LATEST NEWS FROM THE BLACK RANGE
This is what removing 74 years of oil from a rifle stock looks like. It’s a perfect job for a quiet moment - when you want to feel busy - but just can’t quite face being busy.
Apologies for the sound - bubbling oil and the phone camera resting on the lamp. I am an auteur. ... See MoreSee Less
Love to see the finished product.
Most of my days start with pruning all of the spam out of my email. This has to be one of my favourite spam emails ever. Not sure what they are selling, but the message is eerily accurate. ... See MoreSee Less
Jeff is one angry South African
They took it literally when their boss said a “brutal advertising campaign “
Polishing can be very immersive; for such an ostensibly simple activity it’s really immersive.
Pepe brought this new to him Webley and Scott in, which appears to have been bathed in duck blood and neglect. Not much bluing to remove, and some pretty deep pits - along with some scratched initials. Files and stones getting a workout before the paper joins the fray. ... See MoreSee Less
Nice! You guys do re bluing?
I forgot to send mine down I'm home next week I'll try to remember.
We have a Schultz and Larsen M54J in 7 x 61 Sharp and Hart fresh off the plane. The Customs team reckoned this was the nicest rifle he'd seen in years; and they see a lot of guns.
For a 50+ year old rifle, and even a one year old one, this one presents as A+. Metal work is perfect, with all of the design touches that you would expect from a Danish rifle of this period. Note the bolt design, and small details in the toe of the trigger guard. At the risk of sounding even older than I am, they don't make / design them like this any more.
The woodwork is 98%; finish has aged beautiful with no dents. Only a few light marks are present on the left side of the action from resting in a deer blind. I had to struggle to get a photograph of them.
$4700.00 on this one. ... See MoreSee Less
Instead of advertising these rifles in the usual spots, I thought I'd try them here here first.
For sale is an immaculate Sako AV in 6.5 x 55. This rifle is astonishing, basically. Still even has the key for the stock cross bolts. Metal and woodwork is perfect. Comes with optilock bases too. Bore excellent.
Serial number is 649768, for the Sako enthusiasts.
Asking price for this one is $4500.00 ... See MoreSee Less
I need to start taking before photos. This was a tired Sako L461 that came in for a re-finish and a rust blue. It shot beautifully, but just needed a bit of cosmetic attention. It's about the same age as moi and I strongly identify.
It never fails to amaze me how thick with poly and stain the old Sako are. Evens up the colour, but you miss a lot of figure. ... See MoreSee Less
Picked up my Sako from James at Black Range, couldn’t be happier with it. Highly recommend him to anyone thinking of resto on classic firearms
Stock refinishing job on a 1950s-vintage Sako Riihimaki. They are beautiful rifles:
Simply a classic deuce rifle.
Looks good mate
The new hire interviewed well, but he’s getting in the way a bit …. ... See MoreSee Less
You doing my stock ?
He’s grown so much!
From the last import - a Westley Richards hammer gun - and absolutely best of British. Take a second to luxuriate over the wood to metal fit, Damascus barrels, fences - absolutely incredible. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s early, it’s a converted muzzle loader.
Saturday morning brain teaser. Anyone want to take a guess what make of rifle this bolt is out of? 🏴☠️ ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like it comes from a Lebeb rifle French
Maybe a MAS36? DM indicates it's a sniper rifle.
That’s an FRF1. The 36 used a bent bolt handle. Very cool bit of kit to have in the vault mate 👌
Machine gun early model like the bren.world wat 1 and 2 earier
Is it a bertier rifle bolt?????
I thought Arisaka....
I really, really like seeing the firearms I import for clients out and about. Here's a pair of tricked up Long Horn handguns we imported doing what they do best for Matt, their owner.
Photograph is courtesy of Rick at Clean Surf photopgraphy - cleansurf2.wixsite.com/cleansurf2 ... See MoreSee Less