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Denovo87
01-01-2012, 03:16 PM
AoA guys.. acquired a rifle this week ' REMINGTON 721 in 30.06 ' . Although its very old (8 years older than me ;) ) but the condition of rifle is more beaten than its age. Owner (late) actually was so in love with this rifle that he used everything on it to beautify its outers from hiring a furniture polish guy to a motor mechanic ;) they all did their best to remove everything from gun's finish from checkering to markings & original finish.

I was never in the mood to buy another gun (after recent Sig venture) but thanks to Avais bro; he took me to Sargodha as a driver to buy a rifle but at the end of the day he didnt & I did, as always ;)

Now I am with a rifle that will keep me busy for whole 2012 as I am determine to restore it to condition that I possibly can, living in Pakistan.

But but but I have no frigging idea how, what & from where; so help in shape of suggestions, ideas, guidance to the place I can get things done from etc. is required from you all brothers. So please come forward and chip your share in to turn this ugly thing into a beauty it deserve to be.


Posting detailed pictures in following posts so you all can see where & what treatment it needs.


THE GUN



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Denovo87
01-01-2012, 03:17 PM
MANUFACTURER'S MARKINGS & TRIGGER AREA





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Denovo87
01-01-2012, 03:19 PM
The BOLT




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Denovo87
01-01-2012, 03:20 PM
SIGHTS & SCOPE ARRANGEMENT



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Denovo87
01-01-2012, 03:20 PM
INTERNALS




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Mig
01-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Congrats for the Purchase. It will be a nice toy for practicing gunsmithing !
Now when Avais uncle take Denny bro as a Driver then the Result can be always like this which happened. hahah

First thing I can see that there is a major Crack in the butt stock so you have to start your gunsmithing from the Wood.

Secondly if its wood get a new look then the caliber is a 30.06 means wonderful for long range and this caliber gives a nice velocity & you are a scope lover you would love to see the target from the crosshair but I would suggest, you try using the iron sights with it and think of scope the last thing.


Thirdly after the major changes then look for its makeup and coloring and polishing.


Finally, after the good make up we would love a Post Review with Range Report !

Regards

7 MM
01-01-2012, 03:30 PM
Brother how much money you pay for this rifle??

Mig
01-01-2012, 03:32 PM
I think its owner hired the furniture man and motor mechanic but never tried to hire a car wash person hahah,, to remove the rust from the metals !

Denovo87
01-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Mig bro; Thanks. Crack is just on one side so nothing to worry about as its in top skin only. I also am interested to enjoy iron sights before putting any magnification device on.

7mm bro; paid a lot bro, you know rifles (and that Remington too) are quite expensive here; I promised with previous owner not to reveal the price and he reads this forum regularly ;)

s.cheema
01-01-2012, 04:00 PM
congrats on the purchase

Mig
01-01-2012, 05:38 PM
I promised with previous owner not to reveal the price and he reads this forum regularly ;)

now we have to ask Avais brother because it is you who promised hahahh !!

zainulabdeen
01-01-2012, 06:22 PM
so this is the outcome of travel of hundreds of kilometers . and let me say that this acquisition justifies the distance u covered brother. the crack in buttstock is superficial no doubt. the internals seem to be in a very good and solid condition as well as the crown. the main thing are the grooves and lands and no doubt u must have checked them before purchasing so the gun , in over all condition seems to be ok . now lets see how u restore it to the point where it should fetch a word of " WAH " from the pakgunners after completion of cosmetic surgery

7 MM
01-01-2012, 07:12 PM
Mig bro; Thanks. Crack is just on one side so nothing to worry about as its in top skin only. I also am interested to enjoy iron sights before putting any magnification device on.

7mm bro; paid a lot bro, you know rifles (and that Remington too) are quite expensive here; I promised with previous owner not to reveal the price and he reads this forum regularly ;)

You mean GIFT from Avais Brother??

SalmanHusain
01-01-2012, 07:30 PM
sir nice buy!! u can use midway USA channel on youtube for renovation of gun. he gives some very good gun-smiting advice and procedure :) http://www.youtube.com/user/MidwayUSA here is the link u may find all most all the help. from blueing to polishing wood to checkering and almost anything related to gun and its maintenance..

Denovo87
01-01-2012, 07:30 PM
so this is the outcome of travel of hundreds of kilometers . and let me say that this acquisition justifies the distance u covered brother. the crack in buttstock is superficial no doubt. the internals seem to be in a very good and solid condition as well as the crown. the main thing are the grooves and lands and no doubt u must have checked them before purchasing so the gun , in over all condition seems to be ok . now lets see how u restore it to the point where it should fetch a word of " WAH " from the pakgunners after completion of cosmetic surgery


Thanks Zain bro; you are right internals including barrel is in pristine condition as I am sure rifle hardly metered 100 rounds. Very first thing I want to have it blued (bolt in patent steel), checked from Sialkot but didnot find a good place so be taking it to Lahore for bluing soon. Still confused over stock; what do you say should I leave it un-checkered & ony get it re-polished?


You mean GIFT from Avais Brother??

7mm bro; either I am not good at hiding things or you are very good at peeping into minds ;) anyways you got it :thumb:

Mig
01-01-2012, 07:43 PM
7mm bro; either I am not good at hiding things or you are very good at peeping into minds ;) anyways you got it :thumb:

Denny,, you are not good at hiding I guess !!

