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To fix or not to fix....

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by tsosin, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. tsosin

    tsosin TS Member

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    I have a 1969 Winchester 101 sheet gun with a separated rib. I think that the repairs will run about 150.00 to re-attach the rib, and 250.00 for re-bluing. This is a gun that never had any problems and was a good shooter. Anybody have any idea about the current value of the gun, and if an investment of 400.00 gets me anything more than a 400.00 dollar gun.

    Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a good gunsmith shop for the solder work?
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    If you like the gun, its probably worth it.
     
  3. atashooter

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    My brother just sold 4 Win. 101's. He got between 800 - 1200 for each. None were Diamond grade, all were used. I'd say fix it. Along while ago, I had a 101 that the rib became patially unsoldered. JB quickweld, and a syringe took care of it, just make sure you shoot it out with gun scrubber and let dry before you start. If the whole rib is off, I'd consider a solder.
     
  4. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Send the gun to Phil Filing at Glenrock Blue in Glenrock WY. I seriously doubt you'd have $250 total into the fix AND reblue...probably more like $150 or so.

    They are fantastic folks who do equally fantastic work.

    They have done many Perazzis and other guns for me. I have NEVER been dissatisfied.

    Whiz
     
  5. perga1

    perga1 Active Member

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    What Whiz said. JRM
     
  6. tsosin

    tsosin TS Member

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    Thank you all for the input. I'll call Glenrock blue for a quote and read the directions for JB quickweld.
     
  7. jnoemanh

    jnoemanh TS Member

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    Years ago I installed a rib on a plain barrel gun using JB weld. Looks like a factory job and has never come loose. 1) Make sure the barrel and rib are CLEAN. Acetone works well. 2) Use JB Weld, not Quick Weld. The former takes longer to cure, but is stronger. 3) Use care with solvents later. Mineral spirits based cleaners are okay, ie WD40.

    Fix it yourself. 101s are good guns.
     
  8. jnoemanh

    jnoemanh TS Member

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    ...and...a decent 101 is certainly worth more than $400.
     
  9. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    just do it
     
  10. Gargoyle!

    Gargoyle! TS Member

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    Fix the gun or you will wish you did in the future.
     
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