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Shotgun Restoration Finished

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

  1. greengeep7

    greengeep7 New Member

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    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!

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  2. jyantkilr

    jyantkilr Former Guest

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    Amazing, very nice transformation.
  3. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

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    looks awesome!! :thumbsup:
  4. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    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.
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  5. greengeep7

    greengeep7 New Member

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    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.
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    jlloyd73 New Member

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    Looks great...
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice!
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    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.
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    First tries are scary. You did a good job!
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