Any interest in seeing a handgun restoration project?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Velzey, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Velzey

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    I’ve been thinking maybe I should share a few projects.
    Quite often someone will have an older firearm and think it’s beyond saving. Or maybe it’s not worth re-bluing.
    I usually take lots of photos just for my own reference. Maybe I should start sharing some if anyone is interested.

    Here is a pawn shop pick up. Under $200
    MK IV series 80 9mm Conversion slide and a nice Essex frame. It’s soon to be a .38 Super. Getting it read for blue here.
    When this came in it had been sanded with 150 grit sandpaper :eek: and then spray painted flat black:(.

    Soon it will be beautiful once again! :)

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  2. North Plains

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    I would like to see pictures of the restoration process.
     
  3. DB Wesner

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    Count me in!!!
     
  4. Medic!

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    I enjoy [And have enjoyed] your work very much. :s0155:
     
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  5. jbett98

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    I'm in.
     
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  6. Taco_lean

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    Sounds like it was restored perfectly!

    :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Ura-Ki

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    YES PLEASE!:D
     
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  8. JRuby

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    Vezley - I have always been impressed with your work and knowledge
     
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  9. F2CMaDMaXX

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    Absolutely want to see this stuff :) My A5 isn't a candidate, is it? :p
     
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  10. MountainBear

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    Nah, who cares. It’s just a silly old pistol... ;)
     
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  11. Howard1955

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  12. Eveskcige28

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    I love seeing restoration and gunsmithing projects. For guys like me, who arent lucky enough to be taught in person, the internet is our best resource to learn these skills!
     
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  13. OldBroad44

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    YES, please.
     
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  14. Goosebrown

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    I’m all in. Do you have a video of working on the seat of a C96?

    By any chance?
     
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  15. 66PonyCar

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    Would love to see restoration projects.
     
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  16. Ura-Ki

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    Or, Repairing/replacing a bolt and bolt stop?:cool:
     
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  17. Velzey

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    This would be a great one. I have some before pics of the sear. I have it all welded up. So some pics and videoof the milling process and final polishing would be great.
     
  18. F2CMaDMaXX

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    Soooo, not a Honda motorcycle seat then....
     
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  19. gryghin

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    Please share.

    The more information the better.

    My dad taught us that you can do anything you put your mind to, but there are professionals out there for a reason.
     
  20. cigars

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    Well Velzey, you might as well start up a Utube, channel now. There's no getting this cat back in the bag. :rolleyes:
     

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