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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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that's very nice job you did. Have a nice night. I know this is a old post.guns54
 

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I bought a rifle at a garage sale for $20, it was missing the bolt, trigger guard and rear sight elevator.
JC Higgins model 41 (Marlin 100/101). I decided to try and build a cheap youth trainer rifle, by shrinking the dimensions and then refinishing the wood and steel. I think it turned out pretty good. The best part is it didn't cost me a nickel, I actually made money on the project!

Here is what I started with:



and here it is finished:



Blog posts with more pictures documenting the changes

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/featured-gun-jc-higgins-model-41.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-1.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-2.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-3.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-4.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2017/09/lil-buckeroo-project-part-5.html
 

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I don't know what is your occupation, but you need to find desirable guns that are in poor condition and low priced, then bring them back with your talent. You should be able to turn several around and make a living at it.
 

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You doing a wonderful job on refinishing especially that Marlin 93!
 

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I bought this sad looking Winchester model 250 lever action .22 that was in a house fire.....

after some parts searching, lots of cleaning and sanding, then rebluing, the gun looks like new again

Here are some before and after shots













Blog posts documenting the work that was done

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 3

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 4

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Born Again Winchester Project part 5
 

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