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Re: Thoughts on Refurbishing this old gun
Your gun appears to be a low grade gun in nice condition and would not have much value to a collector. It is an American "thing" to shy away from restoration of fine shotguns, the Europeans have been sending theirs in to be tuned, refreshed and restored for century's. Is a well maintained Purdy or Boss worth less because it has been rebuilt? If the gun has been used for its intended purpose over the last 100+ years it is probably in need of a facelift. So in my humble opinion give the old girl a face lift and enjoy shooting a pretty gun. In another 100 years who will know it had been restored.