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.30-06
March 14, 2017, 18:42
I posted a thread a while back inquiring about getting some mags refinished. Louis dropped me a PM offering to refinish my mags at a very reasonable price. The number of magazines I originally gave him was off and when I told him how many I actually needed done, he didn't charge any extra for the added work. After a few weeks he sent them back in a box with a generous amount of packaging and sealed each magazine individually. His work was second to none. I sent him a pile of rusty, sand/dirt-filled inch mags I bought from DSA/Apex and what I received in return look damn near brand new.

Trypcil
March 14, 2017, 18:47
Pics before and after would be nice! :)

.30-06
March 14, 2017, 19:09
Pics before and after would be nice! :)

Almost forgot. standby

.30-06
March 14, 2017, 19:17
The first picture was just a reference photo, so it isn't the best. The one on the far right is a like-new Aussie inch mag (which was not sent off) next to the mags I bought from Apex and DSA which were dirty and rusted over in a lot of places that I sent him for refinishing.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n211/SealTeamSloth/17350933_1555474947810912_1976376286_n_zpshmgefyc7 .jpg

The next picture is what I found when I opened the package

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n211/SealTeamSloth/17352694_1555475267810880_1953922700_n_zps7lwb1ocs .jpg

All the mags look NOS (except for some minor dents and pitting from years of hard use). The photos don't do his work justice.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n211/SealTeamSloth/17351267_1555475277810879_572478291_n_zpslsjunt30. jpg

Trypcil
March 14, 2017, 19:41
Next of course is the proof in the pudding! But very nice - after all that hard work, I expect they will be fine in function. Good for you, and hatsoff to Louis! :)

Louis
March 15, 2017, 08:43
Thanks for the kind words my friend. I tried my best to give them another life, all eight mags functioned just fine, they just needed some love. Stripped the paint down to park, removed rust and gave them a few coats of ceramic based, hi temp enamel. Baked them and gave everything a good oil bath and wipe down before reassembly.
All purty and back in rotation! :fal:


http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/adkins_louis/image_zpsov356bld.jpeg (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/adkins_louis/media/image_zpsov356bld.jpeg.html)
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/adkins_louis/image_zpska2sq9rs.jpeg (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/adkins_louis/media/image_zpska2sq9rs.jpeg.html)
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y349/adkins_louis/image_zpsf18nhvsm.jpeg (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/adkins_louis/media/image_zpsf18nhvsm.jpeg.html)

SteelGreyML
March 16, 2017, 16:43
Looks great. I had a local smith here clean, blast and cerakote mine too.