My New IMA antique

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My New IMA antique

Post by piaggior » July 9th, 2010, 6:47 pm

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This is my new purchase from IMA. It looks pretty good, so far. I am a little worried about the barrel under the wood, but hopefully, under all of the yak fat, there is a pretty nice rifle.

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Re: My New IMA antique

Post by piaggior » July 10th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Well, it didn't look as good as I was hoping, but it really doesn't look as bad as I thought it might. It's all pretty clean except for these two pitted spots:

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What do you guys think?

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Re: My New IMA antique

Post by normsutton » July 11th, 2010, 1:08 pm

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that not bad at all, I have 2 that are a lot worse and shot them both ,

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Re: My New IMA antique

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Re: My New IMA antique

Post by piaggior » July 11th, 2010, 7:32 pm

Good, glad to hear it's not that bad. Tomorrow, I will take all of the metal parts to my work to put in the solvent tank to clean up.

Do you blast and reblue, or just clean the rust and leave it as is?

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Re: My New IMA antique

Post by normsutton » July 11th, 2010, 7:41 pm

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I like to glass blast every thing, then polish every thing up with a 6 in. fine wire wheel, then I cold blue it

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Re: My New IMA antique

Post by piaggior » July 13th, 2010, 12:26 am

Well, it's all apart, and everything looks great. All my screws are alright, but I'll probably replace the band screws. I am missing the cleaning rod stop, so I guess I need to make one tomorrow.

What brand of cold blue do you use, Norm? All of your's look perfect!

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Re: My New IMA antique

Post by normsutton » July 13th, 2010, 5:37 am

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I missing one to on this one , its a simple fix ,I use OXPHO-BLUE, http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1072 ... O_BLUE_reg_

some times you can find it at gun stores and at gun show's , I just order it direct,

this is my new one
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