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Rem 1100 restoration ???

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by turmite, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. turmite

    turmite Member

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    I talked with a young man from church tonight that has his grandfather's 1100. It is about 35 yrs old and he said the blueing is shot. He wants to make this gun as factory as he can and ask me about the project. While I can do the stock work, I do not have a blueing bone in my body.

    I suggested he just find a specialist to do the whole job. I need suggestions as to where he can send it.

    Mike
     
  2. Palos shooter

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    Send the gun back to Remington..It may take a while to get it back but will be like new.
     
  3. OldGoat

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    One approach...very inexpensive...is to leave the receiver "in the white" instead of re-bluing. I have done this with 2 1100s; used Birchwood Casey Rust and Bluing remover and 0000 steel wool. If there is pitting or deep scratches, I had a local gunsmith polish the receiver as he would in prep for re-bluing. A couple of guys asked where I got the neat old 1100 which looked like a new 1100 Competition with this receiver. Works especially good if the barrel and wood are in decent shape. I waxed and kept the receiver protected from rust. If you re-blue the receiver, you are almost required to do the barrel at the same time so the bluing will match. With an "in the white" receiver, as long as the barrel is in pretty good shape, it doesn't matter. Best Regards, Ed
     
  4. stroker4

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    Glenrock blue,good people to deal with,great work.
    www.gunblueing.com.
    Ferrell
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I say leave it as it and keep it oiled. That's honest wear his grandfather put on it over the years, one trip at a time. It tells a story much better than reblueing it.
     
  6. turmite

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    Brian, while agree with you, and told him that, he said the blueing was complete toast, and since he had already restored his g/pa's old Bronco, he wanted to do the same to the 1100. I saw the pics of the Bronco and it was done right.

    Thanks for the other suggestions as well. I will email him and give him the info I have so far, but if anyone else has suggestions, please post.

    Mike
     
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