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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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  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. 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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  4. 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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    Why have a separate Social Groups area? Over the last 10 years, we’ve received many requests to permit broader public discussions amongst members,...

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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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    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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  1. Argentino M1879 Rolling Block. Is it worth restoring?

    A friend at work has offered me this rifle for “cheap”. He helped somebody clean out a wet moldy basement and salvaged it from the trash. I’m...

    Started by killforfood‎, 11-08-2010 09:07 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 19
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  2. Rifle No.7 .22 LR

    I have learned what this is and a buddy of mine knows someone from our shooting club who has one. The problem is there is no conversion bolt. Is it...

    Started by DaveN‎, 06-15-2011 06:44 PM
    9 Pages
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    no7, rifle
    • Replies: 83
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    10-15-2012, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  3. 1st post! Ishapore 2a1 sporter restoration

    Hello Milsurps! This is my first thread here, and I hope I fit right in. If you catch me doing something I shouldn't, please slap me on the head...

    Started by MosinVirus‎, 03-22-2016 07:15 PM
    8 Pages
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    1st, 2a1, 2a1. ishapore, bedding, foreend, forestock, ishapore, post, restoration, sporter
    • Replies: 75
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    05-06-2016, 02:34 AM Go to last post
  4. No4 Mk1 T Rebuild

    Howdy all. This is a project that I've had in the pipeline for a while now and I have just brought together all the parts I need to begin. I'm hoping...

    Started by tbonesmith‎, 08-17-2010 10:18 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    02-25-2012, 02:28 AM Go to last post
  5. 1941 Swedish Mauser needs a LOT of help

    I was given a 1941 Swedish Mauser today that has been sitting in a wet environment for months. The action does not look too bad but the trigger does...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-14-2013 05:25 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
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    04-22-2013, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  6. No1Mk3 SMLE full restoration - from scratch

    Gday, I recently found a No1MK3 SMLE which im currently getting registered and ill be restoring. I am not doing this for profit and well aware that...

    Started by Vigilant‎, 05-10-2015 02:42 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
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    11-08-2016, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  7. Wink Refurb of 7.62 Range Rifle No4Mk1/3

    Howdy All! Here we go again. I bought this 7.62 No4Mk1/3 range rifle basically because it had a mint heavy barrel in it. When I got a good look at...

    Started by tbonesmith‎, 03-30-2011 09:27 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 57
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    12-25-2011, 05:07 AM Go to last post
  8. New fixer-upper 1891 Carcano Cavalry Carbine

    Found this yesterday and asked some advice on the advice forum and ended up picking it up today. Local gun shop find. Original price $249.95...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-26-2011 02:45 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    1891, carbine, carcano, cavalry, fixerupper
    • Replies: 49
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    04-22-2012, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  9. longbranch sniper build with modern scope. the purists are screaming..........

    ok.... this was the first enfield i ever bought, payed 250 at a pawn shop. little did i know at the time it would launch my love of enfields. ...

    Started by mrbungle‎, 08-25-2013 10:57 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    12-02-2013, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  10. Got RUST? It's easy to remove, here's how.

    This post is for guys who might not know how to deal with minor rust/pitting on small parts or the action/barrel. The thing with rust is it NEVER...

    Started by WarPig1976‎, 05-03-2014 04:25 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    08-03-2014, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 03:09 PM
    5 Pages
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    duplicator, fresh, reproduction, rifle, ross, stocks
    • Replies: 46
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    01-15-2018, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  12. My new Ross Rifle Mk.III

    Well my Ross Rifle arrived today. The stock is pretty well toast. Which will give me a chance to exercise my limited skills to repair it. ...

    Started by Oatmeal Savage‎, 12-07-2006 11:33 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    mkiii, rifle, ross
    • Replies: 45
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    08-25-2009, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  13. L42 Replica

    Anyone from the Lee Enfield section will be aware that I am creating a replica L42 from a 7.62 No4. To date I have mostly been asking questions and...

    Started by xa-coupe‎, 01-16-2011 05:07 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 18,018
    06-20-2014, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  14. 1941 Long Branch Restoration

    This is my most challenging adventure yet. I will need some help and advice in attempting to restore this 1941 No4 MkI Long Branch. I did not...

    Started by CODFan‎, 10-14-2014 03:21 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 15,907
    12-02-2014, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  15. No4 Rifle WW2 metal finish?

    Hello! I am currently working on restoring a 1943 Savage No4mk1* - it is a barreled action that I will be putting New NOS wood onto. My concern is...

    Started by Schnitzelmahn‎, 02-14-2016 07:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    finish, metal, no4, rifle, ww2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 11,394
    02-22-2016, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    fix, mistake, mkii, no4
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,221
    07-31-2019, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Swedish Ljungman AG42B Stock Finish

    I have been searching the internet for the correct finish on a AG42B. I have found where some say it was a darker brown color and others that it was...

    Started by RangeHound‎, 04-08-2018 09:16 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    ag42b, finish, ljungman, stock, swedish
    • Replies: 33
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    08-01-2018, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 08:32 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    carbine, cavalry, lee, metford or enfield, restoration
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 13,534
    03-31-2018, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  19. A No4 Lee Enfield in 45 acp :)

    Hi folks, Thought I'd share this here. A guy in Canada made a run of barrels for the No4 action, chambered in .45ACP, and ordered magazine...

    Started by louthepou‎, 04-04-2012 06:53 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 20,879
    06-27-2012, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Arrow Collector restoring SMLE MkIII* HT

    Hi everyone - I'm a collector of British Commonwealth militaria and a long time member of the Historical Arms Collectors here in Australia. I...

    Started by SMLE Aussie‎, 04-25-2015 07:48 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 15,836
    03-01-2017, 09:34 PM Go to last post

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