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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 06:27 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 09:15 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 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: 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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    <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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    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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  8. 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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    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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    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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    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 09:52 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 following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator Harlan (deceased). 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. No 4 stock nail

    Hello I want to replicate the rear brass stock nail for a no4 rifle I'm cobbling wooden parts together for. Whats the best way to peen a small...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 02-22-2020 10:06 AM
    nail, stock
    • Replies: 4
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    02-23-2020, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  2. Lee Enfield Paint that Isn't

    There are a lot of posts here and other forums about the black finish on Lee Enfield rifles models, particularly the No. 4 and later. It looks like...

    Started by Dustman47‎, 02-12-2020 03:18 PM
    enfield, lee, paint
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    02-13-2020, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  3. lee enfield no1 MKIII * restoration

    I just wanted to show off my 1916 no1 MK III * I just got it all done. I found some new CNC wood that had to be hand fitted. with help from you...

    Started by olskool‎, 06-24-2019 02:44 PM
    enfield, lee, mkiii, no1, restoration
    • Replies: 7
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  4. 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 01:17 PM
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  5. How to remove K98 bolt takedown discs?

    I have a laminated stock that has been sanded and refinished. I'd like to give it a little TLC and as part of that I would like to remove the bolt...

    Started by daveboy‎, 01-01-2020 02:12 PM
    bolt, discs, k98, remove, takedown
    • Replies: 2
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    01-02-2020, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  6. Longbranch rebuild

    Not sure if this is where this should go. If not, feel free to move it. I recently acquired a bubbatized longbranch No.4 MkI*. The forend was cut...

    Started by A. Quatermain‎, 11-19-2019 11:43 AM
    longbranch, rebuild
    • Replies: 5
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    12-18-2019, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  7. Remove oil from cracked stock without damaging finish?

    I have a Japanese Type 38 that has an oil-soaked stock. I washed it in Murphys Oil Soap and about 20% of the finish came off! The stock is stained a...

    Started by FLOPPY_DISK‎, 12-04-2019 11:50 PM
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    cracked, damaging, finish, oil, remove, stock
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    12-06-2019, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  8. How to clean/patch pakerized finish on 30-06 FN Mauser

    Hi all, I have a slightly beat up FN Mauser in 30-06. The top of the barrel end near the receiver has been ground off where a crest is in some...

    Started by DeeBee‎, 11-03-2019 05:12 PM
    3006, clean or patch, finish, mauser, pakerized
    • Replies: 3
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    11-05-2019, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Restoring an old Fusil Gras mle 1874

    So, I have this old rifle, and I want to get it cleaned up a little bit. The rust on the exterior is nasty, but I want to keep some of the patina....

    Started by FlammablePig‎, 09-14-2019 12:09 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    10-18-2019, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Extreme Linseeding

    G'day there, just an idea I had a little while ago to get linseed back into really dried up old stocks. I was thinking that rather than applying...

    Started by nijalninja‎, 02-13-2019 04:32 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
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    10-17-2019, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  11. Carved Initials in Stock Grip

    I found and purchased a really nice Winchester Model 70 Pre-64 stock that still has the steel buttplate. The only issue with it is that one of the...

    Started by usabaker‎, 09-25-2019 11:26 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
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    10-11-2019, 02:11 AM Go to last post
  12. Resniper Mosin PE

    I have a Mosin PE Ex-sniper, Finn Capture that I want to re sniper. The top mount thread holes are still present and I want to complete it with my...

    Started by tower06‎, 09-16-2019 10:00 AM
    mosin, resniper
    • Replies: 3
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    09-18-2019, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 09:26 AM
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    1 2 3 ... 4
    fix, mistake, mkii, no4
    • Replies: 35
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    09-08-2019, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  14. No 4 rifle

    I was able to return this rifle to a decent semblance of shape with the specific help of a forum member. I worked everything else out from what I...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 06-30-2019 09:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 932
    07-04-2019, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  15. Veneer over stock repair?

    Has anyone ever put a veneer over a repaired stock? I have an Enfield stock that has a repair on the right hand sight below the magazine cutoff. It's...

    Started by Agambard1990‎, 05-06-2019 11:46 PM
    repair, stock, veneer
    • Replies: 4
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    06-18-2019, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  16. No 4 vs. o3A3 handguard ring

    Could anyone say if the two parts are interchangeable? They looked pretty similar to me and I cannot tell if the one in my parts box is one or the...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 05-31-2019 03:59 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 755
    06-01-2019, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Front Barrel Band Screw Not Long Enough

    I have a No. 4 Mk. 1* that I am trying to bring back to milsurp condition from sporterized and the screw for the front barrel band is not long enough...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 05-07-2019 03:01 PM
    band, barrel, front, long, screw
    • Replies: 6
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    05-12-2019, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  18. Cleaning Stock that has sentencing paint on it

    Hi everyone, It seems that I have read most of the threads on cleaning but my question is a variation on a theme. I have a couple of stocks No8,...

    Started by IronRing‎, 04-19-2019 09:16 PM
    cleaning, paint, sentencing, stock
    • Replies: 7
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    04-30-2019, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  19. 1892 Lee Metford MKII Restored

    This came to me in a deal but missing most of the 'good bits' but at heart it is a NZ marked MLM with its original barrel (which is pretty roached...

    Started by Roy‎, 04-17-2019 04:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 959
    04-17-2019, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  20. How did this happen?

    I included a picture of a cut off Krag stock that I was going to pair this old phenolic tip to. Once I was able to square and cut to make the join I...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 04-13-2019 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,133
    04-16-2019, 12:33 AM Go to last post

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