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Unread 01-09-2019, 04:33 PM   #1
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Here are before and after photos of a wood refinish on a 20g. Repro DHE. The Transformation is staggering. It is hard to believe sometimes how much the wood appearance can be improved on these guns.

The original finish was stripped, the dimensions were altered by lowering the comb almost 3/8" and the heel by approx 1/16" to better fit the shooters requirements. The heel was able to be lowered by bending down the spur of the ssbp, which gave some wood to be able to work with.
The comb flute was reworked to be more "classic Parker".
A new finish as applied with ground sealer coats that real helped the color of the wood and the depth of the finish.
Finally the checkering was recut and borders mullered.

I also thinned out the splinter forend quite a bit for a more "Meriden" appearance.


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Beautiful work. I had mine stripped, stained and refinished and the results were dramatic and well worth the expense.

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That's a great job Brian! I will talk with you about my 28/410ga. 3 barrel set, stock and two BTF ends SXS Ohio
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That is now one great looking gun Brian!!! And double triggers too!
You keep getting me thinking.
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Great transformation!

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Really nice
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Outstanding work, Brian !!
I never tier of seeing the work you can do.
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Awesome job Brian! The transformation of the wood on this one is truly amazing!

You mentioned you used a ground sealer coat. I'm not familiar with the term ground sealer coat. Is this a variation of the sanding-in method or something else. Would you be willing to share the basics of what your referring too as the ground method for sealer coats.
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Brian.....Your work looks first class ..I really love the color of your stain.. Beautiful....
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Top notch stuff Brian!!
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