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#7044090 - 01/18/18 10:22 PM Winchester 73 restoration
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Have one that has been in family longer than I have been so any ideas or recommendations on who to talk to? Wood is there but replacement maybe worth upgrading, few screws are fouled up and would need replacing, you know typical restoration project...all the way down and refurbish on wore metal parts and furniture. Turnbull wants the gun for estimate when I was thinking pictures should give idea on exterior estimate then the metal and iron work would be the unknown. I know we have a member on here that deals with classics and possible restores.
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#7044129 - 01/18/18 11:27 PM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: RLoving1]
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Turnbull of course if you got tons of money and time to wait.

TDK on here does beautiful work. He may be able to help, He's in Mineola
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#7044697 - 01/19/18 11:13 AM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: RLoving1]
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Check out Tyler Gun works in Friona, TX.
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#7044714 - 01/19/18 11:23 AM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: RLoving1]
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If you send it to turnbull, the value will increase. Send it to just about anything else, and the value will decrease. Your call.
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#7044841 - 01/19/18 12:58 PM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
If you send it to turnbull, the value will increase. Send it to just about anything else, and the value will decrease. Your call.


Depends. Iíd imagine somebody like TDK will do work every bit as gorgeous as turnbull.
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#7045015 - 01/19/18 02:40 PM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
If you send it to turnbull, the value will increase. Send it to just about anything else, and the value will decrease. Your call.


Depends. I’d imagine somebody like TDK will do work every bit as gorgeous as turnbull.


I agree with you both. I saw Turnbull at the Safari Club Show, dang beautiful work BUT, personally, he has gotten TOO BIG, I doubt he touches any of the work himself. He is always working on his new calibers and testing them in Africa.

Kinda like George Gardner at GA Precision, he has become a celebrity and works with big companies developing new stuff. Probably hasn't "smithed" a customers gun in years. Unless its for Jacob Bynum or another "buddy"
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#7045109 - 01/19/18 03:35 PM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: RLoving1]
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But to be clear, I agree with Tactical Cowboy. I think your average joe shmo gunsmith restoration would probably decrease value.
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#7045170 - 01/19/18 04:20 PM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: RLoving1]
Dave Davidson Offline
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What are your goals? If value or resale, Turnbull might be a good idea. OTOH, no matter what you do, it will no longer be 100% original. If you want to hunt with it, value doesn't matter.
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#7045338 - 01/19/18 06:41 PM Re: Winchester 73 restoration [Re: Buzzsaw]
RLoving1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Turnbull of course if you got tons of money and time to wait.

TDK on here does beautiful work. He may be able to help, He's in Mineola


That's who I was thinking, seen some of his projects on classic double rifles and impressive work! Will look up some of these leads.
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