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Really Old Gun, Need Gunsmith

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Smitty79, May 7, 2013.

  1. Smitty79

    Smitty79 Tigard Member

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    I have an 1893 pattern Spanish Mauser I would like to get into firing condition. Can someone point me to a gunsmith, as close to Tigard as possible, who would be good working on something like this. Last fired in 1972 and has sat in a closet since.
     
  2. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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  3. Smitty79

    Smitty79 Tigard Member

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    Nothing obviously wrong with it. I would like to get the head space checked and the barrel slugged to ensure it's safe for modern ammo. It was my dad's gun and he started to sporterize it. But never got around to bluing it after the original coating was stripped. At a minimum, I need it disassembled and recoated. I have no idea how to go about getting this done.
     
  4. Tigershark

    Tigershark Stanwood Member

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    I am a gunsmith in Stanwood WA and I specialize in restorations. I also do "hot salts" bluing.
    Your Mauser wasn't actually "coated". Bluing is your best option. Several finishes are available from flat, satin up to master depending on how much polishing is required. Look around for a 'smith that does hot salts bluing and has knowledge of "old school" gunsmithing.
     
  5. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Rich's over in Donald should be able to fix you up. They have a complete smithing operation there and do quite a bit of work on older guns.
     
  6. JV100

    JV100 portland/wilsonville Active Member

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    If you want to get it just blackened after its checked, take it to Blackline Inc. at 2425 nw st helens rd in portland. For 45 bucks they'll blacken it in 15 minutes for you. They did my buddys mack 90 he had bought for 100$.The rifle was almost junk, 1 go through the tanks and it was brand new.
     
  7. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    :wow: 15 minutes?!?!
    How do they do that?
     
  8. JV100

    JV100 portland/wilsonville Active Member

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    Okay, maybe 25 or 35 minutes. But when my buddy dropped his off, they called him before he was home and said it was done. So 35 minutes, pretty fast.