Worth fixing up?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by warhawk77, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. warhawk77

    warhawk77 New Member

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    I got a 410 shot gun from a family member and not sure if I should spend the time/money to fix it back up.

    I don't see any names or model numbers. MSC japan is on one side. Other has 410 three inch chamber.

    Doing a search online I think it is a Winchester 37 .410 copy. The pics I saw are very close to the one I have.

    As you can see from the pic the stock has been cut down and the paint is gone. The front grip is lose also. The hammer top must have broke somewhere in the past as it has been replaced with something.

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    I was thinking of finding a new stock and see about getting it repainted. Or just painted the stock and oil it up good and leave it alone
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That would make a pretty snake gun.
     

  3. warhawk77

    warhawk77 New Member

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    They used it to shoot snakes, rats or any other stuff in the barn.

    The barrel is 19" long so not sure if it was cut down or not. But looking at it again today it might have been cut
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    19" is legal & all. I would clean it up and do what i could for the finish and then just enjoy having it. It has the look of history and hard use; that is worth a lot more than a tenifer finish, IMO.
     
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  5. warhawk77

    warhawk77 New Member

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    Looking closer at the barrel I don't see any marks showing it was cut so maybe that is stock.

    I think I am going to pick up some sand paper and rub the barrel down and paint it. Not sure what type of paint to use but sure I can find something on this site going over that sort of thing.
     
  6. warhawk77

    warhawk77 New Member

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    well I think I screwed up. I was cleaning up the gun and tried to take out the screw on top right in front of the hammer. Now the hammer won't click and I can't get it back in so might have just broke my gun
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  8. warhawk77

    warhawk77 New Member

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    I was able to put the screw back in and it works again. I can't get the pistol grip off which bugs me but as long as it works I am okay with it.

    Thanks for the link on the coating, think I am going to try and pick something up this weekend
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Talk to StalkingBear here on FTF. He is a gunsmithing genius. He might have some ideas for you on how best to fix up that gun.
     
  10. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    I would get it blued not painted, If you can't get the grip off you could always throw a folding stock on it.
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The 1st thing I would do is make SURE it's legal before investing any labor/expense in it. Sure the barrel may be legal but you also have to have a overall length of at least 26" to be legal.