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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 07:27 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 10:15 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 09:09 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 10:06 AM
    forum, the restorer corner
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  1. Arisaka Stock Restoration Advice?

    Hello all, first time on this website. I recently picked up a Type 99 Arisaka in pretty good condition, except that the stock appears to have been...

    Started by Fasdaff‎, 12-05-2018 11:42 PM
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  2. Yugo M95M restoration project

    Hi everyone, Im searching for some info about those yugo M95m. Got myselft a sporterized one and now that i have it in my hand, it look way...

    Started by Ced1942‎, 05-22-2018 10:23 PM
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  3. Schmidt Rubin 1896/11

    I'm currently new to Swiss rifles and this one is needing a few parts. Is the Schmidt Rubin 1896 and 1911 parts interchangeable with an 1896/11?...

    Started by Wyatt_Earp‎, 11-25-2018 04:35 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-03-2018, 06:11 AM Go to last post
  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 06:12 AM
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  5. 1912 SMLE Enfield Retoration Project Wrap-up

    I am in the final stages of bring a sporterized version of this rifle back to its full military condition. It had a FTR, maybe done by BSA, so I'm...

    Started by hhunter44‎, 08-29-2018 12:15 AM
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    09-11-2018, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  6. Restoration of a Martini Henry - inletting fun

    Hi folks, thought I'd share this one with you, simply given the fun I had inletting the forend to receive the metal tab (or "hook"). The...

    Started by louthepou‎, 09-02-2018 08:01 AM
    fun, henry, inletting, martini, restoration
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    09-03-2018, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  7. Cavalry carbine sight cover

    It is a faithful replica of an original.

    Started by englishman_ca‎, 08-04-2018 11:28 PM
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    08-20-2018, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 10:16 AM
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    ag42b, finish, ljungman, stock, swedish
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    08-02-2018, 12:49 AM Go to last post
  9. 1910 NZ Sht LE Mk1 restored

    In 1910 the NZ Defence force imported from BSA, parts to rebuild its Sht LE Mk1's which had been in service with the Mounted Rifles since 1905 to...

    Started by Roy‎, 07-28-2018 09:03 AM
    1910, mk1, restored, sht
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    07-28-2018, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  10. M16A1 Handguards

    I pick up two sets of M16A1 (Vietnam Era) furniture to play around with, I don't own an AR of any type. I figured that it would be a fun project to...

    Started by usabaker‎, 06-27-2018 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-28-2018, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Question about Electrolysis and Wood

    Hi guys, I recently purchased a Swiss 1899 pattern bayonet to compliment my 1911 long rifle, however there is a modest amount of rust on the part...

    Started by Hcompton79‎, 04-26-2018 04:08 PM
    electrolysis, question, wood
    • Replies: 6
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    05-10-2018, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 11:45 PM
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    urethane
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    04-07-2018, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  13. i want to restore the finish on my PU Mosin Sniper

    Basically a lot of the shellac on my Mosin chipped off about 2 years ago when I brought it out in the extreme cold. Little did I know extreme cold...

    Started by Mauser1947‎, 04-02-2018 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-04-2018, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 09:32 AM
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    1 2 3 ... 4
    carbine, cavalry, lee, metford or enfield, restoration
    • Replies: 32
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    03-31-2018, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  15. 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, 03-11-2018 12:22 AM
    bulgarian, demilled, m95, rifle, training
    • Replies: 0
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    03-11-2018, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,068
    03-06-2018, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 08:50 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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    02-25-2018, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-13-2018, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  19. trigger needed

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

    Started by philb‎, 01-07-2018 06:14 AM
    needed, trigger
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    02-10-2018, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  20. 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, 02-02-2018 12:59 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 814
    02-03-2018, 08:25 AM Go to last post

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