Friday, April 29, 2022

Interesting Firearm Photos 59


A little clowning around in North Africa during WWII

Now this is camo! Camo is not just supposed to blend in with the natural surroundings, it is also supposed to obfuscate the lines of the item wearing the camo

Not sure what is going on here, but is seems fucky

Testing out the M-14?

1895 Nagant with shoulder stock and looooong barrel

I lover these old book covers, selling sex, violence and mystery all in one picture

Another ersatz gun from Brazil, if this teaches us one thing, it is where there is demand, the market will supply

I have no words for this.......

Omaha Beach, Normandy, D-Day +3

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Refinishing another Remington 511 Scoremaster Pt 2

 If you missed part one, click here

We have got the parts blued, now I need to get to work on the stock.

The only part that had any blemishes was the barrel, some of this will be hidden by the rear sight.

Before starting on the stock, I painted the safety and ready fire indicators with red Testors enamel model paint

Assembling the bolt is a two person job, you have to compress the firing pin spring while inserting a pin and taping it in place

Next I begin putting the receiver together...the parts must be installed in the correct order or you have to take it apart again......ask me how I know....

I also used some thread locker on the plug and scope mount screws

Next I work on the stock, before putting the butt plate on I clean it with some carnuba wax and an old tooth brush

It may not look like it got any cleaner, but look at the outline left in the towel.

Then I cleaned up the factory magazine, it had some small spots of rust, some gun oil and a bit of 0000 steel wool and it cleaned up pretty good. This is the before picture

the brass frogs had some thick verdigris that I needed to take care of

after getting rid of the green scum, I treated the leather with some neatsfoot oil

Finished, I believe we accomplished our goal of refinishing the rifle and mimicking the original finish.  

Before and After photos

On to the next project!