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Another project gun!
« on: September 04, 2016, 12:00:14 PM »
We had several friends here over the weekend and one couple brought 2 more guns for me to look at.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2016, 12:08:37 PM by mazo kid »

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Re: Another projec gun!
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 12:01:20 PM »
Rusty, but everything seems to function, or at least move.

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Re: Another projec gun!
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 12:04:08 PM »
We tried to put the barrels in the action. but everything was too dirty. We did check and the barrels ARE serial numbered to the action. This gal is an avid gardener and quite artistic, so is always looking for unusual "garden art".

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Re: Another projec gun!
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 12:07:56 PM »
I thought this gun might be another one of those "hardware store" guns until I saw the butt plate. There was no way I was going to let that gun end up in a flower garden! (jh We negotiated a nominal price and the gun is staying with me, broken stock and all.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 03:42:27 PM »
That's cool old shot gun.   I'm sure you can get it up and running Mazo.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 11:19:46 PM »
Ought to be a nice old Remington when you get through with it. Nice butt plate and not even chipped or cracked like so many are.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 06:20:13 AM »
The one thing I do not see is a forearm or the forearm iron.  Did those come with the rest of the gun?  Not easy to come by.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 11:55:18 AM »
Yes, forearm and fittings are all there, I just didn't get a good picture showing them.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 03:29:05 AM »
I am guessing there is a crack under tape on the wrist.  Are you planning a period type repair or something more professional?  I have done both depending on the look I want to achieve.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2016, 01:40:40 PM »
Clean-up has started; the bores don't look that bad!


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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2016, 01:42:36 PM »
There is a bit of rust staining on the barrels yet, but it is coming along


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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2016, 01:49:08 PM »
I am guessing there is a crack under tape on the wrist.  Are you planning a period type repair or something more professional?  I have done both depending on the look I want to achieve. Kevin

Crack?! I wish!! :'(   Nope, a nasty break!  (jh  Looks like someone(s) in the past had tried to repair the stock and eventually the tape was applied. I would like to be able to pin-epoxy the stock together, but if that doesn't work I will resort to a brass sheet or rawhide wrap.


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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 05:46:36 AM »
Wooden pins and epoxy should work.  If you still need additional strength, I like to wrap with copper wire.  Makes for a good repair with a period look.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2016, 09:25:54 AM »
Copper wire? Now where would I get that? (I'm a retired electrician!)  (7+" And I do have some light gauge brass sheet, also lots of rawhide. We'll just have to see how things progress.

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Re: Another project gun!
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2016, 10:42:12 AM »
Hi mazo, it looks like you are making good progress. Have you explored finding a replacement stock?

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