(a) Restoration

    My son-in-law was contacted by a mutual friend of ours. The friend gave him some rifle parts - a barrel with trigger assembly and a stock. The story...

    Started by Singer B‎, 08-24-2020 03:39 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 789
    08-24-2020, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  16. Nickel Plating removal Help!

    I obtained a otherwise nice Type 44 some of who's component parts have been nickel plated. It appears to be nickel only (not chrome as no copper...

    Started by HOOKED ON HISTORY‎, 12-20-2019 02:17 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
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    08-02-2020, 01:45 PM Go to last post

    I jumped in on a sporterized Mosin Nagant the 91/30 restoring her to former glory of the Mosin 8 restored rifles later (mixed countries and calibers)...

    Started by Steyr Man 146‎, 07-27-2020 12:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,037
    07-27-2020, 12:26 PM Go to last post

    Found a hidden Gem on ebay. Looked very ordinary at first glance then took a closer look and decided to take a $19 chance on an unmarked stock. This...

    Started by M1 C FAN‎, 07-07-2020 03:59 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,997
    07-25-2020, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  19. How to Fix No4 MkII mistake

    I sold my No4 MkII that I took out of the wrap but never removed the grease to a younger collector and it seems he used Acetone to remove the grease....

    Started by capt14k‎, 07-14-2019 10:26 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    fix, mistake, mkii, no4
    • Replies: 38
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    06-30-2020, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  20. BSA Mercury Challenger rebuild

    I recently fought a 'back garden bush war' against a rat issue back in April. I was caught out without any suitable rifle to deal with the invaders...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 06-08-2020 07:00 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 907
    06-08-2020, 07:28 PM Go to last post

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