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Beautiful work.

What species of leather? And what brand of pad underneath?


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🐖 the pad is a no name brand…old stock I have

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Keep it coming. Gorgeous gun. Wonderful work!

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Originally Posted by KY Jon
Seeing how Claudio or Dewey expertly fix problems is very enlightening. Too often we see half-ass repairs or worse passed off as the proper way to fix things just because they are faster, easier and cheaper.

Jon, I was just re-reading the last page or two, getting ready to make a new post and was struck by how true your statement is. I'm not always able to replicate the conversations Claudio and I have but it's fascinating to listen to him describe the sleuthing he does, working back upstream from the obvious problem, to determine the real origins of what has gone wrong. And very often, those origins were completely missed during previous attempts to fix the issues, so problems are never really solved. Only kicked down the road.

It's not just these guns we've talked about. Over the last couple years he did two different very high grade Greeners, both of which required really thoughtful analysis by a guy at the top of his game, to determine the real problems. Not just the symptoms. And over the years there have been numerous others I have seen on his bench.

The problem for me, if I can call it a problem, is Claudio has educated me so thoroughly, that it is impossible for me now to accept any other approach. It gets costly. LOL. Hmmm, maybe that was his nefarious plan all along! Hahaha!

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I think we are pretty much at the end of this latest project. As I mentioned near the start, this gun was in pretty good shape to begin with. Only a few areas that needed to be addressed to let it shine again.

We fixed up the the nicks in the wood. Bent the stock. Removed the cheek piece. Replaced the tired old pad with a new leather covered beauty. gave it a beautiful new hand rubbed oil finish. Thoroughly cleaned the metal in the ultrasonic cleaner. Fixed the stripped pins on the two "cats eyes" ejector locators. And made some very minute adjustments to the ejector timing.

Here's the finished product.

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Thanks for posting, that is just beautiful!

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So, what will you do with this gun, now that it is done, or nearly so?

I hope it sees a lot of time in the field somewhere. It certainly is a beauty.


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Very nice work and gun. Gil

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Originally Posted by BrentD
So, what will you do with this gun, now that it is done, or nearly so?

I hope it sees a lot of time in the field somewhere. It certainly is a beauty.


Brent I have every expectation it will become one of my go-to upland guns.

Currently my favourite is my Lovena sidelock. This year I am adding this Charles Daly and finishing the restock and restoration of my Sauer sidelock. All three guns are slightly sub 6 1/2 pounds, two with 28” barrels and one with 29” barrels. Obviously I have to spend time shooting the two new additions to make sure they fulfill their promise but, while accounting for their different chokes, my expectation is those three will handle the bulk of my hunting needs.


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Originally Posted by canvasback
Originally Posted by BrentD
So, what will you do with this gun, now that it is done, or nearly so?

I hope it sees a lot of time in the field somewhere. It certainly is a beauty.


Brent I have every expectation it will become one of my go-to upland guns.

Currently my favourite is my Lovena sidelock. This year I am adding this Charles Daly and finishing the restock and restoration of my Sauer sidelock. All three guns are slightly sub 6 1/2 pounds, two with 28” barrels and one with 29” barrels. Obviously I have to spend time shooting the two new additions to make sure they fulfill their promise but, while accounting for their different chokes, my expectation is those three will handle the bulk of my hunting needs.

Can't get much better than that. Good luck with them, but whether the hunting is good or not, you will be looking good out there. No doubt about that.


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