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Old 10-24-2017, 10:28 PM   #1
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Found a first year issue (late 1934 to early 1935) Winchester 67 at a local pawn shop. Ive been wanting something super cheap to knock down coke cans with my son. He has a Savage Rascal with a Walnut stock, so it needed to be something that looked similar to his and not fancy like other 22s I've had.

This 67 had a cracked forend, a chunk of stock missing near the reciever, a teribble stock refinishing job, and most of the blueing is worn off. Its a single shot that will shoot Colibris, shorts, longs, and lr. After a quick test fire in the yard, I decided its still a shooter.

I didnt get a pic before i started messing with it, but I got the stock stripped down and smooth, glued the crack back up, and have a few coats of Tru Oil on it now.

'Now just trying to decide if I should leave the barreled action alone, or clean it up too.



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Old 10-24-2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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First coat

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Old 10-24-2017, 10:31 PM   #3
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Second, much more liberal coat

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Old 10-24-2017, 10:32 PM   #4
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Nice looking work on the stock !
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:54 PM   #5
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Very nice
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:30 AM   #6
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Second coat was dry enough for a mock up. Im definately going to put another coat or two of Tru Oil, and then knock down the sheen with some 0000.

What would YOU do with all the metal?

I like the way it looks as is, but have also considered reblueing or Cerakote in a matte silver or bronze.

Thoughts? Remember, this one has no sentimental or collectable value. Its just for fun.

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Old 10-25-2017, 12:42 AM   #7
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That stock turned out nice!!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:53 AM   #8
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If it were mine, the only other thing I would work on would be the bolt and the trigger.

You know like working the bolt and pulling the trigger
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:04 AM   #9
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If it were mine, the only other thing I would work on would be the bolt and the trigger.

You know like working the bolt and pulling the trigger
Ha, I am leaning toward your corner. I dont know if somebody modded the trigger or if it is just really well broken in. It shoots!

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Old 10-25-2017, 01:16 AM   #10
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great looking stock, like the grain and figure to it. As far as the action and barrel, sure it would look good new but there is something about leaving the patina in place for sayin yes it is an old rifle from the day they made them well.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:35 AM   #11
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great looking stock, like the grain and figure to it. As far as the action and barrel, sure it would look good new but there is something about leaving the patina in place for sayin yes it is an old rifle from the day they made them well.
Ok, I am sold on that. I will leave it alone. Thx for the the suggestion.

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Old 10-25-2017, 05:50 AM   #12
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Pesonaly, after makin that stock look that good, I would at least clenched up the barrel and receiver and blue it. Even for just plinking it will look nicer. Jmo
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:17 AM   #13
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I have one of those, it was my first rifle. I got it for my 8th birthday in 1964
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:22 AM   #14
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Nice job on the stock. I would get a jar of oxpho blue and blue it yourself.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:39 AM   #15
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Nice

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Old 10-25-2017, 07:25 AM   #16
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Great job!
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:31 AM   #17
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cerakote!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:40 AM   #18
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Great job ! Stock has really nice grain to it.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:40 AM   #19
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:57 AM   #20
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if you like it leave it. spend the cerakote monies on bullets and cans and shoot
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:07 AM   #21
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Id leave it alone it looks good
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:23 AM   #22
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Good job!
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:25 AM   #23
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That came out great. The older guns typically had much nicer walnut on them. Even the cheap guns. The wood that comes on guns in the past 30 to 40 years, typically is bland, unless it's some premium grade.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:32 AM   #24
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Nice job on the stock. I would get a jar of oxpho blue and blue it yourself.
X2.....the cold blue will never be the same as the original blue,but will show off the stock much better. Heat the metal in the stove so the blue will sizzle a little when applied. Be sure it is oil free before applying the blue.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:34 AM   #25
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That came out great. The older guns typically had much nicer walnut on them. Even the cheap guns. The wood that comes on guns in the past 30 to 40 years, typically is bland, unless it's some premium grade.
Back in the early days,the wood wasn't graded. You got what came out of the tree.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:37 AM   #26
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I have the same gun. It was my first when I was 7 in 1987. My dad traded another boy for one in the 40's for a bike. Handed it down to me and now I to my 7 year old son.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:20 PM   #27
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I guess I should have locked this thread up.

Now you guys have me thinking about working on the metal...

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:30 PM   #28
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Since we are still discussing options...

Knock off the sheen a little with 0000, or leave it glossy?

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Old 10-25-2017, 02:33 PM   #29
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Good work very nice
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:38 PM   #30
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Couldnt have turned out any better. Nice work man !!!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:48 PM   #31
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'Meant to add a pic for the glossy vs matte stock finish question...

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Old 10-25-2017, 04:01 PM   #32
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Knock off the sheen a little with 0000, or leave it glossy?
Better than steel-wool IMO to take off some of the gloss is a brown paper bag. Cut out a piece and wrap it around a sponge and you'll see the shine starting dull. You can wet it with drop or two of tru-oil or use it dry. A little paste wax when you are done.

If you are thinking about rebluing it the oxpho blue is super easy and will make that gun look really good. I've done several complete re-blue jobs and you will have to really look to tell it's not factory.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:07 PM   #33
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Better than steel-wool IMO to take off some of the gloss is a brown paper bag. Cut out a piece and wrap it around a sponge and you'll see the shine starting dull. You can wet it with drop or two of tru-oil or use it dry. A little paste wax when you are done.

If you are thinking about rebluing it the oxpho blue is super easy and will make that gun look really good. I've done several complete re-blue jobs and you will have to really look to tell it's not factory.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:15 PM   #34
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:09 PM   #35
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Poop! I knocked off the sheen and decided I liked it better glossy.

Oh well. Shes wet again, and I have the rest of the night to play with Tonka trucks and rubber dinosaurs.

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Looks good
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:13 PM   #37
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I would leave the metal alone with the original patina that is on it. Go buy some bullets and shoot it would be best course of action I think.
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I usually use 0000 steel wool and oil on the metal and leave it used looking. It is an old gun...it should look old.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:34 PM   #39
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On the stock, after coats of tru oil have hardened I take linseed oil and 0000 steel wool and rub it down...let it dry and they look good.
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I would leave the metal alone with the original patina that is on it. Go buy some bullets and shoot it would be best course of action I think.
Yessir. I ran a couple patches through it as soon as i got home and shot it. That is how i determined to mess with it at all. It still shoots, and well.

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Old 10-25-2017, 11:01 PM   #41
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I usually use 0000 steel wool and oil on the metal and leave it used looking. It is an old gun...it should look old.
Yessir. I felt bad about redoing the stock but it needed the crack repaired anyways.


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Old 10-25-2017, 11:05 PM   #42
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Paint the barrel white. Rattle can it.
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:00 AM   #43
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:34 AM   #44
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It is done, now and forever. 400 grit to rough her back up for good adhesion, slapped on another coat of Tru Oil, thoroughly cleaned the metal parts, and put it back together. I rushed the final coat in frustration, and there are imperfections, but its done.

Even with the new bottle of Tru Oil, some fresh sandpaper, and a couple boxes of CCI Quiet... I think it came to under $100

Im siding with the majority in this thread. Its mechanically sound, needs to remain old in appearance, and cant be "cooler" than my son's first 22.

Thank you all for the opinions and tips! I am happy with what it is, and I refuse to do anything else but shoot it and let my boy outshoot his daddy, of course.

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That turned out awesome!
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:45 PM   #46
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