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    What some people will do to a firearm...

    I made another sympathy buy the other day. I found a WTF-chester model 62 that looks like they cannibalized a 1950's bedroom suite before neglecting it into a rust bucket.

    When I say furniture I literally mean furniture, big, bulky blonde maple foolishness.

    The internals were in good shape so I traded a perfectly good High Standard revolver simply to pull it back out of the abyss.

    The only thing I can't fix is someone tapped the side of a top ejecting receiver for a scope. The fact they covered the metal with varnish allowing rust to take hold in relative safety is another head shaker.

    I revived all the metal in a single rainy day, now I just have to wait for the new wood to show up.

    We all say, "if guns could talk", well, this one would be cringing in the corner mumbling to itself, "happy place, happy place..."
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous...

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    You have any pictures of this poor neglected creature?

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    Here it is...
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    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous...

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    Here is the finished metal...
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous...

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    I gave up restoring guns and bows.
    Made em look way better, fixed problems.........and pretty much was lucky to get what I initially paid for.
    Done donating my time and energy.

    If that's what others like to do, so be it.
    Yup I was a slow learner. But I learned.

    That it aint for me any more.

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    That's a really blonde finish on that rifle.
    Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering Kaboom.

    Marvin the Martian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hookeye View Post
    I gave up restoring guns and bows.
    Made em look way better, fixed problems.........and pretty much was lucky to get what I initially paid for.
    Done donating my time and energy.

    If that's what others like to do, so be it.
    Yup I was a slow learner. But I learned.

    That it aint for me any more.
    Same here...only way i'll do it is if it's something I want to keep. Last one I did was a Berlin Argentine Mauser from 1891 and by the time I was done, it would have cost less to just buy one that no one had mucked up. It was the kids grampa's and he really like what I did to it...but just not worth the time/stress wondering if everythings going to comeout 'ok enough' to satisfy the (new) owner.

    The climate is REALLY poor for sales right now too. It'll change back around again eventually, but having a relatively pro 2A administration isn't like having a socialist in the white house, that's for sure!

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    Thanks Mongo! I actually said OMG out loud when I saw that barrel.

    Looks fairly nice (always hard to tell in a photo) in your after picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongo59 View Post
    Here it is...
    I've seen forum members do far worse than this, then parade it around as if they were proud of it.
    Do not interrupt your enemy while they are making a mistake.

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    I've got this here exrty 2x4....... Hey, I'll werk on my rifle!


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