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Remington Model 17 Shotgun ... Blueing Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by shotgun, Aug 21, 2014.

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    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    DSC03532 (358x800).jpg DSC03532 (358x800).jpg DSC03530 (800x603).jpg Remington Model 17 Shotgun ... Blueing Question .... OR ... Re-Blueing Question .....

    I picked up this 20ga. pump Ser # 1892 ... I am guesing it has been re-blued , but I have never seen a re-blue job so shiney .... its hard to see in the picture , but you can see your reflection in it .... Any one have any info on this ?

    THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They were made between 1921-1933. At the least, it's over 81 years old.
    It looks like a quality re-blue to me. I would think that any firearm that vintage would have some age & patina showing.
    The stock looks refinished also.
     
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    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    Being ... most likely re-blued ... even though nicely done ... what will this do too the valve ?
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They are sought after. Good condition ones go from $350.00 on up to $675.00 for really nice ones.
    Most folks claim that they are the smoothest working pump action and well made.
    It was the forerunner for the Ithaca 37, Remington 31 and also the Browning BPS.
     
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    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Neat gun! From the pics it looks "blacker" then the factory bluing. As already mentioned, you would expect to see some missing bluing/patina on a gun that old, but there are sure to be a few unicorns out there. Also, as already mentioned, precursor to other shotguns.
     
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    shotgun SILVERTON ... Near Salem Oregon 97352 Member

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    I checked with the guy I got it from to see if he knew when it was re-done ... He said he had it from the early 1970's till I got it ... and that was the way he got it .... so ???
    Thanks Doug