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I have this 06 that I got about 10 years ago. It has been re blued to the point where it looked new. The stock was refinished but not taken down very much. The stock is in great shape with no cracks and the forearm is good also. The barrel is what i would call poor or rough, but it shoots with great accuracy. I would like to see if the barrel could be cleaned a little better, but I am wondering if someone took the time to re-blue the thing wouldn’t you think they may have tried to get the barrel looking better inside?????

I figure for collector value it has diminished quite a bit, but it looks great…..Best I can remember I paid $250 for it back then. Could it be worth any more today?? If you would like pictures I can download some.

 

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If it “shoots with great accuracy,” why do anything about the brl?  Have you cleaned the bore with a wire brush?  Beyond that, nothing can be done.  You might find a used brl on ebay or have a liner installed, but putting more money into a refinished gun is generally not a good idea.  Even considering its problems, you bought it for a good price.

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I figure for collector value it has diminished quite a bit, but it looks great…..Best I can remember I paid $250 for it back then. Could it be worth any more today?? If you would like pictures I can download some.

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Not very likely.  It is a “shooter” grade rifle, and I agree with Clarence… if it shoots good, leave the barrel as is and simply clean it.

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Most well used 06`s have terrible bores, but can still hit a squirrel or a tin can at 50 paces. 

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Here’s a picture of mine. I got it out of scrap barrel at a gunsmith shopin VA and refinished it myself. It took a week of careful draw filing and extra care around the roll markings. The wood was in fine shape after a soak in acetone to remove years of oily grime which had turned to black.Winchester-1906-2.jpgImage EnlargerWinchester-1906-3.jpgImage Enlarger

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Were all the 1903’s stocks made of walnut, or did they ever do any of that gum wood like the 1906’s ???

Also there seams to be a general consensus that re-blued guns are not desirable. Just how much would they be discounted? Some look so nice they look new but I do understand that a line has to be drawn somewhere from original to re done. 

 

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Were all the 1903’s stocks made of walnut, or did they ever do any of that gum wood like the 1906’s ???

Also there seams to be a general consensus that re-blued guns are not desirable. Just how much would they be discounted? Some look so nice they look new but I do understand that a line has to be drawn somewhere from original to re done. 

 
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The Model 1903 rifles were made with walnut stocks unless special ordered with something different.

Rebluing a “collectible” Winchester is a minimum 50% reduction to the value.  Many of them that have been reblued were non-professionally refinished (over buffed & polished), and the value reduction for them is 75% or more.

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Thanks….. Good info to know and keep in mind. Greatly appreciated

 

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