Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Gun Porn: Patriot Gun Polishing

I stumbled across these guys on Instagram and was blown away by the quality of their work.
If you know anything about polishing guns, you know how easy it is to "dish out" screw holes the roll marks. Care and the proper tools must be used.
These guys are absolute pros, the best, they also do nickel and gold platting.
Anyway, I contacted the owner and he agreed to let me post some of their work here for you guys to gander at.

You can find their website at: https://www.patriotgunpolishing.com/

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Interesting Firearm Photos XXIX

This is a collection of pictures found on the interwebs…..I cannot comment on the authenticity of the photos, I just posted them because they are interesting....

Body painter Natalie Fletcher experiments with camouflage

The Sturgis Gun Club, a tiny woman tries out "Ma Deuce"

A U.S. Marine in Afghanistan, 2010

Korean War

Gotta git me one of these

The pictures above were found freely on the world wide web and are used under the guidelines of Fair Use, per Title 17 of the U.S. Code. Where possible the source has been credited. If you own the copyright to any of these images and wish them to be credited or removed, please contact me immediately. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

The New Haven 250C Project part 4

If you missed the first three posts, click on the links below

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

When we left off the parts had been reblued and soaked in oil, time for reassembly

Before starting reassembly, I painted the safety/fire indicator with red enamel model paint

While the paint was drying I reassembled the magazine

And started the clean up on the other parts

I found a broken pin, I will make one from my selection of pin stock

These parts will soak overnight in Hoppes #9 

I was able to find a pin of the right diameter to replace the broken one, it is a tad shorter, but that will not matter in this case

While the parts were soaking I turned my attention to the scope, the one that was on the gun had filthy optics that were coated with something that didn't want to come off, so I swapped it with one I had on my shelf, using the reblued screws and other parts to make one good scope.

The parts are clean and ready to be installed

The color case hardening is still evident on these parts

I sanded and polished the bolt

And assembled the action


And the obligatory before and after shots

Here is a picture showing the progression on the barrel where the roll marks are.

On to the next project!