Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

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Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby crcrichton » 26 May 2019 21

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My wife and I live on the south side of Salt Lake City. We met in a church choir and have sung together in Sunday services for well over ten years now.

I have too many guns to list here, some my grandfathers (both sides of the family), my fathers, who left this world in '73 and now my humble additions. The newest member is a Rossi Model 92 in .44 Mag. which will arrive in a couple of days.

I'd welcome suggestions from my new Rossi brothers concerning the care and feeding of the newest addition to the herd. From my reading I intend to polish the internals getting rid of the sharp edges and sand down and refinish the furniture. I'll stain the wood and finish with BLO applied in thin coats and rubbed in well.

I wish all my new friend well, please do not be shy. Your correspondence will be eagerly digested and well considered.

Blessings,
Curtis :D
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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby Ranch Dog » 27 May 2019 06

Welcome to the forum! Plenty of reading about the R92, wade right in. If you do have specific questions, someone will have an answer.

The best way to polish the internals is with a couple of spray cans of dechlorinated brake cleaner and one can of good gun oil. Take the butt stock off and while holding the rifle muzzle up and with the lever open, flush it out with the cleaner. Use the straw nozzle and get up in every corner and crevice. When the cleaner runs clear, blow the remainder out with compressed air. Then soak the insides with the gun oil, use compressed air to get it back into everything. Give the oil a couple of minutes, and then lever the action 100 times, letting the hammer down with your thumb as you pull the trigger. Spray the oil out until you have clear liquid and do this cycle a total of five times. It will amaze you how slick your rifle has become.
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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby TinMan » 27 May 2019 10

Welcome Curtis..... 8-)
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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby akuser47 » 01 Jun 2019 17

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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby Mongo » 04 Jun 2019 08

Howdy from Texas, and welcome.

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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby crcrichton » 07 Jun 2019 14

Thanks for the warm greetings and the welcome advice! I'll let you know how everything works out.
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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby HarryAlonzo » 07 Jun 2019 16

Please provide some advice yourself. I've seen two schools of thought on BLO application . . . A thin coat, rubbed in well, with 7-10 days between coats . . . and . . . Apply liberally, keep it wet for 20 minutes or so, wipe off the excess, and repeat after 24 hours. I've only used the first method, on a set of walnut revolver grips. I was happy with the result, but it was very tedious. My next project is a Garand stock, and that's a lot more real estate. The second method is more appealing. I've used that second method with Watco Danish Oil finish on my Rossi, and the result was okay, but nothing to write home about. I fear that the Rossi rubber wood is oily, and somewhat resistant to penetrating oil finishes. And yet, I've not heard any better suggestions than BLO for a Rossi. Opinions? Thanks!
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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby crcrichton » 10 Jun 2019 09

Dear Mr Harry, I believe the stock finish for M1's was BLO and that while you have many options the best choice might be to stick with that. One of the advantages of linseed oil is ease of repair, you can apply more over the old finish and it can look very good after it drys. That won't work with a poly finish. You might try application with fine steel wool on a small section of the stock and see if you are pleased with the results. If not, you can strip the stock, sand it down and use the method of your choice. I hope this helps you and I wish you good luck with your project.

BTW I go with the thin coats with drying time between method. Hope this is helpful to you.

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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby medezyner » 12 Jun 2019 13

Welcome aboard Curtis. +1 on the process that Ranch Dog covered. I did exactly as he said and it became slicker than deer guts on a door knob (almost). I did add another step to his process: snap caps. I had a handful that I used to smooth-out the Ruger Redhawk and ran them through the 92. Under $14 for 6 A-Zoom dummies...worth it.
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Re: Greetings from West Jordan, Utah USA

Postby crcrichton » 17 Jun 2019 14

Thanks so much, I appreciate your input. I have ordered the snap caps, great idea!
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