No. 6 Gahendra

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No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 12th, 2010, 1:41 pm

No. 6 Gahendra

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stripping
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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 12th, 2010, 4:52 pm

its apart , and so far only have to make one screw


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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by Foo Bird » July 12th, 2010, 11:52 pm

From your previous work I know that rifle will be something when you are done. So what kind of stripper is that you are using?

I recently received a knife catalog that is selling antique rifles found in a warehouse in Nepal. I'm so tempted to buy a Martini Henry short lever M-1878 it's not funny.

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 13th, 2010, 5:28 am

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that's http://www.atlantacutlery.com/ I don't buy from them any more, their guns are not as good as the one's from IMA http://www.ima-usa.com/ , its all from the same place but I think IMA's are the cream of the top,

that MH that you are taking about is a Francotte , most of them are none shooters I know I have 2 of them , if you want a shooter get a real Martini Henry the MK IV is probably the best , its the last made, if you don't have the money , get a and unmarked MH, but I like the Gahendra's they will go in value they only a little over 8,000 of these, and there are a lot of parts guns out there

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 13th, 2010, 8:36 am

stock cleaned up

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have to splice around the tang
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barrel and receiver degreased
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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 13th, 2010, 7:12 pm

did some work on the stock

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the forearm
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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by Foo Bird » July 13th, 2010, 7:17 pm

normsutton wrote:Foo Bird

that's http://www.atlantacutlery.com/ I don't buy from them any more, their guns are not as good as the one's from IMA http://www.ima-usa.com/ , its all from the same place but I think IMA's are the cream of the top,

that MH that you are taking about is a Francotte , most of them are none shooters I know I have 2 of them , if you want a shooter get a real Martini Henry the MK IV is probably the best , its the last made, if you don't have the money , get a and unmarked MH, but I like the Gahendra's they will go in value they only a little over 8,000 of these, and there are a lot of parts guns out there

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Wow. :shock: Thanks for the quality info. Looking forward to more pics of your progress.
BTW, what stripper do you use on the guns?

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 13th, 2010, 7:28 pm

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ace hardware

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by Foo Bird » July 13th, 2010, 7:36 pm

normsutton wrote:Foo Bird
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I had imagined that a pro like yourself had some exotic concoction or a rare type of stripper. You totally burst my buble. :cry:
Thanks for the answer. :D

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 13th, 2010, 7:38 pm

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I have used other brands but they don't do the job I want

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 14th, 2010, 11:52 am

parts blued

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 16th, 2010, 7:49 am

before staining
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fore arm stained with chromium trioxide

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will do butt stock , after I get the new butt plate
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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by papabear » July 16th, 2010, 7:26 pm

Nice Norm, I look forward in seeing in person in about two months, and all the rest since Al and I were down there.

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 17th, 2010, 5:32 am

got the butt plate

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drilled holes, counter sunk
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fitting the butt plate
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butt plate fitted, butt stock stained

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now for the 12 coats of BLO

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Re: No. 6 Gahendra

Post by normsutton » July 18th, 2010, 7:18 am

stocks done


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butt plate & cleaning rod stop
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