Removing craptacular varnish job from classic?
OK that title should get some love.
I just posted in the shotgun forum to help ID my old four digit serial # Browning A5 I was given. The rub - serious rub... Someone - who I am related to as an in-law (yet shall remain nameless) slopped and I MEAN SLOPPED varnish all over the blueing of both the barrel and the action when they "refinished" the stock somewhere around 1960-70.
I am going to return the shotty to vintage new, hopefully.
What can I use to melt/remove the (I swear it's spar varnish) slop from the metal (some areas have a coating the thickness of latex paint runs, FYI) without destroying the blueing, which is otherwise in damnably good shape?
Thanks all, I appreciate it.