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#1 lfwises

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:38 PM

Hi guys - I picked up this USM3 Imperial at a consignment store today for 20 bucks. It's rough as hell but still cool enough to risk $20 on. The scabbord is a USM?. I think it's probably an 8 but it's too rusted to tell for sure and the scabbord overall is really rough. My plan was to clean the rust off and replace the leather rings on the handle but I thought I'd better check to make sure I'm not making a mistake. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Steve

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#2 Steve S.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

Not a bad price for that. If you need any advice/ help on the handle let me know. I haven’t been on here for awhile as I have been involved in moving & all the headaches involved with that, but have a couple threads on here with pics of handle replacement.

#3 lfwises

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:02 PM

Thanks Steve. I followed your instructions on the forum, bought some leather rings, jerry-rigged the webbing on the scabbard, Bill (Thorin) sent me a keeper and I had a ball rehabbing it. It will never be mistaken for original but it looks great hanging in my den. Couldn't have done it without your excellent tutorial! Steve



#4 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:21 PM

Let's see the finish product. Looks like a fun project.

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#5 Steve S.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:57 PM

Glad the tutorial helped. After a few months off with everything being packed up for the move to NC, I started replacing 5 handles this week. 2 Case M4’s, 1 Case M3, a Camillus Mk2 & Cattaraugus 225q.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:14 PM

Steve

 

Nice to see you back.

 

Still have a project for you... ;) 



#7 lfwises

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:29 AM

Definitely not up to the standard you guys set but at least SkipH won't have to worry about my trying to sell it as original condition. Thanks for all the great information over the past couple of years. Steve

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:16 PM

LOL!   Good restoration!  SKIP



#9 sactroop

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

Nice save.



#10 lfwises

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:16 PM

Thanks guys!



#11 Lsparks

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:21 PM

Steve S. Where is your tutorial?


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#12 sundance

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:27 PM

Looks like you did a very nice job. Congrats.




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