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SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR?
Unread 06-18-2023, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR?

Well, not really. Maybe a cotton purse. I'm admittedly a bottom feeder. But I get great satisfaction out of turning another man's junk into something very usable. This VH was a disaster. Worn checkering, three dents in the barrels, no finish, pinned and split head stock, no bluing on the barrels, and rusty inside from being hunted in the rain since 1916.

Dents removed with a set of pin gauges, a home rust bluing, cleaned all internal parts, polished the brown frame with Flitz, Nitre blued triggers, trigger guard, safety, and forend release and tip, and had my retired wood master recheckered the stock and finish it beautifully. Have $500 in it now. But with 28" VH barrels, .008 and .025 chokes it will be a great game gun. Yea, it's not high grade, and not restored, just refurbished, but it is as tight as a bank vault and is a perfect 107-year-old hunting gun.
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Unread 06-18-2023, 05:15 PM   #2
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You done well Jerry,

that looks ready for another 100+ years.

I’m working on a similar project that I’ll have to post some pictures of, I don’t have the skills to do most of the work like you.

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It’s a beautiful gun to me, in part because of the backstory.
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A very nice job Jerry!!





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And it will hunt in the rain for another 100 years, nice job!
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a well done jobyove turned that sows ear into the silk purse....fine looking gun...charlie
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But original..
Yes. But enough rust inside to not work, dangerous barrel dents, busted stock head, so only fit for a wall-hanger.
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