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Browning barrel

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dhip, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. dhip

    dhip Active Member

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    OK,friend handed me a barrel today.wanted to know whar it's worth and willing to sell it.Problem,this barrel originally was part of a 2 barrel set,somehow,as his daughter inlaw put it(gun was given to her by her father) the gun and 1 barrel suspiciously has turned up missing.For all you guru's out there,here's info off of barrel.

    right side with barrel pointing to the right.
    Browning auto-5
    special steel 12ga.-3"-32
    browning patents

    left side barrel pointing left
    Browning arms company morgan utah&montreal p.q.
    madi in belgium

    vm39878

    I'd rate it in good condition,not great,some rust showing on outside chamber end on top.

    Sligt rust inside barrel end not quite inch in.

    Any insights or interest would be welcomed.

    Doug H.
     
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    dhip Active Member

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    Well took it out to shed,used some barrel bore and Gunzilla,teamed with a couple bore snakes and it came out fantastic.Rust must have been surface rust from not being stored properly,at least not long enough to hurt it.

    Still would like opinions on what it's worth,Brownoing site barrels run 400--500 dollars,I know this can be sold for less than that.Only marks on bluing is where I suspect forarm snaps on.I'll probably take it to the club next thursday,see if anyones interested.

    Doug H.
     
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    bigbore613 Active Member

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    You dont say if its a vent rib barrel or not. Three inch vent rib Belgian barrels bring $200 to $300 Choke should be checked as many were opened for steel shot. Only Sweet Sixteen vent rib barrels bring over $400. Jeff
     
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    dhip Active Member

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    OK,vent rib,,full choke(dime method),32",Belgium,3 inch

    Answered one PM with these specs also.

    Doug H.
     
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    Thanks Pat,,anyone on this site interested,pm me with an offer.

    Next will be club,e-bay will be last.

    Doug H.
     
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