Skeeter60
01-01-2012, 07:48 PM
The 721 Remington is a wonderful rifle. Your particular Rifle seems abused and has spent 30 to 40 years sitting in a Malkhana as it has the number stamped on it. It is 1935 model if my memory serves me right.
The new 700 model since 1964 has only cosmetic differences. I hope the barrel is nice and clean inside and not corroded like the outside.
If the barrel (inside) is fine then have a new Stock made by Akram at Lahore (15 to 20000/-)
Rebluing another 1000/ or more. I pray the trigger is fine otherwise you will need a new trigger as nothing can be done to it if it out of kilter.
Muzzle crowning I will do for you and I could even Glass Bed it for you if you look after me and keep me well oiled for a couple of days. Another area to look for is its extractor, if broken only 6 USD will fetch you a new one.
I have shot untold number of big game with a 721 Rifle Cal 30-06 between 1970s and 1984 when I retired it.

Skeeter60
01-01-2012, 08:01 PM
It does not appear to be tempered and may not have fired save a few rounds. It just got corrosion all over it due to neglect.
Do not hesitate to spend money on it as I am sure you got it for a song.
A new stock with a high (modern ) comb is a must for using a scope on it.

Topak
01-01-2012, 08:15 PM
good classic gun, congrats. now you have to see a 2000 yards range

Denovo87
01-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Thanks Sir Skeeter; I honestly was waiting you to comment. Manufacturing year is 1953 (month of May to be exact). Barrel & trigger looks fine, though not sure about the extractor as have never seen 721 bolt before neither have rounds available to check that.

Now regarding new stock; have no experience with mistry Akram, would love to put new stock on it if Akram can do the checkering job as fine as its on my CZ 527. I am sure a meet is necessary to discuss this rifle further, hopefully be visiting you in 2nd or 3rd week this month.

Topak bro; thanks, used only 100 meters so far of available 1000mtrs range till now ;) so no chance of going to 2000mtrs.

zainulabdeen
01-01-2012, 09:45 PM
brother den , respected sir skeeter has guided u for the stock . i think it is the perfect solution to the issue

M.ASIF KHAN
02-01-2012, 12:39 PM
congrats on the purchase danny bro

Sami
02-01-2012, 06:15 PM
A.O.A, Very nice New Year resolution, only a person having taste like yours can pick that peace. What I learned from above posts is: You can change Stock and sights, thorough cleaning and bluing can be done with barrel and other parts. A.H

bbiillaall
03-01-2012, 09:26 PM
congrates Denevo bro for the beauty.
and very challenging resolution for the year 2k12.
very best of luck bro.
keep posted :)

Skeeter60
03-01-2012, 09:30 PM
Akram is as good as Holland & Holland and better than any other; when it comes to stock making.

Denovo87
03-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Akram is as good as Holland & Holland and better than any other; when it comes to stock making.

Done Sir ji; Akram will be working on stock n finish. Will bring rifle along on my next visit.

Mehdi
03-01-2012, 10:26 PM
@Denovo 87

Brother Congrats.The 30.06 is a very good acquisition for a gun enthusiast like you, and it will keep you occupied for a while.It has seen good days and am sure with expert and technical guidance from Skeeter 60 and furniture rebuild by Akram it will be back to a shiny new piece.The Rifle is lucky to be back in such good hands.Best of Luck.

Mig
04-01-2012, 12:40 AM
Done Sir ji; Akram will be working on stock n finish. Will bring rifle along on my next visit.

Good Denny Bro.. Now this will come up with a Beauty stock.. Even my unexperienced eyes said the stock should be changed !!

Mig
10-01-2012, 09:47 PM
Any update Denny bro!!!

Denovo87
22-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Yesterday decided to spend this Sunday on restoration so started from what looked easy n have tools/chems available for i.e. bluing;
After doing some deeper study of metal (using magnifying glass) decided against the foiling n surface preparation and to just degrease and blue. Below is the result;


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/1strest006.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/1strest005.jpg


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http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/1strest002.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/1strest001.jpg



Please compare the photos with original and comment if are the results worth spending a weekend on ???

s.cheema
22-01-2012, 04:35 PM
looking great

zainulabdeen
22-01-2012, 06:12 PM
the difference between pre- and post blued gun speaks itself, great work brother den, but where is pictorial of process bro, it eould have been a graet advantage to the " learners" like me

Mig
22-01-2012, 08:00 PM
Looking much Better.. What you did with Mistery Akram Stock thing ?

Denovo87
22-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Thanks S. Cheema, Zain, Mig bros; Didnot ahve anyone available to take photos & my hands still are coated with perma blue ;)
Mistry Akram idea been dropped, will be doing everything by myself at home like first step completed today.

Next thing is to restore the stock (along with final bluing coats next Sunday), not going to get new stock made; will paint the original in black with adding something to raise cheek area... so stay tuned to see how an old rifle turns into a flashy sniper rifle ;)

Mian Jee
22-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Thanks S. Cheema, Zain, Mig bros; Didnot ahve anyone available to take photos & my hands still are coated with perma blue ;)
Mistry Akram idea been dropped, will be doing everything by myself at home like first step completed today.

Next thing is to restore the stock (along with final bluing coats next Sunday), not going to get new stock made; will paint the original in black with adding something to raise cheek area... so stay tuned to see how an old rifle turns into a flashy sniper rifle ;)


Right decision,

Sir, You have done a great job & your toys must be played by you,

Is there any need for front sight after removing the rear one ? why not remove it too ?

May i suggest you to use the matt black or dark gray deco furniture paint on the stock,

IMO, A new recoilpad & a leather raised cheekpiece are must have.

Waiting for the next episode.

Denovo87
22-01-2012, 11:04 PM
Right decision,

Sir, You have done a great job & your toys must be played by you,

Is there any need for front sight after removing the rear one ? why not remove it too ?

May i suggest you to use the matt black or dark gray deco furniture paint on the stock,

IMO, A new recoilpad & a leather raised cheekpiece are must have.

Waiting for the next episode.

