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Kudos to Doug Braker. If your 90T needs anything, he's the man.

Last fall I bought a 90T from a fellow at our club. I had one before and sold it and always regretted it, so when this one became available I bought it. Anyway, the gun shot very well and was in what I would call good condition - a little bluing wear to the rear of the trigger guard, some more on the bottom etc. The barrel was in great shape and so was the wood, with what I believe is a Timney butt plate.

I called and talked to Doug Braker about options for rebluing or refinishing the receiver and decided to have it nickeled. Hopefully the photo of the finished product will show up here. To see more before and after photos, use the website URL above and go to my Photobucket album. There are too many to post here.

Doug not only refinished the receiver and forend, he anodized the trigger and gave the gun a complete mechanical checkup. I got it back a few weeks ago and haven't shot it yet, but it looks so good I had to share it with y'all. Thanks Doug.

Gene Batchelar
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Berettaman7:
I'd really rather let Doug chime in, if he wishes to, with price estimates, to allow you to call him and discuss it, as I did. There are some variables in terms of amount of preparation and parts that get treated etc. I won't presume that the price to do this is standardized. I elected to have the safety nickeled - some folks leave it blued. Same with the top latch. etc. The trigger was an add-on as well.

Gene Batchelar
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John:
The trigger you see is the one that came on the gun when I bought it. If Doug is working on yours, you can ask him.

Gene Batchelar
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John, Trigger on my 90T doesn't look anything like Gene's either, not as long and doesn't have near the hook to it as Gene's. Definitely like Gene's better.
 

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Hi Guys,

The trigger that's on Gene's gun, is an aftermarket adjustable trigger, we used to install at Kolar Arms. The gold on the trigger is Titanium Nitriding.

I've got a few pieces left (trigger body & trigger). A few machine cuts have to be made on the trigger housing to accept the larger trigger body.

I'll need to check the price of the parts when I go to the shop in the morning.

As for the nickel plating....I charge $350 (same price for 10 yrs). The plater has been giving me a pretty good bump UP on the charges. Materials I guess. I plan to hold this price at least through this year.

A "gold" trigger, is $65. I give a life-time warranty, never to peel or wear the gold off.


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WOW... What a beauty Gene. I like the trigger you have. I bet Doug could sell a bunch of those. Jeff
 

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Ha - I've got a custom trigger and didn't even know it. If anyone asks me, the price on this baby just went up. <:) Not that it's for sale. Right now, anyway.

Gene Batchelar
Wheaton, IL

PS Doug, feel free to download any of those pix I took and use them if you wish.
 
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