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Tactically Fat

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Im thinking about selling a 1910-1912ish s era 30"-barreled (full choke) standard 12ga takedown model. It is an "E" series / final change gun. Essentially zero bluing left, but a nice patina. I suppose there may be some thin bluing left on the barrel and tube...


I plan on having it function checked *soon*, but getting to that side of town isn't the easiest.

Anyhow - what are they going for in your AO?

Ive rec'd 1 general pricing opinion from another INGOer who is somewhat familiar with old gals like this. I believe him - but am curious as to what others may think.
 
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I’d concur with the 400 to 600 estimate for my area as well. Aww good ole 97 Win. Have one that’s been in my Family since 1903. I actually learned how not to have your finger on the trigger when it doesn’t have a sear and the action slams shut with that 97 when I was about 13.

Rabbit hunting and shot at one worked the slide and boom worked the slide and boom (yea that was 3 shots and by this time recoil it was straight up in the air then I realized what my Dad didn’t tell me “might want to take my finger off the trigger”

And yes I bagged the rabbit
 

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Thanks, you two! This is generally in line with what i was previously told.

Ive also kicked around the idea of restoring it...

And kicked around the idea of having it converted to a trench gun. But that'll be 2x the value of the gun!
 

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I tried to get it apart this AM for some lovin' & lubin' work.

Couldn't get the mag tube to budge one bit.

Eons ago, i needed "professional help" to get the TD mech put back in place. (Not touched it since). Im hoping that guy (former INGOer - hasn't been on in eons) didnt break something.

When i have a chance, I'll try some penetrating oil on the receiver side of the thing and see if that helps.

Prob should remove the stock first - just in case.

As far as refinishing... Suppose a lot comes down to how much I want to spend and how well I want it done. Home job vs professional and all that.
 

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I just popped on another one that needs TLC. It will be at least the end of the week before I can get to it. It will need everything yours will need and I will take pics for you to see what can be done at home with a modicum of effort.

I got this one (a 'D' series) just because it has a modified choke...
 

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