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finished another one, this one is a Western Field model 45, made by Savage
Nice work! Do you refinish guns for a living or just a hobby? Your blog makes it seem so easy but I'm sure if I attempted a job that detailed I'd be sending it out to have someone else fix my "restoration".
 

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Nice work! Do you refinish guns for a living or just a hobby? Your blog makes it seem so easy but I'm sure if I attempted a job that detailed I'd be sending it out to have someone else fix my "restoration".

nope just a hobby...
 

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That is NOT millennial craftsmanship. How many total hours did it take?
not as long as you might think, I have been doing this for awhile and have it down pretty good.

Probably about 6 hours +/- between the steel and wood
 

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Real American craftsmanship. I read it all and am wondering why you went with bluing instead of nickel plating? Fantastic job overall. Would you consider milsup next?
 

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Real American craftsmanship. I read it all and am wondering why you went with bluing instead of nickel plating? Fantastic job overall. Would you consider milsup next?
Owner's choice, he didn't have the budget for CCH or Nickel as far as milsup, I have a Mauser on my bench that I will attempt to mimic the original pre-war bluing job
 
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Impressive as always. Thanks for sharing.
 

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not enough money in it I am afraid, this is strictly a hobby
 

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I bought this Savage/Stevens model 325C last year for $100, I reblued the steel and added a nicely figured walnut stock







 

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