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Old 18th March 2021, 04:55 PM   #31
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More photos after restoration.I hope you like my work.
Borislav - it's excellent work ! The rifle looks great !
I was doing some small restorations as well and knows how much effort it costs.

By any chance can you share what do you use to make red ornaments on mother of pearl ?
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Old 18th March 2021, 08:57 PM   #32
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Wonderful!! Work with mother of pearl is not the easiest thing on the hands and time consuming.
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Old 19th March 2021, 04:52 PM   #33
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Outstanding job. Congratulations !! Are you able to shoot black powder, muzzle loading guns in Bulgaria ?

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Old 23rd March 2021, 12:57 PM   #34
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Borislav - it's excellent work ! The rifle looks great !
I was doing some small restorations as well and knows how much effort it costs.

By any chance can you share what do you use to make red ornaments on mother of pearl ?

Hi gusko, i use red wax from wine for inlay on mother of pearl.
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Old 23rd March 2021, 01:13 PM   #35
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Outstanding job. Congratulations !! Are you able to shoot black powder, muzzle loading guns in Bulgaria ?

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Here I em, shooting whit my boylia at the traditional Bulgarian festival city
Zheravna (с. Жеравна).
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Old 29th March 2021, 02:32 PM   #36
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Excellent !!!! Thanks so much for the photos !!! I'm need to post photos of myself firing some of my original Eastern guns. Thanks again. Outstanding work also.

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Old 4th April 2023, 01:39 PM   #37
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I want to show you my last restoration of a Bulgarian boylia rifle. I look forward to your comments. The barrel and the lock are original. All others parts are not original. I made them.
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Old 4th April 2023, 01:41 PM   #38
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Old 6th April 2023, 08:26 PM   #39
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Lovely work bobi! That must have taken you many hours to complete.
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Impressivo!
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Old 9th April 2023, 01:21 PM   #41
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Your work is very inspiring! I collect ethnic guns as well as vintage American long rifles, and most of mine are well worn. A couple of my long guns suffered from poor amateur restoration attempts. To see a relic like what you started with get restored to its former glory is a testament to your skills.

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Old 28th May 2023, 04:41 PM   #42
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Ah! At last I found this thread..

I have a Boylia that was given to me in a terrible state. I have started to restore it, but had no idea what I was trying to achive..

The rear of the stock is missing as are the forward barrel bands..

I have managed to scrape off some of the thick coats of dirt and clean the lock which is in quite good condition, but is missing the wings on the top screw..
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