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Russian Howitzer D20 Gun lighter Restoration – Soviet repair

January 14, 2020

Russian Howitzer D20 Gun lighter Restoration Soviet repair The D-20 Howitzer gun stabilization Jack The D-20 is a Soviet 152 mm towed gun The D20 Howitzer was developed during the Cold War And adopted of the Soviet army in the 1950s It’s a very reliable gun and was a solid companion For the Soviet Red Army for many years The Russian army is still using the Howitzer D-20 Now this needs sandblasting I have loaded the sandblaster with fine glass beads This is the air compressor that I use when sandblasting Today I use around 75 psi when sandblasting Sandblasting the Howitzer D20 gun carriage Result of the first sandblasting Degreasing in Swedish Vodka Spraying primer on the D-20 Gun carriage parts Military camouflage color Please subscribe to my channel Spray painting with camouflage color RAL 6031 Let’s fix those tires while the paint is drying Disassembling the Howitzer D20 lighter part We must drill this one out We need to remove the lighters butane gas tank And we need to repair the lighters electronic ignition Preparing the gun barrel for sandblasting Sandblasting the gun parts The Howitzer gun after sandblasting Giving the gun parts black primer Spray painting with camouflage color RAL 6031 1 hour in hot water and Turtle Wax car wash shampoo Disassembling the last parts on the gun carrier This really need some serious cleaning I will clean all the screws and nuts in this sand I will tumble this for approximately 1 hour Sandblasting of the D 20 Howitzer gun shield Spraying primer on the Howitzer gun shield Spraying camouflage color RAL 6031 on the shield One hour later Perfect result All the parts ready to assemble Assembling the Howitzer gun carriage Easy repair of the lighter’s electronic ignition I just needed some WD-40 Filling the lighter with butane gas The lighter before Restoration You can buy a similar Howitzer gun lighter See link in the video description


  • Reply Awesome Restorations January 10, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    In this video I restore Russian Howitzer D20 artillery gun lighter. Please leave your thoughts and comment below. Also see my latest Zippo Lighter Restoration:
    – Have a beautiful day. Best regards Martin

  • Reply MAgnus K January 10, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Degreasing in Swedish vodka. The best vodka 🙂

  • Reply hilham 89 January 10, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    I would like to make something like that to shoot bb's or something. I had a buddy that went to school doing cnc and he made a mini Canon

  • Reply david galachiev January 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I am from Russia and I like it. 👍

  • Reply Sputnik-1 January 10, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    It's a bummer that my home country used to make amazing things like the D20 now we make what nothing good, unless it was a Soviet design that we still make. I miss the CCCP. Bringing back the CCCP is how we make Russia Great Again.

  • Reply Greg Wright January 10, 2020 at 8:29 pm


  • Reply Carlos Escobar January 10, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Nice & Clean Restoration.and gres camera work 👍👍👍

  • Reply Stephan Backman January 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Är du svensk?

  • Reply Les chansons de MiKa January 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Great job!

  • Reply Daya Karaeski January 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Marvellous! 👏👏👏👏

  • Reply Elf Owl January 10, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    You're awesome!!!! Awesome!!! Great restoration, beautiful Howitzer Lighter!!!. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lady J January 10, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    U get the COOLEST shit!!
    #addicted 😁😁😁

  • Reply Adam Zhuhri January 10, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    The details are awesome

  • Reply thegarmanz January 10, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Really well done! Enjoyed this one a lot! That was pretty well made and put together! Accurate representation of the D-20. I`m glad you saved it.

  • Reply Muhammed Cakir January 10, 2020 at 11:40 pm


  • Reply BrazilLady January 11, 2020 at 12:01 am

    You wasted perfectly good vodka!? ARGH!

  • Reply Victor Greystoke II January 11, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Amazing and beautifully done! 😊😊😊✌️✌️✌️

  • Reply Joshua Meeks January 11, 2020 at 1:08 am

    I like tool restorations, not toy restorations. If the next video isn't a tool, I'm out!

  • Reply Ayubi January 11, 2020 at 1:17 am

    Are you doing this for a living or just for fun?

  • Reply Die Fernbedienung January 11, 2020 at 1:24 am

    Whats the song at 14:43??

  • Reply Robert Tetreault January 11, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Great video. I love military history so really enjoyed this restoration. Awesome job keep up the good work 👍

  • Reply gayle525 January 11, 2020 at 1:47 am

    They wouldn’t want the tires to shine and give away the location of the gun so shining the tires is wrong. Why camp if your going to do that?