Thanks Mian Jee bro; recoil pad has already been ordered but considering to get the original butt plate (along with trigger) gold chromed, what you say?
For cheek piece am thinking on getting one made of walnut to cap on the original stock (before putting fillers on) so cap blends in after paint job; like the idea?

Mian Jee
22-01-2012, 11:44 PM
Thanks Mian Jee bro; recoil pad has already been ordered but considering to get the original butt plate (along with trigger) gold chromed, what you say?
For cheek piece am thinking on getting one made of walnut to cap on the original stock (before putting fillers on) so cap blends in after paint job; like the idea?

Sir,thanks for asking,

1-What you have done with the front sight ?

2-If you want a gold job on butt plate & trigger,why not add the bolt too ?

3-Adding an cap on cheek piece is a good idea but filling can crack after some time by drying out the new piece or by a accidental hit on the new piece.

Denovo87
23-01-2012, 01:58 AM
Sir,thanks for asking,

1-What you have done with the front sight ?

2-If you want a gold job on butt plate & trigger,why not add the bolt too ?

3-Adding an cap on cheek piece is a good idea but filling can crack after some time by drying out the new piece or by a accidental hit on the new piece.

Mian Jee bro;

1) Had to remove rear sight as scope was not sitting on it and sight cut in the barrel gets covered by scope objective lens but removing front sight will leave naked cut just above the muzzle that aesthetically does not look pleasing.
2) Gold Chroming bolt will be too much but a golden grip tip can be a good idea.
3) Cap I am thinking off will be made using well cured walnut; secondly choosing walnut is to make sure that both pieces are of same type of wood; thirdly will have to glue & screw the cap on, using 2-4 small screws to make sure cap does not move or get loose if gun is hit or dropped.

PakistanFirst
23-01-2012, 11:06 AM
Denovo87,

Salam
The project your are working on is the kind I like to do. Wood and metal finishing need some elbow grease - actually lots of it. Plan on spending days, weeks and months on both the wood and the metal. If the gun was in my hands, I would use oil finish. After the wood is finished, you do not have to worry about scratches - just buff the wood with some linseed oil and any scratch you get on the wood will disappear like magic.

Metal pitting is due to lack of proper storage - moisture. One time I stripped the blue finish of a brand new Ruger 22LR pistol. The factory finish of the metal under the bluing was rough. I recall spending all my spare time with emery cloth (I used lots of it) on the Ruger for months!

If you are willing bring bunch of sandpaper and emery cloth of various grits along with the rifle to BWP next month, I will get you started on the metal and the wood. Get the metal to a mirror finish and then worry about the bluing.

Avais
23-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Denovo brother, Good job done. I must say better than Mistry Akram in a sense to own.

Denovo87
23-01-2012, 11:30 AM
Thanks PF & Avias brothers.

PF bro; first plan was to do foiling but dropped it for 2 reasons (a) Dont have that much of time to spend on (b) gun being very old and been foiled a lot by previous owner (even markings are almost flattened) so decided not to foil more of the steel off.
Regarding stock; it has been foiled more than the steel so decided not to do more peeling but to put something on instead (paint & surface coatings).

Malik Kamran Qadir
23-01-2012, 11:36 AM
Congrats on ur new purchase , plz find 1 for me : )

Madham
23-01-2012, 02:38 PM
Deny bro, congrats you have purchased another good rifle...make it look good with labour of love.

Owais Hasan
24-01-2012, 08:57 AM
Denovo Brother,

Very nice job can you eloborate the bluing Process I want to done it on my HK 770 (308) Rifle.

Warm Regards.

Owais Hasan

AK47
24-01-2012, 09:51 AM
Well, neither did I get a chance to congratulate you officially Denovo bro, nor un-officially! This thread somehow escaped my eyes totally and I just found out it's relatively old and full 3 pages now.

Anyhow, congrats on acquiring this thing, I know you had a 30-06 itch since long, so thanks to Avais bhai for helping you out, you're quite of a chameleon when in his company, lolz!

Anyhow, it's ok if you wanna do the stock yourself, otherwise I totally agreed with Skeeter Sir's suggestion about the Akram job. I've seen his stocks and truly one even forgets the original ones, he's a master with this respect, leave alone chequering, etc, he can even put your good portrait on it, lolz!

Anyhow, congrats and best of luck with the restoration work, I myself just completed some rejuvenation of mine, a 30-06 by FN, the wooden color of which had faded and become dry. Since it's a keeper and I care nil for market status, it was simply done with just a few swabs of almost non-color polish, and finally laminated with quality lamination stuff for the continued protection and shine. I like it now, it's smooth and lovely.

As for the bolt re-finishing, I simply went to my number-plate guy and asked him to buff it out with a soft brush over the machine, using some brasso like agent. When done, I took it home, cleaned once more to wipe away the loose carbon residue from the buffing job, and then applied some steel-polish for further cleansing and shine.

The bolt now looks like this:

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n497/wahstar1/Rifles/30-06015Small.jpg


One must however be careful that the buffer man does not buff the parts engaging the locking part of the bolt, which I asked him to do bu handwork.

I stripped the magazine and - after complete cleaning, especially of the hairlike ridges by the bends of the spring which can be very prone to rust collection- greased the whole thing up with some quality white grease, reason why you can't see the shine, otherwise it's like new:


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n497/wahstar1/Rifles/30-06019Medium.jpg


Few years back the gun looked like this, default finish:


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n497/wahstar1/Rifles/30-062.jpg


Weatherization/climatic effects dulled the appearance up recently as you can see in this picture:


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n497/wahstar1/Rifles/30-06012Small.jpg


And some restoration work recently got it back to this:


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n497/wahstar1/Rifles/30-06018Small.jpg

So you can judge from above both the before/after as well as original state pictures, that it's not any "over-do" as if compared to the pictures of 3 or so years back.

