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Need Gun Restored

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ctargetchamp98, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. ctargetchamp98

    ctargetchamp98 Member

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    A freind of mine found this rifle stuffed up a chimney in a old house. He is wanting to find someone who can restore it. If anyone knows someone who could do this, please let me know and I will relay the info. Winchester Model 1890 22 short Serial# 354654 Thanks Tony W. <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Simmons is a Winchester specialist does many restore jobs, known well for shotgun work. I would contact them and get info. There may be someone else who does these rifles. Before commencing any work I would check for unaltered value with a serious collector since reconditioning in some cases reduces the value of a gun.

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  3. bridgetoofar

    bridgetoofar TS Member

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    It would be cheaper to buy one in minty condition than to correctly restore that one. You could have someone do a polish and blue job and then find a replacement stock and you would have a cheap shooter as long as the gun works and the bore is decent enough.
     
  4. atashooter

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    Try Phil

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  5. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    Tony Call Rod Stumbo at Rod's Custom Stocks he like to work on that kinda stuff as winter projects!
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    Tony: I believe bridgetoofar gives good advice. Your gun was manufactured in 1908. If it were in very good condition it would be worth maybe $750. (80% condition). However that gun is far from that. Also, as bridgetoofar said, a refinished gun loses a lot of value as far as a collectable gun. I recently purchased an 1890 WRF that was refinished. (Manufactured 1923). I paid $450 for it. In no way could you have someone refinish that gun for that kind of money. You might as well see what someone might pay for it and then if your friend wants a gun of this nature; go to Gunbroker.com or GunsAmerica and purchase one that has been refinished. Much cheaper. JMHO. Ed
     
  7. ctargetchamp98

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    Thank's everyone for the advice, I will pass it on to the owner. Seeya at Missouri. Tony Willoughby
     
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