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Topic: Jungle Carbine Refreshed
Posted By: Goosic
Subject: Jungle Carbine Refreshed
Date 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.

All comments are welcome...



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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 11 2018 at 5:18pm
Turned out really nice! Crisp!


Posted By: 25-5
Date Posted: February 11 2018 at 5:33pm
A lot of effort paid off quite nicely.

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: February 11 2018 at 7:35pm
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 


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: February 11 2018 at 7:50pm
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...


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 5:57am
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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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:17am
I'd be careful with that flash hider it it really is aluminum! Remember the old Williams "AlumaBomb" receivers?
Censored
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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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:47am
I like the contrast in colour from the hardware to the peep site!


Posted By: Goosic
Date 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.


Posted By: Canuck
Date 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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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:15pm
I noticed the recoil pad seems to be in fair nick.
They are (apparently) rarer than rocking horse poo

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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:47pm
These days somebody might be able to reproduce those hard rubber butt pads using a 3D printer?

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:56pm
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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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 7:43pm
Right from the can and then let it set on my patio for the day to dry.


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 7:46pm
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.


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 7:49pm
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.


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 5:31am
Next time smear a little dish detergent round the rim. once on wipe it off with a damp paper towel afterwards.
Lamp


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 6:07am
I smeared wheel bearing grease all over it. That just made it slightly better.


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 6:10am
I've had good luck with a rattle can. The trick, in my opinion, is like painting a car. It's all in the metal prep. Once you start painting, patience is the key. Several light coats. My first coat you can probably see more steel than paint! Allow paint to dry between coats. Painting a round object is tough, hang it from a wire and walk around. I also make sure to spray the second or third coat up/down. It always amazes me on how clear stampings turn out.


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 8:28am
Make sure you get it ALL off, some old rubbers don't react well to modern petrochemicals!



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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 2:35pm
Glycerine. The stuff we used to put in the kids bubble bottle to blow really big bubbles after they dip the ring into it! It is an amazing natural lubricant!



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