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I bought a couple more .22's to keep me occupied. These Euro imports were in pretty decent shape considering their age. Both are barrel stamped B-SS... 1947? Euro guns require serial numbers, so one rifle is stamped 205XX and the other stamped 215XX. Funny how these rifles stuck together for all of 74 years.

I started in on the one held together with masking tape. Broken mag latch under the tape.
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Scratchy, scratchy.
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Washing the grime off comes next.
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The front sight resembles a knife blade.
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After a bath & dry, slobbering with aniline dye was a necessary evil. After some sanding and two more coats of dye & dry time, super glue was drizzled into the smaller dents & dings.
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Filling the dings with super glue will show as dark spots(liver spots? It is 74 years old.)
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Next comes a good shellacking.
 

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I like using Shellac as a sanding sealer/filler. It's fast and easy to work with. Four spray bomb coats, with 320 carding on the last two coats is the plan.
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3rd coat carding.
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Applying the fourth coat.
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No longer dingy brown huh?
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Dull it down a bit with 320, tack it, then let the finger-painting begin with TruOil.
 
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Very Nice!
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Nice Fluff & Buff!
 

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In daylight the color pops nicely.
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Shellac is a durable wood finish, easy to care for and repair. If one doesn't care for the shine, carding with 0000 and carnauba wax can produce a nice soft luster. At this point, the rifle could be reassembled and taken to the field.
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Instead, I use shellac as a primer/sealer/filler and protect the shellac with a few coats of TruOil as the finishing coat.
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Two coats of TruOil applied.
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Tother side.
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Very nice sir, i love my 511 Score Master. It's also a 47 model that my Grandfather bought for $12 with his first Army check in 47. Literally the most accurate .22 I've ever shot.

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An added step for this stock is to soften the TruOil luster with a massage of 000 impregnated with carnauba wax.
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Seeing it up close shows a more subtle shine.
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Right to left: Gustloff TruOil left shiny, 511 soft luster carded & waxed, 511 and an old walnut shotgun stock wearing a Ladybug..
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The next 511 has a couple of nasty looking cracks.
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Repair parts are arriving next Monday to replace the two piece magazine latch and masking tape.
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Bore sighting the iron sights & scope and relapping the crown are still on the list.
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Nick in crown at 12 o'clock.
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This morning's crown lapping seemed to go well. Easy peasy. If my dog had thumbs, I'd have made her do it.
Here you see a piece of .22 snap cap plugging the bore. With a dollop of valve grinding compound placed in the bore, a brass round headed machine screw chucked in a hand drill acts as the champering tool.
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Coffee powered.
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After 15-20 cranks under light pressure, a thin silver colored ring developed at the bore w/o any dings or burrs.
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Twin red headed Remington sisters waiting for a shooting date.
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Parts from Numrich arrived Saturday. I had good luck replacing the original with a repo latch in the second sister, but the new latch needed adjustments. I stuck the oldie out of the other rifle in place and it'll do just fine.
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This stock took a hard hit at some point. Floyd, said it had a long crack on the left side. I like how it'd been repaired with nails and glue. I love the liberal use of tack hammer etching on the scope mount. I found at least five fractures in the wood after the first washing. The wood was shattered.
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Every crack had been flooded with superglue. Even the inletting was given a superglue bath.
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I bore sighted the scope and iron sights of both 511's this morning. Irons on one are stock, the other has a Euro flavored tiny notch at the rear. The front resembles a knife edge. How well they work is beyond me. I'm hoping the old Weaver glass is up to the tasks for both.
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The windage turret took a terrible hit and the remaining elevation cap found a new home on Mr. Gustloff.
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Lifting the bolt handle cocks the firing pin. Reminds me of operating a '54 Buick bumper jack handle.
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The trigger and several parts of the bolt are still beautifully casehardened.
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Those old 510's and 511's are some FINE, FINE rifles. My father has, well he's passed now, a 511 I bet hasn't had 100 rounds run through it since he bought in in the early 1960's. The bluing has turned that nice patina color.

I've got a 510 that's not perfect but it's a fine shooter. I think the serial number is 59995.
 
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