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Ballards may be weaker,
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Reply #60 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 9:47am
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Galazan makes a pre '64 Winchester red stain. Not inexpensive at $17 for 3 oz., but a little goes a long way.

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Reply #61 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 5:00pm
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When I was a teen I finished a stock with what my junior high wood shop teacher called "antique varnish". It looked great but I'll be danged if I can remember what was in it. Shellac, varnish, turpentine???? By the way, Zinsser Bulls Eye Amber Shellac is a dead match for original Parker shotgun finish.
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Reply #62 - Nov 10th, 2017 at 5:21pm
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Here's an old Roller that strolled into the pawn shop where my youngest son works. Missing the rear sight, and breechblock spur broken off. But a perfect 11.7 bore, and untouched wood and metal. The shop wanted it gone, so it came home extremely cheap!

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This is the tightest old Rolling Block I've ever worked on! The pins fit so snug in the receiver they need to be tapped in and out with a brass punch.
My plan was to tear it apart as a donor for a project. But it is all matching numbers, and so nice I hated to do so. So instead I dug through parts and found an original barrel sight and installed it.
I made up a spur and took the breechblock and spur to a young welder I know who tig welded the spur on for $10. Dressed it down, and cut some checkering grooves to make t easy to extract. Touched it up with some cold blue and reassembled it.

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My youngest daughter's husband is getting interested in old guns, so this will be his birthday gift next month, so he can play with it, and learn how to reload and make cartridges for it.
  

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