Sunday, May 11, 2014

Meriden Model 15 - needs work

So this old .22 pump will definitely be a project. It's an old Meriden Model 15 "Premier" that I recently purchased locally here in Virginia. 24XXX serial number. Meriden was owned by Sears in the early 1900's. Shoots .22 short, long, and long rifle. Well, it would if it weren't missing the sights, magazine tube, and some internals of the receiver. Will try to get it cleaned up and restored, but without finding some replacement parts this could be a lost cause...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Taurus Model 62 - A decent replica

Believe it or not, I found this Taurus Model 62 in a local pawn shop in pretty good condition. Metal is in great shape. The stock has a couple of dings, though, but given its young age and replica status, I have no quarrel with refinishing the wood myself to make my new plinker a little more presentable.

Winchester Model 62 A - Needs Restoration

So the first Winchester of the collection is here. A Model 62A in serious need of some TLC. Has pitting on the metal, wood needs work, and the blue is worn down. Will post more pictures as I restore it.

The Collection

I am a collector of "gallery guns." My collection fluctuates as I acquire new rifles, restore them, and sell some of my duplicates. If this is the only post you see, then I just haven't gotten around to posting recent photos of the rifles I've acquired. Check back later, or sign up to be notified when I post new photos.