Polishing the 870's bolt.

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Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun May 12, 2013 8:51 am

Now that my 870 is no longer my main duck gun I have thrown some modifications at it. I figured why not try to make the action a little smoother and add some bling?

started by pulling the bolt/ slide out (cant do that? stop now), put the bolt in some vinegar (acid bath) for about 2 hours (could do more, wont hurt), then went after it with the dremel, a polishing wheel, and some polish!

after the acid bath-
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after a quick, first run at polishing, looks good eh??
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some things used-
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will post pics of it in the gun when I finish up soon!
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun May 12, 2013 11:01 am

back in the gun, off to test!
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby THAXTER » Mon May 13, 2013 7:45 pm

I like what you're doing there. Looks like fun.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed May 15, 2013 9:23 pm

Thanks! It's pretty easy, and yes fun! going to do the trigger and the bottom shell latch soon! this is my project "alley sweeper" :lol3:
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby THAXTER » Thu May 16, 2013 8:38 pm

How long did it take with the dremel?
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu May 16, 2013 10:05 pm

THAXTER wrote:How long did it take with the dremel?

not long at all, I spent maybe 15-20min at most on the main bolt part and the locking slide it rides on. I did 3 different sets of polishing. put on polish, dremel, wipe away stuff and repeat!
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Thu May 16, 2013 10:17 pm

decided to do the shell lever/ latch deal and trigger as well! (these only took about 20min in the vinegar wash)

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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby stealfeathers » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:19 am

Looks good.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 3200 man » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:48 am

You should be proud of the way you changed the looks of that gun , with the effort you put into it , IT LOOKS GREAT !

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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby JustStartin' » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:33 pm

now you can say its a wingmaster. looks great. i have a 20 gauge 870 on layaway and cant wait to get it.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 1448jonboat » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:16 pm

I wonder how that is going to affect the rust resistance of the bolt. It now does look good, but I believe Remington hard-chromes the Wingmaster bolts to keep them from rusting.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby Honk-n-quack » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:11 pm

I had the exact same idea as the post above. Since you removed the protective coat what is left to protect it from rust? Or did you put some coating over it yourself?
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby woodysniper » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:18 pm

If you wanted to try another look you could try jeweling it.Image not my pic.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 3200 man » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:30 pm

I'm not saying a 870 is bad but , compared to a Wingmaster I think you can't make a silk purse out of a cows ear !

You came Damn Close tho !
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby gr8white » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:56 pm

Honk-n-quack wrote:I had the exact same idea as the post above. Since you removed the protective coat what is left to protect it from rust? Or did you put some coating over it yourself?



Basically did the same to an old wing master I had and haven't had any rust issues and its been 4 years...ImageImageImageImage

Just for shits and giggles I'm about to polish the entire barrel and receiver....
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:30 pm

1448jonboat wrote:I wonder how that is going to affect the rust resistance of the bolt. It now does look good, but I believe Remington hard-chromes the Wingmaster bolts to keep them from rusting.

not too worried about rust as its not a swamp gun any more. but we'll see! I can always repolish if it does rust and put some coating on it.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:31 pm

woodysniper wrote:If you wanted to try another look you could try jeweling it.Image not my pic.

I'll leave that to my rifle bolts, Im just not too keen with the jewling on a shotgun. might try my .308's bolt though!
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:32 pm

3200 man wrote:You should be proud of the way you changed the looks of that gun , with the effort you put into it , IT LOOKS GREAT !

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thanks! definitely adds a little personal touch to it!
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby gr8white » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:53 pm

What/how do you do the jeweling? Looks interesting
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby clampdaddy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:29 pm

I've bent and reshaped the bolt handles on 2 Mausers and 2 Springfields to provide clearance for scopes. I like the looks of a polished bolt body and handle and I've found that a good polish job on bare white steel is just as resistant to rust as the blued parts of the gun. The nice part is that if you seriously neglect it you can hit it with the buffing wheel and it looks good as new.
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:57 pm

Looks good 2500

Just did this to my Wingmaster. I didn't have a dremel so I did it all by hand
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:51 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:Looks good 2500

Just did this to my Wingmaster. I didn't have a dremel so I did it all by hand

props on doing it by hand!

I just did my new 1911's barrel and parts this weekend and the coating on the barrel was pretty tough and there was no way doing it without a dremel was possible! it still took a long time with the dremel!
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby Conch27 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:56 am

Looks awesome! I was almost 100% ready to do it to my 870, but then I thought about how good it may look from up above.....I'm not sure I want the sun reflecting on it giving my blind away.......
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Re: Polishing the 870's bolt.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:40 pm

I dont think i would be a problem, but then again my 870 isnt my main duckgun anymore!
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