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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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    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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  6. 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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    <center><img src="images/advisory_panel_reviewed_medium.png" alt="This item has been reviewed by members of the Milsurps Advisory Panel."><img...

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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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    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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    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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  1. 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
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    • Replies: 23
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    10-11-2019, 02:11 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
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    1 2 3 ... 4
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  3. 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
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    09-18-2019, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    09-15-2019, 01:02 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    fix, mistake, mkii, no4
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    09-08-2019, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
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    07-04-2019, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 3
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    06-26-2019, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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: 407
    06-01-2019, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
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    05-12-2019, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    04-17-2019, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
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    04-16-2019, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  14. What is This Part and Its Purpose?

    Hi all, another question about my No. 4 Mk 1; what is this steel band at the rear of the fore end, what is its purpose and can it be moved to another...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 04-08-2019 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-11-2019, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  15. lee Enfield mk3 star barrel swap.

    can anyone tell me who can do a 1916 B S A lee Enfield mk3 star barrel swap for me? is a lee Enfield no1 mk3 barrel the same as the mk3 star? any and...

    Started by olskool‎, 03-30-2019 09:43 AM
    barrel, enfield, lee, mk3, star, swap
    • Replies: 5
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    04-02-2019, 04:01 AM Go to last post
  16. No. 4 Mk. 1* Stock Detective Work Needed

    Gents, I've stripped my old sporterized fore end and found somethings I don't understand. Looking at the photos below, you'll notice a photo of...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-31-2019 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-01-2019, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Unhappy No. 4 Mk. 1* Sporterized Stock Needs Help

    Hi Gents, I just picked up a No. 4 Mk. 1* that had been sporterized and I would like to restore it to its military glory. The stock had been cut...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-20-2019 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-28-2019, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Screw Restoration

    How do you restore a buggered up screw head?

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-21-2019 07:12 PM
    restoration, screw
    • Replies: 7
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    03-27-2019, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  19. Lee Enfield cleaning

    Hi I want to removed dust and dirt accumulated over an Lee Enfield. Wich cleaner would be good without removed or fading the blueing? Varsol,...

    Started by Montgomery‎, 03-25-2019 04:04 PM
    cleaning, enfield, lee
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 643
    03-27-2019, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  20. US property restoration

    Recently, I found a no 4 US PROPERTY sporterized. Eveyrhing is find on it and nothing have been disturb less the wood wich have been cut. No rust,...

    Started by Montgomery‎, 02-23-2019 07:23 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,173
    03-20-2019, 07:57 PM Go to last post

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