Re: Help Identify Strange antique shotgun.
You don't have a firearm, you have a relic, what is left of a firearm. Restock, it would have to be custom made, no off the shelf stock would fit. Re blue, sure any good gunsmith can buff and re blue, but because of the heavy rust and pitting it would require a lot of polishing and most gun smiths wont touch it for that reason. They know that no one is willing to pay 5 times the value of a firearm for a re blue job, and once they present the bill to the customer they will refuse to pay. I think 2000 dollars would turn it into a shootable firearm. That's just to make a shootable firearm ( the action has to be worked over, missing parts made, chamber cleaned or re-cut, barrel polished and so on ). to truly restore it, to put it in a 'as issued condition', probably 5,000 will do. it. Of course if all you want to do is to change the appearance then a spray kit from Brownells will do the job, but you still have the problem finding a stock . I'm not trying to be a WA, but there are times when a project is just not feasible
Last edited by RJay; 07-29-2010 at 11:26 PM..