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This poor Ruger Standard Pistol was left under the back seat of a Jeep (outside) for way too long, when the owner found it, he thought it was a lost cause.

I refused to believe that and went about restoring the gun as best I could.

These are the before and after pictures







This one shows the progress on the barrel from start to finish



to see the whole story and more pictures see my blog post here:

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2013/08/redemption-for-unloved-gun.html
 

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LOTS of work there.

But the reward is a good looking revived/saved pistol.

Good job.


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That was a rough one for sure. All it needed was a lot of hands on love. Very nice job.
What did you use for bluing?
 

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That explains the nice bluing job.
Have you ever had any good results with cold bluing products? I refinished a Colt revolver with cold blue and I have seen a few others used the cold bluing with all close to similar results. It seems to be more of a brown/gray finish than the dark blue of hot bluing.
 

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This poor Ruger Standard Pistol was left under the back seat of a Jeep (outside) for way too long, when the owner found it, he thought it was a lost cause.

I refused to believe that and went about restoring the gun as best I could.

These are the before and after pictures







This one shows the progress on the barrel from start to finish



to see the whole story and more pictures see my blog post here:

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2013/08/redemption-for-unloved-gun.html
Nice job, well done!

The before pictures look just like my pistol started out. Mine is rebuilt inside, outside is not done yet.

Mine was a salvage recovery from the bottom of a river.

Mine shoots great, still looks fugly, I'll have 'er done by this summer.

Again, great look'n pistola! :D
 

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That explains the nice bluing job.
Have you ever had any good results with cold bluing products? I refinished a Colt revolver with cold blue and I have seen a few others used the cold bluing with all close to similar results. It seems to be more of a brown/gray finish than the dark blue of hot bluing.

I have used the B-C cold bluing kit and have gotten some decent results, but just so you are aware, cold bluing isn't really bluing, it is more of a stain

This is one of the 1st guns I restored, a High Standard Supermatic Shotgun, the action was frozen solid when I got it the wrist of the stock was also busted, shoots good now. I used the Birchwood-Casey kit




I also did this Ruger .44 Carbine, most can not tell that it is not the original finish



 

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some other guns I have restored

Remington model 58 shotgun




Marlin 1894 .357 Cowboy




Sporterized Arisaka type 99


 

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Winchester model 1906





Norinco 1911

Colt Police Positive .22



Ruger MkII
 

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A few of my current projects

Colt New Service


Colt Trooper MkIII


Ruger old model .357 Blackhawk
 
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