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by rattletrap1970
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Rust Bluing
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

have used every manufacture of rust bluing compounds including some from a book published in 1914. I like Mark Lee express blue. A pair of nitrile gloves, a torch, carding wheel and a pot of boiling (in my case city tap) water and I can do a 1911 frame in around an hour and change. 1. Clean and thou...
by rattletrap1970
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Gunsmiths in CT
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Looking for someone with a Barrel and action vise to remove a barrel from an FN Mauser Receiver, and 2 mosin nagant barrels from their receivers. Do not suggest Jojo's.. I have dealt with him for years, but he does not want to work on "project" guns. I Just need barrels removed. I could do...
by rattletrap1970
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M1 Carbine Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

I believe 311465 (weighing in at 128 gr) and 311359 (Weighing in at 119.6 gr)
by rattletrap1970
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Stevens Tip-Up Diamon No. 43 2nd Issue Target Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

I have used every manufacture of rust bluing compounds including some from a book published in 1914. I like Mark Lee express blue. A pair of nitrile gloves, a torch, carding wheel and a pot of boiling (in my case city tap) water and I can do a 1911 frame in around an hour and change. 1. Clean and th...
by rattletrap1970
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: STOLEN Swedish M/96 (1923 or 24 Carl Gustav) Check yours pls
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

STOLEN Swedish M/96 (1923 or 24 Carl Gustav) Check yours pls

In 2004 someone broke into my house and stole a 1923 or 1924 Swedish Mauser. This is an all matching number gun. I have a little brass plate I had made with the date of the gun on it, but it was so long ago I always mix up 1923 and 24. Suffice to say if you have either just check to see if there is ...
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Stevens Tip-Up Diamon No. 43 2nd Issue Target Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Stevens Tip-Up Diamon No. 43 2nd Issue Target Restoration

I don't have the facilities to do Nickel plating, but, this is a restoration of a locked up rusted pistol that was in a tackle box. Slow rust blued, niter blued pins and hardware. Re-finished woodwork and mercury stripped the bore of lead. http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac51/rattletrap1970/Guns/...
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Springfield Armory M1 Garand Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 3202

Thanks. If I can ever be of help, let me know.
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Colt Gold Cup National Match Resoration
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

I am a design engineer by "trade". And I've been doing this stuff for a long, long time. I do Aluminum Type II anodizing, fume bluing, rust bluing, niter bluing, (color case hardening if I have to). Glass and pillar bedding, ruger MK 1,2 & 3 trigger jobs, and 1911 work. For a living? N...
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: dan wesson back from the engraver.....
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Love the engraving. That's exactly what I want to do to the Gold Cup I just restored.
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M1 Carbine Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

M1 Carbine Restoration

This is an Alpine M1 Carbine, one of the few non-GI carbines that is parts interchangable with a GI carbine. It was at an estate sale of some hoarder and the pipes burst in the house. I picked this gun up for $50 I spent $125.00 on a stock from the CMP and $15.00 for a GI rear sight (the one on the ...
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Springfield Armory M1 Garand Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 3202

Springfield Armory M1 Garand Restoration

I picked up this M1 Garand at an estate sale. Water pipes in the house of some old horder burst and soaked the place. The first inch of the barrel was un-repairable. The stock was completely saturated through and was covered in mold. I got this rifle for $50. I put the following into it: $147 Walnut...
by rattletrap1970
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Colt Gold Cup National Match Resoration
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Colt Gold Cup National Match Resoration

I picked this up off a friend for $200 The finish was beat, the barrel was floating all over the place, the bushing was worn out, and some knot head hand drilled 10 holes in the dust cover for mounting some piece of crap scope mount. $170 bucks for a Brown match barrel and bushing. $35 on an extende...

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