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utahliving 01-01-2008 04:06 AM

1892 Marlin
 
I have a Marlin Bafener .22 rifle model 1892. It has been handed down through a few generations now. I would love to have it restored, what is the best way to go about doing that? Thanks for any and all help.

hillbilly68 01-01-2008 01:09 PM

Hey Utah, how "bad" of shape is it in? Is it shootable in its current condition? Are you looking to repair or restore? Again, depends on its current condition. Typically don't want to restore a gun like that unless it is really in poor repair. Obviously it is your choice, what is your desired endstate for the gun?
Good luck with it whatever you decide to do.
regards

Ruger1 01-09-2008 06:18 PM

I picked up a Winchester 94 in 32-40, out of a guys garage years ago for a $100. One day I thought I'd have it worked on, the only thing it needed was a magazine spring and cap, which the gunsmith found for me. If it was restored it would reduce the value, after some research I found it was made in 1896, I have left it as is, it's shootable and sure has a lot of charactor. Just something to consider.

Righteous 01-10-2008 12:29 AM

if its shootable i would leave it as is

deerhuntguy 01-10-2008 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruger1 (Post 13965)
I picked up a Winchester 94 in 32-40, out of a guys garage years ago for a $100. One day I thought I'd have it worked on, the only thing it needed was a magazine spring and cap, which the gunsmith found for me. If it was restored it would reduce the value, after some research I found it was made in 1896, I have left it as is, it's shootable and sure has a lot of charactor. Just something to consider.

"As-Is" as in missing cap and spring or "As-Is" as in metal and wood finish/patina? Replacing the cap and spring (and the cartridge follower, since it will likely be missing as well) will not lower the value. Also, a properly restored arm can be worth as much as or more than a like un-restored one, depending on the un-restored condition.

utahliving 01-25-2008 04:56 AM

This gun is not shootable right now. It could definitely be in worse shape, but needs quite a bit of work. I would want it restored not repaired. I want to keep it as original as absolutely possible.


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