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Old 05-26-2009, 12:16 AM   #1
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I have A old bolt action 20g. shotgun. Not sure the make or model. It was my great great grandfathers, and I'm looking at getting it restored and use able.

I'm wondering if any one knows of a Great gunsmith in the DFW area that might be willing to take this task. Not looking to pay thousands but also dont want cheap cheap cheap, if you catch my drift.

thanks in advanced, Jon.

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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You need to have the firearm appraised first of all. If it is somewhat of a collector's item, and you do ANY finish work what so ever to it, you will DROP the value! Post some pictures and markings of it and we can help send you in the right direction on value and collectors status.

But I can not stress enough, do NO refinish work until you know exactly what you have

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I have A old bolt action 20g. shotgun. Not sure the make or model. It was my great great grandfathers, and I'm looking at getting it restored and use able.

I'm wondering if any one knows of a Great gunsmith in the DFW area that might be willing to take this task. Not looking to pay thousands but also dont want cheap cheap cheap, if you catch my drift.

thanks in advanced, Jon.
Why would you even think of spending $ if you are looking for a usable shotgun?

Save it for the memory value and buy a modern shotgun for use.

You'll probably have less $ outlay, save a memory and have a current technology shotgun!

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value of the gun is not the imporant issuse to me. I would rather be able to use this gun as did the 3 generations before me, then to have it sit in the locked safe. My plan is to keep it orignal, but useable. I'm not looking to update it to our times with all the high end goodies. I have plenty of rifles and shotguns to fill that gap.

Thanks for responding so fast, and I will be posting pictures as soon as i can find the damn USB cord.

Thanks, Jon

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value of the gun is not the imporant issuse to me. I would rather be able to use this gun as did the 3 generations before me, then to have it sit in the locked safe. My plan is to keep it orignal, but useable. I'm not looking to update it to our times with all the high end goodies. I have plenty of rifles and shotguns to fill that gap.

Thanks for responding so fast, and I will be posting pictures as soon as i can find the damn USB cord.

Thanks, Jon
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If that is what you want to do. Forget about what everyone else says. The only guns that look good to me are guns that I can shoot. If you can't shoot it then why own it?

I also agree with minion as to get it looked at first. It may be a $100 mossberg or it might be a $1000 off the wall brand that is big on the auction block right now.

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update.. Took it to a mom and pop place not to far away that my cousin has used and they priced me at around $300-350 for original parts..

will update with before and after pictures when i get it back. i was told about 2 months..

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2 Months?

What are they doing to it that will take months?

Bear tex pad, and some new oil on the stock. Parts from numrich, maybe remove and install a new bead front sight.

2 weeks tops accounting for shipping if they put the order in that day. 1 month if the stock needed to be completely stripped, steamed, and re-oiled/

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2 Months?

What are they doing to it that will take months?

Bear tex pad, and some new oil on the stock. Parts from numrich, maybe remove and install a new bead front sight.

2 weeks tops accounting for shipping if they put the order in that day. 1 month if the stock needed to be completely stripped, steamed, and re-oiled/
This thread is over 6months old.
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Nope, but it's nice to know how you treat new members.

Thanks for the warm welcome.

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