The gun needs no bluing work for now as such, but I polished the barrel with top notch Mothers auto-wax and it's uhmmm now!

Now only looking for the butt-plate which had broken few years back, and in addition to this, probably some options for mounting a scope, since the gun has no default set up for it.

It's almost "auto" smooth now, with respect to the working of the action.

Wanted to share long ago, but with a field review also, ruined by the fact that i forgot all the ammo back at the hill station this summer.


Looking forward to seeing your further upgrades/work with your new beauty, and welcome to the 30-06 gang, congrats again.



Regards.

zainulabdeen
24-01-2012, 03:33 PM
, so thanks to Avais bhai for helping you out, you're quite of a chameleon when in his company, lolz!

.
ha ha ha , wat a handsome chameleon u hav over there ak 47 bro,........................................ wat do u say bro den ,,,,,,,,,,;)

AK47
24-01-2012, 06:09 PM
ha ha ha , wat a handsome chameleon u hav over there ak 47 bro,........................................ wat do u say bro den ,,,,,,,,,,;)

Lolz! I simply meant with respect to "changing colors" as per environment. On a lighter note, sir Avais has turned "chameleon" too with respect to handguns, since company of Denovo bro, lolz!


Regards.

Denovo87
24-01-2012, 08:22 PM
Thanks Ak bro; wanted to get everything done/fixed by professional but then thought its the route anyone can take why not do all the repairs, mods n upgrades with my own vigin (KANWARAY) hands ;) so did the bluing without pre-finish metal preparation as test.
Believe me going through this job gave me extreme confidence & satisfaction that decided to work on stock by myself with the tools, chems & craftsmanship I have and after that will Inshallah re-do the bluing in proper way to give metal a proper deep gleam.

AK bro; your rifle is a beautiful piece with quite a history attached to it ;) just to show how I buff polished bolt of my Parkerhale (and that too with my own Kanwaray hands);

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Boltparkerhale.jpg

Reh Gai gal Chameleon wali tay bhai; a gun enthusiast keep on changing his colors from hand guns to long guns, from metal guns to poly guns, from hammer fired to internal striker fired.... and so on .... kaisee kahee :eyebrows:

AK47
24-01-2012, 09:42 PM
Thanks Ak bro; wanted to get everything done/fixed by professional but then thought its the route anyone can take why not do all the repairs, mods n upgrades with my own vigin (KANWARAY) hands ;)

AK bro; your rifle is a beautiful piece with quite a history attached to it ;) just to show how I buff polished bolt of my Parkerhale (and that too with my own Kanwaray hands);

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Boltparkerhale.jpg

Reh Gai gal Chameleon wali tay bhai; a gun enthusiast keep on changing his colors from hand guns to long guns, from metal guns to poly guns, from hammer fired to internal striker fired.... and so on .... kaisee kahee :eyebrows:

Wasey Kahee! I agree with you, these are all "seasons" in a gunner's life, otherwise the whole thing and fun of the collection aspirations would just become so boring monotonous.

Thanks Denovo bro, I also agree with you, restoration works has it's own specific challenges and is quite a fine off-time enjoyment, especially if you use your own hands to do the job, no doubts.

Nice bolt there of yours, excellent job done. A bit of auto-wax applied properly, and see how the action of your beauty becomes almost "auto", lolz!

Since we are now both busy with the 30-06's, have you any idea as to the butt-plate I mentioned as missing in mine? Any uniform size available, or does it mean another MISTRY to visit now. I do have one such, since that's sadly where my own clumsy hands fail to do any more.

Keep on Denovo bro, let's see the progress. Done with my 30-06 now, I myself may venture soon upon another project, a side by side, English DBBL, ignored since long.



Regards.

Denovo87
24-01-2012, 10:03 PM
Do you still have the screws of lost or broken butt plate AK bro? waisay I am thinking to get butt plate + grip cap made for this very Remi 721 & get these engraved before gold plating them :cool: will definitely get one made for you after I source one for myself successfully.

For scope set up; can you please post close up of the receiver from top?

AK47
24-01-2012, 11:33 PM
Do you still have the screws of lost or broken butt plate AK bro? waisay I am thinking to get butt plate + grip cap made for this very Remi 721 & get these engraved before gold plating them :cool: will definitely get one made for you after I source one for myself successfully.

For scope set up; can you please post close up of the receiver from top?

Thank you Den, appreciated, and lolz on the gold plating, let's do it before the Tola hits the 100K mark, which may not be too far off the corner, lolz!


I'll look for the screws, yet sadly think I've misplaced them somewhere irrecoverable!

And I'll take some fresh pics from top side tomorrow, Inshallah, I've a feeling I'll need to resort to the drill and tap "surgery", lolz! Will let you know tomorrow, Inshallah.



Regards.

Denovo87
25-01-2012, 06:14 PM
New equipment for a super quality paint job , I am taking this rifle restoration dam seriously ;)

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/aircompressor.jpg

Naveed_pk
25-01-2012, 06:22 PM
Lols !! Awesome Danny bro :) So we should take all our weapons need to re-blue all the way to Sialkot.

Mig
25-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Wow. Go on Go ON.. !!
You will End up with a Gunsmithing workshop with this.
I wish I was in your city so I could have done some help in this with you.

Mig
25-01-2012, 07:01 PM
Lols !! Awesome Danny bro :) So we should take all our weapons need to re-blue all the way to Sialkot.

Not just re-blue but Wait and see,, For ALL THE working. PAKGUNS Sialkot WORKSHOP!

