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« on: September 19, 2017, 03:06:04 pm »


I'm not sure where I got the heads up...maybe here , may be discovered it in web search  Undecided...no matter

I had purchased a rather nice DCM Krag and it was of course with out the upper barrel guard ...I needed to find one.
Ebay had a few but the wrong year (sight cut out), beside they were rough and pricey... original but still costly.

S&S was out of stock , so I turned to East Taylor http://www.partsforantiqueguns.com/index2.html He was also back ordered (seems he is the source for S&S Firearms as well....

So I place my order with Mr. Schwartz (East Taylor ) he is quite responsive , He told me he was 3-4 weeks back-ordered but would get mine out ASAP.... I paid PayPal and waited , true to his word the guard arrived in a First class box.

The quality is very good, I have not tried it on the the gun yet...but expect it be a snap...  literately

It is made of Black Walnut well turned-out & sanded, I will need to match the stain , but that is easy enough...
The price for the piece was $70 & $7 shipping...S&S is $90 + shipping (same part )

It happened S&S contacted me about ten days ago to say they had them in stock again, Mr. Schwartz had fulfilled his order there as well.  

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 09:47:03 pm »

Good to hear!  Finding originals is just about impossible.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 08:54:13 pm »

Thanks for the tip!  I've been periodically checking S&S for quite a while and they never have them in stock. A couple clicks and I have one on the way for $77 including shipping. What do the experts recommend for finish to closely match my 120 year old original finish stock?
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 10:22:57 pm »

Is it really dark or fairly light?
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 04:44:11 am »

I used med. brown leather dye , thinned 8 to 1 with denatured alcohol .... this is the ratio I use for redoing Uberti grips.
In this case however, it dried a few shades light.
So I tried 4 to 1 , when dry (overnight is best ) it is close, remember the final finish will darken the wood.
I use Skidmore's Wood Rejuvenator, actually this is same product as their leather conditioner.
Mostly bee's wax & oils .

Once the 4 to 1 application was dry, I used 500 wed/dry to polish down any whiskers raised by the die....(the piece comes well sanded and ready for finish, but will whisker just a tad.

Final coat(s) (2) with Skidmores and burnish with paper towel ....I have photos , however they are held hostage on my new G8 camera phone
until I figure out how to download them  Undecided  

Meanwhile here is a one piece grip I did on this SAA ( with the dye & Skidmore's )

and the upper as it comes...



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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 12:11:06 pm »

Thank you for the detailed instructions!  I believe my wife has some Skidmores laying around here somewhere from saddle care days.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 06:35:38 pm »

I figured out the photo sharing in my new G8 phone

here are the photos of the upper install start to finish



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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 06:38:01 pm »

The upper fit perfectly & I'm pleased with the color match ...looks like it always been there


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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 07:35:09 am »

Awesome! I can't wait to see it in person!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 08:10:12 pm »

Another satisfied customer of Mr. Schwartz (East Taylor)! I placed my order on 9/21 and received upper barrel guard today in a USPS Priority Mail box. It is beautifully made and fits like a glove. Now to follow the detailed staining and finishing instructions provided by Major2. I also need to reattach the nose of the stock which was glued on, and fell off, in front of the barrel band. The threaded rod sounds like a really good idea, what is recommended for adhesive? My counterfeit Krag carbine is going to look good charging up San Juan Hill next June!Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 08:15:14 pm »

Acraglass https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/stock-work-finishing/stock-bedding-adhesives/acraglas-gel--prod1038.aspx
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 07:58:18 am »

Plus one on the Acraglas.  That's some amazing stuff!
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 07:25:50 pm »

I used Acraglass back in the (good)old days to "glass bed" walnut rifle stocks. I wouldn't have thought about using it for this project, but coming from you two I consider it to be good advice.

Thank you!
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2017, 07:30:40 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrUm3rmzrc4
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 08:02:13 pm »

Nice video Sir!  That should answer any additional questions.

Thank You!
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