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Over/under rebuild

Postby Glimmerjim » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:03 am

I've got an old Italian made over/under given to me by my father a long time ago. I frankly beat it to hell being a young kid with a reloader and no common sense! Any suggestions of gunsmiths to handle the job of restoring it to functional condition? Don't mind spending the money for a good job. Beautiful gun, with lots of engraving, etc. Needs at least a stock also, as the loads we fired cracked the portion of the stock where it meets the tang. Just treated like a red-headed stepson it's whole life! Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Re: Over/under rebuild

Postby 3200 man » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:30 am

Depending on what you want to spend on this gun , is the question ? There are some Companies like Brileys ,Coles or Nuline
that do really nice work . You have to decide ether you're all in for a complete restoration or try to just make it shoot . If you
choose a Company ( like the ones above ) , you send instructions in writing along with the gun as to what you want , state-ing ,
you need a estimate of cost before starting work .

The metal work , it's kind of cut and dried . repair or replace what's broken , then blu it !
Now , the wood-set is something completely different , the sky is the limit ?
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Re: Over/under rebuild

Postby Glimmerjim » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:34 am

3200 man wrote:Depending on what you want to spend on this gun , is the question ? There are some Companies like Brileys ,Coles or Nuline
that do really nice work . You have to decide ether you're all in for a complete restoration or try to just make it shoot . If you
choose a Company ( like the ones above ) , you send instructions in writing along with the gun as to what you want , state-ing ,
you need a estimate of cost before starting work .

The metal work , it's kind of cut and dried . repair or replace what's broken , then blu it !
Now , the wood-set is something completely different , the sky is the limit ?

Thanks 3200! I was reading the Nu Line website about gun restoration. I think I'll send it in for an appraisal.The tang to stock fitis not an easy one. It is like double camel back and I'm sure would be hard to fit. It's all sentimental value, though, so I'll see what they say!
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Re: Over/under rebuild

Postby Iloveducks » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:06 am

You will be happy with Nu-line. They are one great company to work with and their work is top-notch! I am sure you will like their expertise and their customer service. I know. I have used them on more than one occasion. John
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Re: Over/under rebuild

Postby OmegaRed » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:24 am

Before and after pics!! I fricken love restorations. Nothing better than taking something near and dear, and making it new again.
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Re: Over/under rebuild

Postby 3200 man » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:18 pm

Glimmerjim ,

I'm all excited for you , let us know how it's going ? Waiting is the hard part , you know ?
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Re: Over/under rebuild

Postby Glimmerjim » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:45 pm

3200 man wrote:Glimmerjim ,

I'm all excited for you , let us know how it's going ? Waiting is the hard part , you know ?

Thanks man. I haven't sent it off yet, but as soon as I hear something I'll post! :thumbsup:
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