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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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    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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  1. 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, Today 04:04 PM
    cleaning, enfield, lee
    • Replies: 1
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    Today, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Screw Restoration

    How do you restore a buggered up screw head?

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-21-2019 07:12 PM
    restoration, screw
    • Replies: 6
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    03-22-2019, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    • Replies: 14
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    03-20-2019, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
    sporterized, stock
    • Replies: 2
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    03-20-2019, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  5. Saving a 'semi' bubbafied M44

    So I managed to snag this polish m44 for a song at a local gun show. But once I got it home and started researching how to replace the bayonet I ran...

    Started by lyon13‎, 03-18-2019 08:57 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    03-20-2019, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-17-2019, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  7. no4 lee enfield mk2 restoration

    I acquired this 1952 fazakerley Enfield no4 mk2 from a stranger. I went with my brother to a mans house, my brother was going to look at a tree to...

    Started by olskool‎, 03-08-2019 10:32 AM
    enfield, lee, mk2, no4, restoration
    • Replies: 3
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    03-13-2019, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  8. P14 stock repair

    Hello all, Finally got my hands on a Eddystone p14 and love the rifle. Unfortunately, she has a bit of a crack in the stock extending from the...

    Started by Biddle1990‎, 03-08-2019 02:20 PM
    p14, repair, stock
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 107
    03-10-2019, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Stock replacement question

    IS there anyone here who has made a MODERN production rifle, into something with a military style stock setup? I cant find a damn custom stock...

    Started by pocketshaver‎, 02-24-2019 07:11 PM
    question, replacement, stock
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 253
    03-02-2019, 11:31 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
    3 Pages
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    extreme, linseeding
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 799
    02-23-2019, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  11. How desperate are you to fix this SMLE front handguard?

    "So, how desperate are you to fix this SMLE front handguard?" Me: "This much"

    Started by louthepou‎, 12-16-2018 05:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    desperate, fix, front, handguard, smle
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,211
    02-03-2019, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  12. NoMk111 restore

    My last restoration was with a No1Mk111 Lithgow and a BSA No1Mk111, the BSA was an all matching sporterized rifle with a good bore. The Lithgow...

    Started by 303carbine‎, 05-19-2015 04:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    nomk111, restore
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 4,062
    01-18-2019, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  13. Restoring white finishes

    I've always wondered how "in the white" parts were restored/refinished. I had a derelict C96 (and I do mean derelict) 100% restored, and the bolt,...

    Started by berkmberk1‎, 12-16-2018 10:48 PM
    finishes, restoring, white
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 456
    01-09-2019, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 03:35 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 416
    12-15-2018, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 10:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,036
    12-15-2018, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 09:23 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,439
    12-11-2018, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 7,148
    10-08-2018, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  18. 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, 08-28-2018 11:15 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,864
    09-11-2018, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 07:01 AM
    fun, henry, inletting, martini, restoration
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 774
    09-03-2018, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Cavalry carbine sight cover

    It is a faithful replica of an original.

    Started by englishman_ca‎, 08-04-2018 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,434
    08-19-2018, 11:10 PM Go to last post

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