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thefunofcastlelaw 09-26-2013 09:58 AM

Restoring a shotgun
 
What's a good estimate on getting a stock made for a bolt action shotgun

mountainman13 09-26-2013 10:12 AM

Likely far more than the gun is worth.
Can't the stock just be repaired / refinished?
What make and model shotgun?
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thefunofcastlelaw 09-26-2013 10:20 AM

It does not have one I helped a man move he's was really about to throw it in a fire so I got it I've cleaned and fixed it it just needs a stock and a magazine

mountainman13 09-26-2013 10:25 AM

You can check numrich gun parts online and see if the parts are available.

thefunofcastlelaw 09-26-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by thefunofcastlelaw
It does not have one I helped a man move he's was really about to throw it in a fire so I got it I've cleaned and fixed it it just needs a stock and a magazine

It's made by marlin it's called an American eagle model 32c it's a 12 gauge with choke and thanks

thefunofcastlelaw 09-26-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13
You can check numrich gun parts online and see if the parts are available.

What's the best way to make the gun it's self look new again because it's atleast 52 years old and in rough shape

mountainman13 09-26-2013 11:25 AM

Depends on condition. I'd start with fine steel wool and gun oil to clean it up.

thefunofcastlelaw 09-26-2013 11:46 AM

Thanks it's pretty rough I brought it home and knock a dirt dobber's nest out of the barrel

c3shooter 09-26-2013 12:44 PM

First- reality check- Numrich sold out of stocks and magazines for those a long time ago. When they had them, a stock and mag would cost you more than the gun is worth. Really. The price was $130, plus shipping, and a bolt action 12 g is worth about $70-$75.

Second- want to do some cleanup? Nothing wrong with that.

Remove action from the wood. Formby's Furniture refinisher makes a good start for many. Be careful- stuff is flammable as hell. Do not sand unless wood has splinters.

For the metal parts- go to the grocery, get a COPPER Choreboy pot scrubber. Not copper plated, but copper. Wet the metal good with a light oil, let set for a couple of hours. Wet the choreboy with some more oil, reb lightly. Gun will turn coppery color. When you are finished, use soft cloth with a couple of drop of oil, polish gun. Copper color comes off.

I am not a gun snob- I have several bolt action shotguns, but understand they do not have high values.

thefunofcastlelaw 09-27-2013 04:23 AM

Ok thank you


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