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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: 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-19-2014 10:18 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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    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...

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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. urethane

    Hi all, Does anyone have a method to remove urethane without disturbing the original finish? Any info will be helpful and appreciated. Thanks

    Started by aspen80‎, 03-18-2018 10:45 PM
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  2. 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
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    carbine, cavalry, lee, metford or enfield, restoration
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    03-13-2018, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Bulgarian demilled training rifle M95

    I have finally been able to confirm that these rifles were painted black. I had a suspicion of this as my rifle had black paint inside the dents and...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-10-2018 11:22 PM
    bulgarian, demilled, m95, rifle, training
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  4. Molly the MLE Restoration

    G'day there. About two weeks ago I decided on my next restoration project: A 1902 I* Long Lee Enfield that has been christened Molly. I bought the...

    Started by nijalninja‎, 03-03-2018 05:12 AM
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    03-06-2018, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  5. Two sporterized stocks back in full trim

    First up is a GEW88. This is a beech stock that was cut about 2' forward of the band. I cut it back and treated it like a duffle cut. The owner was...

    Started by WarPig1976‎, 02-09-2018 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-05-2018, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Nickle/Chrome Stripping Question

    I successfully stripped chrome /nickle plating from a project rifle. When the chrome and nickle came off the copper wash from the plating process...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 02-04-2018 07:50 PM
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    02-25-2018, 12:35 AM Go to last post
  7. Finn M39 "Finger" splice anatomy

    I did this stock for a fellow a few months back and wanted to share photos because you just don't see pics of these things taken apart, but I forgot....

    Started by WarPig1976‎, 02-11-2018 03:01 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-13-2018, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  8. trigger needed

    hi all, need a sterling trigger group, complete preferred thanks

    Started by philb‎, 01-07-2018 05:14 AM
    needed, trigger
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    02-10-2018, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Is this a refinished/sanded Carcano?

    I looking at this nice Carcano rifle online and i want to make sure it was NOT sanded/refinished by a previous owner. Based off the pictures what do...

    Started by Mauser1947‎, 02-01-2018 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-03-2018, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  10. 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: 9
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    01-28-2018, 04:00 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
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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. Restoration of a .22 Short Rifle Mk II... found in a creek

    Hi folks, got a thread started in the "Lee Enfield Knowledge Library" section but, I figure I should show the progress here in the restoration...

    Started by louthepou‎, 12-11-2017 09:10 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    creek, found, restoration, rifle, short
    • Replies: 21
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    01-09-2018, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  13. Lebel parts needed

    I just picked up a Lebel rifle that is missing a magazine spring, end cap, and follower. Does anyone have an idea as to where to look? Thanks for...

    Started by Lebel1‎, 12-20-2017 09:57 PM
    lebel, needed, parts
    • Replies: 6
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    01-06-2018, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Perma Blue

    Hi fellows I want restore my Deactivated Bren MK1 like mrclark work https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=29784 but in my country only found...

    Started by Luis Bren‎, 08-01-2017 12:23 PM
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    blue, perma
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,447
    12-03-2017, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  15. BSA MkIII* Resto and Cleanup

    G'day there everyone. I figured I might share my first refurbish/cleanup project undertaking that I finished not even a week ago. There was nothing...

    Started by nijalninja‎, 11-26-2017 05:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 296
    12-02-2017, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  16. BNZ 4 Mixmaster Project

    I am just finishing up this project. I started with an action and have been collecting up parts for awhile. I found the Bubba chopped stock at a gun...

    Started by Salt Flat‎, 11-14-2017 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-16-2017, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  17. M96 Swede stock repair

    This one came to me from Dutch Harbor Alaska. The fellow had his rifles leaned against the wall. A jolt sent them falling and the front sight...

    Started by WarPig1976‎, 10-23-2017 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 442
    11-13-2017, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  18. Cleaning old Swedish M/96 Walnut Stock

    Hi, I have an 1902 M/96 that I inherited and recently had restored by a professional gunsmith (the rifle had seen 2-3 wars and was missing among...

    Started by Stuggi‎, 09-12-2017 12:43 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-14-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  19. Browning Hi-Power Finish Question

    This isn't related to restoring a collectable but this forum is as close as I could find in terms of someone who knows what they're talking about. I...

    Started by LowSpeed‎, 09-10-2017 03:50 AM
    browning, finish, hipower, question
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 360
    09-12-2017, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  20. Dent and Gouge Repair

    I want to repair some severe dents and gouges on a well abused type 99 stock. Is there a recipe for a stock filler made of sawdust or sanding dust ...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 06-27-2017 10:50 PM
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    dent, gouge, repair
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 872
    07-09-2017, 07:50 PM Go to last post

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