The stock and fore-end were completely replaced, we started off with a hand picked exhibition grade piece of American Black Walnut Blank. The wood was hand carved and fitted to the action, barrel and furniture. Then a hand rubbed oil finish was applied to the stock and fore-end.
The action, lever,hammer, butt plate and fore-end cap were filed to remove bad rust pitting and damage, smoothed and hand polished to prepare for color case hardening.
The above parts were color case hardened strictly in the correct manner to achieve beautiful colors to exacting standards.
All other visible parts/furniture were hand polished and Niter Blued except for the barrel, magazine tube and barrel/tube hanger which were Slow Rust Blued to achieve a beautiful deep rich blue.
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