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#5702030 - 04/15/15 08:59 PM True gun smith
Tinkle Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Graham, Tx
I have a shotgun that I've had since I was born, which got left out side and has rust and pits in it. I want to find someone who will dip the gun barrel and assembly to strip it and re blue the gun to make it like new. I live in graham, tx and want to find someone hopefully some where close that can do that for me. Anyone know of some one I can use?

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#5702199 - 04/15/15 10:16 PM Re: True gun smith [Re: Tinkle]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: San Angelo
Mitchells gun works in Breckenridge.
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#5702349 - 04/16/15 06:18 AM Re: True gun smith [Re: Tinkle]
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Registered: 11/06/11
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Loc: Royse City, TX
Fair warning, smiths can only do so much improvement on pitted rust. If it's deep rust on a thin-walled barrel, they may not be able to get it all out.

I had a gunsmith do the same thing to my grandpa's old shotgun that I inherited as a kid. He ended up parkerizing it because he couldn't get a nice smooth finish without taking too much metal off. It looks great and it's one of my favorite guns.

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#5702406 - 04/16/15 07:20 AM Re: True gun smith [Re: patriot07]
Tinkle Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
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Loc: Graham, Tx
Well it's a Remington youth model 870 and I have already used wd-40 and steel wool on it to get as much rust off as I could. It looks better but still not where I want it.

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#5706257 - 04/18/15 10:15 AM Re: True gun smith [Re: Tinkle]
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Registered: 11/30/09
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Loc: Miserableplex
This stuff works extremely well and will not take the blueing off:

http://big45metalcleaner.com

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#5706411 - 04/18/15 02:27 PM Re: True gun smith [Re: Tinkle]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: West Texas mountains
You can always tell if a gunsmith is a true Texas gunsmith, as he will possess a two-pound maul, a can of axle grease, and a big screwdriver.



Edited by charlesb (04/18/15 02:31 PM)
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#5706840 - 04/18/15 09:20 PM Re: True gun smith [Re: Tinkle]
huntwest Offline
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Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 2049
Loc: Albany
Take it to Albany to Willoughby-McCabe gunsmiths. Restoration work is their specialty.

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