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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2021, 08:04:53 pm »
I have the third coat of browning solution on the parts, at this point everything looks blotchy and uneven but evens up when I rub the red rust off for the next coat. I think one more coat should do it.

One bad thing I found; I was looking at all the threaded holes on my trigger plate to make sure I didn't get an browning solution in them. I noticed the trigger adjustment screw threads looked funky, I tried to screw the adjustment screw in and found out that someone who assembled it at the factory cross threaded it and stripped all of the threads. This is a 3 48 screw, I found a tap on eBay, this is not the kind of tap anyone would have for sale locally. I emailed Davis to send me another screw, I won't hold my breath waiting on them to send me one, I have not had good luck with them in the past for parts. I can buy one from TOW but that would be $6 and shipping.

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Offline Parnell

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2021, 12:38:10 pm »
Like how you did the brass.  Looking forward to seeing it all together.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2021, 11:08:15 am »
Like I said, everything looks awful until you get that last coat of browning solution on, card the rust off, neutralize with ammonia, heat the part and coat it with motor oil, suddenly everything looks great. This is after 3 coats of LMF, left outside at night for two nights and the rest of the rusting done in my shop. It appears the lock plate and trigger plate are still rusting slightly, I know from experience this will stop on its own in time.

Done with everything but the barrel;


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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #63 on: October 19, 2021, 10:10:26 am »
I finished my precarve from hell's final wood work, time to sand, whisker stain and finish.


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2021, 09:32:29 am »
Staining and the first coat of finish, I use aqufortis for staining.



The stain by itself looks green and blotchy until I apply the heat.



After heating and blushing;



The first coat of Tried and True Old oil finish. I am going blend the patches in with the rest of the stock finish today with leather dye and an artists brush. You can see a couple of them in the top of the side plate inlet. Something shifted as I was laying out the inlet, I got it too high and had to glue in shims





Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2021, 08:34:55 pm »
The very last thing I need to do prior to assembly is browning the barrel. Today it was endless sanding on the barrel flats to get rid of any file marks. J Dub gave us a really good heads up on some great sandpaper that was on sale, I used a bunch of it today. It rained today, the barrel is coated with LMF and rusting under my archery target roof outside in the humidity.

I also put another coat of finish on my stock, that makes two and it looks like 5 or 6 more will be needed.


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Back to Building
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2021, 08:09:09 pm »
Hiding shims, strange how the camera picks up everything, in person these shims don't hardly show.



First barrel rusting, one night out in the weather.



The rust carded off, one more coat of LMF and back outside for the night;