I have a gunsmith question about a rare shotgun
I have a Winchester Model 1912 Take-down, made 1914, 16ga, 2 9/16 chamber, factory documented 22" barrel with intact mod. choke. It was ordered from Winchester by my Great Grandfather. It seems that the original barrel nut is worn and the barrel and tube assembly "wabble" on the reciever. will it damage the value of the shotgun to replace the nut and have a spacer installed? Or should I just keep it factory original in unfireable condition?
My aspirations are simple.
Send the kids to college, hunt, and own more guns
USMC 2111 Armorer, Ret.