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So what do you think, $550 plus parts to tighten up a 1977 citor trap combo? About half what its worth, would a new locking bolt be a simple fix? Dump it while it still functions?
 

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Skeet's gun shop Tahlequah, Ok. Ask for Dean Harris, very good work, very reasonable prices, especially good with Brownings 918-456-4749
 

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A lot depends on the overall condition of the gun. Wood, blueing, etc. If you had the chance to buy your gun, like-new mechanically, for $550 would you buy it? Also, you need to factor in any sentimental value.
 

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I shoot an XT---over 100,000 registered rounds and I THOUGHT it needed re-building. It did need a new firing pins, spring, lever spring. I had that done at the Grand a few years ago for $45.00. I thought my gun was worn out because it started partially opening upon firing. What actually happened was that I took the gun off the stock and soaked it overnight in solvents and gave it a really good cleaning, then re-oiled it. It opened. When I blew the excess oil out...and it was not much....no more problems. You know YOUR gun but it may be better than you think. I agree with above send it to a good smith NOT BROWNING and see what they say. Doug Hubbart has done a lot of work for me and friends. He is very good, reasonable, and quick. I'll dig up his number if you like.
 

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I'd get a second opinion before you sell the gun off. This will entail sending the gun to Doug, Art's, Skeets. All 3 are very good. I'd drop the farthest one from my home right off the bat, Then I'd call the other two. I then would send the gun, to one of the these two after talking to both. One of the 2 may be really backed up, and that my make up your mind for ya. Go with your gut feelings. break em all. Jeff
 

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So Doug got got back to me, $340 plus shipping. This probably a very fair price for quality work,though I can't see it being worth the investment. No sentimental attachment to this gun, see what the other smiths say, but, lookin grim.
 

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you run $5-10K worth of ammo thru your smoke pole and then wonder if its worth 4 bills to put back good as new? What am I missing here? That's like throwing shirts away instead of washing them....

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Seems like Doug gave you a very good price considering your getting a quote for a combo. What say you cut your losses and sell me the gun for the cost of repair?
 

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Maybe the original poster is looking for an excuse to buy himself a new gun. I think he should get a new gun, he officially has my permission!
 
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