10 March 2007

30/30 project

Thar's a new sherrif in town, and he has to have thems fancy stars to tell the folks he don't need no guff. (so said sherrif sits down with a ryobi cordless drill so as to intstall thems stars)

thems gold plated stars sure does look nice with a black kydex background. what's that... new feller ain't sees kydex before in this here town. well you have now.

Star - rough fit.

Entire rifle view. this puppy came to us as a rusty parts gun missing lots of pieces. a feller from yonder holler had taken it apart 10 years ago and lost some of the pieces. a little re-blueing and a nice walnut stock came in handy for the restoration.

Looks fine now, but every screw crack and crevice had to be sanded, wire wheeled, or bead blasted to remove the fatal rust. ain't no room for no rust in this here town - folks just don't take kindly to it.
It's like having a snake in your boots or ticks in your bed. (I'd take the snake over ticks anyday)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark...I don't even like guns! but that is a work of art! So exciting for you to be able to do that and feel the satisfaction of retoring something broken back to it's beauty!

I like the "gunsmoke" talk too..tee hee

hugs. bb

6:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks real good M. good work. makes me want to buy something from you. i've been wanting a lever gun of some sort.

should have some of the photos of before, during, and after restoration.


5:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick here - Looks good, I have a family connection to Texas Rangers so that increases the interest.
I shot a 45 years ago when I thought more bang was better. Now I know better. Looking forward to seeing you all and the stars

9:58:00 PM  

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