Denovo87
27-01-2012, 12:05 AM
After having some experience (& lot of confidence) decided to do the complete re-blue, thats what I and how I spend whole 7 hours today;

Disassembled and cleaned parts with carbcleaner to start loooong session of filing, finishing and polish,

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/Cleaningndegreasing.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/readytoblue.jpg

Used 120 grit sand paper to remove old bluing, rust & to remove pitting (to some extant) then 320 grit to smooth & finally 600 grit to polish; it was a complete workout of arms n shoulders to remove some of filth this gun been collecting for 60 years ;)

And thats what I completed before calling the day off (at 12.30am);

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/dayoff.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/dayoff2.jpg

P.S. what you see on my hands is just the result of last session of polishing the barrel as been washing hands in between while hoping from filing to bluing to filing, today I realized why people working in workshops wear dungarees & gloves ;)

Mig
27-01-2012, 12:43 AM
Good Work Denny brother.. The workshop started in the bathroom!

Denovo87
27-01-2012, 12:46 AM
Good Work Denny brother.. The workshop started in the bathroom!

Thanks Mig bro; great people start great works from bathroom ;)

Avais
27-01-2012, 12:09 PM
So finally you decided to do everything by yourself. Good work keep it going and bring us some fascinating results. A good gunsmith business is awaiting for you. Lolzzzz.

AK47
27-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Impressive! Inspiring!

The barrel looks so fine now, that I'd even suggest leaving it stainless, lolz!

Well done Denovo bro, now where the hell do I find something sixty years??!!! Really wanna experiment something, awaiting your further results, this is absolutely marvelous for the start.



Regards.

Denovo87
27-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Thanks Avais & AK bros, will keep the progress posted so be tuned.

Denovo87
28-01-2012, 08:03 PM
Last 24hrs progress;

Blued barrel n receiver, below is the set up I made to avoid touching before, during or after bluing ;) didnot take pictures of blued barrel will post after 72 hours once bluing is cured;

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/Barrelbluesetup.jpg

Started working on stock last night (after finishing bluing job), removed old finish and completed sanding. Started today from filling and it took me whole day to just finish the stock, below is how I spent whole day in the sun;

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/stockfinish2.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/stockfinish1.jpg


That's how was I involved in in finishing n playing with the butt ;) photo was taken by my son me without knowing about.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/stockfinishing.jpg


And stock is ready for 1st spray coat of primer, actual priming coat was done in the night had load shedding just after hanging the butt so had to wait for power. Primer coat and 1st colour coat was done in the night, will do final coat tomorrow in the afternoon.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/readyfor1stprimerspray.jpg

Mig
28-01-2012, 08:20 PM
Great going brother.. Great. Hanging stock like washed clothes. . And what a good essence that not just you as a worker, we as Spectators, but our great Load Shedding also took its contribution !.

zainulabdeen
29-01-2012, 12:14 AM
thats what i was looking for , this pictorial at least provides us with some insight of restoration, kindly share the brand names of clour , sand paper and other items involved as i am also feeling an itch for the restoration of my BRNO hornet, and we are thankful to our BHATEEJA , your sweet son to provide us a chance to see our beloved brother den in civil dress;)

Mig
29-01-2012, 12:30 AM
That's how was I involved in in finishing n playing with the butt ;) photo was taken by my son me without knowing about.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/stockfinishing.jpg
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There is Some new Change of Style in this picture. I dont know if someone else also notice something before I point out !

AK47
29-01-2012, 01:23 AM
Excellent progress Denovo bro! And nice natural shot there by the chap. This is becoming very interesting, let's have more, wanna see the beauty on the 72.nd hour.


Regards.

Moeen
29-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Salam All,
@Denovo87 - Salam bhai jan, long time haven't heard from you. Bhai jan here is the thing, on the guns which have the nice shiny finish which is ruined I recommend this: We can't re Buff the steel as they do in the factories, if we take it here to a guy who does metal buffing, he is bound to buff one area more than other areas hence one ends up non uniform surface which when blued looks ugly.
Here is what I recommend and you have seen the results of the finish (12Gauge's Thread on the .22lr Stevens rifle) where we sandblasted the gun and gave it a more proper black bluing as done on Milspec sniper rifles.
Something to think about.

Denovo87
31-01-2012, 11:03 AM
Moved this thread here as will be posting update on almost finished product in a day or two.

paki.gunner
01-02-2012, 12:45 AM
Denovo bro inspiring job for all PG members

Denovo87
03-02-2012, 08:27 PM
Project is almost there; job may not look professionally done but it gives me pleasure to see and compare with the photos of this gun in the state it came to me. I feel proud when ever I look at it; everything done is by my own hands; a solid reason to be proud of, isn't it?

Below is how once wrecked Remington 721 started looking now and without going to any mistry, gunsmith or painter; nothing is changed or replaced; just all free time of whole 10 days & my hands ;)


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a01.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a02.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a03.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a04.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a05.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a06.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a07.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Restoration/a08.jpg

Arslan_tareen
03-02-2012, 08:57 PM
wow wow and just wow , great Job sir , the results are amazing , all you need is a pictany rail for the scope a bi-pod and you have your own super custom sporter .

bbiillaall
03-02-2012, 09:04 PM
very nicely job done Denovo bro. congrats.

Denovo87
03-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Thanks Arslan & bbiillaall bro's; no need for picatinny rail as I already got Leupold bases for it (receiver is drilled n tabbed), will be mounting a scope soon.

mhrehman
03-02-2012, 09:27 PM
Den bro, congrats on a job very nicely done, hope you enjoy it for years to come bro.

s.cheema
03-02-2012, 09:29 PM
very nice.

Mian Jee
03-02-2012, 10:16 PM
Congratulations for completing your project,:humble:
Yes it is a solid reason to be proud of,
You have done a great job.

