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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-03-2016 08:20 AM
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  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 11:35 AM
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    Started by Badger‎, 04-26-2016 06:25 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...

    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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    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...

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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...

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» Normal Threads
  1. Repairing a Shortened Stock Heel?

    I have a friend who has an 1899 (or possibly 1898) Krag carbine stock. For the most part it's in overall good condition however, at some point,...

    Started by Stretch32‎, 02-20-2017 02:11 AM
    heel, repairing, shortened, stock
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    02-23-2017, 02:24 AM Go to last post
  2. 1917 SSA No1 Mk3* with Australian service marking resto (Pic heavy thread)

    I found this a few weeks ago, posted in this thread here and how lucky i got with it as i did not really take the time to examine it properly....

    Started by BushyFromOz‎, 02-12-2017 01:37 AM
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    02-20-2017, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  3. How much oil should a gunstock take

    Greetings Aside from the SSA no1 mk3 i cleaned up recently, i have also been oiling up a NOS stock for a no4. I started the projects at the same...

    Started by BushyFromOz‎, 02-15-2017 06:35 AM
    gunstock, oil
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    02-15-2017, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  4. Parker hale 5a mount

    I have a parker hale hale 5a mount. Anyone have the complete sight parts?

    Started by can14‎, 02-03-2017 11:53 AM
    hale, mount, parker
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    02-09-2017, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  5. No4 Mk1 dignity restored

    I came across this 1949 Fazakerley No4 Mk1 in a sad state all cut up and the stock in bad condition. Paid the $75 asking price and decided to...

    Started by jnic_us‎, 01-18-2017 03:58 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    01-26-2017, 03:20 PM Go to last post
  6. M1903A3 New Stock

    The stock that came with this Remington was cracked and patched, so I replaced it with an unissued scant stock. After reading all the search...

    Started by 25-5‎, 01-19-2017 06:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-24-2017, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  7. AM i NUTS??? Saving a LEC

    so i was given this rifle back in the spring(2016), i was told buy a guy at work that they were "100% f**ked" and he was "going to throw them in a...

    Started by Evanguy‎, 01-11-2017 02:25 PM
    lec, nuts, saving
    • Replies: 9
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    01-15-2017, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  8. 1903A3 spring/follower detached part

    I was cleaning the rifle and when I took the spring and follower apart the metal piece that captures the back of the spring came off. Looks like it...

    Started by 25-5‎, 12-23-2016 07:19 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    01-06-2017, 12:52 AM Go to last post
  9. 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: 3
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    12-24-2016, 03:35 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    finish, inside, oil, stock, tung
    • Replies: 5
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    12-22-2016, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  11. Fox SxS Stock Restoration

    A good customer of mine recently inherited this Fox SXS with the bottom broken off. We decided it deserved a total fix and refinish. He is going to...

    Started by frankderrico‎, 12-20-2016 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-21-2016, 01:42 PM Go to last post
  12. Ishapore 2A1 handguard repair

    I finally found a 2A1 and was so excited I missed the huge chunk missing on the upper hand guard. A few photos before & after repair. Easier than...

    Started by HOOKED ON HISTORY‎, 12-19-2016 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-21-2016, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  13. A Sad, Sad Story

    A friend of mine recently sold me an old Swede Mauser. It has been through the "Shadetree Gun Shop". Drilled and tapped for a scope, bolt handle...

    Started by Stonefly2‎, 06-18-2016 12:20 AM
    sad, story, stroy
    • Replies: 5
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    12-16-2016, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Seeking advice to repair crack in stock of Swedish Ag42

    See attached photos. I am planning to use Acraglass to work into the crack....I am open to all advice on how to repair this crack as best I can.

    Started by daytonlawvol‎, 12-15-2016 05:42 PM
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    12-15-2016, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  15. A variation on heat quenching for an aged park appearance.

    I bought a cheap but functioning carbine from a friend. It had been rebuilt with a lot of repro parts, one of which was a shiny black barrel band. ...

    Started by HDSledge‎, 12-14-2016 05:59 PM
    aged, appearance, heat, park, quenching, variation
    • Replies: 0
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    12-14-2016, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  16. No.32 scope seen better days

    Hi there, I have a No.32 Mk.3 scope which functions well enough but like so many the paint finish has seen better days and in many places has worn...

    Started by dinosaur1‎, 12-11-2016 05:22 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    12-12-2016, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Lithgow Mod12 Restoration

    Not really a milsurpp, but I do believe the barrels are turned down .303 blanks, so milsurp-ish :D This is a Lithgow Mod12 or "heavy barrel" as...

    Started by BushyFromOz‎, 11-30-2016 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 538
    12-07-2016, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Lithgow Mod24 Restoration

    Hi guys This is my lithgow mod 24 that i picked up for a hundred bucks a couple of years ago, and I'm finally in a position to clean her up. The...

    Started by BushyFromOz‎, 11-30-2016 08:27 PM
    lithgow, mod24, restoration
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 145
    11-30-2016, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Slow Rust Bluing Recipe

    HI guys, very long time since I posted I have in my possession a couple of Lithgow SMLE sporters (model 42 and the .410 conversion that were in...

    Started by BushyFromOz‎, 11-30-2016 05:25 AM
    bluing, recipe, rust, slow
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 358
    11-30-2016, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    carbine, cavalry, lee, metford or enfield, restoration
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,069
    11-17-2016, 03:32 PM Go to last post

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