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Show us your bubba gunsmithing beauty queens!

Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by aestus, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Honeybee

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    The gun was so full of road rash and major scars that I had to do something to give it texture, there was no way to ever make it smooth again!!
    I was thinking Dragon scales when I did them, thats why I named it "Dragon Slayer"

    I wish the pictures would have shown up better, the gun really does look better than the pictures show.
     
  2. grwd

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    I didnt consider the road rash, very clever!
     
  3. NikatKimber

    NikatKimber Moderator Staff Member

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    Green on guns is not my cup of tea, but it somehow works on that gun.

    This is my project gun. Armscor M20 .22lr. Paid $110 as it is in the first pic. (the one in front)
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    It doesn't look bad there, but the stock was in poor shape, lots of discoloration and nicks. The barrel had a lot of rust freckles, some pretty pitted.

    Refinished the stock first.
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    The stock looks better than it really is. I liked the color, but I went lazy, (and ignorant of better ways), did a rattle can finish rather than oil rubbed or something more durable.

    Next I stripped the bluing, sanded where it was rusted, and then polished.
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    Along the way, I learned that the steel in that barrel is HARD. Was planning on working with Honeybee, and doing a gloss blue job on it. But I liked the polished look, so it stayed that way.
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    Shoots good too!
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    Turned out pretty damn nice Nikat!
    I have a little .22 that looks really close to that that I'm working on.
     
  5. NikatKimber

    NikatKimber Moderator Staff Member

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    I want to get another and do it again. I enjoyed that project.

    If I could get it to quit giving me a FTEject every other round, I think it would be a 1/4" @ 25yd gun. Those two top groups, the one-hole parts of the groups are when I got off back to back rounds. Clearing a jam really screws with your consistency.
     
  6. Honeybee

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    Beautiful job!

    I suggest that you wax that barrel if you are not going to blue it or you will be looking at rust speckles in a few weeks, oil will just run off and not give you enough protection but a good coat of car wax (or Two) will keep it polished for a long time.
     
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    Nice! I like the polished look. Wonder what nickel plating would cost?
     
  8. NikatKimber

    NikatKimber Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the tip Honeybee. I'll try and wax it soon. That project was done 3 years ago, and with just oil so far, no rust yet. But I don't shoot it a lot, or handle it much either, so I'm sure that helps.
     
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    Some more stippling I did on my Benelli M2:

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    And a pattern I'm trying out on an extra pair of Beretta 92fs grips:

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    Here is my 7mm Spanish Mauser.
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