You have become a restorationist as well as a good mistry, a good gunsmith but not a good painter,:yield:

Please reconsider doing it again some time,
IMO,with a different color tone & a bit more smooth texture,

BTW,can i request for an appointment for my project?:phone:

Denovo87
03-02-2012, 11:15 PM
Congratulations for completing your project,:humble:
Yes it is a solid reason to be proud of,
You have done a great job.

You have become a restorationist as well as a good mistry, a good gunsmith but not a good painter,:yield:

Please reconsider doing it again some time,
IMO,with a different color tone & a bit more smooth texture,

BTW,can i request for an appointment for my project?:phone:

Thanks mhrehman, s.cheema & Mian Jee bro's.

Mian Jee bro; I actually re-did paint job just to get the texture you see in above pics; I didnot like the smooth finish so gave it this poly stock look like texture using the same paint but different spraying angle & distance AND it was my very first experience with spray painting so being a maiden try its really not that bad bro. As far as shade is concerned; I made this tone for a very specific reason ;) will disclose the reason later.

Mig
04-02-2012, 12:55 AM
Great job Denovo brother.. Congratulation. Now its looking a real Black beauty.
Did you also dropped the idea of golden trigger ? I guess so because it looks cheap with this black color. Diamond suits black only :)

Now you keeping a secret with the rough painting.. Let me guess. You did this to feel a kind of checkering maybe ! !

But what is the secret for making your french a history when working as a gunsmith! :P :P read post # 65

Denovo87
04-02-2012, 09:05 AM
Great job Denovo brother.. Congratulation. Now its looking a real Black beauty.
Did you also dropped the idea of golden trigger ? I guess so because it looks cheap with this black color. Diamond suits black only :)

Now you keeping a secret with the rough painting.. Let me guess. You did this to feel a kind of checkering maybe ! !

But what is the secret for making your french a history when working as a gunsmith! :P :P read post # 65

Thanks Mig bro; yes golden chrome been dropped as it would have been an out sourced job so will do black paint to trigger n butt plate instead (on next round of restoration).

Frenchie removal; part of recent restoration wave ;)

AK47
05-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Congrats Denovo bro! Nice to see your sweat bearing it's final fruit. Looks beautiful now. Have fun.


Regards.

zainulabdeen
06-02-2012, 04:03 PM
great work done by ur " virgin " hands ( which are no more virgin now) the texture of color is great , now just waiting to see it in action

shakeel durrani
08-02-2012, 02:49 PM
nice job done denovo!
will u put some light on the material used for finishing,i mean the primer spray,and black spray looking like beautiful fiber stock!
do ordinary spray paints hold on the gun or v need some special ones for gun purpose?
which paint brand and primer coat u used?can u post pics?

Madham
09-02-2012, 11:17 AM
Denovo bro, Labour of Love speaks for its self... nicely done and i had to go back 1 page and see if it was originally a wodden stock. new pics are awaited.

Slayerjatt
09-02-2012, 12:14 PM
amazing job paa jee! your skill set is enhancing every day! :)

Sturmgewehr
09-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Sir's what would a new remington 700 cost.......and great find by the way denovo bro.

Denovo87
09-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Thanks brothers.

@shakeel durrani bro; paint I used is Dupont paint for auto mobiles (I think I wrote the exact name somewhere in earlier posts), putty I used was of ICI & primer again of Dupont (both these are also for auto mobile painting). Paint n primer I used can be painted with brush as well ( as I did one coat of primer with brush without any problem), the surface finish achieved by trying different angle, distance, pressure & speed of gun movement; nothing special in paint or surface preparation. Auto paint is the best to use on firearms as these are made to withstand solvents and environment better than ordinary all round paint (pressurized spray cans) or furniture paints (called as deco paint).

@Sturmgewehr bro; new Remington 700 (adl, bdl or cdl) is very hard to find in here, can cost you somewhere between 400k to 550k if you find one by chance,... SAKOON AYAA :loco: ;)

Sturmgewehr
10-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Thanks brothers.

@shakeel durrani bro; paint I used is Dupont paint for auto mobiles (I think I wrote the exact name somewhere in earlier posts), putty I used was of ICI & primer again of Dupont (both these are also for auto mobile painting). Paint n primer I used can be painted with brush as well ( as I did one coat of primer with brush without any problem), the surface finish achieved by trying different angle, distance, pressure & speed of gun movement; nothing special in paint or surface preparation. Auto paint is the best to use on firearms as these are made to withstand solvents and environment better than ordinary all round paint (pressurized spray cans) or furniture paints (called as deco paint).

@Sturmgewehr bro; new Remington 700 (adl, bdl or cdl) is very hard to find in here, can cost you somewhere between 400k to 550k if you find one by chance,... SAKOON AYAA :loco: ;)

hahahaha anyways denovo bhai what range of deer rifles are available in the punjab area.....meaning prices and availability and are there K98 mauser hunting variants available here.

Birdshooter007
10-02-2012, 11:08 AM
I wish Mosin Nagant was available here.... costs $50-$150 in USA.. Can take down any specie of deer found in Pakistan. Caliber is 7.62x54R.

Denovo87
10-02-2012, 11:31 AM
@Sturmgewehr bro;if you are asking about action n bolt of 98 Mauser than CZ rifles are best variants that are available here in locally popular calibers like .22lr, .22wmr, .223 Rem., .243 Win, .270 Win, 7x57 Mauser, 30.06 Spring fld., .308 Win price ranging form 100k (for .22's) to 320k. By the way I have CZ 527 in .223 mini Mauser & its a sweetie (will be getting another in a different caliber soon).

Malik Kamran Qadir
10-02-2012, 11:39 AM
wow good job sir. can i send my rifle to u for re-conditioning?

Denovo87
10-02-2012, 01:45 PM
wow good job sir. can i send my rifle to u for re-conditioning?

