It is currently Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:39 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: How to quickly tell if a 2 9/16 gun was converted to 2 3
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:35 pm 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:52 am
Posts: 733
Location: Alabama
Rudolph31 wrote:
ALMODUX wrote:
Early sweet bbl rings had no holes, but were milled inside the ring, and rode on the outer lips, only.


Not so. The first Sweet Sixteens had five holes, later three. The Japanese guns had the so-called shaped ring.

And FN introduced the 16 gauge Auto-5 in 1909, but it wasn't imported into the U.S. until 1923. The Sweet Sixteen was test marketed in 1936 and became a catalogued item in 1937. Here is a picture of the ring on a 1938 barrel.

Image


Well, as I've seen plenty of early SWT16s (including 'stealth' sweets), with milled rings and no holes, owned an American market straight stock 16 from 1910, nor a japanese gun w/o holes, and jibed all that with the late HM Shirley and Browning, I'll agree to disagree. I hadn't heard the odd hanger bore through counted as two holes, but I see where it could be.




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to quickly tell if a 2 9/16 gun was converted to 2 3
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 pm 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:38 pm
Posts: 626
IMHO if the gun takes the short shell the advantages to fixing the gun to take the longer shell isn't worth the effort/expense. There are plenty of 16's around that take the longer shell so buy one of those. Since RST makes the shorter shell buy a few cases of them and take your old 16 out from time to time, but the time, effort and money involved in changing the old gun isn't worth it' time/expense and sometimes it doesn't work very well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to quickly tell if a 2 9/16 gun was converted to 2 3
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 pm 
Presentation Grade

Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:38 pm
Posts: 626
IMHO if the gun takes the short shell the advantages to fixing the gun to take the longer shell isn't worth the effort/expense. There are plenty of 16's around that take the longer shell so buy one of those. Since RST makes the shorter shell buy a few cases of them and take your old 16 out from time to time, but the time, effort and money involved in changing the old gun isn't worth it' time/expense and sometimes it doesn't work very well.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: allagash, Bass3, brazos49, Chubakka, cookoff013, cowpoke, D McMillen, dcprovost, DirtyThirty, Dmc57, EricB, eyeonbird, gearguywb, GLangley, goldwingmike, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, Hal4son, jbmackey, jml, Jreedtn, Kannoncocker, mactownbob, Malcolm7, map17, oldshotty, Raul Perez, RichM, Roger Gascoigne, Saltydog055, SDV, simsy9, smokeball, templetk333, Thinline71, TOM-M, Woodsie131, Yahoo [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
© 2017 Carbon Media Group Outdoors    - DMCA Notice