Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

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Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby somo_setters » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:27 pm

I posted some pics of this gun earlier in the year. The gun is Serial #3 and is a two barrel set, and built as an ultralight (per notes on the card, to be built as light as possible).

Unfortunately, the stock and forend of barrel set #1 are pretty much toast so I chose to replace the wood on the original gun. It will be done in the spirit of the original, same checkering and shape, but made to my dimensions. The receiver is in good shape (30-40% color) and will remain as I found it.

We are now finished with inletting and shaping, so on to checkering and finish. Attached are a few pics of the gun as found, along with some of the current restoration.

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Re: Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby fox-admin » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Nice, good luck with the restoration. Craig
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Re: Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby Jim Cloninger » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:14 pm

Wow, # 3! That is something. What are the lengths of the barrels? Jim
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Re: Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby somo_setters » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:26 pm

Jim: Both sets are 28", 3 weight barrels.
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Re: Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby Jeff S » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:57 pm

That's going to be a sweet 20 ga.!
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Re: Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby vaturkey » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Love it.
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Re: Early 20 bore CE Straight Grip - Restoration Update

Postby Foxnut » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:13 pm

Keep us updated and post pics as the restoration moves forward. Glad she will get a second chance! That is a special 20 gauge!
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