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lechooch 12-24-2011 02:04 AM

Sheridan restoration project!
 
Hi everyone, for ss I got an old beat up sheridan df body and grip frame(you rock santa!:))

It has a ton of surface rust and corrosion on the body and frame. Also the insides of the frame are rusted and the lower tube is aswell. The barrel bore is in good shape.

I want it to be shiny, and functional. Do I sust sand the brass and polish with brasso? What do I do about the frame?

Thanks everyone!

slinger 12-24-2011 02:40 AM

I use Mothers to get it shiny, then use brasso to make Really shiny.

Internals may need seals, contact MAD, (I think)

I have a valve tool if you don't have one or want to buy one. Just show up to a MCB meet.

Rust on the frame, just Sand and repaint, Polish the Sear, Sear pin etc.


If you want to get fancy, get a cocker frame to sheridan adapter.

Long Beard 12-24-2011 08:44 AM

Don't sand the body. It'll mark it. The body itself can't rust....it's brass. Use a cloth to wipe it down and then polish.

The internals will buff out quickly. Same with the grip internals. If you have a dremel with a metal brush buffer all of that will clean up quick and easy.

This should be a fun learning experience....but shouldn't take too long to get it where you need it.

lechooch 12-24-2011 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Long Beard (Post 2137442)
Don't sand the body. It'll mark it. The body itself can't rust....it's brass. Use a cloth to wipe it down and then polish.

The internals will buff out quickly. Same with the grip internals. If you have a dremel with a metal brush buffer all of that will clean up quick and easy.

This should be a fun learning experience....but shouldn't take too long to get it where you need it.

I understand that it is brass and "patinas". So I can just wipe it off with a wet towel and polish with brasso? Is it really that easy?

I do not own a dremel, is there vanother way to do the internals?

I do not know how to remove the frame.

Long Beard 12-24-2011 12:39 PM

it's that easy.

removing the frame....it should just unscrew with either a phillips head screw driver or an allen screw. You didn't say if it was back bottle or not, but the back screw will either screw into a back bottle ASA or a back cap. Shouldn't be hard.

If you wipe the parts down with a cloth or paper towel you should be able to get gunk off.....I suppose you could polish them up with Brasso as well.

artguy63 12-24-2011 12:40 PM

Moahr pictahs!

lechooch 12-24-2011 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artguy63 (Post 2137618)
Moahr pictahs!

Later.

It is a backbottle but that is not included. no internals, no screws, no grips.

Long Beard 12-24-2011 01:16 PM

no screws? then how's the frame attached to the body? something has to be holding it on....

lechooch 12-24-2011 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Long Beard (Post 2137656)
no screws? then how's the frame attached to the body? something has to be holding it on....

It's not... My question was how do you remove the internals from the frame?

Thanks and happy holidays!

sniper42 12-24-2011 01:32 PM

There are two pins in the trigger frame holding everything in. You can usually just push the back one out, the front one will need a punch.


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