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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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    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-06-2011 03:38 PM
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  6. Question Global Thread Help: Why am I having a problem uploading pics to attach to my posts?

    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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  7. Question Global Thread Help: How do I find threads with questions that have never been answered?

    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2016 09:16 AM
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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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  10. 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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    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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    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 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. Replacement stock needed for Lebel 86/93

    I’ve been patiently waiting for the past seven months for a replacement stock from Foks in Poland. I just got word he is not working right now due to...

    Started by KneverKnew‎, 06-11-2021 03:38 PM
    86 or 93, lebel, needed, replacement, stock
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  2. repairing stock for ConD 11* rifle

    About twenty years ago I found a nice Enfield 1907 marked ConD 11* with matching barrel, early rear sight bed and early front sight. The stock had...

    Started by RCS‎, 05-29-2021 09:38 AM
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    06-03-2021, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Help saving a moldy swiss relic

    Hey all. Posted this on another forum but no input from there. Hoping I might get some luck here. Picked up a swiss k11 which looked fine...

    Started by deadwood83‎, 05-04-2021 10:50 AM
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  4. Ishapore Project

    I've been working on an Ishapore build for several weeks. I decided to fabricate the front hand guard with some walnut I had left over from another...

    Started by Dpniwa‎, 05-30-2021 09:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-31-2021, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  5. No1 Mk3 Rear Handguard Repair

    This is my first post. I thought I'd share some photos of a rear handguard repair. I purchased the handguard on line and was disappointed to find...

    Started by Dpniwa‎, 05-22-2021 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-23-2021, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  6. First attempt at conservation

    here is my first attempt at some conservation. I boiled the parts for a little over an hour then, used a cardding wheel. i think the process worked...

    Started by Gilevi‎, 05-08-2021 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-21-2021, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  7. chrome plated parts?

    This one is advertised as having chrome bottom metal and bolt. Does this look like chrome plating? I've seen worn chrome before, generally a bit...

    Started by ssgross‎, 04-21-2021 11:39 AM
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    05-20-2021, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  8. Arisaka T38 series 26 (Kokura) - What was the original finish of these components?

    I am working on the rifle indicated in the subject line, and have a question about the magazine floorplate release components. Evidently most people...

    Started by Gaijin‎, 04-29-2021 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-29-2021, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Winchester Model P17 Advice

    I am thinking about a possible restoration project project involving a Winchester P17. The rifle is for sale at a local gun store and price...

    Started by Singer B‎, 04-05-2021 08:47 PM
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    04-22-2021, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Marbles barrel replacement

    Anyone out there re-barreling Marbles Game Getters? The fella that used to do it is retired and I'm looking for someone to put barrels on a game...

    Started by eliwhitley‎, 02-16-2021 12:10 PM
    barrel, marbles, replacement
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    03-23-2021, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Grat wire for No.32 Mk3

    Anybody know of an acceptable substitute for the grat wire in a No.32 Mk3 scope? Luckily the vertical post on my scope is present but unfortunately...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 02-22-2021 10:00 PM
    grat, mk3, no32, wire
    • Replies: 4
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    02-24-2021, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  12. Case hardening

    Hi. I hope you can help. I have been given an old shot gun will small remnants of what appears to be case hardening on the reciever. Is this...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 02-13-2021 06:56 AM
    case, hardening
    • Replies: 1
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    02-13-2021, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  13. No.1 Mk.3 Cardinal Sin?

    The barrel of my rifle lies in the center of the forearm until I press home the nosecap. Then it (the barrel) is pressed to the right side (when...

    Started by greggordon52‎, 02-08-2021 03:52 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-10-2021, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  14. SA 1903 Early

    My dad gave me his SA 1903, I researched it and this is what I found. 1) It was manufactured in 1905 (SN 107,***) 2) Barrel is dated 11-10 3)...

    Started by Longrun4ever‎, 01-21-2021 12:41 PM
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    01-25-2021, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  15. Tung oil removal from blued parts

    Hello I was refinishing my mosin and applying tung oil well not exactly tung oil but minwax version. I know, I have ordered the real stuff and I...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 01-22-2021 01:30 PM
    blued, oil, parts, removal, tung
    • Replies: 4
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    01-24-2021, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Cleaning up a rusty M82 scope and mount

    I got a group of scopes on auction recently, and while 2 of the 4 are in decent shape, I could use some help and advice on the other two. The main...

    Started by Harlock‎, 12-28-2020 09:54 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    01-10-2021, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Remington 03a3

    Hi I have begun the process of returning my neighbor's rem 03a3, rescuing it from it's being sporterized. There are no bands. The problem is...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 01-01-2021 05:42 PM
    03a3, remington
    • Replies: 4
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    01-02-2021, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Help with bayonet disaster

    Hello. First time here hope you can help. Today I bought my first bayonet off ebay. It is my first time but the problems are it is missing the loop...

    Started by Jay2020‎, 12-21-2020 06:17 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    12-27-2020, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Mosin-Nagant stock refinishing

    I have a 1939 Mosin-Nagant rifle. The metal is in great shape, but it came with this hideous stock. It has been refinished at one time and appears...

    Started by daveboy‎, 12-21-2020 07:17 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-21-2020, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  20. No.4 Mk1 wood

    Hi All: I've had this rifle sitting around for a while, until I got a few other projects out of the way. For starters, what is going on with...

    Started by mrandig‎, 11-16-2020 08:09 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    12-11-2020, 10:18 PM Go to last post

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