Winchester Restoration

JJ Roberts

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Here are some pictures of a Winchester Model 12 - 20 Gauge that I purchased at a gun show three months ago, and as you can see it was used hard. My friend and Master Metal Finisher, Chris Stinnett, who works with me did a wonderful job restoring all the metal on this classic Winchester.
 

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Brant,First we take the gun part and strip off any bluing to see what's damage is to the metal we don't use buffer's all work is done with file's, polishing stones and wet & dry automotive paper all by hand you must keep all nice sharp edges on the firearm and not have any dished out pin or screw holes last step 400 grit or 600 W&D paper.Simple supply's you can buy at any hardware store. J.J.
 

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The only part I had to replace was the butt stock I sent the damage one to stock maker in North Carolina to ruff out a new stock witch had to be fitted & stained with hand oil finish. J.J.
 

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A neighbor gave me one that he scratched his drivers license number in with an electric vibrator scriber...don't know yet what the correct fix is gonna be. A real shame as it is a real low serial number Mod 12 and the rest of the gun is factory mint.
 

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A neighbor gave me one that he scratched his drivers license number in with an electric vibrator scriber...don't know yet what the correct fix is gonna be. A real shame as it is a real low serial number Mod 12 and the rest of the gun is factory mint.
Archie, first see what a good metalsmith thinks about removing the vibro numbers.
If that is a negative the numbers can be cut deeper with a graver and inlaid with carbon steel soft iron binding wire.
In the past I have bought several guns and restored them that way.
 

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Archie, first see what a good metalsmith thinks about removing the vibro numbers.
If that is a negative the numbers can be cut deeper with a graver and inlaid with carbon steel soft iron binding wire.
In the past I have bought several guns and restored them that way.
Thanks John for sharing your knowledge.
 

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John, All the work on the firearms are done with files,polishing stones and wet & dry automotive paper,no buffing must keep sharp edges. J.J.
 

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