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Tom Dunn

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Tom Dunn
I have been using Birchwood-Casey Tru Oil on gunstocks for many years. Might be beter stuff now, but I'm a mite stubborn, so I stick with it.
This little rifle, an Ithaca Model 49 Saddlegun, was purchased by my best friend back in 1969. It is the first gun I ever hunted with. Back then my Dad would not allow me to own a gun, so I had to borrow this one. My friend suffered a stroke when he was only 39 and he gave this rifle to me.

I still shoot it, but it was showing some age.





I gave it a "$1.98 re-do". The stock I finished with Tru Oil, rubbed out a bit with rottenstone, the aluminum reciever and lever just a simple flat black Krylon spray job. The bluing on the steel was still good so it was left untouched.













I love this little gun!!!!!!!!
 

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Mark
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Nice job Tom! Gotta love Tru-Oil. Did you steam out the dents? It looks super smooth.
 

Tom Dunn

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Tom Dunn
Actually, there were no dents to speak of, despite appearances in the top picture. The blemishes sanded out pretty easily.
 

Jeff

Jeff
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Tom,

That's a nifty restoration. You're friend would be proud of this legacy and your care for it. :thumbs_up
 

jimwill48

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James
I had on of those cute little single shots when I was a teenager. My brother gave it to me for my birthday, wish I still had it. Good job on the refurbish...jw
 

jhreed

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james
You did a great job on the rifle. I loved the story, it brought tears to my eyes. You have a treasure!
James
 
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