Thanks bro & you are welcome anytime to send but return is not guaranteed ;)

Birdshooter007
10-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Thanks bro & you are welcome anytime to send but return is not guaranteed ;)
:high5: :laugh: :clap2:

Sturmgewehr
11-02-2012, 12:38 PM
@Sturmgewehr bro;if you are asking about action n bolt of 98 Mauser than CZ rifles are best variants that are available here in locally popular calibers like .22lr, .22wmr, .223 Rem., .243 Win, .270 Win, 7x57 Mauser, 30.06 Spring fld., .308 Win price ranging form 100k (for .22's) to 320k. By the way I have CZ 527 in .223 mini Mauser & its a sweetie (will be getting another in a different caliber soon).


wow sir you really need to post a picture of your hunting rifle collection then....

Denovo87
29-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Its almost ready; changed the colour n finish of stock to what I originally have in mind ;) after looking at below porn I am sure you all can guess why I confidently did that.
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5899.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5959.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5930.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5940.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5959.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5957.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5946.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/Remington721/Update%2029-2-12/IMG_5962.jpg

Ahnab
29-02-2012, 08:03 PM
sexxxxxxxxyyyyy!!!!! :d

Birdshooter007
29-02-2012, 08:32 PM
Have you shot it yet? How much does the ammo cost?

Denovo87
29-02-2012, 08:55 PM
sexxxxxxxxyyyyy!!!!! :d

Thanks Ahnab bro; yes it indeeeeeeeed is ;)


Have you shot it yet? How much does the ammo cost?

Yes I have bro; but just 5 rounds (with iron sights, didnot get chance to try the scope) had an excellent group about 1 inch at 65 meters. Ammo is around 300 per piece of S&B and to 1.1k if you are after something US.

rmishaq
29-02-2012, 09:39 PM
Wow!! Talk about a facelift. That's some piece of eye-candy!

AK47
29-02-2012, 10:20 PM
@Denovo87................Bro, what do you want me to say? That I'm green like a chameleon out of jealousy? Well, alright, let me say it then, YES, I am! Lolz!

No doubts you're a true innovator with the all the blessings in your hands bro, this is simply marvelous, outstanding achievement. I'm speechless, can't find the appropriate words!

Had to scroll back a couple of pages, because something great looking seemed different, so had to compare with the original, to find that another genius here was talking something wood stippling few days back, and there it is, it seems, am I right? Excellent.

Let me say, this is PakGuns Black Widow II, loved the outfit, looks like a sniper rifle now that probably could do a good repetition of the 1967, though with a lot uglier target instead, lolz!

Excellent work done, Denovo bro, now plz find me something similar, even if a worn out .22 Magnum, lolz! Two thumbs up there, this is really indigenous work, no doubts.


Regards.

Denovo87
29-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Thanks rmishaq bro.

AK bro thanks, this lovely praise started itching my hands again to do more; really nice to see black widow II bringing you out of hibernation lolz. Love the nick BLACK WIDOW II ;)

Mastermind
29-02-2012, 10:46 PM
lovely work denovo sir.

AK47
29-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Thanks rmishaq bro.

AK bro thanks, this lovely praise started itching my hands again to do more; really nice to see black widow II bringing you out of hibernation lolz. Love the nick BLACK WIDOW II ;)

You're welcome.

1.st of all, plz don't "do more" if you wanna see me in peace, lolz!

Second, lolz on the hibernation notion!



And BW II is the right nick for this beauty bro, also loved the butt plate, excellent.


Regards.

zainulabdeen
29-02-2012, 11:39 PM
when a person like brother ak 47 says that he doesnt find any words . wat would a person like me should say ? ....... its no less than a transformation from a shabby looking old gun to an aesthetically superb masterpiece which every body would like to own. great work brother denovo and congratulations on transformation of a simple spider in to " black widow " rather a " seski " black widow, i specially like the leather patch work on gripping areas , superb , really superb .

Mig
01-03-2012, 12:55 AM
just GREAtttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt !!!

A Comparison in a nutsheel

Previous

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/mig_gunner/GUN01.jpg

After magic hands of Denovo87 brother

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/mig_gunner/GUN02.jpg

Birdshooter007
01-03-2012, 09:21 AM
Demand??? LOL ;)

Avais
01-03-2012, 10:37 AM
So finally the venture is over. Congrats Denovo brother and dont miss this Sunday to procede for zeroing the rifle scopes.

12GAUGE
01-03-2012, 01:12 PM
@Denovo87

Beautiful work Denovo Bhai. now thats what I call a handsome looking sporting rifle. It looks "new age" and I have been going through the pictures and it just doesn't come off as some home-made job. In fact it looks professionally restored. good job and hats off to you sir.

Regards.

Canik
01-03-2012, 01:21 PM
@ denovo

wwwooooowww .............

you had changed the gun excellent.....

Topak
01-03-2012, 02:38 PM
Sawad A giya aayyy.... very professionally done.

by the way can you restore a 30 years old German revolver ? ;)

Denovo87
01-03-2012, 02:57 PM
Thanks brothers; its all the praises from brothers that keep me going on otherwise have no plan to hunt anything with a 30-06 ;)

Topak bro; You are most welcome to bring 30 years old German; would love to work on it.

sajjadkhan
01-03-2012, 03:04 PM
Nice work Denovo87 Sir.

a_k
01-03-2012, 03:22 PM
MASHALLAH, great work done !

shafiq992
01-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Good man ... looks good

12GAUGE
02-03-2012, 12:46 AM
by the way can you restore a 30 years old German revolver ? ;)


from the looks of it, Denovo bro can probably restore anything. be it a 30 year old German revolver or a 30+ year old Pakistani. lols!

Regards.

