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Can anyone spot the two parts that don’t belong?
This is a 1960s/1970s Spanish shotgun that my client wanted re-blued. While not always valued these days, this Spanish gun was his dad’s, and he grew up with it nestled behind the kitchen door. I have to admit, that’s made me feel pretty happy about making sure this gun looks it’s best for the next 50 years ...
For reference, the two extra parts are from a Winchester Cooee ... ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
This Miroku side by side came in, and the owner decided it was the to give the barrels a spruce. We agreed on a rust blue, so I thought you'd be interested to see the process. Let me know if you have any rust bluing you need doing - it's an authentic, old school and very durable finish. ... See MoreSee Less
11 months ago
Nicely-done. I am currently writing a book on rust-blueing which covers different aspects of the process as well as having a number of chapters on "project guns." You've not mentioned a number of important steps in the double-barrel process, as I assume that you wanted to emphasize the finish versus the extensive prep. In the relevant chapter I will cover the entire prep process. I used a similarapproach on my book about the colour case hardening process.
Nice work James! A skill not many possess. A niche for sure 👍👍
Nice work Can you restore Damascus barrels?
Not so common these days, but my goodness I really like refinishing and applying a rust blue finish to firearms. It's not as easy to apply as a caustic blue, but that deep, rich finish is to die for, and has that classic cachet Here's a '72 FN Browning A5 that came in needing some cosmetic attention ... ... See MoreSee Less
1 years ago
Very nice Credit to all involved in producing quality work
That looks great
Funny how some spots in the scrub are just magical somehow. The hunting wasn’t great, but a good day to watch and listen. A love lorn fox in the distance; a rabbit passing by, where I hadn’t seen one before, so numbers are up. The feel of a hand made stock, holding a 110 year old rifle action, in a place that feels timeless ... ... See MoreSee Less
3 years ago
Got one in 22 mag.
Martini's my favourite
What caliber, I have a martini in a 22K hornet
This is my 218 bee
Between me my old man and bro we have about 6 martini’s. Currently in the process of building one into a 17hornet. I also have a 218 bee. Brother has a .222 rimmed, dad has a 310, 22k hornet and a 17 hmr. Great accurate little rifles.
Love the 310 cadets... great shooters, absolutely love the trigger on mine.
Got one of those still has all the stamping and all matching numbers beautiful old gun to shoot
Nice shooting mate
Got a few martinis, one is converted into a 22lr. Would happily spend all day shooting steel with it. Got a Lot of time for martinis!!
I have 2 of these bad boys 😁
Totally love a martini !
Hmm - not sure what the sculptor was using as inspiration here. Maybe a schnabel fore end, or maybe something else? Anyone have any ideas? ... See MoreSee Less
4 years ago
Seems the rabbits around here are taking after their city cousins and adopting a high rise lifestyle. That hole in the trunk is actually the opening to a burrow, which leads up through the tree and to the entire right hand branch. Enterprising bunch of rabbits around here - I've seen plenty of foxes In trees, but not too many rabbits.
For those who are interested, the rifle is a late 1980s Harrington and Richardson Handi Rifle, chambered in .22 K-Hornet. Sometimes the simplest rifles can bring the greatest pleasure ... and are deadly accurate with hand loads too. The last job with this one is to adjust the ejection. Losing brass is annoying; losing lovingly prepared K-Hornet brass is devastating. ... See MoreSee Less
4 years ago