So I’ve been working on an old old savage 887 I obtained as a parts gun to work on for examples of my work.  I’ve collaborated with a professional gunsmith to help mentor my work and provide some experienced pointers.  For the past couple of weeks I worked on getting a severely pitted barrel and receiver to look somewhat better again through several techniques of draw filing and sanding.  Yesterday we advanced to replacing the bluing on the barrel.  Next will be to reline the barrel since its been shot out completely.  We also will be working on the stock later on, which I have started, where we will be addressing checkering and finishing.  Here are a few images I got.  The blued barrel will come later after the bluing has had at least 3 days to cure.