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First Shotgun

Postby Woftam » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:59 pm

Well I finally obtained a shotgun courtesy of the local gun amnesty. Never owned one before. Not much to look at but for $25AUD I'm not complaining.
As far as I can figure it was made in Birmingham by Holloway and Co around the 1900 - 1920 period. Nitro proofed, Birmingham viewed.
Automatic safety, automatic extractors.
Action tight, bore very good. External finish = crap.
Going to be an upcoming project to clean it up.
Anything else anyone can add ?
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Re: First Shotgun

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:06 am

Looks promising but where are you going to find the time mate!! :bigsmile:
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Re: First Shotgun

Postby BOLOMK1 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:32 pm

Nothing a bit of elbow grease won't fix.
Ought to be a fun project and a good shooter.
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Re: First Shotgun

Postby Aughnanure » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:58 pm

Nice grass.

After spending $A25, I'd invest in a re-blue job as it seems to be mechanically sound....but.... as the barrels etc are probably soft soldered steer clear of modern caustic blueing methods.
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Re: First Shotgun

Postby Woftam » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:17 am

Nice grass

Yeah its not bad and a lot easier on the firearms than concrete if you drop one :shock: Not that I ever have mind :lol:
steer clear of modern caustic blueing methods

I used to have the formula for the blueing used on the early SMLE's and was contemplating giving that a go if I can find it. Any other suggestions ?
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Re: First Shotgun

Postby Karl/Pa. » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:15 pm

I think I might be tempted to buff it up and leave it in the white.
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Re: First Shotgun

Postby Woftam » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:37 pm

That would certainly be an easier option Karl. Looking into rust bluing there are a lot of things that could go wrong.
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