The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 8, 2008, 04:20 PM   #1
Sixer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 16, 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,891
1958 Remington 572

Hi, I am the new owner of a BST Remington 572 that is in need of some serious TLC. I cant seem to find any instructions or guides for this gun online. I would really like to take it apart as much as possible but Im a bit nervous to do this without some type of help. Any references or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Sixer is offline  
Old July 12, 2008, 02:48 AM   #2
Sixer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 16, 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,891
Hmmmm.... Ok, how about any advice on refinishing the reciever and barrel in the original (bst) buckskin tan color. How would I go about doing that, where can I find the right paint, is it even possible?
Sixer is offline  
Old July 12, 2008, 01:23 PM   #3
Scorch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 11,537
Sixer-
GunKote is your friend. It is like powder coat but is in an easy-to-use liquid form. For curing, you bake it in an oven. A powder coat shop may be able to help you with the curing process.
http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Brow...649***10400*** Or you can go straight to the source. This may be your best bet, since you are looking for an unusual color.
http://www.kgcoatings.com/

Start out by fully disassembling the rifle. The "Official NRA Guide to Firearms Assembly: Rifles & Shotguns" is a good place to start if you need diagrams and instructions.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=189533

Once disassembled, either go directly to abrasive blasting, or polish metal surfaces with wet/dry paper, but do not go farther than 220 grit. Use a sanding block whenever you sand. From there, follow the directions that come with the GunKote. Just a note: if you want gloss, buy gloss. When they say "flat" or "matte", it really is flat or matte, and there is no way to "shine it up". Satin may be your best bet here.

For the stock, strip and refinish with TruOil or LinSpeed. Apply 5 or 6 coats, sanding with 320 grit paper between coats when the previous coat is dry. For the last 2 coats, do not sand between coats. The results should somewhat resemble the original factory finish.
__________________
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Summit Arms Services
Taylor Machine
Scorch is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05932 seconds with 7 queries