Shotgun Restoration Finished

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by greengeep7, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. greengeep7

    greengeep7 New Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    Shotgun restoration finally finished! It took awhile but here are some pics. Let me know what you think! WesternField 565. It took good bit of time but I lacked the resources and experience needed to make it a speedy job.

    Special thanks to Stone Chimney and the trigger work they help with, really appreciate it!

    Attached Files:

  2. jyantkilr

    jyantkilr Former Guest

    Feb 23, 2012
    Amazing, very nice transformation.

  3. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    looks awesome!! :thumbsup:
  4. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    You brought it a long ways, looks great!
    What finish did you use on the barrel/receiver?
    EDIT, the pics are a bit grainy on my end.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  5. greengeep7

    greengeep7 New Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    I parkerized the parts with a Manganese Phosphate solution to give it a darker grey tint.

    I used a friends sandblasters and thought the blasting material was fine but in fact it was course, so when I stripped the parts to bare metal, it was a little on the rough side, which I wasnt happy with. But I think it still turned out very nicely for my first try.
  6. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Very Nice!
  8. rhmc24

    rhmc24 Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Ardmore, OK
    Looks great! I have the same disease. I spend $1000 worth of work restoring a gun that's worth $250 in the end. Driven to it, unable to help myself, but it's fun, time well spent.
  9. MSGT-R

    MSGT-R Active Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    First tries are scary. You did a good job!
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