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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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    01-31-2016, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2016 09:16 AM
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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 following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator Harlan (deceased). 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. Cavalry carbine sight cover

    It is a faithful replica of an original.

    Started by englishman_ca‎, 08-04-2018 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-09-2018, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 09:16 AM
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    ag42b, finish, ljungman, stock, swedish
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    08-01-2018, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:03 AM
    1910, mk1, restored, sht
    • Replies: 2
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    07-28-2018, 08:33 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 05:12 AM
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    07-21-2018, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 4
    • Views: 291
    06-28-2018, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
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    m95m, project, restoration, yugo
    • Replies: 13
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    05-25-2018, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 03:08 PM
    electrolysis, question, wood
    • Replies: 6
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    05-10-2018, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    • Replies: 11
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    04-07-2018, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 460
    04-04-2018, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    carbine, cavalry, lee, metford or enfield, restoration
    • Replies: 32
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    03-31-2018, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 337
    03-10-2018, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Views: 581
    03-05-2018, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    02-25-2018, 12:35 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Views: 643
    02-13-2018, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  15. trigger needed

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

    Started by philb‎, 01-07-2018 05:14 AM
    needed, trigger
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 631
    02-10-2018, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Views: 398
    02-03-2018, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Views: 2,343
    01-28-2018, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    duplicator, fresh, reproduction, rifle, ross, stocks
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 21,596
    01-15-2018, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Views: 2,178
    01-09-2018, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Views: 585
    01-06-2018, 06:24 PM Go to last post

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