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Browing salt gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ntgr8, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. ntgr8

    ntgr8 Member

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    What in the H is a Browning salt gun? Never heard of it. Please explain so I
    can be as smart as you guys.
     
  2. vpr80

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    ever heard of google?

    http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&=&q=browning+salt+wood&aq=0&aqi=g3g-m1&oq=browning+salt
     
  3. ntgr8

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    google is beyond my comp. talent
     
  4. pheasantmaster

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    A salt gun is one inwhich was labeled as such due to the process of curing the wood. I believe it was about 66 era Brownings that this involved. Generally they are easy to distinguish via pulling the stock off. There will be rust on metal inards. Some can have substantial amount. Be careful!
     
  5. jaymz870

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    Interesting Article

    http://www.artsgunshop.com/Salt/Salt_Article-Page-1.htm
     
  6. EuroJoe

    EuroJoe Well-Known Member

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    ntgr8: have you ever heard the old adage "Better to be silent and have people wonder if you're stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt" ??
     
  7. ntgr8

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    I didn't know that asking a question was a sign of stupidity. Some must be hatched
    knowing everything.
     
  8. abcd

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    I think Salt guns where made in Japan in the 60----??? , Salt was use to dry the stocks more rapidley, But the salt eventually leached out of the wood and rusted the mmetal, If you have one send it to our shop , We phoscoat all internal parts, phos stops all rust,THen we K coat all parts
     
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    lyons gunsmithing:

    What do you do about the stock and forearm wood? Leave saltwood on the gun?

    DoubleAuto
     
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    I don't think the Belgium made Superposed with salt wood were "made in Japan". Just a hunch.

    DoubleAuto
     
  11. Rimfirejim

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    Browning tried to Quick cure the wood. Yes these were all Belgium made guns.Mostly from 1963 to 1966. They redid many but discontinued service in early 70's . Jim
     
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