GUN How much would it run me to get a shotgun restored? *pics*

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  1. WiKiD

    WiKiD U MAD?

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    I have a Belgium made browning A-5 that i inherited about 10 years ago. I am just now getting back into shooting and would like to have the gun restored. The finish is flaking off of the foregrip and stock and i would also like to get all the metal refinished. Anyone know a ballpark figure on how much it would cost?

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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Browning reccomends Mid West Gun Works (http://www.midwestgunworks.com/ ) for all of their gunsmithing/replacement stuff. To refinish both stocks in gloss is $235 and for all of the metal is $190 and up depending on the finish you want.
     
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    Wow, more than i thought. Thanks.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Check ebay for replacement wood if you really dont like the finish, you could probably find it for cheaper than you could get it re-finished. You also probably find a good gunsmith who could do it cheaper than the site I posted.
     
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    this is an heirloom gun, and it could be a collectible antique soon, dont risk f-ing it up by not having the job done by a pro

    EDIT: if you're interested in its value, try the gunbroker.com forums
     
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    Looks pretty good to me for an old shotgun. If you find a place for cheap wood furniture, post it in this thread. I have a Remington Model 11 (same gun basically) that I wanna get some old furniture, re-finish and cut down a little to copy one of the Bonnie & Clyde guns. They called them "Whipit's" and would put a leather loop at the end of the stock to loop around their arm and hide under their coats.

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    It'd be a legal barrel and OAL though. :)
     
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    The going cost of an A5 is anywhere between 700-1200 depending on quality.
    Saw just the stock for one going for 275 bucks on gun broker

    Your best suggestion is paying the money and having it done by whoever Browning recommends so it's not only done right, but keeps with the factory and keeps it's value. You have a very fine shotgun there. :)
     
  8. WiKiD

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    One more question. What makes this gun so damn loud? We went trap shooting today and as the day wore on we noticed the browning was loud as hell.
     
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    eek omg.. I got one of thoes from my grandpa years ago.. broke a spring in it and have been looking for parts forever
     
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    That's for belgians, right? Belgians are generally way more expensive. You can get regular Browning A5's for $150-200 bucks if you look around.

    If I had the belgian posted above, I'd just oil it up some, put it in a good locking case and put it away. I'd spend the money on a shooter.
     
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    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    that's a great shotgun btw. The Belgian made models are always looked for.
     
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    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    my dad and i came across one the other day. Great condition and the place was only asking for $500 for it
     
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    if this is correct, I'd maybe has the action looked at. I don't know if refinishing the wood would reduce the collectable status or value. I don't know it its treated the same, but antiqu furniture is often ruined when the finish is redone. I'd look into it just to be safe.
     
  14. DRM600

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    i think i rule of thumb for antiques and vintage stuff is to leave the finish as is. keep it original.

    just shoot it or get something else to shoot.
     

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