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Winchester 101 Reconditioning

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mountainsteve, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. Mountainsteve

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    Can anyone recommend someone to re condition a Winchester 101? Re bluing, stock finishing and mechanical? Are they worth spending the money on?
     
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    flabigpapa Well-Known Member

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    Midwest gun works...MGW.com 636-475-7300 Pevely, Mo.63070
     
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    Stu Wright is the Winchester guru.
     
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    Midwest did a Pigeon Grade 101 for me..looks and locks like a new gun!..It is a 1976 model..and really needed a facelift.....LarryB
     
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    MGW Highley recommended. They did one for me and it came out like new and a fast turnaround
     
  6. Mountainsteve

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    I checked with Midwest Gunworks. Sounds like the place to go but is it worth spending between $700. and $1,300. on a field grade Winchester 101 20 gauage? Even if I sold the 101 for $500. I could add that to the restoration cost and have $1,200. to $1,800. to buy a 20 gauage that needed no restoration. Looking for advice from someone wiser on guns than I.
    Mountainsteve
     
  7. grntitan

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    Depends. Is this a gun with a history in your family even if it is a short one? Was it given to you by someone special or you plan on giving it to someone special? Do you shoot the gun really well? Just remember, if you are only doing the rebuild as an investment to resell, then no its not worth it. If you don't plan on selling the gun and could care a less about resale then yes they will make it like new again. So will Stu Wright who i named but MGW is top notch. The gun will be like new when you get it back. Really only you can decide.
     
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    I recently called Stu for some light work on one of my Model 12's. He advised he was "at least" three months behind. So if you use him, be prepared for a long wait. I was really disappointed, as I wanted to see what kind of work they did. Sent the gun elsewhere, and am very pleased.

    Paul
     
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