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Old Winchester Work?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Morpheus, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Anyone have any recommendations for doing restoration work on old Winchester repeating rifles?

    Or pehaps gunsmiths that specialize in this type of work in the PDX area?

    M
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Wow, not sure if I'm willing to spend that type of money.

    Anyone have any suggestions not so expensive?

    M
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What kind of an old Winchester, and what do you want done to it?
    In almost all cases, you will reduce the value of the gun by having
    it refinished.

    I agree---Turnbull isn't cheap------but if I had a rare Winchester I
    would pay his prices. I've got a 1879 manufactured 1873 standard rifle
    in 44-40 that I've thought about having him do, but every time I price it out the old worn patina looks better and better.
     
  5. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I had a Remington rolling block #1 sporter restored by Delta Gun Shop in Colville, WA.

    Delta Gun Shop / Clearwater Reboring

    Took all metal down to white. Draw file all surfaces (without removing patents and other marks). Line rusted-out original octagon .38 cal barrel and rechamber for .357 Mag. Convert from rimfire to centerfire. Color case-harden butt plate and receiver. Reblue all other parts. Fit and finish semi-inletted forearm and butt stock (supplied by Treebone Carving separately).

    Total cost was about $2200. The finished product is exquisite and a joy to shoot. It was my grandfather's rifle and had a great deal of sentimental value.
     
  6. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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  7. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Dittos on Turnbull if you want the best.

    "And that is all I will have to say on the matter." Steve McQueen, as Tom Horn

    (best lever-gun movie ever made).
     
  8. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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  9. slam

    slam Tyee, OR New Member

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    For fast, expert, repairs and restorations: Bob Dunlap and Ken Brooks at P.I.S.C.O
    (14558 North Hemlock St. Coquille, OR 97423 541-396-5558) they are a factory certified repair facility for nearly every firearm manufacturer. Great work, fast turn-around, and very reasonable prices!! PISCO - Home
     
  10. slam

    slam Tyee, OR New Member

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    For fast, expert, repairs and restorations: Bob Dunlap and Ken Brooks at P.I.S.C.O
    (14558 North Hemlock St. Coquille, OR 97423 541-396-5558) they are a factory certified repair facility for nearly every firearm manufacturer. Great work, fast turn-around, and very reasonable prices!! PISCO - Home
     
  11. gunwizard

    gunwizard Oregon New Member

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    You can give willamette valley gunsmithing a call, they do restoration work on metal, hand sand all parts and leave all writing, proof marks in tack, also do all wood work, they don't use junk like varnish, shellacs or polyerathane. They specialize in this type of work and DON'T charge an arm and a leg.
    Willamette Valley Gunsmithing Company
    There in Veneta OR.