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Zamzow 04-23-2012 05:01 PM

old rifle restoration. need help.
 
Have an old world war II rifle that I have inherited but needs restoration. I want to restore it but I don't want to take away from its authenticity and deplete the age value of it. It still fires but needs stock work and some tlc. Any advice.

Zamzow

canebrake 04-23-2012 05:14 PM

Anything you do in the form of restoration WILL REDUCE the gun's value.

Anything you do to inhibit the gun's aging WILL ENHANCE the gun's value.

Is this gun an investment?

Or is it an heirloom you never intent to part with?

30-30remchester 04-23-2012 06:14 PM

There is a big difference between restoring and refinishing. What type of restoration are you planning? Some pics would be appreciated. Some in here may be able to guide you on your restoration.

Zamzow 04-23-2012 06:20 PM

Plan on keeping it. Been in the fam for a long time now. Don't have pics yet but will post some soon

Zamzow

Zamzow 04-23-2012 06:31 PM

If it helps without pics right now its a old British 303.

Zamzow

Trez 04-23-2012 07:23 PM

My advice?
Dont do anything more than you have too.. Keep it as original as possible..

orangello 04-23-2012 07:50 PM

Sell it ASAP; it has no rails.
;)

Zamzow 04-23-2012 08:18 PM

Is this gun worth anything anyway or is it just a family piece.

Zamzow

jpattersonnh 04-23-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zamzow (Post 779896)
Is this gun worth anything anyway or is it just a family piece.

Zamzow

All we know is it is an old Enfield, or Ross. Not a whole lot to go on.

jpattersonnh 04-23-2012 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangello (Post 779861)
Sell it ASAP; it has no rails.
;)

Listen to Mick! Paint it black! Naaaa!;)


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