How much does it cost to get a gun Stock refinish?
Current Refinishing Pricing for most gunstocks: $250 – 350 for most stocks. Amount depends on variables such as ease/difficulty of old finish removal, extent of dents, gouges, scratches, etc.
How much does a Turnbull restoration cost?
The Turnbull #1 is made specifically for them by Ruger in . 475 Turnbull, and the base cost is $1,100. Refinished with rich color case hardening and charcoal blue brings them up to $2,000.
Can you recoat a gun?
Fear not, you can refinish your gun without sandblasting or spray guns and the results can be pretty amazing. DuraCoat and Brownells Aluma-Hyde II air-dry coatings are available in rattle cans. DuraCoat says you can rough up the metal with a Scotch-Brite pad and spray over the degreased metal.
Should you restore an old gun?
If you have an old gun that you want to hunt with, there’s nothing wrong with having it refurbished—just don’t expect to get the money you spend on the gun out of it if you ever sell it. The point of refurbishing is to put a gun into condition where it’s safe and makes you happy to take into the field or to the range.
Can you refinish a shotgun stock?
When refinishing a stock, apply a total of three coats. Let each coat dry and then sand the stock very lightly with extra-fine sandpaper before applying the next layer. Apply Tru-Oil sparingly to the checkering. Professionally restored checkering will help preserve the beauty of the stock.
How is color case hardening done?
Originally, this process used bone charcoal heated to an exact temperature. Afterwards, the parts were removed from the furnace and quenched. The process leaves a hard surface finish and a layer of colored carbon with beautiful color variations.
How does bluing affect gun value?
Rebluing only decreases the value. Rebluing a $500 gun, if you try to sell it, you’d likely still get $500 out of it, if not less. You would not make your money back. It’s really up to your own preferences.
Should I’re blue an old gun?
The short answer is no. If it’s your intent to maintain a firearm’s collectibility and value, the answer is usually “no”; don’t re-blue your gun. Firearms with an original finish, even if they have visible wear and discoloration are generally more valuable than those that have been refinished (re-blued or parkerized).
What is the best finish for gun stocks?
The best finish to put on a gun stock is an oil finish. It is easy to apply, durable and can be used on finished and unfinished wood. Oil finish is also water-proof, prevents UV light from damaging the wood, and can last for several years.
What’s the best way to refinish a firearm?
Make sure to take your time when preparing the metal for bluing. After removing the old bluing and/or rust, and sanding down the pits, wash the metal again using the Cleaner-Degreaser and raise well with water. Bluing: Apply the Perma Blue to all showing metal of the piece you’re working on.
Can a gunstock refinishing job be done at home?
Unless the gunstock refinishing job I send you sits in your gun cabinet, “on view” only, it will get scratched or nicked, somehow, someway, practically guaranteed. If you attempt touch-ups at home, without the correct finishing ingredients and procedure, results are usually marginal at best, and often look worse than the original damage.
Is it possible to repair a factory gun finish?
Factory finishes are designed to be durable, but still scratch easily and are very difficult to repair. The gun owner must live with the flaws or attempt repairs that almost always look like a patch job because matching the surrounding finish is nearly impossible.
Is it possible to restore an antique gun?
Many antique firearms were not cosmetically perfect from the factory often with machining marks and imperfections. The goal of a restoration is get the firearm to the of being as close to like new as possible without taking away it’s character.