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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. Sticky Thread Argentino M1879 Rolling Block. Is it worth restoring?

    A friend at work has offered me this rifle for “cheap”. He helped somebody clean out a wet moldy basement and salvaged it from the trash. I’m...

    Started by killforfood‎, 11-08-2010 09:07 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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    12-29-2010, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Question Global Thread Help: What Happened to all my pics I attached to posts?

    My apologies for the delay in giving everyone a thorough update, but I was up and down almost 36 hours addressing the outage, and I needed some...

    Started by Badger‎, 12-21-2021 12:16 PM
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  7. Question Global Thread Help: How do I upload pictures to my posts for storage on milsurps.com?

    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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    11-20-2021 04:50 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Global Thread Help: What is good forum etiquette and how do I deal with other members who make me angry?

    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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    07-25-2021 08:29 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    07-19-2021 05:12 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Question Global Thread Help: What is the Advisory Panel Review & Validation Service?

    <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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  13. Question Global Thread Help: How safe from viruses and hackers am I when using the Milsurps.Com web site?

    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-03-2016 07:20 AM
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  14. Question Global Thread Help: How do I use the classifieds system to buy and sell items?

    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 11-15-2012 07:16 AM
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  15. Question Global Thread Help: Why are my images from Photobucket, ImageShack etc. copied to milsurps.com?

    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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  16. Question Global Thread Help: How do I show pics from Photobucket, Flickr, ImageShack etc. on milsurps.com?

    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-12-2011 12:10 PM
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  17. Question Global Thread Help: Can I access the milsurps.com site from dial-up, cell phone, iPhone or Blackberry?

    The answer is YES … :beerchug: With the evolution of technology, many of our very active members want to keep current viewing our forums using...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-04-2011 08:34 PM
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  18. Question Global Thread Help: My screen is too dark!! How do I change my colour scheme on the milsurps.com site?

    A lot of members don't realize that our site supports multiple interfaces, often referred to as Forum Skins. Fundamentally, there are three...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-02-2011 12:38 PM
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  1. What's in the Box?

    Here is how it came to me - at the best price $0. (Well, to be fair I bought him lunch). Looks to be mostly all here. So what is it? An Ithaca...

    Started by ssgross‎, 08-24-2023 01:49 PM
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  2. Steaming the dents.

    Is it best to steam the dents on a rifle stock before or after the finish is removed? Assuming you were going to do a complete refinish . All...

    Started by RAM1ALASKA‎, 01-23-2024 10:35 AM
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    04-02-2024, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  3. ammo can

    few weeks ago found a WW2 flaming bomb 50 cal can in a indoor flea market , fella had $30 on it but it had silver paint lathered all over it , i told...

    Started by micmacman‎, 02-25-2024 08:49 AM
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    04-02-2024, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  4. waffle stock ,removing paint

    wrapping up the M4A1 clone build , looking through my parts drawers for a stock that would pass for correct and low and behold i found one with a...

    Started by micmacman‎, 03-05-2024 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-07-2024, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  5. How to remove polyurethane from a rifle stock

    I have a model 1895 Chilean Mauser that is in really good condition and numbers matching except for the bolt. The bad thing about it is that somebody...

    Started by ghost07‎, 11-08-2023 12:46 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-12-2023, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  6. MLM MK II*-minor resto

    I wouldn't call this a restoration; more of a minor correction back to it's original configuration. This rifle came to me four months ago. I was at...

    Started by smle addict‎, 09-15-2023 07:48 PM
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    10-10-2023, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Opinions on What Direction to Take This Colt Lightning In

    So this was found in my sister and brother in laws barn when they moved in last year. It's a Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle, small frame 22...

    Started by oldfoneguy‎, 08-29-2023 01:34 PM
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    09-26-2023, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Remington Portable No. 1

    Here it is. Found this at a steal at the Hartville, OH flea market. It's been degassing in the garage since June. Serial says NA38541, which puts...

    Started by ssgross‎, 09-20-2023 10:52 AM
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    09-20-2023, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Hakim Project

    I was fortunate to recently obtain a Hakim with a Swedish bayonet. I believe it has matching numbers (they are in Arabic and per my son, who does...

    Started by Singer B‎, 09-10-2023 02:04 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-10-2023, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
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    nomk111, restore
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    07-14-2023, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  11. How to age bare metal

    I have an 1899 Krag Carbine that I'm restoring. I am through with it, but for one thing. Previously, it had an ugly bluing job applied to the...

    Started by daveboy‎, 05-14-2023 09:20 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    05-31-2023, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  12. SMLE Mk V restored from sporter status (lots of pics)

    I keep telling myself to stop rescuing and saving rifles, but just like the rest of the world, I didnt listen to myself... A few years ago I was at...

    Started by smle addict‎, 12-13-2021 02:28 PM
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    • Replies: 15
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    03-06-2023, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  13. The tiger will roar again

    This one was a quick one. Took two rifle to make one. Stole the furniture from a DP rifle to dress up a 1920 BSA Siamese order, in sporter...

    Started by tatou‎, 12-31-2022 11:20 PM
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    01-01-2023, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  14. In the mean time ... RIC

    Since i was about to do the final finish on my P13 i figured i might as well finish the wood on one of my other project. A RIC that's been on the...

    Started by tatou‎, 05-21-2022 09:49 PM
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    12-23-2022, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  15. Making a stock a lighter color

    I've refinished/restored many milsurp stocks. So, I know the basics, and would never do anything to harm an original, valuable stock. However, I am...

    Started by daveboy‎, 12-20-2022 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-22-2022, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Color case hardening finish .vs Boiling...

    Howdy Fellas, So here is something I have not performed yet, dealing with color case hardening finishes and their' preservation. I picked up...

    Started by usabaker‎, 04-04-2022 02:51 PM
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    12-17-2022, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  17. 1896 BSA Long Lee

    I've wanted an Long Lee for ages, but the prices for the good ones were beyond reach for me. I managed to get a sporterized 1896 BSA MLE with an OK...

    Started by BurtonP‎, 08-25-2022 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-28-2022, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  18. Lee Metford

    Hi all, Just thought I would share my new bush hunting rifle for NZ bush hunting I purchased this old Enfield 18 months ago, only to find out I...

    Started by Sambuca‎, 08-09-2022 05:55 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-16-2022, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  19. Colouring new leather

    I relented and purchased some re-pop leather for my 1916 Canadian set, so now I have a set with a mix of the original and the new Y strap. I've...

    Started by koldt‎, 05-11-2022 11:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-12-2022, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  20. M1905 Sling Needs Restoration

    Hi all, I've got an M1905 sling dated 1919 that is in dire need of restoration (cracked). Can anyone recommend a good leather restorer?

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-09-2022 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,264
    04-25-2022, 06:10 PM Go to last post

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