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Best to Reblue Model 12?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Setterman, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1 of 5, 1976 Model 12 gold enlayed Bicentennial gun w/ letter from the factory. While moving, I put the gun in my son's vault in his garage till my gunroom was done. Evidently it got some moisture and there is a spot on the receiver that rusted. The entire frame needs reblued. It is a matt finish with gold bird enlays and engraving, so I'll be picky about who does it. Would like your best suggestions of who to contact. Giacomo did my Mod 21 and did nice job.
    Any othersout there that specialize in Winchester blueing?

    John Rosebrock
     
  2. Big Dave

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    Contact Dave Riffle, I'm sure he can tell you.

    Big Dave
     
  3. Bridger

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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
  4. Bridger

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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
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    Stu Wright says he uses the original Winchester formula. I had him do a reblue on a Model 12 last year and it was a nice job.
     
  10. over the hill

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    The biggest problem I have seen with re-blues is the buffing of the receiver. All the sharp corners are ruined.

    When Winchester used to refurbish guns they left the corners crisp like the originals.

    Havent seen one lately. Hope there are quality re-blues being done.


    Regards Gerald
     
  11. jsteenson

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    Sommons gun specialties,they did all the ribs and I had one done many years ago that was high loster and flawless.Jack
     
  12. Setterman

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    Regardless where I send it, I will be taking a lot of pictures of it first. I've heard it has to be done correctly, or it will turn purple. It is a Y model.
     
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