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I just got a lver Johnson single shot from my grandpa from his dad it's in rough shape should I get it restored or keep it the s

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  • I just got a lver Johnson single shot from my grandpa from his dad it's in rough shape should I get it restored or keep it the s

    I just got a lver Johnson single shot from my grandpa from his dad it's in rough shape should I get it restored or keep it the same also if y have any idea wat this gun is worth would rely help

  • #2
    -Value depends too much on what the condition is. It probably is not worth a whole lot because it is a less popular maker in less-than-perfect condition (It's not a Remington, etc.).
    -Restoring it will not make it worth more as far as physical value goes.

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    • #3
      Also; you said you wanted a fun gun to shoot, right? A single shot shotgun would be perfect to have fun with. Once you learn how to re-load the shells it is relatively cheap and you can shoot just about anything that will fit into the shell.

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      • #4
        If you're thinking about it as a collectable, restoring it is probably a waste of money, it's not that sought-after to begin with. But if it has sentimental value to you, and you want to keep it to use for hunting or whatever, then I think restoring it would be a good idea.
        I agree with JM's suggestion about reloading except for one point, you might not want to try shooting steel shot out of it, those older barrels were often not designed for steel.

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        • #5
          You got two great answers from JM and huntfishtrap. Here’s another thought: If the rough shape was incurred from use by your great grandfather, I wouldn’t touch a thing. Every scratch tells a story and to take them off erases his hand.

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          • #6
            Four great answers! My tidbit would be to just give it a good cleaning and lubrication and enjoy it.

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