was gonna send this to Gary to resurrect

Jim Taylor
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 08:00 (14 days ago)

but decided to do it myself ...

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My nephew found it in the desert and sent it to me. I put in to soaking in penetrating oil and left it for a week or so. The following pictures are over a month or more.

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HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON ARMS CO
WORCHESTER MASS USA

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AUTO EJECTING .38 S&W CTG

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THE SPRING STILL WORKS!!!

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The hammer now works freely. I am hoping to get the screws free so I can get it apart to clean the internals. I may have to drill some of the pins as well as some of the screws.

It ain't never gonna look purty like Gary can make 'em ... but it's fun to tinker with now and again.

Interesting it was frozen in a cocked condition!

WB
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 08:45 (14 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

Those were the kinds of guns you hoped the crooks used!

Amazing the bore looks so good, good luck!

Howard
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 09:27 (14 days ago) @ WB

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That's what I thought!

ChrisG
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 11:48 (14 days ago) @ Howard

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Here are a couple of befores and afters

Gary Reeder
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 13:14 (14 days ago) @ ChrisG

None of these are perfect and never will be but they are a bit better than before.
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These are just a few. One page of them and there are 11 pages.

Beautiful work Gary!

Jim Taylor
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 13:55 (14 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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Thanks JT and WB

Gary Reeder
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 18:14 (13 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

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Don't know how you blued that Winchester

WB
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 14:51 (14 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

without it turning titty pink! I'd just coat it. But you got it done!

Magic

Gary Reeder
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 18:19 (13 days ago) @ WB

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we've done several like that. Did a couple of Winchester

Gary Reeder
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 11:41 (14 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

model 94s that looked like that. Good luck.

If it was a more desireable model I would have sent it

Jim Taylor
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Friday, January 20, 2023, 12:03 (14 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

but an old H&R? Not worth it to me. More fun to mess with it myself ... though I am sure I don't have the skill or materials to do a restore ... I can at least make it a nicer wall hanger. :-)

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