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Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by Rugerologist » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:09 pm

I was able to acquire this Ruger Corp drill from a lady who was initially asking 4X what I ended up paying for it. I explained to her who I was and what I wanted to do with it and negotiated a really fair price based on the condition. It is pretty gummed up and obviously heavily used but is a solid working piece. For what I've got in it I figured that it would be a good candidate for restoration. Have been in contact with Bobby over at Tyler Gun Works and he seems excited about it. I have 3 options. The first being to just leave it alone. The second option is a restoration. The third option is restoration with engraving. What would you do?
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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by Rugerologist » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:29 pm

A few more angles.
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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by JAYDAWG » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:19 pm

Chuck,
Good for you my friend. Awesome pick up.
MY 2 cent opinion.....
Mr. Tyler as we know does amazing work, BUT, it is impossible to match/recreate original patina.
If it were mine, stop the rusting process and leave it original.
Again...just MY opinion.
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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by d findley » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:01 pm

It looks to be "all there" and original. I would trust Bobby to restore it.

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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by Watertender » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:12 pm

Chuck it is yours to do with as you please. Engraved would look great but if you return it to the original specs that would be good too. I have some small marbles to put in the grip to make it rattle so you could have fun like that too...
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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by Rugerologist » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:49 pm

I think that the best and most responsible decision regarding this drill is a full restoration without engraving.
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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by RoninPA » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Chuck, I'd let Bobby restore it for you. IMO, engraving it would actually detract from the look.
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Re: Project Ruger Corp Drill

Post by Rugerologist » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:10 am

I'm with ya Ron and will restore but skip the engraving. After all, an engraved tool doesn't seem rational.
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