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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Refurbishing a shotgun

I have a 1956 Browning Superposed 12 gauge made in Belgium that was handed down to me from my grandfather. It shoots fine, however cosmetically it could use some help. Apparently he did a poor mans camo job on the barrel, painting it green. Possibly green spray paint. There is also some rust on the metal as well. Not real heavy rust, but rust the same. I really don't know the value of this gun, if it would be worth trying to get fixed up? If this could be something that I could try to tackle myself or if I should take it to a professional. Any tips, pointers, would be appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 12:21 AM
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Re: Refurbishing a shotgun

Value could be anywhere from $700-7000 depending on the grade. I would have it professionally refinished if I were you. You can check out the going prices on Gunbroker.
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Re: Refurbishing a shotgun

Send it out - have it redone.

Even if it cost $300 - it would be well worth it.
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Does anyone know of a place that does this kind of thing that I can take it to and have them take a look at? Washington County, or surrounding area preferably. Really would like it to look good.
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Re: Refurbishing a shotgun

Check with Rich or Jake at Economy Gunsmithing....

724-266-0232

or send it back to Browning if they won't do it....
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Re: Refurbishing a shotgun

Call Rod Fox @ 814-358-2560

Check out his web site, he recently did a similar gun to what you described.

http://www.rfoxcustomsinc.com/rod_fox_customs_002.htm

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