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How much do repairs reduce value of vintage guns?

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2015-07-16 19:18:14
2015-07-16 19:18:14

It really depends on the rarity of the gun, but in general serious collectors (the ones who pay big bucks) would prefer a gun with 10% of the original finish remaining over one that has been reblued if all other factors are equal. A new stock, if matched to the overall appearance of the gun will be marginally acceptable, particularly on a very rare piece, but replacement with an original piece would be preferable. Minor repairs that were made during the period of use will not have much effect on the value if they were done correctly.

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