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Unread 05-02-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
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Who does the best case colors for Trojan guns. I acquired a 20 gauge Trojan and think I want to restore it.
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IMHO, Brad Batchelder in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Doug Turnbull, Bill Schwarz in Georgia is guide good also
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Trojan or any other grade... Turnbull. Period.

The accuracy of the work and the level of service are great! I cannot say the same for others.


Lower grades are where truely accurate looking case colors are most important. The less engraving the frame has, the more the colors show.
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I favor Turnbull as well.

http://www.turnbullmfg.com/gun/parker-trojan-16-ga/
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But first...... before you go down a path from which you cannot return,,,, are you sure it needs to be re-cased?
Why not post some pictures? If it is an honest gun with traces of case in the corners so to speak, you will kill the value by re-casing it.
If you are not concerned about value and just want to hunt or shoot some clays, then why do it?
A 20 gauge Trojan is a choice gun and becoming choicer by the day, But that's my crazy opinion.
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Trojan 20 ga. Bachelder colors - they speak for themselves
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But first...... before you go down a path from which you cannot return,,,, are you sure it needs to be re-cased?
Why not post some pictures? If it is an honest gun with traces of case in the corners so to speak, you will kill the value by re-casing it.
If you are not concerned about value and just want to hunt or shoot some clays, then why do it?
A 20 gauge Trojan is a choice gun and becoming choicer by the day, But that's my crazy opinion.


I agree, But Some don't think twice about re-coloring a 75% or better gun. You woild be surprised.
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I agree, But Some don't think twice about re-coloring a 75% or better gun. You woild be surprised.
There is certainly the case for re-casing. I have done it in a reclamation situation. And the fellows mentioned will do well.
But I think of myself as a caretaker of these guns. Hopefully my next generation will do the same and on and on. But if they had to get money out of them for whatever reason, they will get more for an original gun at 25% plus they will get the cash I didn't spend on re-casing. But that's only my analysis.
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Turnbull's shop did my old VH 12 a few years ago and it is outstanding.
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Would you re-case color this frame?
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