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I've got an opportunity to buy a BrownChester 1895 in 30-06 and am having a hard time deciding what to do. The rifle is original except that someone added a shotgun recoil pad at some point in the past. I can't imagine that these things are kickers due to the weight. It certainly wouldn't be my first choice for lugging through the hills. Barrel length appears to be 24". Like all Brownings it looks like it belongs in the livingroom amongst the finer furniture. I can't find much on the web about this model and have no idea what it would be worth or how many of them were made. Does $350 sound too high for this, assuming 80-90% condition? I see mention of this from time to time (and on this forum) as a basis for reboring/rebarreling to rounds like 35 Whelen, 375 Hawk/Scoville, 411 Hawk, etc. I need to decide before the end of the week. Any advise you guys can give would be much appreciated.