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restoration progress

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BILL GRILL, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    So I bought a Crown Grade LC Smith single barrel trap gun here awhile back. Stock and forarm had been changed and reciever was worn with case colors all but gone. Barrel not to bad. Reciever first on list. Visited engraver today to check out progress. Not Bad!

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  2. BigM-Perazzi

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    Look forward to seeing it at Mason..
     
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    Wow. Gotta get me a bus route
     
  4. BILL GRILL

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    Jack, That is the original engraving on gun just being sharpened up or chased. After the other side and bottom are done it goes out to be recase colored. Not sure if I could pay for an engraving job like that or not either. Bill
     
  5. rustygun

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    Beautiful gun Bill. Will the case colors hi-lite the engraving ? I'm looking forward to the finished project.
     
  6. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Bill looks fantatstic,you need to post pictures all the way to completion.
     
  7. teddy34

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    Really like the engraving, esoecially the Setters. Most animals on the older
    US guns looked slightly off, but yours is a beautiful exception. Do you
    have Setters, if not you would also really enjoy them?
    Gary Owen
     
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    Bill, Who's doing the engraving? How deep is the snow? LOL Mik
     
  9. BILL GRILL

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    Thanks guys. Kim Alyworth is handling the restoration of this gun. He advertises in Double Gun Journal. Not to much snow yet Mik. Up till last Thursday we only had about 4" on the ground. Over a foot now, maybe 15 to 18 inches. Bill
     
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    Outstanding gun Bill -- good for you!!!

    I've always been torn about case coloring, as it can be visually distracting to the point where the engraving is hard to see, but it's certainly correct for a gun from that period. The visual distraction is hardest when there is light 'scratch' engraving as often found on most Parkers, whereas yours is sufficently deep that I suspect the engraving will be pronounced despite the varying case colors.


    Great gun -- can't wait to see the finished pics! I trust you plan to shoot it?

    Pete
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    Pete, Yes I do plan to shoot it. Here is it's stable mate for shooting doubles. Crown grade, 30" barrels, single trigger.

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  12. BILL GRILL

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    I for one really appreciate the photos. keep them coming Bill
     
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    Looks good Bill..
     
  15. g7777777

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    Wow

    btw I think that engraving looks much better in the white than it will case colored- you might want to consider a nitride finish (which is no finish)

    Just a thought

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    If the restoration comes out well, I would reconsider the case color. If the engraver makes a bad mistake or you want to fake the gun up as original, go ahead with the case coloring.
     
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