12GAUGE
02-03-2012, 12:50 AM
You are most welcome to bring 30 years old German; would love to work on it.

Count me in too. I too would love to work on a German someday? . hahahahahaaha

Regards.

Topak
02-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Thanks Denovo Sir for marvelous offer...... will be in contact with you.
12 G bro..... please read carefully before ''working'' with German.. its REVOLVER ;)

Ahnab
02-03-2012, 03:51 PM
@Denovo87
So, when are you taking the new & improved Black Widow II out for a hunt? :)

Denovo87
02-03-2012, 04:03 PM
@Denovo87
So, when are you taking the new & improved Black Widow II out for a hunt? :)

Tomorrow Inshallah; to hunt the target charts ;)

Canik
02-03-2012, 04:06 PM
Tomorrow Inshallah; to hunt the target charts ;)


ha ha ha loz

Ahnab
02-03-2012, 04:44 PM
Tomorrow Inshallah; to hunt the target charts ;)

Poor target charts. Beware the wrath of the BLACK WIDOW II! :D

Daudpota
04-03-2012, 06:30 PM
just GREAtttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt !!!

A Comparison in a nutsheel

Previous

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/mig_gunner/GUN01.jpg

After magic hands of Denovo87 brother

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/mig_gunner/GUN02.jpg

Great Job! Really interesting work. Impressive results!

Birdshooter007
04-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Where's the range report? :)

Denovo87
04-03-2012, 07:39 PM
Where's the range report? :)

Range was not available on Saturday & Sunday as there was pistol competition there which I lost GRACEFULLY ;)

Tried setting up a 100 meter range just beside the main range (in a ditch actually) fired about 13 rounds with the rifle trying to zero the scope before I was reported and been asked to pack-up before they expel me out of the club :(

Sorry for the untidy target chart as cleaned pistol on it today.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/BWII3-3-12.jpg

Avais
04-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Denovo brother, I am sure 3 shots in black circle are the last three bullets after zeroing the scope?

Denovo87
04-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Denovo brother, I am sure 3 shots in black circle are the last three bullets after zeroing the scope?

Yes bro; these are last ones & I would have been on the bull in next 2-3 shots :(

Avais
05-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Yes bro; these are last ones & I would have been on the bull in next 2-3 shots :(
We shall do it together with .270:smile:

Mig
06-03-2012, 02:24 AM
We shall do it together with .270:smile:

Is it going to be a competition ??

Avais
06-03-2012, 10:38 AM
Is it going to be a competition ??]
Mig brother there is no competition but practice only to detremine the bullet drop of various grains at 100 to 300 yards. As skeeter60 Sb, advised use lot of bullets on paper and enjoy the one accurate final shot on your game target.:smile:

Mig
06-03-2012, 03:12 PM
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Mig brother there is no competition but practice only to detremine the bullet drop of various grains at 100 to 300 yards. As skeeter60 Sb, advised use lot of bullets on paper and enjoy the one accurate final shot on your game target.:smile:

Yes indeed. And also Skeeter60 Sb says the most accurate you can get is your self reloaded after adjustments. Do you try reloading ?

Avais
06-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Yes indeed. And also Skeeter60 Sb says the most accurate you can get is your self reloaded after adjustments. Do you try reloading ?
No I don't reloads.

Abbas
02-05-2012, 06:20 PM
What a wonderful wonderful transformation and what a wonderful thread. I came across this thread when it was started but refused to read it until I could sit down with a nice cup of coffee and savour it bit by bit.

Excellent job Denovo. Very impressive, I thought 12G's restoration the Stevens was an only case but you're pushed the bar quite high. I really look forward to having both the Stevens and the Remington in my hands and to doing a close up review and photo session of each.

Great thread as a 'how to' on Rifle restoration. Made Sticky permanently.

Mig
03-05-2012, 03:00 AM
Yes Chief, now if you have any other store dumped kind of thing like your Stevens we have another restorative Agent from Sialkot ! You can consider him for a renovation :)

Jibz
20-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Hats off, Denovo87 sir.
I have to say that I didnt expect the end product to look like this (I was expecting a different sort of outcome, wood grain finish :P), and it turned out to be a mind blower; simply amazing. With this finish, a first timer may confuse the stock for being synthetic. I couldn't agree more that this DIY restoration surely is an itch in itself. hahahah
Did you get a chance to take Black Beauty II out for a field day again? How did she do on a target canvas :D?

Denovo87
20-09-2013, 05:50 PM
Thanks Jibz bro for kind words; yes I took it to range 2-3 times and you are absolutely right about its finish, "is it Steyr?" were the first words of appreciation I heard by a senior army officer at range ;) it was so nice on paper that I dont own it anymore :( was taken by a very dear friend about 6 months ago.

Glockcohlic
20-09-2013, 06:55 PM
@Denovo87

Due to my engagements at work, at home, traveling and mom's health issues I have been missing some great threads and this is one of them. Sorry bro. to miss this great restoration project thread bar. Mashah'Allah a great effort and a very nice product out come.

Great job, well done. :)

Jibz
20-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Thanks Jibz bro for kind words; .............................I dont own it anymore :( was taken by a very dear friend about 6 months ago.

Sirrrr, Ay ki ho gaya? :(
A dear friend took it??? Asi vi toady friend ann... Sanu dy daini si... :( :( ...lol. (Trust me, a Pathan speaking, rather, typing in Punjabi can be very funny :D :D).
Anyways, the new owner is a very lucky guy to be in possession of something so awesome as Restored by Virgin hands of Denovo87. :D Cheers Sir.

Denovo87
20-09-2013, 10:30 PM
Thanks Glockcohlic bro; its been so long, when are you visiting home?

You are most welcome Jibz bro would have been my pleasure if it was still with me; marvelous Punjabi bro :)