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Gun Restoration?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BILL GRILL, Mar 30, 2007.

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  1. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Who knows about restorations, Del Greco? Turnbil? spelling please forgive or anybody who can restock and restore a Parker, Fox, Ithaca, Ect. Quality work only. Thanks, Bill
     
  2. Big Dave

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    The Gunstock Shop


    806 North Union Street,

    Wilmington, DE 19805

    (302) 571-1656


    Mike does excellent work, and charges accordingly.
     
  3. JRD

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    Keep in mind unless you plan on keeping this gun for personal use, restoration may take away value from your shotgun. Especially a Parker or Fox. I have a Fox that could use some work but I chose not to in fear of losing value.
     
  4. JRD

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    Bill, thanks for the info, I will hafta check that out again.
     
  5. LOWGUN

    LOWGUN TS Member

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    Bill, Del Greco did my dad's Parker SC SBT. ABSOLUTELY beautiful. Mike
     
  6. phirel

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    JRD correctly stated that restoration "may" decrease the value of a gun. I agree. Most gun shops would consider restoration as synonymous with stock refinishing, recut the checkering and rebluing. This is absolutely incorrect.
    Proper restoration should be limited to any required mechanical repairs, restoration of the checkering to match the existing worn checkering, repair of worn bluing with a few light coats of a slow rust process and restoration of the stock color without stripping the existing worn finish.

    Any antique that does nor retain the patina accumulated over many years is suspect and typically does command a lower value.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Bobsled

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    I would strongly recommend Doug Turnbull - www.turnbullrestoration.com

    He is the best in both quality & reputation. Good luck!
     
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