  • Reply Avi Oheb Shalom January 11, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Just wanted to know if there is some sort of amazing field where he lives, that people consistently lose their lighters in??? Where for some reason they all seem to age and rust at the same rate which makes them perfect for restorations. Orrrrr, could it be that our much esteemed restorer here is putting on the patina and rust himself??? I mean, I'll still watch the vids, but if that's the case then let your viewers know and I'm sure that people would be delighted to send you stuff that are good candidates for restoration. Food for thought…🤔🤔🤔

  • Reply Party Man January 11, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Underated talent

  • Reply Stiven Vega January 11, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Saludos Desde Colombia ❤

  • Reply Lexx Ako January 11, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Martin! Thanks for your perfect work and special respectful attitude to Russians. This is very lacking in the world. With all my heart, thanks! As usual excellent camera shooting.

  • Reply Dylan Main January 11, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Do you sell any of your restored or repaired item

  • Reply Austin Hughes January 11, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Where do you find all these cool lighters?

  • Reply JARinAZ F January 11, 2020 at 4:53 am

    I love that lighter and I don't smoke. I finished watching you restore the keyhole lady Zippo and then got the link this video. I just subscribed. Great channel!

  • Reply Hephaestus Restorations January 11, 2020 at 5:05 am

    I wanted to know if you were Russian?

  • Reply Mattias Malmkvist January 11, 2020 at 6:37 am

    bra video tycker jag hehe

  • Reply Pebbles The Cat January 11, 2020 at 7:43 am

    What a waste of fine Swedish vodka !

  • Reply Дмитрий Перескоков January 11, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Успокаивающий контент, да ещё и с вставками на русском языке, и с русским описанием… Thank you so much for your efforts.

  • Reply Hoa Luu January 11, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Good Job 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Freethought January 11, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Another great restoration!

  • Reply Duane C January 11, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I know you put a lot of hard work, and a lot of time. I see all the rust on the lighter, is it mostly build up on the surface, or are there parts eaten away?

  • Reply Gavin Moses January 11, 2020 at 11:47 am

    That was amazing man! do you take pictures so that you know where everything goes back or just from memory?

  • Reply ディグリーン January 11, 2020 at 11:50 am


  • Reply Александр Шилов January 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Работа отличная, но что такое розовая шведская водка?

  • Reply Aaron Yates January 11, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Love it!

  • Reply Алекссей Иванов January 11, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Хорошая работа лайк👏👏👏

  • Reply Gollammeister January 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Nice restoration well done

  • Reply Smilesfour Miles January 11, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Epic 🔥🔥🤗

  • Reply Francisco Rodrigues January 11, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Very cool lighter but imagine a real howtizer

  • Reply scorpio 11 January 11, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    this is rich! thumbs up 👍!

  • Reply Aep Syafruddin January 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Keren gk bnyk ngomong tp bekerja

  • Reply землянин наш January 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    in addition to the restoration work itself, a very good video and plans ! respect !

  • Reply Sudeep Ruchal January 11, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Wooow bro you are Awesome lots of love from Nepal…….. You……. Too good… Love you bro keep it up….. 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵👌

  • Reply Андрей Петров January 11, 2020 at 3:27 pm


  • Reply Hilow Haze January 11, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    This was fun to watch. The intricacy of the lighter was cool to see.

  • Reply рашашвайне January 11, 2020 at 4:52 pm


  • Reply D N January 11, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Класс!! и снято хорошо прям, не затянуто, живенько так и со вкусом!👏

  • Reply H adam January 11, 2020 at 5:25 pm


  • Reply Wiley CoyoteSr January 11, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    My great-great-grandfather designed the gun. His name was Howard Witzer Jr. You do believe me, right? Or not. 🙂

  • Reply Mikael Nilsson January 11, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Hmm Swedish? 😀 great restoration 🙂

  • Reply Кот Кот January 11, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Отличная работа, за перевод отдельное спасибо.

  • Reply Zenobia Haku January 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Wow, that's a complicated lighter! Great work!

  • Reply Jack Stratfull January 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Are u using a vacuum dust collector if so what one? Thanks

  • Reply balluumm1 January 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I always find your restoration's amazing. I was particularly impressed by the nifty glass tumbler you made

  • Reply Алексей Кузнецов January 11, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    The dramaturgy is magnificent, Netflix will choke on envy.

  • Reply Machin Truc January 11, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Är du svensk ? I'm French but I recently discovered the entire world is Swedish xD

  • Reply Michael Johnston January 11, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Beautifully detail artillery piece, even if wasn't a working lighter it's a great model.
    Another fantastic job!

  • Reply Kim Myers January 11, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    This is so satisfying to watch! I'm curious how long this takes? And do you sell them once they're restored? I'm assuming they must be worth something?

  • Reply Stefan Dembowski January 12, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Nice work! 👏👏👏

  • Reply Артём Нахратов January 12, 2020 at 12:49 am

    You have very cool videos 👍 Find a rusty motorcycle for restoration, it will be very interesting to see your work and the end result

  • Reply TheMixail Skatulov January 12, 2020 at 12:54 am


  • Reply Les Gee January 12, 2020 at 1:00 am

    I remember these weapons from my time in the NZ Army. Although we did not directly have anything to do with Soviet Forces in the job I did we di have to know what they are and how they were employed on the battlefield and by whom. Also, perhaps more important whom the Soviets sold these weapons to. Very nice work.

