1976 Wingmaster Restoration

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jpfrog
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1976 Wingmaster Restoration

Post by jpfrog » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:52 pm

Finally! I decided to start a new thread, as the original referencing RichNZ's retoration was getting quite long, and I don't want to take away from his masterpiece- it was a huge help and inspiration to mine! He also achieved the color I was looking for (I already have a bottle of that Brown and Degreaser on order!) and added a few nice touches that I didn't do but may still try (polished trigger guard, nice upgraded grip cap).

This was a lot of fun, and I thank all that provided tips, whether you knew you did or not. :D

Here's a couple of finished shots....for the full details and a lot more pictures of the process from start to finish, check out my blog (http://www.project870.blogspot.com).

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If you haven't tried anything like this on your own, I'd suggest doing it...it's a lot of fun!

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Re: 1976 Wingmaster Restoration

Post by vmax » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:04 am

Nice job. The wood finish and cross grain looks stuning. I hope your completed project will inspire others. Wood and blue metal is simply the best old school cool look.
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Re: 1976 Wingmaster Restoration

Post by RichNZ » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:02 pm

Nice 8-) Loving the grain on that wood. So glad someone finally tried it and posted up on here! Awesome feeling isn't it?

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Re: 1976 Wingmaster Restoration

Post by RainMan_JH » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:07 pm

Awesome job it really looks fantastic.

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Vitaly
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Re: 1976 Wingmaster Restoration

Post by Vitaly » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:39 pm

Fantastic job, really like it! Will make a post about it on Rem870.com blog today.
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Re: 1976 Wingmaster Restoration

Post by jpfrog » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:08 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I took it out to my local IDPA pistol match today, and when the match was over I shot a few rounds through it...sure was great to get that old gun working again. And everyone kept coming up and complimenting me on my beautiful "NEW" shotgun...having a 36 year old shotgun called "NEW" made my day!

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