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ugly

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#62
You could just have the heel pad replaced.

How does the gun fit you? If you want to add a bit of length, you could either whack on a kick eez pad with some spacers, which is black and less offensive than that orange thing.

Other nice option is a solid vulcanite extension. So you’ll just have an inch or so on the back of the stock that is shiny polished black and blends seamlessly with the stock shape.

These look pretty sweet when done properly.

If you need to change the cast or bend you’re looking at quite a bit of work.

If it was my gun, I’d re-black the barrels and furniture (top lever, trigger bow and pins) as @ugly suggests, polish up the wood (if a nicer stock is unavailable) and stick a vulcanite extension on it.
Ravers is on the money here.
 
#63
I am just in the process of doing a bit of remedial work on an old AYA sxs, I bought it from an auction some months ago for £10, it needed a makeover but is otherwise sound. I stripped and Tru oiled the wood, stripped and cold blued the barrels. The first go at blueing was a failure, streaks despite numerous degreasings wearing rubber gloves etc. Second attempt, I stripped it back, bunged it in the dishwasher and after two coats (if that is the right term) it has come out streak free and looking good. Just about to wire Wool the wood again and add another coat. It is a nothing gun but at a tenner it will get someone started and will be a nice farm gun.
 

ugly

LE
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#64
A mate made a cold blue tank out of drain pipe, well he tried but his brushwork was exceptional and if I remember I will ask him what he used for degreasing, it funking well honked but worked a treat. We put together an old muzzle loader sxs from rubbish into display condition for a pub wall hanger!
 
#65
I doubt the dishwasher is an approved method but it did the trick, it was my first go at cold blueing, having seen the results that can be had, I will try a few more bits :bounce:
 

ugly

LE
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#66
I doubt the dishwasher is an approved method but it did the trick, it was my first go at cold blueing, having seen the results that can be had, I will try a few more bits :bounce:
Some folk are just good at that stuff
 
#67
Oh, at the last auction, (Southern Counties Auctioneers, Netherhampton Salerooms, Sporting Goods Sale) a H&H went for £5500 and a 16 bore Westley Richards for £3500 I think, still loads of English sxs going out of the door for £5-10, a crying shame
 
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#68
Some folk are just good at that stuff
My first attempt was rubbish, maybe I just got lucky second time in ;-)
 

Ravers

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#69
Best guy in the country (ergo the world) for barrel bluing / browning is Ron Johnson in Uxbridge.

He only deals with the trade though but if you know someone he might sort you out.

Very very nice man and exceptional craftsmanship. His family have been doing all the barrels for the entire London trade for about 80 years.

Every single Purdey, H&H, Boss, Watson etc made in about the past 40 years has been through his very capable hands.
 

ugly

LE
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#70
Just been fitting a holo type reflex sight to a clients gun, his choice, easy £20 for tightening up 4 allen keys. Mid you he has finger so fat they make mine look like a concert pianist! Its called a fiber sight, he reckons it works.
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#71
Effective but ruins the lines and looks :-(
 

ugly

LE
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#72
Effective but ruins the lines and looks :-(
Like its owner however being a cheap Spanish O/U boxlock its hardly Brigitte Bardot, more Hattie Jacques :eek:
 
#73
Thanks all for the input. I might just bugger around with the stock & foregrip myself, as it'll cost nothing & I can always replace if unhappy.
The bluing I'll have done by someone who can't 'accidentally' produce phosgene from domestic chemicals...
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#74
Couple of questions chaps...

What is a Holo sight and why would you put it on a shotgun, what is the client using the shotgun for?

But the real question... I have lots of choke tubes, both Teague and OEM. Most of them will shoot loose after a while and some need tightening after every stand. I reduced the amount of grease I applied to them, and that helped but hasn't fixed the problem. I have contemplated using Loctite Threadlock or something similar to fix them in place - in the belief that Threadlock will stop the chokes vibrating loose, but will still allow them to be removed with the usual hand force.

Anyone else have this problem and found a solution for it? Ay recommendations?
 
#75
Couple of questions chaps...

What is a Holo sight and why would you put it on a shotgun, what is the client using the shotgun for?

But the real question... I have lots of choke tubes, both Teague and OEM. Most of them will shoot loose after a while and some need tightening after every stand. I reduced the amount of grease I applied to them, and that helped but hasn't fixed the problem. I have contemplated using Loctite Threadlock or something similar to fix them in place - in the belief that Threadlock will stop the chokes vibrating loose, but will still allow them to be removed with the usual hand force.

Anyone else have this problem and found a solution for it? Ay recommendations?
Loctite 222 may stop them moving but then again the heat may cause the Loctite to give up , a difficult one , maybe talk to Teague ?
 

ugly

LE
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#76
I recently fitted a holo style sight to a clients gun. He swears by it and it seems to project a head up style target ring. I didn't fancy it myself
 
#77
CD thanks for that re Loctite 222, I may give it a try. I spoke to Teague and they sent me some of their grease. I got some improvement, but I think the real reason was that I switched to using a lot less grease . Their view was that I shouldn't use Loctite - mainly cause they thought it would fix the tubes in permanently.

I speak out of ignorance of the specifics re the holo sight, but with a lot of shotgunning shooting into the space where the bird will be when the shot arrives, rather than where it is at the moment of pulling the trigger, what advantage does a sight like this provide?
And surely the frame of this sight would help to obscure the bird on targets where one would be shooting almost directly at it?
 

ugly

LE
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#78
I speak out of ignorance of the specifics re the holo sight,
Only one way to cure that!


40 years ago most stalking took place without scopes as we recognise them today, now look at the market!
 
#79
Well I've read a bit on Holographic Sights so my ignorance now is somewhat less.
That said I cannot see any use for them on a shotgun.
 

ugly

LE
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#80
Well I've read a bit on Holographic Sights so my ignorance now is somewhat less.
That said I cannot see any use for them on a shotgun.
Try one, you'll never know otherwise, problem is they get set up for individual users and aren't easy to use unless set up for you
 
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