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Thread: At what point do you call it a "new gun"

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    At what point do you call it a "new gun"

    Hi All
    I was given a brand new gun for my 21st birthday with scope / sling and case.
    Here we are 15 years later and it has been dragged all around the country , high and low.
    Now my dilemma is that it needs (I want) a new barrel as the old barrel is pitted and doesn't look good at all, It also could do with a new stock as the old one is also looking battered ....
    I want to keep it as original as possible

    After speaking to a couple of gunsmiths. it is cheaper to buy a new gun and have the new parts fitted to it....
    I don't want a new gun for sentimental reasons...

    The scope has been replaced already last year (the original one lasted well but eventually fogged due to me slipping on a river bed and landing on it)

    If I replace the barrel and stock and scope... is it still the original gun with a few replacement parts??
    Or is it just a new one with a couple of old parts??

    Not sure if I just retire it and start again??

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    It will be just like my favourite axe, it's only had two new heads and five new handles.
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    The way I see it is it would be just an old action that has sentimental attachements with new bits, if the stock isn't stuffed why replace it as you would be taking away its battle scars and some fond memories
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    2SK, if you buy a new chassis, body, motor and interior for your car but keep the old carburetor, spark plugs and dice hanging from the rear view mirror what do you really have?
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    My advice is retire it and buy another (are you allowed? ) rather than butcher your old faithful.

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    Show pics of it. The stock may be able to be cleaned up pull a few dents up with a iron give it a sand and new oil. Then just chuck on a new barrel
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    Perhaps get it reamed out to a new caliber and a bit of elbow grease into the stock.?

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    I used to work in a gun shop (owned by an idiot). Scores of awesome old trade-in rifles were dumped in a pile in the back store room. I cleaned a few up and sold them for $3-400 without doing much work. But one was special... An old Parker Hale 30-06 with great walnut and rosewood stock. After about 20 hours of work and maybe $100 in materials, I put this beautiful "new" rifle on the shelf with a price tag of $850. It sold the next day. I wish I'd paid the dork shop owner $50 for it and kept it for myself in hindsight. I had another beaut too...aBSA single shot .22, which was stupid to ever sell after refurbishing it. My point is, I reckon the action and stock is what makes any gun sentimental. Barrels, scopes/sights, recoil pads, magazines, slings etc can be replaced 10 times, but she's still the same pride and joy it always was. So my 2c advice Neckshot, either refurbish and love it or admit the affair is over and it's time to invest all your new $ and love in a new toy

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    Get a heavier gun so you don't walk so fast he he .. Nah keep it and get a new one re Barrell it when you have a youngster ready to
    Use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Get a heavier gun so you don't walk so fast he he .. Nah keep it and get a new one re Barrell it when you have a youngster ready to
    Use it

    Cheers
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    A heart transplant doesn't mean you are a different person. Just the same person, with a new life.

    New stock, barrel, whatever. When you turn that bolt, all the old memories will come back. I would do the full monty on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    2SK, if you buy a new chassis, body, motor and interior for your car but keep the old carburetor, spark plugs and dice hanging from the rear view mirror what do you really have?
    With dice on the mirror...... I would have homosexual tendancies???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Show pics of it. The stock may be able to be cleaned up pull a few dents up with a iron give it a sand and new oil. Then just chuck on a new barrel
    Will put some pics up later toby
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthaussie View Post
    Perhaps get it reamed out to a new caliber and a bit of elbow grease into the stock.?

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    I dont think there id enough meat in the barrel.the tip is only 12mm dia. Its pretty light weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoshotkill View Post
    With dice on the mirror...... I would have homosexual tendancies???
    Hilarious.
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