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Old 04-23-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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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?

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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.

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

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

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

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Sell it ASAP; it has no rails.

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

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

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All we know is it is an old Enfield, or Ross. Not a whole lot to go on.
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Sell it ASAP; it has no rails.
Listen to Mick! Paint it black! Naaaa!
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