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Need a gun restorer

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Mar 23, 2011.

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  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

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    This weekend I bought a single shot .577 Snider sporting rifle at an antique arms show.

    The gun looks almost exactly like this one

    http://www.gunsinternational.com/Jam...n_id=100167327



    The only difference is that mine was made in England by R.B.Rodda and the Snider breech block, and the lock are nickel-plated.

    My rifle has three condition issues I'd like a restorer to fix:

    1. The buffalo forearm cap is missing. it was replaced with a poured pewter cap
    2. The sights don't look original
    3. the checkering is worn smooth and the wood is patched in two small areas

    Can anyone recommend a restorer who would work on these rifles?

    Also can anyone point me towards a source for a replacement horn forearm tip?

    Thanks.
     
  2. lobo9er

    lobo9er Member

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    Turnbull Restorations
    best in the U.S.A.
    http://www.turnbullmfg.com/
    I'm pretty sure even the NRA uses them or has hired them in the past.
     
  3. StrawHat

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    Turnbull is very good...if you can afford him.

    Check with the North South Skirmish Associaiton, they have groups in most of the states and will be able to recommend a restorer that won't break the bank.
     
  4. AirForceShooter

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    Linky no work

    AFS
     
  5. Buzzard II

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    John King-P.O. Box 368,Kila, Montana,59920, 406-755-5352. NONE BETTER! Good Luck! Bob
     
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