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Unread 04-30-2023, 12:20 AM   #1
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Been a work in progress for a while but worth the wait and time. The barrels were done by Breck Gorman and hammer screws from Dean Weber. I nitre blued the trigger guard and lifter button and action screw. The stock was in poor shape when I bought it but decided to keep the original stock, take the perch belly out, put a better finish on and fit a horn plate to it instead of having a skeleton buttplate fitted. Fitting a skeleton buttplate proved to be a difficult task to find someone willing to take on that work and doing so would likely reduce the LOP too much anyway. The other option would have been a total restock and since I like the figure in the original stock and the LOP is at about 14” with the horn buttplate, I decided against the restock rout. I recut the checkering as there were a few places on the ball grip that was absent of checkering as well as the forend. I hope the horn plate isn’t too naughty to everyone more privy to restoration than myself, versus the rubber buttpad someone installed long ago. Thanks for looking!

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It’s a wonderful re-birth for the old gun.
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just wow......charlie
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Thank you Garry and Charlie!
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Great before and after pictures!
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I appreciate it, Mills!
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Very nicely done. Looks to have shootable dimensions.
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Overall nicely done. And most importantly, not over done. It still looks like an old gun. I see a few things with the checkering that could have been better attended to. But that is all.
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Very nicely done. Looks to have shootable dimensions.
I appreciate that, Daryl! The dimensions seem to fit me pretty well other than the LOP being slightly short, but still not too noticeable for me. The dimensions are 13 7/8 x 1 6/8 x 2 3/8.
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