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Old 01-18-2016, 19:48   #1
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some of the guns I have refinished

This is a 1st year production (1956) Remington model 58 Sportsman 12 gauge Semi-auto. My Father-in-law picked it up at a yard sale for $40. It has rust freckles and very minor pitting. The walnut was in pretty good shape, so I left it alone and concentrated on restoring the blued surfaces, while adding some jeweling to the bolt and nitre bluing the trigger pins and bolt handle.

Here are the before and after shots:







To see the whole story see my blogs posts:

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Another Shotgun Project: Remington Model 58 Sportsman part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Another Shotgun Project: Remington Model 58 Sportsman part 2
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A Colt New Service, the barrel needed replacing and the metal finish restored

Before & After









The blog posts showing the details of the restoration

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-1.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-2.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-3.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-4.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-5.html
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This Winchester model 1906 was used for 50 years as a rodent gun at a feed store, my Father got it from a friend and wanted to restore it









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A Ruger Mark I that someone accidentally removed some of the bluing





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The same thing happened to this poor S&W model 29




An old Steyr



My buddies Sig P226, I sand blasted the slide and reblued it and the barrel



This one was a special request, the owner wanted a two tone look, high polish on the sides and sand blasted on the top & front



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Old 01-18-2016, 20:08   #6
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Another guy saw the results of the Norinco 1911 above and wanted the same treatment for his Star model BM



Here is a High Standard Supermatic that I fixed up. The action was frozen when I got it.




This Dan Wesson had been painted or Duracoated, the owner wanted it blue again



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TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: A Pair of Revolvers
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This is the story of a NIB Marlin model 1894 Cowboy (.357) that was put away in the factory styrafoam carton...it quickly developed cancer. I was able to remove the pits and give it a high polish blue finish, worthy of a Cowboy's rifle







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TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: A new start
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Old 01-18-2016, 20:21   #9
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This Marlin Camp 9 just needed a quick polish and reblue



same with this old Winchester single shot



This little Colt Police Positive 22 needed some work before rebluing....it is difficult to maintain roll marks on old Colts

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This poor Ruger was left in the back of the previous owner's Jeep, exposed to the weather....It took a lot of work, but I was able to make it look presentable







This picture shows the progress on the barrel



see the whole story here: TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Redemption for an unloved gun
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This stainless S&W model 67 looked like it was thrown from a moving car....I gently polished the steel returning the shine without harming the roll marks







TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Renewing the finish on a S&W model 67
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I bought this Ruger Super Blackhawk at a gun show, it had worn bluing....I couldn't resist giving it a high polish blue job



of course the frame turned a plum color a few months after it was blued....still looks purty though



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The metal on this Browning Automatic was in pretty good shape (the receiver had some light freckles). So I refinished the wood and polished the bluing with carnuba wax











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TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Browning Automatic Rifle Project part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Browning Automatic Rifle Project part 2
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This one was in a house fire....before you go thinking that this gun was exposed to super high temps....look at the blistering on the grips....

before and after pics....go to the blog to see more pics and the whole story of the restoration

















see the whole restoration here:

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: Part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: part 3

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: part 4

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: part 5
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The metal work is fantastic. Is there any way the original wood patina on some of the rifles could have been preserved in that rich dark color?
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The metal work is fantastic. Is there any way the original wood patina on some of the rifles could have been preserved in that rich dark color?
which ones are you referring to? The Winchester 1906 had a stock made of gum wood, possibly the worst material for a gun stock, the High Standards stock was broken and the Arisakas stock looks light years better than it did when I started (IMO of course. )
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Outstanding work my Armed brother ! Keep up the good work!
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Very nice work !
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You have found your great passion and it is reflected in your work. Beautiful restorations and adaptations.
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another one, this is a JC Higgins Single Shot .22







TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Restoring the finish on a J.C Higgins model 41 rifle
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A couple more, this one is a Remington 1100 shotgun

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Remington 1100 restoration part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Remington 1100 restoration part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Remington 1100 restoration part 3






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A Ruger Single Six

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Single Six Reblue



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this is an M1903A3 that was 1/2 assed sporterized (I guess I should be glad they didn't go farther) I picked it up for cheap and then spent a couple hundred $ getting all the correct parts to bring it back to battle field condition.

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The M1903A3 Project part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The M1903A3 Project part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The M1903A3 Project part 3


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