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Old 02-14-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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I have a 1932ish Winchester model 60A-22 short I'd like to fix up a bit. I attempted to blue it myself but it came out grey and didnt seal very well. The stock came out great. Anyone in the north dallas area yall can recommend? Also, is it normal for these to not have a serial #? When it was purchased they had a plaque made for the original owner cut into the butt stock. In total there was 3 owners before handed down to me. All named and dates of hand downs etched into the plate. Not looking to sell, but is it worth anything? I cant find much on the internet about this exact rifle. Either the stock is off or the action is different. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:18 PM   #2
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Been awhile since I checked prices but you are looking at 3
$300 plus on the low end.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:29 PM   #3
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I havent tried downloading pics yet. I'll give it a go.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:31 PM   #4
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Well that didnt work...
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:35 PM   #5
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Been awhile since I checked prices but you are looking at 3
$300 plus on the low end.
I'm sure I'll pay more than the rifle is probably worth. But worth it for sentimental reasons. Also to make sure it lasts a few more years for my boy and his kids.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:57 PM   #6
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I have an old Sako (beater, truck gun) getting a remodel at Lohman in Houston. $300 to remove all rust and cerakote in midnight blue. It has a bit of a glossy look (looks blued in the right light) but will hold up to the abuse the gun will continue to take. If i remember correctly, he would've charged a bit more to blue it. Above estimate is about right.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:09 PM   #7
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Give this fella a shout:
Clarence Ansley
Gun Bluing Specialty Shop
214-316-3503

He saved a Ruger #1 for a friend of mine that had been drowned in Hurricane Harvey. Fantastic job.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:30 PM   #8
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Did you use one of those brush on kits? Setting up tank is essential. But mostly it is the surface prep. Might be worthwhile to see how many others are looking to blue a gun. Then go in together to set up and do it right. I might be in for 1 or 2.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:43 PM   #9
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I rust blued some muzzle loaders using a tank made of gutter. A lot of darn work but they came out good.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:11 PM   #10
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Did you use one of those brush on kits? Setting up tank is essential. But mostly it is the surface prep. Might be worthwhile to see how many others are looking to blue a gun. Then go in together to set up and do it right. I might be in for 1 or 2.
Used one of those birchwood casey kits. No tanks. Cant figure out how to post pics for the life of me.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:13 PM   #11
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Give this fella a shout:
Clarence Ansley
Gun Bluing Specialty Shop
214-316-3503

He saved a Ruger #1 for a friend of mine that had been drowned in Hurricane Harvey. Fantastic job.
Awesome! Thanks for somewhere to start. I'll give him a call.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:23 PM   #12
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When I had my Gunsmithing shop in AZ I charged 150 on average to reblue .22 rifles.


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Old 02-14-2020, 05:55 PM   #13
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Have you tried this?
I re-blued a browning lever action and it turned out awesome. Prep is the key.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...nt=082-124-004
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:56 PM   #14
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:57 PM   #15
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:59 PM   #16
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Finally figured out how to send pics. As you can tell, I failed miserably at bluing.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:01 PM   #17
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Have you tried this?
I re-blued a browning lever action and it turned out awesome. Prep is the key.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...nt=082-124-004

I have not. I'll do a bit of research on this. But would like it done professionally for a reasonable price.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:51 PM   #18
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Cool rifle; Sorry I’m no help, but bump up for ya!
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:03 PM   #19
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Cool rifle; Sorry I’m no help, but bump up for ya!
Thank you!
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:07 PM   #20
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Found the plate. I was wrong. I'm the 3rd owner. A bit of history...was bought for Chester and givin to Rusty. Rusty pawned it and the pawn shop owner knew Chester and called to pick it up at no cost. I was thinking of my son when I mentioned 3rd owner. 3rd being me.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:09 PM   #21
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:19 PM   #22
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ttt...anyone else have any north Texas gun smith's to recommend?
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:20 PM   #23
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I will 2nd Clarence Ansley. He is in Aubrey. He has done 2 rifles for me. Don't recall the price but I was pleased with his work.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:19 PM   #24
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I will 3rd Clarence top notch work
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:00 PM   #25
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Thanks y'all. I'll be in contact with him.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:54 AM   #26
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If you want to give it a try again I've had better results with oxpho blue than the birchwwod Casey product.

Cabelas usually has it or you can order from brownells.
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