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Posted By: RARiddell Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/28/20 09:42 PM
How did they do the rings on a model 12? I would like to deepen a few on a worn forend, any advice?
Posted By: Der Ami Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/29/20 08:52 PM
RARiddel,
My guess ( no direct info) is they likely did it in a lathe, before letting the barrel in.
Mike
Posted By: RARiddell Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/29/20 10:25 PM
That was my first suspicion. Thanks Mike!
Posted By: Stan Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/29/20 10:52 PM
Rick, I've handled M 12s, but don't own one, so I ask ........ are the grooves flat bottomed?

SRH
Posted By: RARiddell Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/29/20 11:59 PM
Itís hard to tell but it appears they are not flat.
Posted By: Stan Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/30/20 02:11 AM
I was thinking of a file that was the right shape ....... round, for concave bottoms of the grooves ........ flat if they were flat bottomed, grinding off the sides to "safe", then lightly having at the worn grooves.

SRH
Posted By: RARiddell Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 06/30/20 03:13 AM
Thatís a good idea! Thanks!
Posted By: KY Jon Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 07/01/20 07:31 PM
There is another way to make the sides safe on a file. Use epoxy to fill them in. Leave the edge clean. Deepen your grooves. Then if you want heat will often pop the epoxy off the file so you can reclaim the file.
Posted By: bluedcanoed Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 07/02/20 08:46 PM
Industrial supply houses like McMaster-Carr sell abrasive cord in spools of various diameters and grits to clean out, deepen and/or remove finish from the old style wooden forends of American repeaters. For polishing or refinishing, I've used various kinds of cotton cord.

Bob
Posted By: RARiddell Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 07/02/20 10:54 PM
Awesome! Thanks guys!
Posted By: Run With The Fox Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 08/27/20 08:14 PM
No- they are rounded or radiused> RWTF
Posted By: eightbore Re: Rings on a model 12 forend - 09/15/20 03:20 PM
Luckily, you will not have to make your file "safe" if you use a round file. The grooves are round bottom. Most wear on a Model 12 forend is the grooves being filled with oil, varnish, and sweat. Clean out the grooves with acetone or another varnish remover.
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