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 Post subject: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Art restored this fn gun 1925-26 grade 2 16ga . I left it 2.5” May be my favorite.
Also bought 25.5” plain ic barrel same year as 27.5” solid rib modified barrel in pics.
Weighed in 6lbs 14oz with short barrel but balances great with long.
Bought couple cases of rst’s

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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:27 pm 
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Congratulations! 'Looks really nice and I know you're glad the 'wait' is over, now. I know how difficult it is (at times) to be away from those 'special' guns for a while. I'm sure yours was worth the wait.

Thanks for sharing the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:56 pm 
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Just beautiful! Congratulations.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:10 am 
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Very nice ! Congratulations on a beautiful shotgun !


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Beautiful restoration. Congratulations on finding such a nice gun and leaving it at 2.5”


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:58 pm 
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Very, very nice. That gun will still be kicking in 2118!


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:24 am 
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Checkering on 1920’s Auto-5’s is unique in that it doesn’t wrap around the bottom. Art’s did a great job with it. Here’s a view of mine:

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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Congratulations it is a very nice type 1. I especially like that the screws, the trigger and the safety have been blue-flamed the way it was originally manufactured. Was it hot dip or rust blue finish? Do you have pictures prior to the restauration. Here is my 1909 type I that I wish to restaure soon.
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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:06 pm 
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For those who didn’t know, FN Type I = Browning Grade 2. Gibier confused me for a moment, then I remembered.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Receiver and barrels are rust blued, and yes screws,safety and trigger were fire blued.
I did read somewhere that only the retainer/lock screws were fireblued as well as triggers on European high grades.
I do like the fire bluing
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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:02 pm 
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That is a very nice early type 1 congratulations on that find.
Rudolph has an awesome grade 2 16 as well.
Show some more pics guys.
These are becoming scarce around here lately.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:25 am 
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OK, here’s my 1931 Grade 2. It’s got a short barrel with a Cutts so it’s not in the same league as yours.

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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:46 pm 
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Wow but notice the leaf engraving style changes over the years. I like the engraving style of yours( Rudolph’s) better.
Actually some of the best normal engraving seems to be 30s and 40s.
Leaves curl around in circular patterns and flow better.
Don’t get me wrong I like collecting the odd stuff but like 30s and 40s the best.

Thanks for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:29 pm 
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Interesting thread - I'm learning some terminology like, 'fire-blued'.

I like the old (and odd) stuff, too. Glad to see others here that study the engraving nuances.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:50 am 
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The engraving is different, but I admit you threw me a little with that shot of the 1903 gun. You and Gibier must be have a conspiracy.


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 am 
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I love it when guys post a photo (or more) of a gun they love. Thanks much for allowing us to just feel good for you!


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 Post subject: Re: 1925-26 fn type 1 or grade 2 restored
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 pm 
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Sorry I was showing the only other fire blued gun I have.
But please show off the different a5 engraving that you have and I will feel better too.
Flame blued or fire blued can’t remember which, think I first heard of it reading about turnbull restoration.




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