AV8R317 Posted March 4 Share Posted March 4 Just got my first 39. It’s a 1982 JM original golden 39M micro groove. Got it for $600. It’s in rough shape cosmetically, lots of pitting on the barrel and receiver, few small dents to the wood furniture here and there, and could use a refinish. However the bore is nice and shiny, rifling looks good, and the action feels smooth, although I think with some fine grit sandpaper I can make it better. I bought it because I like projects, and I’ve been looking for a good 39 for a while now. Want to restore it for a weekend shooter. I’m thinking that most of the pits can be dealt with by careful use of a drawfile and sandpaper. Don’t mind leaving a few pits here and there, as I think it adds character. Then again, my OCD may dictate otherwise. I plan to finish with mark lees rust blue. I’m a little less comfortable with the wood aspect, but I figure between the existing posts on the subject, y’all’s advice, and a willingness to put in the work I’ll do just fine. I’d appreciate any suggestions for things to look at, parts to inspect and/or replace, methods for refinishing both the metal and wood, and any other comments y’all have. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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