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Hi All

I bought a William Powell with lift up lever and stock extension, good barrels and the stock with a few water marks "that can be oiled out" and got a bit of money off for that reason. Stupidly I looked at the barrels in the daylight outside the shop and only looked at the stock inside the shop, though I did think the extension match was very good

The finish is Potashnick I'm told so some kind of antique wood matching; there still is a  Cornfield Potashnick site offering the service.

How do I repair the water damage without going for the same kind of finish? As someone said the extension could be very cheap wood disguised by the finish

I'll post a photo after my virtual FAO visit later

Apparently West London Shooting School used to have a Potashnick specialist on site so that a scratched Purdey could be sorted out quickly

Thanks

Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, kevin55 said:

Hi All

I bought a William Powell with lift up lever and stock extension, good barrels and the stock with a few water marks "that can be oiled out" and got a bit of money off for that reason. Stupidly I looked at the barrels in the daylight outside the shop and only looked at the stock inside the shop, though I did think the extension match was very good

The finish is Potashnick I'm told so some kind of antique wood matching; there still is a  Cornfield Potashnick site offering the service.

How do I repair the water damage without going for the same kind of finish? As someone said the extension could be very cheap wood disguised by the finish

I'll post a photo after my virtual FAO visit later

Apparently West London Shooting School used to have a Potashnick specialist on site so that a scratched Purdey could be sorted out quickly

Thanks

Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love these guns and look forward to seeing pics!

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Ron Potashnick (I think that's his first name) is/was an absolute wizard when it comes to disguising a lengthener. I had a pair of Purdey's one having had an 1" on the stock but was still the same length of pull as the other stock. The "figure" was amazing. You could only tell if you looked up the stock and saw a faint join line going around it. The only trouble is refinishing. You'd have to get him to do it or find someone else that can do that kind of artistic work.

I'm not sure he is still with us. I heard some time ago he was quite ill. But I could be wrong. I keep myself to myself these days and don't see many in the trade anymore so he maybe still at it.

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Michael Potasnic , Dorking Gun Co , at Redhill in Surry was the man but I think he died about 7/10 years ago . If memory serves it was his Son in Law who did some of the work so may still be around .

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5 minutes ago, Gunman said:

Michael Potasnic , Dorking Gun Co , at Redhill in Surry was the man but I think he died about 7/10 years ago . If memory serves it was his Son in Law who did some of the work so may still be around .

Thanks Gunman

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