Browning model1903 30-06 inheritance

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Dgrptr, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Dgrptr

    Dgrptr New Member

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    I inherited this rifle and checked the serial number to get more info on this gun.
    Turns out it was made in 1927. Cosmetically the rifle is still in great condition with no visible rusting. My question is, as I am gun newbie, I want to take this to a gunsmith to have this gun checked for safety so I can take it out and start learning more about targeting, gun, safety and hunting...is this a bad idea for the rifles sake?
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    As long as it checks out form the gunsmith it should be fine really. I love those rifles.:)
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    With a firearm approaching it's 100th birthday, even a good quality gun, such as your Browning, would do well to have a competent smith give it a once over. Parts DO wear, ya know......
     
  4. Dgrptr

    Dgrptr New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Do you think it may decrease
    Value if I start firing it? It's a pretty rare gun since
    It's a browning
     
  5. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    A gun is ment to be fired unless it is to dangerous to do so just my opinion

    I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH ;)