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Another project (Pics)

Post by herb » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:20 am

After seeing all the wonderful restoration work here, I am encouraged to start another project, unfortunately I don't have the skills of many of the folks on this forum so it will be going to my gunsmith. I took it out of the safe and started by scraping some finish off the stock and saw some nice wood, thought this 100 year old lady deserves someone more talented than me to restore her.

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Re: Starting a project (Pics)

Post by ngrewal » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:55 am

Herb

This is amazing good luck and its always awe inspiring whenever you open up your collection Take a bow and now the history and more background of this beauty..what are you planning to restore it to..

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Post by xl_target » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:24 am

It looks like this will turn into a jewel.
Best of luck with the restoration and please post in progress and finished photos.
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Re: Starting a project (Pics)

Post by ckkalyan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:47 am

Lovely piece of equipment herb - drool!

Good luck with the project! :D
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Re: Starting a project (Pics)

Post by herb » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:02 pm

Thanks.
ngrewal wrote:Herb

This is amazing good luck and its always awe inspiring whenever you open up your collection Take a bow and now the history and more background of this beauty..what are you planning to restore it to..

Cheers
The plan is to refinish the stock and re-blue the barrels, then I will decide if anything has to be done to restore the action.

Not a well known name today, E.M. Reilly was in business during the Victorian age and made guns for explorers and hunters during the Victorian and Edwardian era.

Sir Samuel Baker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Baker) the famous explorer/hunter who is credited to having found one of the sources of Nile had 8/10 bore Reilly guns in his battery. His experiences with the Hamran hunters who hunted elephants with swords is some of the best readings in my life.

Selous the famous African hunter also took Reilly guns to Africa on his trips among others.

Reilly made some big bore guns too, came across this 4 bore on the internet.http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... otostream/

Another 4 bore that came up for an auction recently, http://www.dogsanddoubles.com/2009/12/g ... -bore-sxs/

Some info on Reilly I found in Terry Wieland's "Vintage British Shotguns"....
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Re: Starting a project (Pics)

Post by herb » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:05 pm

xl_target wrote:It looks like this will turn into a jewel.
Best of luck with the restoration and please post in progress and finished photos.
Thanks. I will try to get photos from the gunsmith as the work progresses.

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by herb » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:41 am

Some pics of the progress...

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by ckkalyan » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:10 am

Wow - looks great herb - fine chances that it will turn out to be what one could call - a NIB, genuine, antique shotgun!

Can't wait to see how the gunsmith finishes the furniture and then treats the metal (especially bringing out the qualities of the beautiful engraving). :D

Good fortune! :cheers:
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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by xl_target » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:19 am

Looking good Herb.
Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by marksman_dd » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:59 am

good luck...
will be a beauty after the work
faster, faster, faster, faster .......
till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by Vikram » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:41 pm

Herb,

You are a man of taste. Good on you for giving this beauty another century of life. :cheers:

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by herb » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:04 pm

Vikram wrote:Herb,

Good on you for giving this beauty another century of life. :cheers:

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Love these old guns, they have a character that the newer guns (mass produced) don't have. The newer guns are very well made and nothing comes close to them for heavy use, yet they seem soulless. Just my opinion.

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by TC » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:47 pm

Now that's what I call restoration !
A most wonderful post Herb and a great great job to take up. Cant wait to see the final results.
Some Reilly guns were imported to India by R B Rodda and Manton & Co. I have seen Reilly S/S in their old catalogues. But we don't see them anymore.

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by herb » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:42 am

Thanks guys, preparing barrels for bluing....my apologies for the photo quality as it was taken using my gunsmiths phone.

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Re: Another project (Pics)

Post by TC » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:35 pm

Fantastic Herb,
Whatever the phone might be, the gunsmith has got the metal shining to its original glory :D

Can't wait to see the rest.

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