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    Restore gun stock. Will it ruin value of rifle

    I have been toying with restoring the stock on my P14 .303. It has loads of dents and bangs and I have thought about stripping it back and re staining etc. Will this reduce the vale of the rifle if I do this or will it not matter?

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    What value does it have now? How long do you intend to own it. If you do the stock is it to enhance it for your own enjoyment? What is its value going to increase by in the future in its current state? I've come to the conclusion that unless I'm extremely lucky at a garage sale or the fleas, ther ain't much I NZ I could afford to own that's going to make me a fortune by collecting it. I collect things I enjoy myself and want to own and will hold their value over the time I'm their guardian. Only things different to that are those things with sentimental value. So if you'll enjoy it more by doing the stock, go for it. When you die, no other bastard will give a shit?
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    When you die, no other bastard will give a shit? And you wont give a shit iff they do.
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    If you pm your email I'll send you a very handy pdf guide on Enfeild/p14 restoration.

    There is a lot you can do without pissing of future owners,while increasing your own pride of ownership
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    If its the one in your avatar its already had the rear sight milled off? cant see if the stock has been sporterised or not but if it has your not going to loose anything by giving her a polish up
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    If you pm your email I'll send you a very handy pdf guide on Enfeild/p14 restoration.

    There is a lot you can do without pissing of future owners,while increasing your own pride of ownership
    Thanks mate, I'll PM you now

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_foot View Post
    If its the one in your avatar its already had the rear sight milled off? cant see if the stock has been sporterised or not but if it has your not going to loose anything by giving her a polish up
    Sorry should have put some more info up. It is a P14 Eddystone full length will original sights and all 4 matching serial numbers. It has the fat boy stock. I paid 600 for it but have seen some beaten up ones with non matching serials go for 900+ now.

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    Stupid thing keeps flipping the photo upside down. :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs200nz View Post
    Stupid thing keeps flipping the photo upside down. :S
    Are you referring to the operator of an inanimate object?

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    lol Can never get images to load the way they have been uploaded. I must be getting old :S

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    what device are you using?

    I find most of mine if taken on the iphone need to be cropped(basically shave nothing off them) and re saved then load fine. If they show up in 'my pictures' on my pc the right way they will load the right way. Some need to be rotated first

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    Just using a PC. Image is correct orientation on my PC and as soon as I insert into post it rotates it 90 degrees left lol. I'll try this random pic

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    That one worked :S I'll try the gun again

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