Author Topic: Damn meddling kids!!!!  (Read 1885 times)

Offline Captainkirk

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Damn meddling kids!!!!
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:39:36 PM »
How many times you said that (or thought that) or heard some other adult say it? (Reruns of Scooby Doo included)
Yeah, me too.
I guess now the shoe's on the other foot.
Damn meddling parents....
Yeah (sigh). Guilty as charged.
My son bought a shorty sheriff brasser '51 Navy in .44 from a buddy of mine.My buddy had stripped it and done an antique finish...a sort of pewter look. Gun looked pretty good, but my son didn't like it so he stripped the finish, grip etc and stuck it in a drawer for about a year. He finally pulled it out, re-stained the grip and put all the now-rusty pieces back together.....and sort of left it sitting in my shop, once again ignored.
I couldn't help myself; I honestly couldn't.
Hoping he wouldn't get too irritated with the meddlin' old man, I ripped into it while watching Bonanza reruns L@.
It still has no finish, but now it's not rusty, polished steel, brass shines like a baby's ass, action silky-smooth. He caught me in the act and seemed not to mind too much... (7&
Paybacks are a bitch, kid.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2014, 10:43:45 PM by Captainkirk »
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 12:13:30 AM »
Sounds like the "adoption"  process has started )k*  You should put it back to the antiqued finished...I love that look.  That's how I finished the Peter Baire flinter that I built.  I used Ospho metal treatment and it worked like a charm.  I've done several guns this way and the quart bottle barely looks dented.  After it dries I hit it with 0000 steel wool to knock the scale down.
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 04:05:37 PM »
Dryball, Where do you get the "Ospho metal treatment"? Thanks, Dave.

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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 03:28:09 AM »
DC, you should be able to get it at your local "big box store" or a specialty shop for paint.  If you can't find any locally shoot me a pm and I can send ya some.  I got a bunch!
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 12:46:32 PM »

  Does Ospho strip off bluing and leave an antique finish?  I'm looking to do that to one of my 60's.  What's best?
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 12:04:32 PM »
take your sonic cleaner and clean several batch's of bp fired cases in it without changing the water/soap ... now take your "parts" that you desire to be AGED and set em in the sonic and set the timer for 1/2 hour. this does a spectacular job.
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 04:49:36 PM »
should-a Cerakoted it pink
that would teach him to leave projects laying around  ::)
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 08:25:53 PM »
UPDATE:
Since my "once-over", I honestly believe he has totally forgotten it. Someday I will own it (nefarious laughter) *6'
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Re: Damn meddling kids!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 08:51:22 PM »
Update of update:
He did NOT forget it. When he finally moved into his own place this summer, it went with.  :'(
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