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Small pits on M12 receiver

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by topgun, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. topgun

    topgun TS Member

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    I have a Y series M12 with small pits on the lower edge of the receiver. I'm trying to determine my options for repairing/restoring. I need somebody who can perform some magic on this damage without hopefully a full reblue. The pit is small but visible so even with hot bluing (or cold for that matter) the pit would have to be filled or draw filed out. Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    You already know the answer.. but I'd contact Stu Wright.. He's THE master of the older Winchesters..
     
  3. ricks1

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    thats is a problem with reblues when they use an acid bath.
     
  4. Rebsmith

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    What is an "acid bath" in a reblue? Blueing salt is caustic not acid.

    Jere
     
  5. ricks1

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    some guys clean the old blue with an acid bath its fast but if not pickeled the acid will show up later. will bet the house that is reblue from years back
     
  6. fishguts

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    Have you considered the option of doing nothing,..wipe the receiver with oil after use and leave it be. Plain old M12's are shooters not show pieces.

    Wayne
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

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    There are other minor pits up and in front of those. It is a re-blued gun.
    Needs to be re-done correctly if you want it almost perfect again. A reblued gun is not perfect, but in the eyes of the owner it is.


    Gary Bryant
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