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DeVault Industries Refinishing on Perazzi

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Dennis DeVault, Aug 17, 2010.

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  1. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    We have been doing more and more refinish work on older guns that shooters are fixing rather than buying new. This is a Perazzi Grand American that came to us a couple of weeks ago. When it came in the wood was very dark and showed very little grain. Mike and I looked at the wood and decided that there may be alot of grain hidden under the old finish. This was a Perazzi Grand American top single barrel. After we stripped the old finish out the grain started to come through. The old finish was tinted red and the wood was stained dark with a ton of brown filler pushed in the grain to fill the pin holes. During the refinish process we did not stain the wood but left it natural and filled the grain by applying more finish. What is shown is 12 coats of epoxy finish wet sanded and power buffed to a gloss finish. The process took 2 weeks from start to finish. The camera does not do justice to the end product but it came out lighter and with fiddle back grain that could not be seen before. Enjoy the pictures and thank you for looking.

    Dennis DeVault & The Crew

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  2. missed some

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  3. PhillyD

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    Dennis is right. The pictures do not do the stock justice. Stock is even more Beautiful in person.. Really nice checkering also. Great job Dennis
     
  4. white rattler

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    Dennis, another work of art. Trevor Dawe.
     
  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of stocks out there with finishes that are hiding figure. If you have a Remington 870/1100/11-87 trap gun with their "satin" finish from the 80s and 90s, you might have a gorgeous hunk of lumber that currently only looks "nice." Likewise, a newer Beretta with their factory oil finish will benefit greatly from being refinished, even in oil.

    Remember the old Krieghoff Model 32s with their wood that looked like it was painted red? There is a lot of nice grain under some of those red finishes.

    Ed
     
  6. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    Dean,

    The cost to refinish the stock and forend is $ 500.00. This includes stripping all the old finish, recutting the boarders on the checkering, removing the dents in the wood, and glass bedding the receiver to the stock. The turn time is about 2 and a half weeks. Thank you,

    Dennis DeVault
     
  7. pullbangloss

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    Sounds like a great deal to me. A lot cheaper than buying new wood.

    Great job guys.

    Matt Ski
     
  8. Dennis DeVault

    Dennis DeVault Well-Known Member

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    HI Dean,

    I need the stock with the receiver and the forend. The finish builds pretty quick and you do not want excessive finish in the receiver area or you can crack the stock if it is not applied properly.

    Dennis DeVault
     
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