So I decided to combine them and post them here in one long post.
This first one is a Remington 700 that a guy wanted to refinish for this Father as a gift
barreled action before
I stripped the parts off of the rifle and removed the old finish with some naval jelly
Then I started sanding with 100 grit sand paper
Working my way up to 600 grit
The small parts come next
Then blued them, this project was from a few years back, before I learned how to take a decent picture
The rifle reassembled
The model 75 was the carbine version of the model 60, having an 18" barrel and much shorter tube magazine. Rumor has it that any model 60 barrels and magazine tubes that were damaged or didn't pass muster with Q.C. were shortened and turned into model 75s.
The owner tried to touch up a spot with a Birchwood-Casey "Gun Blue Pen"
Then he tried to strip it and reblue it with Blue Wonder cold blue
The spots he touched up with the pen would not come off and would not take the cold blueing either....this left his rifle with a splotchy appearance.
I told him to bring it to me and I'll make it look new again. Like a dummy, I forgot to snap some pictures before disassembling the gun.
I stripped, polished and reblued the steel parts
I repainted the receiver and front sight base with RustOLeum textured flat black
I also added some dayglow orange to the front sight
The finished product
This is a Winchester model 70 Featherweight in 308, was another rifle that needed complete refinishing. The owner handled the wood, while I reblued the steel parts.
Here are the before pictures:
Meanwhile the owner refinished the walnut stock
I forgot to snap some good pictures of the parts after I blued them, but the owner posted some pics of the rifle after he put it back together.