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Re: Some of the guns I have restored
« Reply #100 on: April 21, 2020, 05:30:00 pm »
Gorgeous work - as we have come to expect.   :thumbup   Around here you could probably get a few cash donations to help with moving costs in exchange for a spot on the waiting list for restoration work.   

We have several members here who live in the areas you have expressed interest in so hopefully some will weigh in with some helpful information.  It sounds like you intend to live near the river so just be aware that acreage within sight of it is going to be fairly scarce and fairly pricey.  Generally you can buy more land for less money if you get down river of Lake Havasu toward Parker in LaPaz county or a few miles off the river.  A lot depends on what your ideal property looks like how much money you're willing to spend on it.  There ares some threads here both recent and archived that will give you some of what we have talked about before on this subject.  You can go to the search function on the main page and type in various search words that will help you find them. 
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #101 on: April 21, 2020, 06:48:04 pm »
    That smith is my favorite of all your work.
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    Clifffalling

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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #102 on: April 22, 2020, 05:58:09 am »
    I think its amazing how you can disappear engraving, scratchs and the like. Just gorgeous work.
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #104 on: May 25, 2020, 03:46:55 pm »
    Nicely done.   :thumbup   Those little Winchesters seem to gain in value all the time. 
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    « Reply #105 on: May 26, 2020, 11:17:59 am »
    Very eye-easy restoration of a great gun that I learned to shoot with as a kiddo. My Son-in-Law now has it.

    Bravo.

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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #106 on: June 17, 2020, 06:59:01 am »
    I  bought this Ruger Standard pistol at a gun show for $80, it was missing some parts and in need of a refinish.

    Here are the before and after shots









    Blog post links:

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-ruger-standard-project-part-1.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-ruger-standard-project-part-2.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-ruger-standard-project-part-3.html
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #107 on: June 17, 2020, 11:32:15 am »
    Nice job - again - on what appears to be one of the old "Standard" models.   :thumbup
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #108 on: July 18, 2020, 06:24:53 am »
    That is nice. I have such a soft spot for the MKII. I have target model with bull barrel. Same spots that the blue wore off.
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #109 on: July 18, 2020, 06:56:54 am »
    Fantastic work.
    I never get tired of seeing the pictures.  I am amazed at the quality of the work and the preservation of the so many blue collar guns that would have just been lost in the dust heap.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #110 on: July 18, 2020, 08:26:05 am »
    Wow, excellent work! I've got my late grandfather's service S&W Model 19 that I would LOVE to have restored. My uncle did a botch home reblue on it years back.

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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #111 on: September 25, 2020, 07:26:43 am »
    Here is another one.

    This one started as just a stock that someone gave me. Someone had cut off the barrel band portion of the forend and painted it black, then put it on a belt sander...then gave up...the stock is an original walnut one...so I decided to try and make lemonade out of this lemon. I added a Kingston Armory steel receiver and new take-off barrel, both were polished to a 5000 grit and hot blued. I modified the stock by adding finger grooves, adding flutes to the comb, redefining the grip area, adding a grip cap and sling swivels mimicking those of the Finger Groove Sporter model. I then refinished the aluminum butt plate and aluminum trigger housing in graphite black Cerakote.

    Here are the before and after pictures







    and the blog posts showing the process

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/08/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter_76.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter_7.html

    https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2020/04/ruger-1022-finger-groove-sporter_18.html


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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #112 on: September 25, 2020, 04:30:38 pm »
    Probably asked in this thread before, but, will you do work for others? Or do you primarily only like to do the work on firearms you own?
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #113 on: September 25, 2020, 08:21:56 pm »
    Very classy looking restoration/build.   :thumbup
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #114 on: October 05, 2020, 12:48:32 pm »
    Probably asked in this thread before, but, will you do work for others? Or do you primarily only like to do the work on firearms you own?

    I am just a hobbyist, I would have to get an FFL to be in the business, dealing with the paperwork and customers would ruin a perfectly good hobby.
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    Re: Some of the guns I have restored
    « Reply #115 on: October 05, 2020, 07:59:11 pm »
    Makes sense. Thanks for the response.
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