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1952 Winchester Model 74 before and after #8202542 03/14/21 05:26 PM
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I picked this up from a fellow forum member a couple weeks ago. Amazing what $20.00 worth stain and cold blue with some elbow grease can do, I was surprised how well it turned out. Made it out to the range yesterday and it worked perfect!!!!

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Nice looking gun you have there up


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Good job!

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Interesting looking rifle. Nicely done!


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Nice job on that. Model 74 are neat old guns. I have one that I need to start shooting again.



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My 74 shoots great. Good job on the restore.


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How did you get out the scratches on the metal?

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Originally Posted by texasag93
How did you get out the scratches on the metal?


Orbital sander various grits down to 400 then some fine steel wool.

I sanded off all the original blueing, rust, pits, engraving from the barrel receiver and small parts then applied Birchwood Casey Super Blue.


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How did you get out the scratches on the metal?


Orbital sander various grits down to 400 then some fine steel wool.

I sanded off all the original blueing, rust, pits, engraving from the barrel receiver and small parts then applied Birchwood Casey Super Blue.




Turned out great.

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Good job, Lad. Well done!

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Good job, Lad. Well done!


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Nice work! Looks good.


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You done good given the condition it was in. I would be proud to own that rifle


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Really nice how that barrel came out! You have me interested in the cold blue stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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Sweet looking rifle.
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