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AJAX22 11-30-2012 9:22 PM

Beat up 870 project
 


Digging out this project.... should be fun to finish up

4thSBCT 11-30-2012 9:24 PM

YES!!!!

AJAX22 11-30-2012 11:26 PM

Gotta scrounge a few parts for her... forend nut.... mag tube spring.... some wood.... a truly ugly barrel..... a stock bolt.... and i think some internals arw missing from the trigger group

kcstott 12-01-2012 7:07 AM

I did a project like this a couple of month back. Found a take of stock on ebay for $50 shipped. cleaned every thing else up, Sand blasted and Cerokoted black.
Shotgun looks brand new.

Dark Sky Solutions 12-01-2012 8:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kcstott (Post 9827612)
I did a project like this a couple of month back. Found a take of stock on ebay for $50 shipped. cleaned every thing else up, Sand blasted and Cerokoted black.
Shotgun looks brand new.

Yes it does


Sent from my IPad so... Ease off the spelling

kcstott 12-01-2012 9:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DocCrazyJ (Post 9827813)
Yes it does


Sent from my IPad so... Ease off the spelling

Yeah but you me my brother and the shotguns owner are the only ones the know what it looks like.
Wish I would have taken before and after pics.

AJAX22 12-01-2012 1:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kcstott (Post 9828049)
Yeah but you me my brother and the shotguns owner are the only ones the know what it looks like.
Wish I would have taken before and after pics.

Gotta document the projects man....

pics or it didn't happen and all y'a know?

kcstott 12-01-2012 2:06 PM

Believe me I'm kicking myself as the shotgun was totally rusted out wood was trash. So a full strip and cleaning. Sand blasted, soaked in acetone, painted and baked.
After that job I'm a firm believer in Cerokote. There is no describing how well that stuff works.

SacTown 12-01-2012 2:14 PM

OP: You're the guy that did that rusty 1911 project with all the video updates correct? If so this should be good! :punk:

30 06 sniper 12-01-2012 2:33 PM

Where do you find all these awsome project guns?

SFFRONTMAN 12-01-2012 3:27 PM

Sent you a pm.

AJAX22 12-01-2012 3:35 PM



Couldn't fit the internals... too much crud... so she's getting an electrolysis dip

AJAX22 12-02-2012 10:50 AM



First electrolysis bat results are in...

TRAP55 12-02-2012 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJAX22 (Post 9826703)
Gotta scrounge a few parts for her... forend nut.... mag tube spring.... some wood.... a truly ugly barrel..... a stock bolt.... and i think some internals arw missing from the trigger group

AJAX, PM me a list, I'll see what I have in the 870 parts box. I know I have a complete trigger group, and I think I still have a mag spring.

Shiboleth 12-02-2012 4:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kcstott (Post 9829741)
Believe me I'm kicking myself as the shotgun was totally rusted out wood was trash. So a full strip and cleaning. Sand blasted, soaked in acetone, painted and baked.
After that job I'm a firm believer in Cerokote. There is no describing how well that stuff works.

How bad was the surface of the steel, any pitting?

hypnoman 12-02-2012 6:08 PM

Is anyone else not able to see the pics?

hypnoman 12-02-2012 6:14 PM

Oops . . . works fine after I switched browsers!

Dark Sky Solutions 12-02-2012 6:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kcstott (Post 9828049)
Yeah but you me my brother and the shotguns owner are the only ones the know what it looks like.
Wish I would have taken before and after pics.

Lol, you gotta take a pic of everything man. Start showing off your work. Y definitely do quality work, start showing it


Sent from my IPad so... Ease off the spelling

AJAX22 12-04-2012 2:42 AM



Receiver is coming along nicely.... dug a known good 870 out of storage... will start testing for functionality with the known good parts and the ugly parts

AJAX22 12-04-2012 7:59 PM



the 3rd round of electrolysis did the trick...

I was able to get the parts from the known good doner 870 into the rusty 870 receiver.

In the process the ejector spring broke, but that was really to be expected.

The receiver is much more pitted than it appeared on initial inspection.... it has a rust type similar to the 1991A1 blood damaged evidence gun, not the buried early 1911. Deep pits surrounded by relatively unmolested surfaces.

