PNW Guns Forum
Go Back   PNW Guns > PNW Guns > Gunsmithing

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
some restoration projects

See the whole story and more pictures here: TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: A new start


 
Join PNW Guns


Welcome to PNW Guns, a gun and firearm community for gun owners in the Pacific Northwest. We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the PNW Guns family!


Old 01-03-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63

This one belongs to a friend, he had cleaned the gun with some sort of solution that removed the bluing See the whole story here: TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: group bluing

Same thing happened to this awesome S&W model 29


here is a Dan Wesson that I removed some duracoat and reblued back to its original colors : TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Revolvers
 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:53 PM   #3
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
This is a Marlin Camp Carbine



A Steyr 1912 9mm



Star model B, the owner wanted a two tone look like the Les Baer 1911s



I did the same thing with this Norinco 1911



Here is a shotgun that I restored awhile back, took forever to find the right stock

 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
This little Colt was in pretty bad shape when I started, the after picture does not do it justice



Here is my Ruger Super Blackhawk, I do not have before pictures as I forgot (the finish was pretty good to start with anyway)

 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
A Winchester Model 60 .22 bolt action


Here is a H&R single shot 12 gauge that I cut the barrel down and reblued, you can see the difference between the oem finish and my reblued finish
 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #6
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
A S&W P&R model 19, see the full write up here: TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Another S&W



and finished,

 
Old 01-03-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
an old rusty Ruger Standard Pistol, see the whole story here: TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Redemption for an unloved gun


 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #8
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
another project completed!, This gun started life as a varmit getting at a feed store in downtown Renton sometime in the late 20's, it was retired in the mid 70's and given to the truck driver who delivered feed to local farms. This truck driver was a friend of my Fathers. My Father asked if we could restore the gun, so we took about finding new walnut stocks (to replace the worn out gum wood) and refinishing the steel as well as fixing the mag tube mounts.

See the full write up on my blog here: TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Father & Son Project


 
Old 07-25-2015, 08:06 PM   #9
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
This is a Remington model 58 that I got at a yard sale for $40, after rebluing the steel, nitre bluing the pins and charging handle along with jeweling the bolt, it looks like new








more pics and info here:

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ton-model.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...-model_10.html
 
Old 07-26-2015, 06:34 AM   #10
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Another one, I bought this sporterized Type 99 Arisaka at a gun show for $35 and it came with a box of Hornady ammo!

Here are the before and after pics:








 
Old 07-26-2015, 06:50 AM   #12
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
I just Just finished this project, a Ruger old model (3-screw) Blackhawk. I reblued the metal, adapted a Colt brass grip frame and made my own grip panels from bloodwood.
before

after

for those interested in seeing more, here are all the blog post links for this build

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-1.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-2.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-3.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-4.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-5.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-6.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ct-part-7.html
 
Old 09-29-2015, 07:31 PM   #13
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
another one saved

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Phoenix Project: The Resurrection of a Colt Trooper MK III: part 5


before and after pics....go to the blog to see more pics and the whole story of the restoration



 
Old 10-01-2015, 09:23 AM   #14
Moderator
 
sunofnun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: s. greenlake bitch
Posts: 1,683
Holy shit! Nice work.. What kinds of materials are you using (blueing or coatings)
 
Old 10-01-2015, 01:41 PM   #15
Gunslinger
 
echo1's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2015
From: NORTHERN KALI
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by TINCANBANDIT View Post
Another one, I bought this sporterized Type 99 Arisaka at a gun show for $35 and it came with a box of Hornady ammo!
Here are the before and after pics:




Very nice work. I've a bunch that need similar work. I was thinking of going black oxide.
I've never seen a T99 with a bolt/safety mod like that. Is that something that was common back in the day? Great price BTW. PAX
 
Old 10-02-2015, 10:15 AM   #16
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunofnun View Post
Holy shit! Nice work.. What kinds of materials are you using (blueing or coatings)
I use the hot salts bluing method, I mix my own salts

read more here
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: How I blue guns
 
