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Browning "Salt"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by highway, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. highway

    highway Member

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    Does anyone happen to know the story regarding Browning Salt Wood?
    Somehow I never heard this one or I just blocked it out. How many years were
    affected and who was responsible for this mistake? Was only one source of wood
    responsible?
    Thanks
    Roger
     
  2. skeezix

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    There is a pretty informative article on Arts website.:
     
  3. PatMiles

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    Art's Gun Shop has a couple of videos in which he explains the why's and wherefore's of the Browning salt wood fiasco.

    Teach me to take a drink of coffee while typing my reply.Skeezix is quicker than me..


    Pat
     
  4. highway

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    Thanks for the quick replies. What a great and informative article. I'm just
    glad that I never got hit by this disaster. Pure luck--I guess.
    Thanks
    Roger
     
  5. OldGoat

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    A couple of years ago I bought a NIB 1967 Browning Grade I Lightning short tang round knob 12 ga. 28" IC & Mod for $1850. Beautiful gun. Sold it to a buddy who "had to have it" for $1850...and he promptly took it out and shot it several rounds of skeet. Later, he said he decided he didn't like it so I bought it back; a year later, oh yeah, he decided he wanted it back so I sold it back for $1850. Then, he found out it was a salt gun...and I insisted on giving his money back rather than having anyone believe I unloaded a salt gun on a friend. Sold it at a gun shop for $950 - gun shop was aware of the salt damage inside - went home and took a $900 bath and forgot about it until this thread. Guess this is why I am usually broke. Ed
     
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