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refinishing a 512 Sportmaster

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.22LR
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:20 am
This is the first of a few 500 series rifles that I will be refinishing, this one wasn't in too bad of shape

before and after pictures

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and the blog posts

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/ ... ter_7.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/ ... er_13.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/ ... aster.html

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Well worth restoring and so far looks like a super job of the wood. Cannot wait to see the new bluing. I would do the same if I find one. these older 22s sure look like a old fashioned quality build one can be proud to own. Thanks for showing.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:06 am
I found a 510 that was in OK shape and shot very well. Pondered about restore as I was afraid it might affect accuracy.
Refinished stock. Steamed out dents and soaked several time with denatured alcohol. It did a good job removing the old oil finish, I guess linseed. Refinished with tung oil and it looked great.
A few years later had it reblued by a 'smith and it looks like new. Shiny with crisp lettering.
Still a tack driver.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:38 am
I have (2) 510 targetmasters and (1)512 scoremaster, nice 22s

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:07 pm
No wonder so many admire and search out these vintage 22s. So well made and often can be had for a very reasonable price. Compared to junk like that new Winchester Wildcat made in some dump of a country they look and are custom guns!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:34 am
TINCANBANDIT wrote:This is the first of a few ...


Looks great! Did you fall into a truckload of 500-series orphans?
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.22LR
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:58 am
Scorpion8 wrote:
TINCANBANDIT wrote:This is the first of a few ...


Looks great! Did you fall into a truckload of 500-series orphans?



no My Brother bought three of these model 512s all in need of refinishing, then my Uncle gave me a model 513 that is in pieces...then a friend inherited his Father's model 511

Here is the second model 512 belonging to my Brother:

It wasn't in too bad of shape, the stock needed some cleaning up. Then I polished and reblued most of the steel parts

Before and after pictures

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blog posts

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/ ... 512_7.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/ ... 12_15.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2019/ ... n-512.html

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Wow back to looking like works of art! No skimping on the build and finish of the vintage stuff. Did a great job on em for sure. Brought back some treasures to their original appearance or even better.

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