Saved my old .22

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by Space, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Space

    Space Member

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    My Dad gave me this Winchester 190 when I was 12. Shot it a lot when I was a kid.

    When I got married and started having kids, the wife wasn't too fond of firearms so the couple I had got stuffed into storage and were pretty much forgotten about for 20 years. Kids are grown and mostly gone so my interest in hunting/shooting was reborn.

    The old Winchester just wasn't what she used to be. After refinishing several Milsurps I thought I'd try restoring it.

    Before: Rusty and stock is all crappy. Note the oil line running down the stock (oil was under the finish and into the wood). Guess I oiled it pretty heavy before I stuck it away.

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    Sanded off the original crappy finish. The stock is really hard and doesn't take up stain too well but I think it looks kinda cool. Kroil oil and steelwool pretty much saved the barrel too:

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    Of course now that I have a functioning .22 again, can't have just one so I needed picked up a new Ruger 10/22:

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  2. DrpChvy

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    Looks like the same .22 my buddy has. although his had a broken cocking handle and the replacement one he bought for it didnt last but a few trips to the range.

    And the 10/22 my girlfriend and I bought one and put an ati stock and a scope on it.

    With the price of ammo going up im glad that ive got a few 22's to shoot at the range.
     

  3. freedom

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    Wow you did a great job, can we see a close up on the barrel, you did a good job on the stock from what I can see so it would be neat to see the after on the barrel as well.
     
  4. Very good job, it looks great, nice rifles.
     
  5. Space

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    Ok, here are some close-ups of the barrel. Not perfect but a lot better than it was.

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    ...and of course, I needed to get a nice new scope to go with the facelift 8) 8)
     
  6. freedom

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    Thanks,
    Nice looks much better. You did a good job.
     
  7. Very good!!! I'm impressed with the life saving efforts.

    Good job.
     
  8. elguapo

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    +1!
     
  9. They are good rifles . I gave one to my son-in-law and he has put a lot of ammo through it . It is a shame that your wife don't allow you to have them where you can use them to defend her and your family.
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  10. The furniture on the older .22 is beautiful! The character of the grain is very cool indeed. That Kroil stuff is pretty amazing. We use it at work a lot and it saves our bacon regularly.
     
  11. Glennfrank

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    That is really really sweet.
    Good job!
     
  12. That, sir, is _wonderful_! There is little in this world more spectacular than a firearm, granted from an ancestor, and now brought to new life. Congratulations!
     
  13. shelbyzman

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    Good job on that rifle!
    The stock looks great.
     
  14. AndrewST

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    Woa!!

    I just dug out of my dads gun closet that same model! My grandfather bought it new way back..well way back when! I am in the middle of getting it back to shooting condition.

    Congrats, and enjoy!!!