I took the morning to put together a friend's Remington 742 that was brought to me in pieces and with a broken disconnector on the trigger group. That disconnector is a discontinued part, but I tracked one down from Western Gun Parts in Edmonton as well as new sear and hammer springs.
These guns were made to be carried into the bushes and this one had certainly had a hard life - it was scratched to hell, missing bluing on the crown, the bolt handle, the bottom of the action, and various scratches all over the barrel. Even though my friend said he cleaned the barrel, I soaked it overnight with Wipeout and the first few patches were pure blue - signs of copper fouling.
So, I scrubbed out the barrel, replaced the disconnector, disassembled it so I could get the gas tube out to clean (it was completely caked with built up powder as well as the handgaurd being caked in residue), and reblued the action, the crown, the magazine, the bolt handle, the handgaurd's sling stud, and various scratches on the barrel. It was a decent little project that went really smooth.
Pictures aren't the best, but I was in a hurry to get my boys to soccer on time.