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win mod 12 help

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jmac_cope, May 20, 2010.

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  1. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    Somewhere on TS I previously noticed a company that specializes in restoring win Mod 12's. (reblue and stock refinish) I can not seem to locate it again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
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    jmac_cope Active Member

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    Somewhere on TS I previously noticed a company that specializes in restoring win Mod 12's. (reblue and stock refinish) I can not seem to locate it again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
  3. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    Somewhere on TS I previously noticed a company that specializes in restoring win Mod 12's. (reblue and stock refinish) I can not seem to locate it again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
  4. brent375hh

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    Simmons in Olathe Kansas is one of them.
     
  5. kirbythegunsmith

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    I happen to do mechanical rework of the Winchester Model-12 and other classic guns with an emphasis on shotgun work. If you intend to have a refinishing job done, it may be prudent to consider having the mechanical aspect checked before getting the cosmetic work completed.

    If there is any question of mechanical issue, it is better to have that done first, since if you needed a new engine in your car, I'd get that done before the paint job, if at all possible. Much easier to deal with an insignificant discoloration or scratch and then refinish, instead of needing to worry about any discoloration or mar due to necessary rework, welding, etc.

    When I have a job here that also requires refinishing, I take it to Art's Gun and Sport in Hillsboro, since he has plenty of expertise in refinishing with the crew he has on hand. I do get some odd or difficult technical or barrel work from him every so often, so I get to see his finish work on other stuff besides what I have done.

    If you just want a refinish, you can call his place at 636-944-3630 and get an approximate quote on that work.

    My rework will only be quoted by inspection and discussion of aspects pertaining to the previous and expected usage.

    I am a Model-12 mechanical specialist and have worked on them for almost 30 years.

    Read some of my articles on my website to have insight into the thought I put into my work and to what level I am willing to explain for the benefit of the shooting public.

    Kirby
     
  6. Tom@eel

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    Stu Wright is the guy (my opinion only), especially if it's an older nickel-steel gun, that is unless you prefer a purple-plum color. I think he removes the old finish with chemicals rather than buffing, in order to preserve lettering/number detail.
     
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