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I bought this several years ago because it was extremely cheap as a future project. Well I hung it on the wall and pretty much left it there for the last 6yrs along with a horribly used/abused Winchester lever gun (Rusty chamber/rifling) in the same caliber.
Today I decided to tear it down while I was fooling with the Rossi.
As of now my plans are to blast everything and parker it. Then try and make it one of those tacti-cool lever guns since it has little to no value and if I mess it up.......who cares. It’s a 45$ gun. Lol
The rifle as I started on it.
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what it is
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the shape it’s in.
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Not too good on the outside but the guts and barrel are excellent. No real issues with rust or pitting,no excessive wear in the bolt. The lever however shakes and wiggles.....sounds like a baby rattle.
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As it sits now and I’m headed to the blasting cabinet in a few with it. Hope to have it back together tomorrow after church if I can get it parked quick enough.
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Should have just sold it to me for what you had in it and I could have spiffed it up with some green paint.
If I can get this Parker to take......you’ll like it. It already had been Johnson’d and that’s what I’m trying to remove! Lol
 

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It’s all cooked,Soaked down with WD-40,I carded it and now it’s all soaking in 30 weight engine oil.
I’m not overly pleased with the finish of the barrel or receiver. There’s a few lines in it and some splotches. The lines are from the side of the pot as I have no tank. Should have built a tank I guess.
All in all.....I’m satisfied with the results for it being my very first attempt at this type of surface. The future projects should turn out better as I gain knowledge about the steps taken.
First thing I did was bead blast everything. Yes @rigrat i do have that capability! I just didn’t want that type of finish on the Rossi lol
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All of it in the white
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the lines :(
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Surfaces carded and oiled.
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With the engine oil applied......the finish lightens up a lot. Whip it off and it gets darker. It’s a really weird coating. I have to keep it coated in oil for awhile yet,but once I have the oil off of it we’ll see what it looks like.
 

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Smack, if you'd of let it known and let me use it I would have kept ole shiny boy.

All in all not bad for your first attempt. Way better than I would have done.
 

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I have it reassembled and functional. Painted the forearm satin black as the wood was totally screwed. What I thought was a bad stain job was actually burnt spots.....??? Idk what they were going for with that......
The black doesn’t look bad.....it’s just not my style but it’s all I can do for now.
This has been a great learning experience and I’ll refinish it in the future once I build a tank of some sort. More than likely utilizing a big water heater element/thermostat and 6/8” pvc
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I kinda like the black look. But I'd bet it could be sanded and refinished if thats what you would like to do. Dents in the wood can be gotten out with a wet rag and a iron, most scratches can be sanded unless they are really deep.
 

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I kinda like the black look. But I'd bet it could be sanded and refinished if thats what you would like to do. Dents in the wood can be gotten out with a wet rag and a iron, most scratches can be sanded unless they are really deep.
It’s not scratches......it’s burnt wood,as in close to charcoal it’s so burnt.
 

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It’s not scratches......it’s burnt wood,as in close to charcoal it’s so burnt.
I'd still try and sand it down some. Maybe you could get some remnant of good wood to show. With that stain might make it look pretty good. I'm just guessing as I didn't see the actual forearm before paint. Might be worth a shot at trying to save it.
 

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Nice! Question, does coating get inside the barrel? Wondering if it affects the rifling. Thanks
I thought about that and Silicon plugs were in the barrel and chamber.
 

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Sights showed today! Some fancy ones as there’s nothing about this rifle that’s normal so I may as well put something like these on.
Plus I need something for my paw in laws old eyes to pick up on easily. He wants it to put in his barn.....I’m ok with that.
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