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Who to repair loose rib?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by W.R.Buchanan, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. W.R.Buchanan

    W.R.Buchanan Member

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    Hi guys: I have a friend who has a 1950's Browning Superposed.

    it's rib has come loose near the rear of the barrels and he needs to get it fixed.

    This gun is in nice shape and he wants someone who actually knows what they are doing.

    Suggestions on appropriate shops would be appreciated.

    Thanks Randy
     
  2. marsingbob

    marsingbob Active Member

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    The best is Art Isaacson, at Art's Gun Shop. Google and you will find it. Watch the video at the site on repairing a loose rib. Art worked at the old Browning repair shop in the 60's and 70's, and is the best there is. Midwest Gun Works is also very very good and may be slightly cheaper. It is not a cheap repair. The old rib must be removed, resoldered and the barrels reblued. Watch the video.
     
  3. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Good referrals. I watched the video clips, very well made. That's the correct way of fixing loose ribs if everything worked as planed. incorrect heat will make part of the barrel fragile.


    If your Superposed is in collectable condition or grades, you might also want to consider what a re-blued barrel will affect it's value.

    I have two friends use JB weld to fix loose ribs on their Superposed, worked well after 10 years.
     
  4. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Mine was a 1932 model that Briley did an excellent job on many years ago. Yes, they have to be reblued.
     
  5. MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Phillip relaid a Perazzi side rib for me at a very reasonable cost. Did not have to be replied.
     
  6. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Phillip Crenwelge, for good work on a shooter at a very reasonable price.

    Art's, if you need the bbls to look factory new and can afford to spend a LOT more.

    -Gary
     
  7. MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Did not have to be reblued. I-pad spelling help.
     
  8. grunt

    grunt TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Rodger eubanks in Idaho
     
  9. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    There. After reading all the above posts you should be as uncertain as ever...
     
  10. KENENT1

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    I've seen Phillip re solder ribs...but there can not be any contamination between the rib and barrel....defiantly no jb weld or glue or silicone.


    Tony
     
  11. daddiooo

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    Whatever you do, DO NOT send it to Browning in Arnold, Missouri. If you do, you'll get the super 6 month turn around service and a bill to match.

    VERY POOR at best.
     
  12. W.R.Buchanan

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    Guys: thanks so much for the leads, it appears he is sending it to Midwest since he lives close to them.

    Randy
     
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