Old 10-02-2015, 10:24 AM   #17
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by echo1 View Post
Very nice work. I've a bunch that need similar work. I was thinking of going black oxide.
I've never seen a T99 with a bolt/safety mod like that. Is that something that was common back in the day? Great price BTW. PAX
the safety was custom made by the gunsmith who sporterized the gun, he also customized the bolt using pieces from a 1903 Springfield, it works perfectly, I would like to meet the guy who did the work.....


more detail and pictures on my blog:

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...show-find.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...art-1-dis.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ux-part-2.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...t-3-stock.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...-4-bluing.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/201...ux-part-5.html

Last edited by TINCANBANDIT; 10-02-2015 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2015, 10:14 PM   #18
Newbie
 
Joined: Dec 2015
From: Taos NM
Posts: 1
Greetings TinCan -
I came across this site looking for some ideas for Sporter Arisakas and saw your posts.
You are doing some beautiful work there! I am working on a couple cheap beater sportsterized type99's and type38's and am less than pleased with the existing safeties. Can you perchance post some details of your bolt modified with the Springfield backend? that actually looks very nice as well as being more functional!

yhs
prof marvel
 
Old 12-30-2015, 08:47 PM   #19
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
sure, I'll try to get some detailed pictures tomorrow. I have not taken the bolt apart (not sure I want to), but you can probably get the gist of it from the outside

on my blog there are some close-ups of the safety the guy built, it works good, although it only blocks the trigger.
 
Old 12-31-2015, 10:57 AM   #20
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Here are the pictures of the bolt where the Arisaka and Springfield bolts were married (you can see the brass line)






 
Old 04-21-2016, 07:51 AM   #21
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Here is another Colt I restored, this one is a 1913 vintage New Service in .38-40. I installed a new barrel and refinished the metal










This blog post has links to all of the ones documenting the restoration

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Colt New Service Project: part 5
 
Old 04-21-2016, 07:55 AM   #22
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
another one.....this was less of a restoration, more of a returning to pre-sporterizing look. It is a 1943 vintage Remington M1903A3. I found all the correct parts to put it back to military configuration, left the metal as is.



blog posts

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The M1903A3 Project part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The M1903A3 Project part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The M1903A3 Project part 3
 
Old 08-28-2016, 06:24 PM   #23
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Another one

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Restoring the finish on a J.C Higgins model 41 rifle





 
Old 12-19-2016, 05:28 AM   #24
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Here is another gun I restored, the owner wanted it reblued and made pretty again, not back to original, but looking good without the rust.

The shotgun had been in the family for three generations and the current owners brother put a recoil pad on it in bubba fashion, so I fixed that, polished and reblued the steel, nitre blued the pins and charging handle and refinished the stock to match.

Before and after pictures







links to the blog posts

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Remington 1100 restoration part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Remington 1100 restoration part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Remington 1100 restoration part 3
 
Old 02-09-2017, 06:35 PM   #25
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
A Ruger Single Six

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Single Six Reblue



 
Old 02-20-2017, 07:20 PM   #26
Gunslinger
 
TINCANBANDIT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Auburn, WA
Posts: 63
Another refinishing job, this time a Dan Wesson revolver that we believe spent time as a sidearm for a security or LE officer. Pics and blog links below














TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Dan Wesson model 14-2 reblue part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Dan Wesson model 14-2 reblue part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Dan Wesson model 14-2 reblue part 3
 
Old 03-11-2017, 07:29 PM   #27
Gunslinger
 
echo1's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2015
From: NORTHERN KALI
Posts: 45
You're doing some excellent work. PAX
 
Old 03-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #28
Newbie
 
Joined: Mar 2017
From: Lake Stevens, Wa
Posts: 2
Question Is that a mark 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by TINCANBANDIT View Post
an old rusty Ruger Standard Pistol, see the whole story here: [url=http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2013/08/redemption-for-unloved-gun.html]TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Redemption for an unloved gun[/url
It's pretty hard to miss when you own one..


 
Reply

  PNW Guns > PNW Guns > Gunsmithing

Tags
projects, restoration



Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Thread Tools
Display Modes



Facebook @pnwguns PNW Guns RSS Feed

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2009 - 2010 PNW Guns. All rights reserved.