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Offline Kim Hyatt

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Euroarms Revolvers and DIY Gunsmithing
« on: November 01, 2020, 11:54:15 PM »
Recently I picked up a two-gun case with only one revolver, a Euroarms 1860 Army with a proof date of 1975. Separately I bought another Euroarms, a .44 caliber 1851 "Navy," and coincidentally it also has a 1975 proof date. So, without intending to I ended up with a "matching" cased pair of Euroarms revolvers.

One thing I noticed is that the finish and fit are not as nice as my Uberti revolvers. With Sourdough's encouragement I decided to see what I could do about two conditions, the surface of the front of the cylinders and the back end of the loading lever on the '51 Navy. I used a diamond kitchen knife sharpener to remove the mill marks and flatten the surfaces then polished them with some 1500 grit emery cloth. I used cold bluing on the cylinder and tried my hand with some Birchwood Casey chemicals for a case hardened appearance on the loading lever. I've uploaded before and after pics. I think for a novice like myself the results are an improvement, and while not perfect, they seem to fit the age and condition of the guns.

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Re: Euroarms Revolvers and DIY Gunsmithing
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 11:56:10 PM »
And here's a pic of the case and revolvers.

Offline ShotgunDave

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Re: Euroarms Revolvers and DIY Gunsmithing
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 11:34:32 AM »
Looks really good to me Kim!

Nice cased set for sure.
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Re: Euroarms Revolvers and DIY Gunsmithing
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 12:37:04 PM »
Looks terrific! Nice job!
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Re: Euroarms Revolvers and DIY Gunsmithing
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 10:06:51 PM »
Thanks fellers! Your encouragement helps me to endeavor to persevere.  *%<

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Re: Euroarms Revolvers and DIY Gunsmithing
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 05:40:27 AM »
Looks great, Kim!
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