#Repost from @an_american_rifleman
Dallas Evans out here putting in work for his Basic’s firearm refinish.
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My first restoration as a student of the @colorado_school_of_trades a solid frame Winchester 1897 made in the year 1900. For a 121 year old firearm it was in solid working condition, but the wood and surface metal were definitely showing their age. I started by drilling, tapping, and installing a front sight bead that had been lost in a barrel chop from a previous owner. Then I went on to sanding, repairing and refinishing the original wood pump and buttstock. After that I took off as much pitting and scratches from the metal surfaces as I could, polished them to 400 grit, and blued them. There were in total 5 different parts that were worn out beyond repair and needed to be replaced. Overall I’m very satisfied with it and think it’ll serve well over the next 121 years. ...