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Old 10-30-2011, 12:25 PM   #11
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:21 PM   #12
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I dont see anything wrong with that gun....personally i would leave her as is. Back then, they were built like tanks!!

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Old 10-31-2011, 12:14 AM   #13
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The stock it chipped an most of butt pad is gone I dropped it as a kid I'll post a pic of that part later

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Old 10-31-2011, 12:59 AM   #14
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I think your setting yourself up to get flamed around here.

I asked about putting a new stock on an old gun i just picked up and asked about putting a new stock on it. The general consensus was that i leave it the hell alone as all the dings and dents were "character marks". This is gun i JUST bought.

Post up the pics anyway, i am interested in seeing some close ups of that tank.

The gun in question here was handed down grandfather to son to grandson, its an heirloom! YOU are the one that dropped it and put the character marks on it. Thats part of the history that will be passed down to your kids.

I have quite a few guns handed down from my grandad to my dad to me and i would NEVER think of redoing them. My kids will get them in the same condition (or worse considering we still use 'em) than they came to me. I just shoot 'em, clean 'em and make sure i keep a good coat of oil on 'em.

The way i look at it, i am just the caretaker, until my time to leave this plane of existence comes.

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I see what you're saying but I do like character marks, but I wanted to put it into te condition my father had it in as a gift

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one could add a lace up recoil boot.
have the butt trimmed a little bit and have a nice Jell pad installed that wont look unsightly (did on mine and its great!!)
can have a spacer added if needed.
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I see what you're saying but I do like character marks, but I wanted to put it into te condition my father had it in as a gift
Dents dings ok I get it stories of days gone by but no reason not to restore the gun so it looks great for another 3 generations I just had my long passed grandpas win model 12 restored brought a tear to my now 40 yr old eyes to see her all restored that old 16 guage will be slammin turkeys for another 75 yrs I could just see ol pa cleanin her like I did 35 plus yrs ago hard workin hard huntin ol boy he was
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