Here’s something a little different today. A restoration of an absolutely nasty Model 1912 Steyr Hahn pistol. I’m sure some of you on here will have better methods of restoration but this was thill an interesting watch.

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  1. Good stuff. I like to see someone recognize that buffing wheels are a way to screw up a perfectly nice gun, and someone who makes his own chemical solutions, as many gunsmiths used to do 50+ years ago.

    Pits on classic firearms are a real bear. There are ways to fill pits, but it requires some metallurgy matching and a real steady hand with TIG or a laser welder. I know a fellow ‘smith who works on double guns who got his hands on a surplus laser welding rig and he is able to fill pits on shotgun barrels quite successfully. But it’s horrifically expensive at $80/hour for his time on a barrel with lots of small pits. With proper matching of filler metal, he can fill pits, strike, polish and re-blue and the result looks quite impressive.

    The result here is very good, considering what he had to start with.

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    1. BAP45 says:

      You should check out his other videos. I found a Luger one after posting this that was good. I’ve seen professionals do a restoration and as impressive as it is to watch an artisan work I kind of like the layman nature of these. Gives me hope I could do some myself haha.

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