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I thought I had posted something about this in the past, but couldn't find it.
I was given this model 12 Winchester as it had some problems locking up and had been neglected in the past from previous owners(not the person that gave it to me)
It was built in 1928, and I call it my ******* gun. You'll understand why when you see the pics.
I finished fitting and sanding the new butt stock today, and stripped the finish off the forarm, and got it sanded. Now I've got to order some Birchwood Casey oil finish and get it. I need to find somebody that does blueing.
The guy that I was going to have do it, is trying to retire from the business. Anybody know where I might get that done?









 

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Sweet looking stock, she's gonna be a looker when your done.
 

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I should have shown the other side. Its really neat looking with a tight knot, and curly grain ;D
 

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I finally got my bad back mostly behind me and have been working on this shotgun wanting to get it ready for turkey season. I put the first coat of Birchwood Casey Oil finish on it Saturday, and put way too much on it and had runs out the yazoo. I let it dry until tonight, sanded it back down and got the second coat going. I thought I'd make a little fixture on the lathe to slow turn it and prevent the runs. It worked pretty good ;D I'm going to try and get about 7 to 10 coats on it, and then put a satin finish on it for the last coat. ;D

 

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Whoooiiieee Hershal, that's a might fine looking stock. Did you ever find someone to blue the metal parts? Surely some gunshop around town can do bluing. If not try the Birchwood Casey blueing kits.
 

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That but stock is a fine piece.
 

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I found a guy in Tulsa that will do the rust bluing process. He knows a lot of the history on the Model 12's, and told me that the rust blue is what was done by the factory when the gun was built in 1928. I need to get it over to him as soon as I can. I'm dying to bust a big old gobbler with it. ;D
 

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Its been a long build but its finally done.

Never could find a butt plate, so I went with a soft recoil pad.

I shot 100 rounds at clay birds yesterday. I like it!






 

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She came out great.
 

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I dunno, I kind of liked the way it was when ya first got it......

Wow, that thing came out purty! Great looking gain on the stock and the metal came out pretty fine looking as well. You're right, the right side knoty gain is purty. As for the soft recoil pad, I bet you like it better than a hard plate anyways come turkey season.

Great job on the rebuild.
 

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Its been a long build but its finally done.

Never could find a butt plate, so I went with a soft recoil pad.

I shot 100 rounds at clay birds yesterday. I like it!






Remember a couple of years ago when you bet me a shotgun and lost ehehehehehehe


Nice looking weapon my buddy,

Michael
 
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