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    Posted: February 11 2018 at 4:32pm
Took the No5 Mk1 totally apart and put all the metal bits in a paint thinner solution and then applied some paint stripper, allowing that to work. Got all the old stuff off of it using steel wool and then using a very fine wire wheel to get into the hard to reach areas. I used a can of high temp bbq grill/stove paint. I didn't do anything to the furniture and I believe I was correct in doing so. It accentuates the rest of the rifle.

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Turned out really nice! Crisp!
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A lot of effort paid off quite nicely.
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i cannot fault your results , it looks terrific , is the furniture finish she!!ac ? that would be incorrect , im not saying your wrong here but im seeing high gloss that looks wrong , if it gonna be right make it all right , i like the way it looks in the photos but i cannot tell if its a true - oiled finish or not , that is as important as the metal on these as they served in areas that treated the metal in aftermarket fashion to prevent rust , 

im rambling here - i just want you happy , it looks terrific , as is and id be happy with the results you have achieved , its a fine looking rifle 
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It's a polyurethane clear coat from a spray can from what the owner before had stated. He claims to have stained the walnut with Cherry and then sprayed it with the clear coat. This one I can't see altering what has been done. After cleaning it all up,I found something else that's not original to this rifle. The front sight is a Lyman Ivory bead front sight,and the flash hider is an aftermarket aluminum one with a hidden set screw under the sight.

I found an original flash hider but,in the meantime,I'll leave this the way it is...
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I think it looks pretty fair dinkum!
Hope you can hit something with it. I can't hit nowt, with mine. Yet, my hunting pard shoots it & states its "spot-on".
I dunno...
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I'd be careful with that flash hider it it really is aluminum! Remember the old Williams "AlumaBomb" receivers?
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Other than that nice job! If you wanted to knock the shine back a bit you could scrub it with some Hessian (sacking) to matte the finish.
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I like the contrast in colour from the hardware to the peep site!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2018 at 3:19pm
I finished cleaning up the bayonet and understand now,as to why the guy just gave it to me.
It is a reproduction. It's pretty and I definitely am not going to complain about it. It fits,looks good on the rifle,and I opened some mail with it today.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Canuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2018 at 3:45pm
I own four of these rifles but one of them has a plastic stock so while I am waiting for a reproduction wooden stock I think I’ll give that rifle the same treatment as you have done. I have it on solid authority that repro stocks will be available by this summer.
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I noticed the recoil pad seems to be in fair nick.
They are (apparently) rarer than rocking horse poo
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These days somebody might be able to reproduce those hard rubber butt pads using a 3D printer?
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I have a question for the OP.....did you spray the metal parts right from the rattle can or did you use an air brush sprayer? It looks so uniform without drips.
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Right from the can and then let it set on my patio for the day to dry.
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Originally posted by Canuck Canuck wrote:

These days somebody might be able to reproduce those hard rubber butt pads using a 3D printer?

Numrich Gun Parts has reproduction pads or the whole assembly for sale.
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

I noticed the recoil pad seems to be in fair nick.
They are (apparently) rarer than rocking horse poo

I had to sand off the clear coat and then go over it with steel wool. The hardest part was trying to put the rubber back into the frame.
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