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Thread: My brno model 1 restoration and a question on stock finishing

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    My brno model 1 restoration and a question on stock finishing

    So Christmas just been I picked up a brno model 1 of the trade table at a shoot
    It was in very poor condition the barrel had been cut stupidly short and a steel tube slid over and welded in place to make it over the 762 again probably due to a bulge id say
    And the stock had been pourly refinished to the point where it was really not restorable
    It was cheap as and I like brnoís so I brought it with the intention of building a target rifle from it
    Actually have a green mountain target barrel on the way but plans have changed so Iíll put it in the Cupboard for a rainy day I got it home and with the help of the Neighbour and his vice removed the barrel and chucked it in the rubbish

    It was sitting in the safe barrel-less waiting for the new barrel to show
    I went down the local gunshop to get a couple of things and by chance the model 1 target rifle project came up
    When chatting to the owner he wandered off out back and walked back out with a model 1 original but missing bolt and mag Which i had sitting in the safe even better both rifles were 1951 he said $100 itís yours
    So I grabbed it got it home and testfired with my bolt
    Perfect
    I put it on here for sale as im going to build a 10/22 with the barrel thatís coming
    But I decided I should restore it

    The stock on the original rifle is in poor shape aswell it has a peice broken from the heel
    And it had Polyurethane on it
    But all the original checkering is there and I have a good mate that will do a good job at repairing the heel
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    So i done a trick I learned To preserve the checkering I coated the stock with paint striper and Covered it with cling film overnight then brushed the finish off with a old tooth brush
    That got most of it
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    But I did have to do another coat for a few stubborn bits
    I sanded down to 220g so itís ready to have the heel repaired I have a nice peice of walnut for it
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    Ive just finished stripping the metal work and im sending it for a reblue job I could do a cold blue but really want it to be done Properly so will get a proper hot blue done

    Now i do have a couple of questions
    The guy who Polyurethaneed the stock also sanded the checkering so it is very shellow
    I was wondering about deepening it up advice and tools etc

    Also I plan to use danish oil itís what I use on all my stocks i have done in the past
    But I have never bothered to stain them just stick with the pailer colour
    But i want darker wood on this so I will need to stain
    Whatís the best walnut Colour stain to use under oil
    I hear it has to be a ngr stain
    Wondering if the Birchwood casy stuff that comes in tru oil kits would work with danish?

    Updates to come
    Cheers
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    who does your bluing and roughly how much do they charge

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    I haven't ever used Danish oil but did a stock refurb with the complete Casy system and the results were great and it's lasted years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    who does your bluing and roughly how much do they charge
    There is a place over the shore in glenfeild that will do it

    He said normally 120+- depending on the rifle
    But he said that I have to do all the finish polish etc as they are not set up for firearms but they are happy to dip one

    I am waiting on a quote from a gunsmith if it’s less than 200 I might go that route as will save the extra work and possibly fucking it up

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    I do as bluing and stock work as well including checkering
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    @Chop3r how much would you charge for a reblue
    And tidy up of the Checkering

    I need to reblue all parts including screws etc

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    I will catch up with you in the morning, but yes I can do it.

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    Sent you a PM

 

 

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