Update on the Ithaca Lewis project.
Internals cleaned, locking bolt adjusted, and new strikers installed (old pin heads badly battered, new pins made by Lou Rotelli, Classical Restoration). Lewis internals are really easy to work with. Compensating locking bolt is very effective and easily adjusted.
Wood cleaned and new finish applied. Velvit Oil (neutral) lightly sanded in, 180, 220, 320 & 400. Scars from 100+ years remain. Some slightly open grain remains to stay with an original finish for this grade.
Next up to recut the worn checkering. Then back in the quail and woodcock game.