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Old 24th October 2018, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Another Sindi Rifle (Rags to riches)

Acquired at the same auction as the other Sindi and the Rasak/Kariophili posted here earlier, is this rifle which is similar to that posted here and owned by Rickstl http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=jezail
This one however was rescued from a junk pile and was in terrible condition. After many hours of restoration it now at least has a future. Though it still has some minor failings, at least it is no longer junk..........
A series of before and after pics will show how it was, and how it is now.
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Old 24th October 2018, 05:54 AM   #2
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Old 24th October 2018, 08:02 AM   #3
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Very nice before and after!
That's a lot of work and a lot of Sindhi guns...
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Old 24th October 2018, 09:02 AM   #4
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Very sympathetic restoration job! Just the right amount of cleaning everywhere. I'm especially impressed by the way you brought the lock back to life. Well done!
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That's a lot of work, and very nicely done!
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Old 24th October 2018, 11:52 AM   #6
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Hello

Only for one question. The oxide was removed by electrolysis or by another method. Thank you

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Old 24th October 2018, 12:26 PM   #7
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"Abra Kadabra...............must be magic! Congratulations on having the vision to foresee this marvelous transformation and saving a piece of history.
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Old 24th October 2018, 05:21 PM   #8
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Great work Stu!
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Old 24th October 2018, 06:47 PM   #9
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Great restoration, the way it should be done. As a result, another nice Sindi rifle.
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Old 24th October 2018, 06:56 PM   #10
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Only for one question. The oxide was removed by electrolysis or by another method. Thank you

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Hi Fernando,
Soak parts in WHITE VINEGAR.....I use ONLY white vinegar and neutralise with hot water, then spray with CRC 556, after rubbing with domestic PLASTIC dishwash pad.
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Thank you Gentlemen for your kind words. I will have to search for another "project" now. I am always on the look out for worthy restoration jobs.
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Old 25th October 2018, 04:13 PM   #12
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Hi Stu

GREAT JOB !!!! The photo of the inside of the lock looked like it had cobwebs !!
Wonderful before and after restoration. Looked like it had been sitting in the corner of a garage for many years. LOL But turned out well. Congrats.

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Thank you Gentlemen for your kind words. I will have to search for another "project" now. I am always on the look out for worthy restoration jobs.
Stu

EXCELLENT RESTORATION STU
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Stu what a wonderful end result. I do the same kind of work and appreciate the time and effort that goes into these conservations.
Has the integrity of the barrel been compromised? Could you fire it?
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Stu what a wonderful end result. I do the same kind of work and appreciate the time and effort that goes into these conservations.
Has the integrity of the barrel been compromised? Could you fire it?

Hi Will,
The barrel is very thick wall so probably COULD be fired (with caution), however I do not intend to try.
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