>buy old-ass Belgian sidelock hammer shotgun in 12/70 for $80 at an auction

>buy old-ass Belgian sidelock hammer shotgun in 12/70 for $80 at an auction
>spend 4 hours taking it apart, cleaning everything, and ironing out flaws here and there
>ends up working just fine
>tfw

I love fixing old guns

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Pics, homosexual.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Of course.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        wow anon, very nice gun.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Sweet. Time to load up some BP and shot and turn the local skeet range into a Smokey 19th century battlefield

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Beautiful piece. She looks very happy.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >She looks very happy
          It's crazy how you can actually fricking see it.

          That shotgat probably never imagined this would happen. Dented, dirty, and listed for scraps among dozens like it at an auction. It probably thought it was gonna be left to rust in the back of a warehouse. Instead it was bought by a /k/ommando, cleaned, fixed, and restored.

          It's positively beaming.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        God smag i bøs' god smag i øl'

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Takker brormand

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Beauty

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        lovely job anon

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        nice work anon!

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That's a nice gun anon, any more beauty shots?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          It's pretty rough, but it's still a whole lotta gun for what I paid.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    How do you go about cleaning percussion guns and their locks? I've got a percussion pistol that doesn't go past half wiener and just isn't great, do I just take it apart, clean it and put it back? What about all the misc screws and pins? What if they break?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't take the sidelock mechanisms apart, I only removed them from the frame. I used soapy water to clean everything and used a toothbrush and rag to apply oil everywhere.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most likely culprit with percussion revolvers is a piece of a cap got into the works. So take apart clean look for debris and see if it is fixed

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It's just a single shot, not a revolver. I'm worried about losing the little pins or screws and if it gets cleaned up the rust that was holding it "together" will have gone and it'll be non functional still

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm worried about losing the little pins or screws
          Disassemble it on a towel or dish rag. Screws and such don't roll on cloth.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You should totally disassemble black powder weapons periodically anyway.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      A disassembly and though cleaning would be the best start. As far as the parts and screws>

      It's just a single shot, not a revolver. I'm worried about losing the little pins or screws and if it gets cleaned up the rust that was holding it "together" will have gone and it'll be non functional still

      They make magnetic parts trays Anon. As you take things off, stick them to the tray in such an order that you know the first part in the order is the last part you should have on reassembly.

      As far as breakage, I'd say as long as you aren't cranking on frozen screws things would likely be fine. If they are frozen with rust, that's when penetrating oils come in.

      As I see it, you've got a gun that doesn't work. You can try to make it work, and likely succeed, and if you fail, the gun still doesn't work so you're out nothing. You could use it as a learning experience to make you own screws, pins, springs, etc if you need to. Info is out there.

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