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    Olds/s shotgun in need of TLC

    An old W Leech 28bore side by side shotgun has come into my possession the problem is it has a snapped stock and badly pitted barrels my question to all you gunsmiths out there is

    A) is it worth repairing ?

    B) How much is it going to cost me ?

    Snapped stock - needs glueing re checkering and finishing
    Barrels badly pitted - polishing out or re lining - or leaving
    Needs a service
    Needs new spring on top lever

    Any ideas or should i just get rid of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    An old W Leech 28bore side by side shotgun has come into my possession the problem is it has a snapped stock and badly pitted barrels my question to all you gunsmiths out there is

    A) is it worth repairing ?

    B) How much is it going to cost me ?

    Snapped stock - needs glueing re checkering and finishing
    Barrels badly pitted - polishing out or re lining - or leaving
    Needs a service
    Needs new spring on top lever

    Any ideas or should i just get rid of it
    Service, not difficult/expensive
    Broken stock - gluing MAY be an option - how bad is the break? What profile are the edges, etc.
    Spring - not difficult
    Barrels - how bad are they? It may be dependant on where the pitting is & IF the gun still patterns ok.

    A few photos would be a good help in gauging condition

    Get rid?? Swap you for a novelty cuckoo clock & a sack of French porn

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    Hi saddler the stocks snapped clean in half across the narrowest point the trigger guard screw is holding it together at the minute with some black tape it fires and cycles ok safety works etc its just never being cleaned for years i was on for 4 hours cleaning the outside before i could find the makers name and serial number the minimum it requires is the stock gluing or replacing

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddler View Post
    Service, not difficult/expensive
    Broken stock - gluing MAY be an option - how bad is the break? What profile are the edges, etc.
    Spring - not difficult
    Barrels - how bad are they? It may be dependant on where the pitting is & IF the gun still patterns ok.

    A few photos would be a good help in gauging condition

    Get rid?? Swap you for a novelty cuckoo clock & a sack of French porn
    And of course, what sort of end result do you want? Something usable or something restored to its original condition?

    Knots

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    First thing something safe and usable hence the stock repair being the minimum, but if the cost was not to excessive i may consider a full overhaul
    If the barrels are no good whats it cost to have them relined im not made of money it may just get scapped if the repairs are going to cost to much
    Last edited by 375 mag; 25-04-2013 at 17:34.

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    Is that Leech of Chelmsford ?
    The shop is still around and trading, and may be interested.

    Neil.

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    Yes that's the one its stamped on the barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    Yes that's the one its stamped on the barrel
    Give them a call, Leech & Sons Gunsmiths - Essex

    Neil.

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    No reply's on what this lot may cost then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    No reply's on what this lot may cost then ?
    No photos then?

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