Now its a matter of tracking down the following:

barrel (too pretty)
action tube
for-end
action tube nut
mag tube spring
shell stop springs (both sides)
ejector spring
trigger housing pins
topfolding stock (ugly)
ugly for-end wood

she is coming along very nicely

AJAX22 12-05-2012 10:09 PM


ptoguy2002 12-06-2012 6:53 AM

Have you considered ultra sonic cleaning? Might be easier than an ice pick?

AJAX22 12-06-2012 8:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ptoguy2002 (Post 9862353)
Have you considered ultra sonic cleaning? Might be easier than an ice pick?

i'd like to get one... but I'm pinching pennies right now so I can shoot rocket launchers in Cambodia

straykiller 12-10-2012 1:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJAX22 (Post 9866804)
i'd like to get one... but I'm pinching pennies right now so I can shoot rocket launchers in Cambodia

i want to hear more of this lol

Shrubmaster 12-10-2012 2:46 AM

Sweet, prebroken in! You just saved yourself 10k rounds!

AJAX22 12-10-2012 12:32 PM





Making steady progress

hermosabeach 12-10-2012 2:34 PM

Would a used 35 gal blue drum work for a dip tank or would the volume be too great?

AJAX22 12-10-2012 5:15 PM

It would probably work just fine...

I may have to use an insulator to tie the electrode and work piece togeather in a close proximity but volume doesent play a major role.... except in having to use a lot of elwctrolyte

sarge1572 12-10-2012 8:20 PM

brownells has most of the internal parts you need for your trigger group: http://www.brownells.com/schematics/...ld-sid115.aspx

they also have the ejector spring and rivet. Interestingly enough they don't sell the shell latches!! Once you have the receiver cleaned up you MIGHT consider buying the shell latches from a gunsmith because you need to stake them in place, AND they have to be on the correct side (yes, there is a left and a right). Gun show??

Jeff

WDE91 12-10-2012 9:19 PM

I am loving the progress on this gun

AJAX22 12-12-2012 5:16 PM



Internals are coming along slowly, but they are coming along

AJAX22 12-15-2012 7:48 PM



Electrolysis continues,

Bolt and bolt components are finished.

Slow... but its going...

I'll try to get a comprehensive parts list compiled here while I'm on the plane to Thailand (gonna go shoot rocket launchers in cambodia)

AJAX22 12-15-2012 7:48 PM



Electrolysis continues,

Bolt and bolt components are finished.

Slow... but its going...

I'll try to get a comprehensive parts list compiled here while I'm on the plane to Thailand (gonna go shoot rocket launchers in cambodia)

AK all day 12-15-2012 7:51 PM

Tagged

AJAX22 12-15-2012 8:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillon Jury (Post 9929950)
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You know..... you can subscribe to my Youtube channel and get notified about the vids as soon as they go online.... I don't always have a chance to post here in a timely fashion ;)

AJAX22 02-20-2013 6:43 PM



Just a recap of where we are at...

I have a donor trigger group on order which I'll be robbing the missing parts out of.

Still need a stock, forend, action tube, magtube spring, stock bolt, and trigger group pins

Nicoman 02-20-2013 7:35 PM

I got a factory mag tube extension brand new if you want it I'll even kick it through the dirt make it look beat up. if you don't want the traditional pistol grip you could always get some wood off EBAY and make a birdhead grip thats what I did for my 870 AOW






http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7376/xmas2012164.jpg

AJAX22 02-25-2013 9:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicoman (Post 10595940)
I got a factory mag tube extension brand new if you want it I'll even kick it through the dirt make it look beat up. if you don't want the traditional pistol grip you could always get some wood off EBAY and make a birdhead grip thats what I did for my 870 AOW






http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7376/xmas2012164.jpg

haha, if you'll seriously kick it through the dirt, I'll put it on the gun...



Been working on the trigger group.... I now know wayyyyyyy more about 870 fire control groups than I had ever intended on learning.

But thats why I LOVE these kinds of projects.

Barbarossa 02-25-2013 9:24 PM

I'm jealous

AJAX22 02-26-2013 10:28 AM



Making progress


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