  • Reply SANDRO Glock January 12, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Non so più come definire i lavori che fai. Devo dire che raramente si vedono persone cosi brave. Sei veramente il TOP. Complimenti.

  • Reply leslie Oneill January 12, 2020 at 1:53 am

    how old is it and I LIKE YOUR work great

  • Reply BATAH559 January 12, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Now I подписываться and ставить лайки.
    From Russia with love.
    You great)

  • Reply HebertHoober January 12, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Very nice restoration but you didn't remove the parting line flash on the tires.

  • Reply A.T Ghost January 12, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Soviet self-propelled gun S-51

  • Reply That Dude January 12, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Great video as always! Really enjoy them!

  • Reply OhhhSoooSweet January 12, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Subscribed and liked. I turned off ad block for you too. <3
    Edit: no ads actually played for me with it off. Possible since "gun" is in the title YouTube demonetized it?

  • Reply чёрный скорпион January 12, 2020 at 10:56 am


  • Reply TheWeekAnDay January 12, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    А тут что русские есть?

  • Reply Sandro Gil January 12, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Crente que era em tamanho real…¯_(ツ)_/¯
    Mesmo assim ótimo vídeo.⊙﹏⊙

  • Reply Leonardo Penna January 12, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    I giocattoli che si smontano con le viti e in metallo sono tutti concentrati, e per ragioni diverse, o in America o in Russia…..a noi, poveri idioti italiani, non rimane che guardare con mascella cadente !!!!! Beati voi !!!!!

  • Reply Fiona January 12, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Every single thing about this whole project is just great . Very well done !

  • Reply Ches Hillyard January 12, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    love watching you and that awsome restore,and nice crotch shots lol

  • Reply nazim khan January 12, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    how come the date on the housing and the insert is exactly the same?….not original?

  • Reply g bruceg January 12, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Dude!!! Really?
    You put Russian parts in Swedish Vodka…
    The Russians are KNOWN for their vodka…
    That's like putting Swiss cheese on an American hotdog…
    Is this a continuation of 1707 ? …
    C'mon now!! … Lol…

    Last week, you put the Subscribe tool thumb up the lady figure's bum on the Zippo restore.
    Now this ?!! ….
    Great video as always…
    Keep 'em coming…

  • Reply Dennis Sonnenschein January 12, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Where do you find these strange lighters?

  • Reply Андрей Пономарев January 12, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Очень хорошо и интересно всё сделано! Ваши видео вдохновляют восстанавливать то, что раньше казалось невозможным! Спасибо за качественный контент! 👌🏻🤝

  • Reply Miyu Miyu January 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Ah goddamnit, i thought you were seriously going to fix a whole bloody cannon.
    Also kudos on the camera work at 6:07.

  • Reply ᠰᠣᠳᠣ ᠪᠡᠳᠣ January 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Lol that russian joke about sweden

  • Reply Amine Selmi January 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I love how patient you are with everything you do. Great job buddy.

  • Reply Алексей Гаврилюк January 12, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Good work 👍👍

  • Reply Назар Холов January 13, 2020 at 1:57 am


  • Reply Ron LHeureux January 13, 2020 at 3:21 am

    Just think, if the Russians couldn’t buy American WD40, they would have no offensive weapons….or functioning cigarette lighters.

  • Reply Ron LHeureux January 13, 2020 at 3:48 am

    This thing looks amazing a extremely cool. I am wondering why you didn’t paint all of the screw heads, though?

  • Reply Fabio Franca January 13, 2020 at 5:25 am

    France ?

  • Reply Nguyễn Quang January 13, 2020 at 8:20 am

    I love video
    I like your lighter
    My dream

  • Reply Kostas 257 January 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Awesome resolt amazing restore

  • Reply Владимир Гилко January 13, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Красивая игрушка

  • Reply william carboni January 13, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    First time viewing your channel, restoration was impressive. It will fire again. thanks for sharing

  • Reply Paul john January 14, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Nice work

  • Reply Евгений Александров January 14, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Столько частей гаек, винтов, мне кажется настоящая пушка проще устроена, а за работу 👏

  • Reply Real Amour January 14, 2020 at 4:39 am

    Советскую краску не так легко удалить с металлических поверхностей..
    Однажды я удалял советскую краску с топливного бака старой бензопилы "URAL", я удалил все, даже металл c бака… но краска осталась там где и была xD

  • Reply limescale onetwo January 14, 2020 at 7:51 am

    looked like crap 😉

    now it's the lighter everyone at the party wants to spark up with.

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