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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. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  1. 1884 Trapdoor Cadet Restoration

    Thought I would share my Springfield Trapdoor project I completed earlier this year. I found this specimen locally for $200, probably a little...

    Started by lemmonhead‎, 04-18-2017 08:52 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    04-21-2017, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  2. Smith Corona 1903A3

    I recently picked up a very nice SC 1903A3 that was in a Bishop sporter stock. The rifle appears to be all original so I am looking for a nice Smith...

    Started by Dadx3‎, 04-12-2017 01:19 PM
    corona, smith
    • Replies: 1
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    04-12-2017, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  3. The restoration of a Cond. IV .22

    The remains of this 1892 Sparkbrook MLM II - Cond. II 1905 (EFD) - SHT .22 III - .22 IV* (NZ) Came from the basement of the late Din Collings of...

    Started by Roy‎, 04-02-2017 11:09 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    04-03-2017, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  4. Need Help with SMLE carbine that Never Was

    In the 50's and 60's a company called Golden State Arms in California put together and sold rifles built from surplus WWI & WWII parts. Some were...

    Started by Isher2000‎, 03-08-2017 04:50 AM
    carbine, smle
    • Replies: 5
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    03-28-2017, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  5. Removing flecks of paint

    I purcheased a rifle that looks like someone left it in a corner while they painted around it .It has many little rounds spots of paint on the metal...

    Started by Mebailj‎, 03-24-2017 10:47 AM
    flecks, paint, removing
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    03-25-2017, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Duffel Cut Options

    So I got my hands on a real nice Kar98, 1917 dated, needs some minor TLC. Namely the gun has a duffel cut. The original owner fixed this putting a...

    Started by cipherk98‎, 03-03-2017 05:34 PM
    2 Pages
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    cut, duffel, options
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    03-25-2017, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  7. Siamese Contract SMLE Restoration

    So, this resto will actually comprise of 2 firearms, the donor firearm that is providing most of the woodwork and several of the screws, as well as...

    Started by BushyFromOz‎, 03-14-2017 09:15 PM
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    contract, restoration, siamese, smle
    • Replies: 24
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    03-23-2017, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Warpig

    Hi, Please check your PM's.....regards....alex

    Started by techkya‎, 03-22-2017 12:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-22-2017, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 12:37 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    03-02-2017, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  10. 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: 6,393
    03-01-2017, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Spanish Destroyer Carbine Restoration Project

    Hello Again, I am always looking for a nice project gun as I have an unusual attraction to military rifles in need of some work. I bought a new...

    Started by mdrim13‎, 02-23-2012 07:48 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 9,995
    03-01-2017, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 01:11 AM
    heel, repairing, shortened, stock
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 405
    02-23-2017, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 05:35 AM
    gunstock, oil
    • Replies: 2
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    02-15-2017, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Parker hale 5a mount

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

    Started by can14‎, 02-03-2017 10:53 AM
    hale, mount, parker
    • Replies: 4
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    02-09-2017, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 02:58 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 965
    01-26-2017, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 391
    01-23-2017, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 01:25 PM
    lec, nuts, saving
    • Replies: 9
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    01-15-2017, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:19 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 950
    01-05-2017, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 06:06 PM
    lee, long, metford or enfield, restoration, rifle
    • Replies: 3
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    12-24-2016, 02:35 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 04:21 PM
    finish, inside, oil, stock, tung
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 513
    12-22-2016, 01:35 PM Go to last post

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