Is Restoration Worth It?

A badly-repaired shotgun tests whether restoration or replacement might be the best approach.

by Mark R. Hollensen

We gunsmiths sometimes come across guns with previously-attempted repairs that make us scratch our heads and wonder why. I recently had a case like that. I met with a customer bringing in a shotgun in need of further repairs after a questionable attempt by another gunsmith. I won’t name the particular make and model but it was not an inexpensive shotgun. After listening to my customer’s concerns about being “afraid to shoot it” since the attempted repair, I took a look.

Read more in the July 2016 issue.

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